At Edge Fit, we offer both pre & post-natal training programs!
For the health and safety of our clients as well as piece of mind, we constantly deliver information to all women.
Development of women and children is important to us so we wanted to deliver a bit of insight on the benefits of pre natal training.
- Exercise during pregnancy offers many physical and emotional benefits. Physical activity may also help manage some symptoms of pregnancy and make your client feel better, knowing they’re doing something good for themselves and their baby.
- Some of the benefits of regular exercise throughout pregnancy include:
- Increased energy
- Improved fitness
- Reduced back and pelvic pain
- Decreased risk of pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia and pregnancy-induced hypertension
- Preparation for the physical demands of labor
- Fewer complications in delivery
- Faster recuperation after labor
- Prevention and management of urinary incontinence
- Improved posture
- Improved circulation
- Weight control
- Stress relief
- Reduced risk of anxiety and depression
- Improved sleep and management of insomnia
- Increased ability to cope with the physical demands of motherhood
An expectant mother’s body will undergo many changes during pregnancy. Some will affect their ability to exercise or require you to modify their exercise routine.
- Hormones changes –> increase in relaxin could make women feel their ligaments are ‘looser,’ including their shoulders, knees, pelvis, hips, and ankles, which can result in aches, pain, inflammation, and even clumsy tendencies.
- As pregnancy progresses, their weight will increase causing a change in weight distribution and body shape. This results in the body’s center of gravity moving forward, which can alter their balance and coordination.
- Pregnancy increases resting heart rate (we use the BORG scale to identify where a woman’s comfort level)
- Blood pressure drops in the second trimester, so it is important to avoid rapid changes of position – from lying to standing and vice versa – so as not to experience dizzy spells.
- Can no longer lie on their stomach or place any weights around their pelvic region.
Through the three trimesters (weeks 1-12, 13-24, 25-38+) Different training is required for women and our trainers tailor make programs to assure that both mum and bub are in a safe condition to work grow and prosper in a healthy manner.
For more information contact us to talk to one of our expert personal trainers today or book in a complimentary session now!