If you love working out, don't fear! You can still keep your passion going throughout your pregnancy! When I first stepped into the fitness industry, I became very interested in training women, specifically pregnant women. I love being able to keep expecting Mommys in motion with appropriate modifications.
Last Summer, a client of ours Sarah Ward found herself wanting some specialized training with a couple months left in her pregnancy. Little did Sarah know, our team had a special Pre-Natal program already developed called Bun In The Oven! It's a NEW 12-week class series just started in the New Year - Every Tuesday at 1015am - WiO River with Sherri or myself!
“Continuing to train at the end of pregnancy kept my endurance up, I always felt better after the workout than before, and it felt SO good to sweat. Heather’s workouts were challenging, but in a good way,” says Sarah. Sarah has worked out most of her life that included our Go Mommys, and various Blendedclasses.
We encourage our expecting mommies to perform their same pre-pregnancy exercise regimen as long as they feel comfortable. Here are a few tips during pregnancy to keep you and your little one on the way safe and healthy!
Maintain a happy belly environment!
Make sure you don’t overwork or elevate heart rate too high because there should always be plenty of blood and oxygen going to the uterus
Perform the talk test during workouts
Base efforts and intensities on how the exercise and activity feels at that moment
Don’t forget to eat!
Pay attention to blood sugar levels
Make sure to eat before, after and even mid-workout if necessary
And don’t forget to drink! (we mean water, silly!)
Consume adequate water intake during workouts and throughout the day
If you are currently pregnant, feel free to ask me following questions and I will guide you in the right direction!
What fitness level am I at now?
What does my Dr. say regarding this particular exercise/activity?
Have I done this exercise or activity regularly lately?
How do I feel when I perform the exercise today?