PREGNANT

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! You owe it to yourself and your baby to eat right and exercise. Let FIT FOR 2 guide you in the right direction with a FREE home program with your classes.

Fit For 2 (Pregnant & Conceiving)

Group classes contain a maximum of 15 people dependent on venue

  • Class goes for 45 minutes
  • Includes warm up and cool down
  • Includes Resistance Training, Coordination and Balance and Pilates Exercises 
  • Mixture of Gymstick classes and Circuit Training

Can't come to us, than we will come to you (area dependent). Get a group together of pregnant and or postnatal women (including baby) and we can train you in a nearby park, hall etc - Great for Mothers Groups

Don't forget you need to exercise your pelvic floor, read more

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 a most beneficial approach for pregnant women to tone and prepare themselves for labour, birth and a speedy recovery.

The many benefits of pregnancy fitness training with Fit For 2 include:

  • Improved core strength to support your spine and help you carry your baby around
  • Improved posture
  • Improve your mood
  • Improved muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness
  • Tone your lower body to handle the demands of labour and birth
  • Strengthen your upper body to lift and hold your baby
  • Reduced likelihood of experiencing symptoms associated with pregnancy including: leg cramps, swelling, constipation, varicose veins, back pain
  • Less likely to gain excess weight in pregnancy
  • Decreased risk of gestational diabetes
  • Confidence in own ability to cope with labour and birth
  • Improved circulation and blood flow
  • Improved relaxation and possible improved sleep patterns
  • Enhanced mental well being, improved self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Lower chance of developing high blood pressure
  • Quicker recovery time after birth
  • Increased placental growth and functional capacity
  • Easier, shorter and less chance of a complicated birth
  • Improved aspects of growth and development post birth

There is also remarkable evidence in the reduction of medical interventions in pregnancy for labour and birth for women whom exercise including:

  • Reduction in the need for analgesia
  • Reduction in the need for Induction of Labour which can include artificially rupture of the membranes and oxytocins infusion to stimulate contractions
  • Reduction in the need for an episiotomy
  • Reduction in the need for an instrumental birth (forceps or vacuum)
  • Reduction on the need of a caesarean

In general, exercise is safe for women with normal pregnancies who have no pre-existing health problems, but you should always get approval from your doctor before starting any fitness program.

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