We have trainers who are certified in prenatal and postnatal exercise. If your pregnant it’s important to maintaining your fitness level during your pregnancy. By doing so you are less likely to gain excess weight and will find it easier to get back into shape after your baby is born.
Poor posture during pregnancy can weaken the muscles of the back and torso, causing back pain and discomfort during pregnancy. In addition to providing cardiovascular benefits, prenatal exercise strengthens the abdominal muscles, which are needed to support the torso and maintain digestion.
Prenatal fitness is an important component of a healthy pregnancy. Most doctors. obstetricians, gynecologists who follow the guidelines for exercise during pregnancy from acog (american college of obstetricians and gynecologists) recognize that staying physically active during pregnancy allows women to remain low-risk patients, thereby allowing them a wide array of options for labor and delivery.
Exercise has been shown to influence a woman’s emotional state during pregnancy, as well. A 2003 study revealed that mothers who exercised during pregnancy reported lower incidences of anxiety, depression, and pregnancy-specific stress while in their first and second trimesters.
As pregnancy progresses, the body begins to undergo a host of physical changes as a way to accommodate the growing baby. More specifically, as the uterus grows, a woman’s center of gravity begins to shift. Further, the pelvic floor takes on additional stress as the baby’s weight increases, and joints begin to loosen in response to hormones. All of these physiological changes make good posture, cardiovascular health, and strength crucial to a healthy and comfortable pregnancy.
All our trainers are nationally certified in pre and post natal fitness, are all fully insured and CPR certified to be rest assured you’ll be in safe hands. In additional all our trainers have additional specializations (strength training, TRX, yoga and pilates) as well as nutrition/health coaching, which can all be incorporated into your training program.
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