Natal Fitness

Pre- & Post-Natal Personal Training

Good for Mom. Good for Baby.

WHO IS IT FOR?

A pregnant mom through all 3 trimesters (barring any serious health conditions) or a mother with a newborn up to 12 months of age.

Numerous studies have shown that regular exercise before, during and after pregnancy has a wide range of benefits for both the mother and baby. Miscarriage has not been associated with levels of physical activity or exercise habits among pregnant women. The goal of physical fitness during pregnancy should be to maintain fitness, not maximize it, or improve health by introducing moderate levels of fitness that are safe for both mom and baby and take into account special considerations for pregnant women, such as increased levels of the hormone relaxin, which relaxes the joints. Postpartum exercise has also received a large amount of research attention, showing significant benefits to both the mother and child.

(NOTE: fitness training may not be suitable in the presence of certain medical conditions. This will be evaluated during the initial complimentary fitness assessment and consultation.)

OPTIONS

SESSION OPTIONS

  • 60 minutes/session
  • 30 minutes/session
  • 1-3 sessions/week is standard


LOCATION OPTIONS

  • In-Home:  I come to you and we train in the home of a group member. We can also jump around to different group member homes if desired, but adequate space requirements will need to be considered based on the size of the group. I have a wide range of equipment that travels with me to allow for a great variety of fun and challenging exercises/workouts. Fitness rooms inside the apartment/condo complex of a participant might also be an option.
  • Fitness Center:  In some areas it may be an option to train at a fitness center near you, but additional fees will apply. If you are interested in this option, I will need to contact fitness centers in your area to inquire about their independent personal training policies & space leasing rates.
  • Crux Point Studio:  This option is not currently available, but will become available once my client base reaches a certain revenue threshold.

BENEFITS OF PRE- & POST-NATAL EXERCISE

This is certainly not an exhaustive list!

  • Body fat loss
  • Improved cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness
  • Improved bone health
  • Enhanced mood
  • Improved strength and functioning
  • Reduced risk of falling and injury