If you know me, you know that I am in love with pilates and I know it has made my post-baby body healthy and strong again.
That is why when I met the Pilates Mamas, Janet and Sara, from another local pilates lover, I knew I had to try it! It incorporates my favorite things, my baby, Brent and fitness! I can't always make time for myself. And most other moms can't either. That is why I just love the idea of doing pilates with your little one.
I had a blast taking Brent along for this journey. He loved playing and doing certain movements with me.
I know finding time to workout post baby is super hard and basically impossible. But classes like this are perfect and it is a fun way to meet other new moms just like you! I left feeling strengthened and energized.
About Pilates Mamas :
As recent new Moms, and certified Pilates instructors, we found ourselves exhausted with motherhood, struggling with post-baby bodies, and yearning to get back on the mat. We struggled to find the time to workout, without having the separation anxiety from our little ones, and we saw a gap in the market for Baby and Me classes, based on Pilates principles.
We both recognized the importance of strengthening the body after childbirth, and our classes cater to the Mom and Dad’s desire to bond with their babies during this early stage of life. Pilates Mamas aims to provide a safe and supportive environment to breathe and focus on your body, while bonding with your babies and introducing them to the healthy practice of Pilates.
Janet- A true global citizen, Janet was born in Canada, raised in Hong Kong, educated in the UK and now resides in NYC. Although Janet began her career in finance, once she discovered Pilates there was no turning back. In Pilates she found healing from persistent back pain, relief from an old shoulder injury and most recently, a return to her pre-baby body. Finding that she couldn't get enough of Pilates, she abandoned her lucrative finance job to pursue a career as a Pilates instructor and is currently is a lead teacher trainer at Equinox Pilates Training Institute and is passionate about helping others heal and grow stronger through Pilates. Through Pilates Mamas she hopes to share the joy she finds in practicing mommy and me Pilates with her daughter Evelina with busy moms across NYC.
Sara grew up dancing and adopted Pilates as a way to maintain her strong dancer's physique. She became certified through Romana's Pilates in 2008 and has been teaching in studios throughout Philadelphia and New York City ever since. For Sara, Pilates has always been more than just an exercise program but it wasn't until 2015 when she had her baby girl, Cameron, that Pilates truly became a way of life. She found that practicing Pilates post baby helped her abdominals heal and it also accelerated the strengthening of her entire body in ways she never knew existed. She currently teaches at Equinox where she is the Pilates Coordinator of the studio. Sara is incredibly passionate about sharing this work with clients and is excited to help motivate families to come move their bodies with Pilates Mamas.
If you live in the New York City area and would love to try this class, contact Pilates Mamas here. This class is awesome... I know you'll love it too!