Calling All New Moms!
From the desk of Kristen M. Reynolds, PT, DPT, PMA®-CPT
Stay tuned for “Mamalates!”
OMBE is proud to announce a NEW class designed for NEW mothers (recently featured in StrollerTraffic.com), who rarely have time to take care of themselves while caring for their new baby. During the postnatal period, It is vital for new moms to take some time for themselves and reconnect with their own mind and body. OMBE’s postnatal Pilates class will offer a safe, effective, and progressive means of reforming the body, while socializing with other new and local moms.
The energizing workout consists of Pilates Mat repertoire to restore your body into pre-pregnancy shape, as well as strengthening and stretching exercises that target areas prone to tightness, weakness, and pain related to pregnancy, delivery, and childcare. Class will emphasize the value of breath, reconnection of the pelvic floor and abdominal walls, and improving postural alignment.
In this class, new mothers will:
- Reactivate the deep stabilizing muscles of the core
- Reconnect the abdominal walls and pelvic floor
- Correct postural deviations that occurred as a result of the natural changes in your body during pregnancy
- Train the upper body in a functional manner to enable moms to lift and carry their growing baby without neck, back, and shoulder strain.
- Gain confidence and energy as they embrace motherhood
This class is taught by a physical therapist and certified Pilates teacher. It is important to note that pregnancy, delivery, and recovery from childbirth is highly individual. Mothers typically return to exercise after a 6 week postnatal checkup, or later if your baby was delivered via Cesarean. A doctor's clearance is necessary before beginning this postnatal class.
A first-time drop-in costs $15, and subsequent drop-ins are $25. A 10-pack of classes is $200, with a 10 percent discount in April.
If you have any questions about postnatal fitness, Pilates or physical therapy, please feel free to go online or call OMBE at 617.447.2222 to schedule a complimentary 30-minute session.
Always interested in dance, sports and fitness, Kristen Reynolds is a former YMCA and Junior Olympic gymnast, coach, and ACE personal trainer. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from James Madison University in 2006 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2009.
While practicing in orthopedics and sports medicine, a mentor introduced her to the Pilates Method and she has since pursued comprehensive training and professional certification from the Pilates Method Alliance to compliment her clinical interests. Dr. Reynolds is one of the few instructors in Massachusetts to have earned the distinction of PMA Certified Pilates Teacher. Additionally, she is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Sports Physical Therapy Section, Massachusetts Chapter, Shoulder and Manual Physical Therapy Special Interest Groups.
Integrating the Pilates principles and repertoire with her manual therapy skills has produced successful rehabilitation outcomes for a wide variety of patients, including adolescents, elite athletes and dancers, and individuals with chronic orthopedic conditions. Dr. Reynolds utilizes this alternative therapeutic approach to improve muscle performance and joint mobility, correct posture and alignment, enhance body awareness, and create an evenly conditioned body that is more resilient to extremity and spinal injury. She offers one-on-one physical therapy sessions, private Pilates training, and small group Pilates and ballet barre classes.