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10 reasons why prenatal exercise is good for you & your bump

Working out when you are pregnant is one of the most effective ways to strive for a healthy, happy pregnancy and a smooth delivery. So get those beautiful bodies moving, mamas!

Exercise during pregnancy is crucial to mamas mind, body, and soul. Strong inner thigh, quad, and hamstring muscles will be your best friend when your doula, doctor, or midwife is yelling “PUSH!” Cardio releases endorphins which will help stabilize all the anxiety that can keep you up at night. Even more appealing is the fact that exercise is a natural remedy for insomnia, something that plagues pregnant mamas when they need sleep the most. And if you take a prenatal group fitness class like FIT4BABY, you’ll make new friends who won’t mind if you have to pee every 5 minutes during cardio.

Physical activity during pregnancy is associated with significant health benefits for mom and baby. Including:

  • Reduces incidence of lower backache and pain

  • Reduces swelling and edema

  • Reduces constipation

  • May help prevent or treat gestational diabetes

  • Increases energy levels

  • Enhances mood

  • Can help with improved sleep patterns

  • Helps control symptoms of anxiety and depression

  • Helps reduce pain and discomfort associated with biomechanical changes in her body

  • Improves posture and core stability

  • Promotes muscle endurance and strength

  • Helps control unnecessary weight gain

  • Helps her prepare for labor and delivery

  • Helps to set her up for successful exercise programs postpartum

At FIT4MOM we want you to enjoy all these benefits while exercising in a safe supported way. We know that expecting mamas need an exercise plan that is designed to match the dramatic and unique transformation that their body is experiencing. We understand the unique demands of pregnancy and your changing body, and we know that this is an exciting AND scary time and you probably need a listening ear and a community as much as you need to pop a squat. Yes that's right all our FIT4BABY coaches are moms, we've been in your shoes! So enjoy all these benefits and come meet our coaches at a FIT4BABY class.

FIT4BABY® is designed specifically for moms-to-be. FIT4BABY will help you exercise safely and effectively throughout your pregnancy and connect you with other local pregnant moms. You can begin FIT4BABY at any point during pregnancy. Learn more about FIT4BABY® here.