"Lizbeth Garcia's Pilates program is a safe and effective form of exercise during pregnancy. We highly recommend it to our patients as part of a healthy prenatal experience!" Myron Schonbrun MD and Anupam Garg MD, MPH Obstetrics and Gynecology.
No Time To Exercise? We have the solution for you - the 10 Minute Solution! Everyone can find at least ten minutes in their day, and we've developed 5 dynamic workouts that are just 10 minutes each. The workouts were designed to help you stay fit and healthy throughout your pregnancy. These compact workouts fit into even the busiest of schedules. Split them into 5 separate workouts or do them all together for one amazing, prenatal Pilates workout!
About The Instructor: Teaching fitness for over 15 years, Lizbeth Garcia (www.LizbethGarcia.com) is a Pilates Method Alliance certified Pilates instructor from La Jolla, California.
Pilates for Buns and Thighs: Get ready to strengthen your lower body and get toned, firm thighs and buns - even as your belly continues to get bigger.
Standing Pilates: For this segment, instructor Lizbeth Garcia reworked traditional mat work into standing exercises that help improve strength, balance and coordination - things needed throughout pregnancy, especially needed in the third trimester.
Core Pilates: This workout focuses on strengthening your core muscles to help you bounce back from delivery and may oven help to reduce lower back pain during pregnancy.
Pilates for Flexibility: Allow your body and mind to relax while you focus on releasing tight muscles through fluid exercises that will increase your flexibility and overall sense of well-being.
Total Body Pilates: Designed to develop overall muscle strength and flexibility, this segment will help you firm and tone your body. It may also make delivery easier by teaching you how to breathe deeply and evenly while tightening the muscles of your pelvic floor.
Postnatal Bonus: Flat belly Fast: As a bonus to use after your pregnancy, this core-focused segment, created by instructor Suzanne Bowen, zeros in on the deepest abdominal muscles with a singular goal: to flatten your belly fast. A set of 2-3 pound dumbbells and 1-2 pillows are recommended for this workout.