Yesterday I had the pleasure of talking to the Pilates PT Hollie Grant about all things passion-led career, pelvic floor, Pilates and pregnancy for her podcast Strong Not Skinny. And it was great to have the opportunity to talk about my upcoming book, Pilates for Pregnancy, which publishes with Bloomsbury in September.
I realised during my chat with Hollie just how lucky I am to be doing something that I really care about – sometimes I think in the day to day rush hour mayhem we can take these things for granted. I definitely have been carried along by daily motherhood swell too much recently and don’t stop to smell the roses enough when it comes to the things that I am doing every day. So, to be able to pause and talk about my upcoming project was quite a treat and got me really excited about the new book.
The Supermum Myth written with my lovely coauthor clinical psychologist Dr Rachel Andrew came out in September last year, so to have another book coming in such quick succession has definitely been a bit like finding out you’re pregnant again straight after giving birth…but it just means that I’ll have two book babies to tend at different stages of development. Combine the two together and you have a fantastic resource for maternal health in body AND mind.
I believe so passionately in the power of Pilates for changing the way you view your body for the better: for enabling you to feel strong, supple and calm throughout your pregnancy and into motherhood. And to lay the foundations for a better recovery post birth.
Pilates for Pregnancy is a straight talking, woman-to-woman exercise guide, focusing on pelvic floor and core strength, to improve your health, mood and energy during pregnancy.
Clear, step-by-step Pilates exercises, tailored for the demands of each trimester, show you how to:
improve your posture as your bump grows
protect your back, especially when lifting older children
optimise the position of your baby for a better birth experience
help you release tension and create a positive mindset for birth
reconnect and restore your core postnatally, focusing on your pelvic floor muscles – and including Caesarean recovery.You’ll find helpful advice and motivating tips from mums throughout, showing how much Pilates enhanced their strength, birth experience and postnatal recovery, to help you prepare you physically and mentally for your new arrival.
Pilates for Pregnancy comes out in September – but you can preorder it now!