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Conceiving and Pregnancy Classes
Group classes contain a maximum of 20 people dependent on venue
- Class goes for 45 minutes
- Includes warm up and cool down
- Includes Resistance Training, Coordination, Pilates Exercises
- Includes Pelvic Floor Exercises
- All exercises are Pelvic Floor Safe
- Mixture of Gymstick/Pilates classes and Circuit Training
Exercise is important
Many pregnant women want to continue to exercise throughout their pregnancy to maintain their fitness levels, prepare for the birth and allow themselves a quick recovery. But as your body will be changing rapidly every day, your usual approach to exercise will also need to adapt to support your changing body and developing baby.
Exercise during pregnancy is important. It has many benefits for the mother and the baby. Even if you weren’t exercising prior to pregnancy, there is no reason why you can’t start now. Health and fitness experts confirm that exercising regularly is more beneficial than exercising randomly. Regular exercise builds strength and stamina and reduces the possibility of injury.
A balance of cardiovascular exercise, muscle conditioning with particular focus on pelvic floor muscles, combined with yoga postures and Pilates, is the most beneficial approach for pregnant women to tone and prepare themselves for labour, birth and a speedy recovery
Every woman whom comes into the Fit For 2 program face to face will complete an initial consultation with me. This initial consultation includes discussion of your medical screening, pelvic floor and abdominal muscle activation. I also go through a safe home program with you, discuss the do’s and don’ts and provide you with a goodie bag with lots of up to date information and services to keep you safe through out your pregnancy.
Pelvic Floor Training
Did you know ONE IN THREE women who have ever had a baby WET THEMSELVES?
At Fit For 2, we don’t want you to become a statistic so we provide you with daily pelvic floor exercises, reading material, safe pelvic floor resistance training exercises and if we are concerned we will refer you to our Women’s Health Physio.
Resistance Training is very important at anytime in your life but still important during pregnancy. Pregnancy is not a time to sit on the couch and eat for 2. Its a time to prepare your body for labour and birth and the best recovery period possible. We recommend at least 2 days a week of resistance training with us to stabilize your core and build strength upper and lower body to minimize any complications you can obtain being pregnant. Remaining mobile and active leads to a quicker and safer labour and birth and recovery period.
SRC Pregnancy Shorts
Support during pregnancy for your wellbeing and to keep you mobile and sane is important.
Physical strain on the body from pregnancy can cause additional complications including back pain, pelvic pain, sciatica, SPD, pelvic instability, vulval varicosities and varicose veins. SRC pregnancy shorts and leggings provide support and aid mobility so you can work and exercise with minimal pain throughout your pregnancy.
GYMSTICK – The best home fitness tool
The Gymstick is a very portable, easy to use fitness tool, from Finland, that enables you to do all the resistance exercises you can do a in a gym plus it gives you a good cardio workout at the same time.
It costs less than a 3-month gym membership and doesn’t take up any space. The Gymstick is Anita’s favourite exercise tool for home exercise.
Gymstick helps improve:
- Muscular strength & endurance
- Fat loss and toning
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Core strength & joint stability
- Posture, mobility, balance and flexibility
- Gymstick is a safe tool to use at any stage of your conceiving, pregnancy and post birth journey as you can change the resistance daily and it helps support your body and posture as your exercise.
I highly recommend starting with a Blue Gymstick and building up to a black.
Therefore I recommend to purchase a Blue Gymstick plus a black band so you can interchange with your exercise program.
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