Staying fit while you are pregnant has many benefits
Staying fit while you are pregnant has many benefits, and is even associated with shorter delivery duration. The many compelling benefits of pregnancy workouts include:
- Reduced incident of backache
- Reduced incident of constipation
- Reduced incident of bloating and swelling
- May help prevent gestational diabetes
- Increased energy
- Better mood
- Improved posture
- Promotes strength and endurance
- Promotes better sleep
- Better postpartum recovery
- Healthier, stronger baby
- Easier to get back into shape
- May help lower heart risk in your newborn baby
- May help boost your baby’s brain
There is no doubt—you owe it to yourself and your baby to get on a regular exercise routine.
Drop by our Centennial headquarters for Small Group Fitness Training, join other moms and their kids at our Mommy Boot Camp, or hire us as your Personal Trainer. Whatever you do, commit and get fit during pregnancy!
Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?
Exercise is safe during pregnancy in most cases, and most physicians and OBGYNs will highly recommend it. Exercise does not put you at risk for a miscarriage in a normal pregnancy.
If you were fit prior to pregnancy, it is possible to continue the sports and activities you did before you got pregnant. I exercised throughout the duration of my two pregnancies. If you were not fit prior to pregnancy, you can and should begin to pursue a fitness regime on most if not all days, because it can greatly benefit your health during pregnancy, and even the health of your baby.
However, now is not the time to exercise for weight loss. Healthy food is as essential as a healthy workout.
Exercises specifically designed for pregnancy
A healthy workout does not mean a workout that will stress you to your limits. That’s why I tailor the workout to each individual in my pregnancy workout classes. Power lifting at max level, mixed martial arts and rugby are not on the bill. Strength training and aerobic conditioning are. It’s a customized workout tailored to bring out the best in your physically and mentally.