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Beginner Mat–Postnatal –44min–Shanina Connell | Always Pilates -
Shanina starts the class with some postnatal exercise guidelines. She brings awareness to your breathing, focusing on connecting your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles as you exhale. Shanina works on building pelvic stability, and hip and abdominal strength. You then do chest-opening exercises to relieve tension from feeding your baby, followed by triceps extensions to strengthen the arms. Shanina teaches some challenging, side-lying buttock and hamstring strengthening exercises. Her full-body strengthening work uses four-point kneel exercises extending arms and legs.