Adina, Azarbaycan Respublikasi (PressExposure) June 21, 2012 -- According to the American Pregnancy Association, exercise during pregnancy helps to alleviate many of the common problems of pregnancy, and thanks to a local fitness studio, pregnant and soon to be pregnant women in the upper eastern side of Manhattan, will now be able to ensure that their physically fit to deliver their new born.
"We're offering a series of special Pilates fitness classes for pregnant women called Pre-Natal Pilates," said Gai Giovanniello of Mind Your Body Fitness.
The American Pregnancy Association conducted a study that concluded that Pilates improves circulation, which helps prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, leg cramps, and swelling of the ankles.
In addition, the 24-month-long study also concluded, that Pilates also help to prevent back pain by strengthening the muscles that support the back.
"Pre-Natal Pilates classes are relatively unusual, but our classes will place more emphasis on expectant mothers maintaining their fitness," Giovanniello said of the studio, which has offered various fitness classes for more than 17 years.
The studio's special Pilates classes, however, could prove to have perfect timing.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, more than 4 million babies are born each year in the United States with the biggest months for new births being the summer months of June, July, August, and September. For mothers expecting a child this summer, now is the perfect time to get fit.
"Core fitness is important in making childbirth an easier process, plus it will contribute to faster recovery of the mother," Giovanniello said. "We welcome all expecting mothers and those who believe they'll soon to become pregnant to stop by and take advantage of these classes that will benefit women's overall health, both before and after pregnancy."
For more information about Mind Body Fitness' Pre-Natal Pilates classes, please visit: http://mindyourbodyfitness.com