Pre & Post Natal Personal Training
Whatever stage of pregnancy you’re in; whether you want to have a healthier and easier pregnancy or want to get into shape after the birth, we can help you learn what exercises are safe during your pregnancy – from start to finish – and guide you on choosing the right foods.
We all know a mum or two who was back into their pre-pregnancy jeans before they’d left the hospital but these are the exception rather than the rule. There are many ways in which you can achieve optimum health during your pregnancy and after the birth of your baby.
Pregnant women work with us to remain strong and healthy during their pregnancy. We teach clients exactly how to feed themselves to maintain (and sometimes improve) their health during pregnancy, in line with what they may or may not feel like eating!
In terms of exercise, those who exercise during their pregnancy earn a huge amount of benefits; we design a completely personalised program which helps you achieve these benefits, but at the same time, we won’t expect you to spend all day exercising!
Benefits of exercise during pregnancy include improved circulation and reduced varicose veins, reduced backaches and general muscle and joint soreness, reduced swelling, eased digestive discomforts, reduced leg cramps, strengthened stomach muscles (more chance of regaining your flat tummy!), reduced fat gain during pregnancy and eased post-partum recovery. Mums who do about 20 minutes of exercise three times a week during their pregnancy have less perceived pain during labour as well as an easier, shorter labour… One study found women who had exercised during their pregnancy spent on average 27 minutes pushing, compared to 59 minutes for those who didn’t exercise!
Clients who work with us after their pregnancy enjoy being able to get back into their pre-pregnancy jeans, getting rid of their aches and pains and generally feeling fit, health and full of energy. We’re experienced in posture assessments and movement analysis and use the results of these to design the best exercise program for our clients. Mums can expect to make significant progress in getting their body back within 6 weeks of starting training, again we appreciate your time is now at a premium and so our programs are designed to get results without a huge input of time working out.
Post pregnancy nutrition is of course very important in getting you back into your pre-pregnancy jeans. We’ll advise you on the best eating plan, with real food and loads of nutrients – and if you’re breast feeding, it’ll be safe for your new baby too.
Let’s have a chat about how we can help you stay healthy during and after your pregnancy.