Pabi Moloi and her personal trainer, Marjan Sadigh-Loghmany, demonstrate Pilates exercises safe for women in their third trimester
The Pilates workout selected by Marjan (Marjan Fit for Life) targets all the major muscle groups to improve fitness and strength. “During pregnancy, joints loosen and balance is more difficult. Pilates helps stabilise the connections at the joints to prevent injury,” says Marjan. Stretched, weakened tummy muscles may have a knock-on effect on your back or pelvis, leading to pain.
Many Pilates exercises are performed on your hands and knees, ideal positions for pregnancy, while targeting the tummy, back and pelvic floor muscles without straining other joints.
Photographer: Gareth Jacobs.