This innovative workshop, developed by the Merrithew™ team, focuses on the use of the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer’s adjustable pulley system and extensor straps to create safe and effective workouts for moms-to-be. Drawing on the latest medical information and ACOG guidelines, anatomical and physiological changes, risk factors and movement considerations are discussed with an eye to increasing programming options for this very special population. Appropriate STOTT PILATES® exercise adaptations are explored using the unique features of the Reformer including the height-adjustable pulleys and completely customizable settings. Trainers will easily recognize the benefits of using this highly adaptable unit to keep prenatal workouts fresh and motivating.
Pre- and Post-natal
- Understand appropriateness of STOTT PILATES as well as possible contraindications during pregnancy.
- Consider information about physiological changes throughout all three trimesters.
- Specific exercise modifications using various aspects of the V2 Max Plus Reformer.
- Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles of stabilization to prenatal exercises.
Equipment used in the workshop