PRENATAL & POSTNATAL FITNESS
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.
Strengthening 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?
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!!
Starting or continuing on with a postpartum exercise plan will help new moms get their pelvic floor and transverse abdominis back into shape, therefore get rid of that mom "pooch" and achieve a flat stomach.
Icing on the cake...research states that there is a connection between stress-relieving postpartum exerises and a reduction in postpartum depression.*
"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
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.
Regain your energy and confidence! Get your pre-pregnacy body back with a flat stomach. Take away any guilt and make time for you, so you can care for yourself and your little peanut.
Contact me, so a custom made exercise prescription can be created just for you and start your amazing pre/post baby body transformation!
*Infomation gathered from Lindsay Brin, MIF Moms Into Fitness