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.
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.
Stay in awesome shape during and after your pregnancy. Many people are advised by their doctors to rest during pregnancy or stay off their feet and take it easy. For most woman this is a scary thing to do as we all know that we will be gaining weight during the pregnancy.
A woman should only gain approximately 25-35 pounds during pregnancy. Many woman gain 60 plus pounds during pregnancy and this is for two reasons;
1) Not exercising during pregnancy
2) Over eating during pregnancy
We only need an additional 300 calories during pregnancy. Think about how easy it is to consume over 300 calories.
The problem with gaining all this unhealthy weight during pregnancy is, once the weight is on, it will be that much harder to lose it with a baby to take care of, limited time in the day and our hormones being off balance.
building Prenatal exercises like Pilates and prenatal yoga assist the mother-to-be with developing better posture and balance. In addition, these types of exercises can assist with the relief of back pain that is commonly associated with pregnancy.
To help strengthen the deep abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Strength in these areas is known as ‘core stability’. These exercises can be performed in positions that are suitable for women at all stages of pregnancy.
Learn how to breathe deeply and consciously relax, which will be helpful as you face the physical demands of labor, birth, and new motherhood.
Both types of exercise can also assist the expectant mother in maintaining a healthy pregnancy weight and help to eliminate some of the postnatal weight many mothers experience. Your prenatal personal trainer will also be able to assist you with learning and practicing relaxation exercises. These prenatal exercises are designed to assist you with being able to relax and focus during labor. Studies have shown that pregnant women who learn and practice these exercises regularly during pregnancy are less likely to need medications during the birthing process.
In addition, the chances of developing complications that require surgical intervention are much lower when the pregnant mother has exercised and remained fit during her 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.
Following the guidelines set by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), our Los Angeles postnatal personal trainers will design a customized postpartum fitness program that is safe, effective and specifically tailored to correct any postpartum issues you may encounter including diastasis recti and pelvic floor dysfunction.
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