The Importance of keeping your body healthy, fit and strong during Pregnancy.

Our gorgeous client Cat has been training with us for 3 and a half years now and has achieved amazing results loosing 35kg and being the fittest and strongest she has even been. Then last year she embarked on the most precious and wonderful journey of her life, her first pregnancy with baby Mav. 

Here is a lovely testimonial she has popped together of her journey last year. She has done a fantastic job looking after herself before, during and after her pregnancy. 

"At the start of 2016 I had some big fitness goals for myself, I was the fittest and strongest that I had ever been. All those goals changed when I found out I was 8 weeks pregnant. 

As you can imagine after loosing 35kg in the previous 2 years I was pretty nervous about the toll having a baby would take on my body. The first 3 months were business as usual, I was still running and doing everything I had previously done. As I got into my second trimester I used the guidance of my amazing trainers to not only continue what I was doing as long as I could but also to strengthen my core and pelvic floor more than I had ever done before. I told myself I would train as long as I felt my body could keep up, this resulted in me:
-running till 28 wks
-personal training till 30 wks
-bootcamp till 38 wks
- boxing/gym up to the day before i went into labour at 41wks

With the support of my trainers allowing me to keep my body strong so I not only did I have an amazing pregnancy but also an amazing labour.

I got back walking 6 days after giving birth, back into weight training and running within 6 weeks postpartum. 

Thanks Mason and Alicia for all your support throughout my pregnancy, I couldn't have done it without you. "

The benefits of exercise during pregnancy is so important. It doesn't have to be high intensity or lifting heavy of weights, it can be whatever suits your body at the time. But remember you must listen to your body, as it is the best judge of what it can and can't do! Look after your temple especially when you have a little Bub living in there!

Cat, you are an inspiration to all women that it is possible to look after yourself pre, during and post pregnancy. You just have to listen to your body.