prenatal and postnatal personal training

Prenatal and Postnatal Personal Training

Maintaining a healthy body during your pregnancy is greatly beneficial not only for yourself but for your baby as well. A healthy and fit body will allow for an easier pregnancy, and quicker return to your pre-baby body. To ensure your workouts are safe and effective, prenatal and postnatal personal training programs are designed primarily according to the guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG).

Personal Training for Pregnant Women

At DeHenzel Training Systems, our team goes above and beyond normal personal training standards when working with prenatal and postal women.  Our personal trainers are Annette Lang and Oh Baby! Pre/Post Natal Specialists, one of the highest recognized pre/post natal specialities certifications in the industry.  When it comes to working with women who are looking to become pregnant, are pregnant or recently had a baby, our team can navigate through each phase safely and effectively, above the industry standard.

Our pregnancy personal trainers at DeHenzel Training Systems work with women in all stages of their pregnancy to ensure their exercises regimens are safely designed and executed. We utilize weight and non-weight bearing exercises (dependent on stage of pregnancy), to specifically strengthen the back, abdominals, hips and pelvic floor muscles, to assist in childbirth.  We also follow specific core training exercises, dependent on the trimester and teach proper breathing techniques.

Upon post-pregnancy return to exercise, we work with you to help you lose those extra pounds by gradually increasing the intensity of your workouts to help rebuild your strength, stamina, and overall cardiovascular conditioning.  Our personal trainers also specifically work to help you rebuild your abdominal wall, heal any potential diastasis recti and strengthen your pelvic floor.

Benefits of Working With a Personal Trainer While Pregnant

• Potential reduced labor time
• Quicker return to pre-baby body
• Decreased musculoskeletal issues during pregnancy
• Decreased back and pelvic pain during pregnancy
• Prevention of gestational, or pregnancy-related, diabetes as well as assistance with the treatment of current diabetes
• Fetuses of exercising mothers tolerate the stresses of labor well, are more alert and less irritable in the immediate postpartum period
• Increased chance of continued exercise habits established during pregnancy (more than 90% of women who exercise during pregnancy will continue to exercise afterwards)

References: The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)

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