Exercising during pregnancy is beneficial for both mum and baby. It isn't all about "keeping weight down" just as it isn't about chasing new PBs on your squat or running your fastest 10k.
Your body is going to be going through changes and will need to prepare itself for giving birth to your baby and carrying the extra load on your body.
Benefits of exercising during pregnancy:
Reduce low back pain
Are less likely to need an unplanned caesarean
Reduced risk of depression
Gain less weight during pregnancy
Baby to develop a healthier heart with a lower resting heart rate after birth
May decrease your risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia
Can help you give birth quicker
Decrease stress and anxiety which in turn may help promote sleep
Maintain fitness levels
Improve pelvic floor
I provide pre and postnatal fitness sessions for a small group or an individual on a one to one basis. In the postnatal sessions, it is perfectly fine with me for you to have your baby there too!
What is included in the prenatal one to one sessions?
Safe and effective exercise
Advice on exercises to avoid and what to do instead
Safe core, cardio and strength work (depending on goals/exercise experience)
Focus on strengthening for posture
Tracking workouts and progress
Exercises to do at home
Sessions can take place either at Fitlife in Haddenham or at your house. Wherever suits you best.
Please note, before you start a prenatal exercise program you will need to check with your midwife that exercise is okay.
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Postnatal Personal Training
After you have had your baby you might be keen to get right back to your old routines, or maybe you aren't sure what you should or shouldn't do right now.
I will guide you through a safe and effective workout, taking into account your pregnancy, birth and recovery. We will work lots on your posture and rehab to help you feel strong, right to your very core!
You are able to bring your baby to these sessions if we are at your house. Or if you fancy leaving dad to do bathtime and bed, then we can meet at the gym for a little you time.
Post baby exercise isn't all about "getting your body back" it's about making you feel strong, happy and building your foundations back up post baby.