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Prenatal & Postnatal
Your life has just moved up a notch and now you are expecting or have a little person to take care of. There are all kinds of emotions going through your brain right now, feelings of excitement, happiness, stress, anxiety and that can be just within one hour of your day!
This is NOT the time to be running yourself thin. Now is the time to take care of yourself first which will make you and your little one's life better.
Prenatal exercise is so important for you and your child's health because it allows you to adapt to all the amazing changes happening in your body. For instance, postural changes that happen in response to the growing belly can alter your sense of balance. This redistribution of body weight puts strain on joints and lower back, making them ache.
+ By exercising the correct muscles, you can strengthen your body during pregnancy and help alleviate uncomfortable symptoms.
+ Strengthen the muscles that support the baby during all three trimesters can even make for an easier labor.
+ If you take care of yourself during pregnancy, you will experience less cellulite, loose skin and few stretch marks postpartum.
What woman wouldn't want that, right?
Your life has just moved up a notch and now you are expecting or have a little person to take care of. There are all kinds of emotions going through your brain right now, feelings of excitement, happiness, stress, anxiety and that can be just within one hour of your day! However, this is not the time to be running yourself thin. Now is the time to take care of yourself first which will make you and your little one's life better.
Postnatal exercise is just as important as prenatal exercise. However, you are probably wondering... "How do I lose the 15-35 lbs that was gained during the past 9 months?"..and "How can I get rid of the loose muscles, stretch marks, extra fat and cellulite that were not on my thighs prior to getting pregnant?"
+ The good news is that the first 4-6 weeks postpartum a woman quickly loses about 15-20 lbs due to the baby, amniotic fluid, placenta etc.. Yay!!
+ However, the three phases of a postpartum exercise plan isn't just about losing weight. It will help you get back your core/pelvic floor connection, slowly introduce rehabilitative movements, as well as retraining motor patterns.
+ Icing on the cake...research states that there is a connection between stress-relieving postpartum exercises and a reduction in postpartum depression.*
+ Taking the time to respect your body and help yourself to recover is so important during the three phases of postnatal exercise. It’s during this time you are retraining your body to connect with itself again.
"I worked out with Sherri twice a week while I was pregnant with my daughter. I had a high risk pregnancy and a number of complications. After my consultation with Sherri explaining my situation, she mapped out a series of workouts specifically designed for me. I felt great after our workouts, but also felt very secure that everything I was doing was safe for me and my baby." -Karen, mom of Evie
Contact me, to begin a prenatal or postnatal exercise plan!
*Infomation gathered from Lindsay Brin, MIF Moms Into Fitness
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