Pilates instructor shows off body just eight weeks after giving birth

Pilates instructor and new mum shows off her incredible body just eight weeks after giving birth – and credits it to a move ANYONE can do at home

  • Karlie Armansin runs a successful online workout platform That Pilates Passion
  • She gave birth to her first daughter, Lily Maree, at 37 weeks pregnant
  • Young mum has spent the past two months stretching and doing light exercise
  • She shared a photo of her body in the hospital and eight weeks later

An Australian Pilates instructor has debuted her incredible postpartum body just eight weeks after giving birth to her first child, crediting her strength training for the rapid ‘bounce back’.

Karlie Armansin, who runs a successful online workout platform called That Pilates Passion, took to Instagram on Friday last week to share a photo of her body two months after a natural labour.

‘Two months working on being the strongest, happiest and healthiest version of myself so I can also show up as the best mum I can be,’ she captioned the photo, which compared her body to the day she left hospital after giving birth to daughter Lily Maree.

Karlie Armansin, who runs a successful online workout platform called That Pilates Passion, took to Instagram on Friday last week to share a photo of her body two months after a natural labour

‘Two months working on being the strongest, happiest and healthiest version of myself so I can also show up as the best mum I can be,’ she captioned the photo, which compared her body to the day she left hospital after giving birth to daughter Lily Maree

Karlie spent her first week postpartum working on a number of core exercises to help with her 1cm abdominal separation and pelvic floor.

These included spinal waves, bent knee fall outs, glute bride waves, the cat and cow stretch, knee lifts and ‘bird dogs’, all of which can be found in a typical Pilates class to warm up. 

Doctors warn postpartum mothers to wait until their baby is six weeks old and they’ve had a check-in with their GP before engaging in any strenuous exercise.

For this reason Karlie focused on taking Lily for daily walks, before more recently attending ‘mums and bubs’ Pilates classes.

She also has a reformer Pilates bed at home for doing light stretches on when she has the energy.

Karlie was exercising right up until the birth of her daughter at 37 weeks. 

Many of her fans credited her consistent training regime before the birth for her ability to ‘bounce back’ so quickly.

‘What these pictures tell us is being healthy and taking care of yourself (nothing religious, just consistent in different ways) helps the body repair and recover after childbirth much quicker, as it also does with any other situation that our bodies endures in life, it definitely helps us,’ one woman said in response to the photos.


She also has a reformer Pilates bed at home for doing light stretches on when she has the energy

On a separate Instagram post Karlie addressed some of her favourite exercises to do in the lead up to delivery

‘I love that you’ve showed this side of you,’ said another, referencing her post-birth image.

A third added: ‘Killing it as always’.

On a separate Instagram post Karlie addressed some of her favourite exercises to do in the lead up to delivery.

‘A little slower and much more puffed but keeping a promise to myself to keep moving right up until delivery day,’ she said.

‘I feel so much better when I move my body and I’ve been mixing up my workouts throughout this pregnancy depending on how my body feels.

‘Long walks, mat Pilates, reformer Pilates and interval weight workouts have been my go to.’

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