Gone are the days when pregnant women were told to ‘Get Your Rest’; ‘Don’t Reach Your Arms Above Your Head’; ‘Have Someone Else Lift/Do That’, etc. Today’s moms-to-be and new moms are more active, more fit and more healthy than ever…and it’s showing in their babies!
For several years now, professionals and doctors have told expectant moms to get up, get moving and exercise (within reason and within each individual’s own limits); but now researchers say that a pregnant woman’s workout will also aid her baby’s nervous system.
A recent study found that compared with those of sedentary women, exercisers’ fetuses had better control during breathing movement, a sign that development of their respiratory and central nervous systems was on track.
They also had significantly lower average heart rate and more heart rate variability, both promising predictors of health.
The exercising moms-to-be (between the ages of 20-35) walked at a moderate to vigorous pace, did stationary cycling or ran at least 30 minutes three times a week and supplemented these cardiovascular workouts with strength training exercises.
And what about supplements for mom & baby? It’s common knowledge that folic acid is a must-take when pregnant to prevent certain birth defects. But this vitamin is believed to be even more vital than ever. Women who hope to become pregnant that take the vitamin for at least a year before conception also reduces the risk of preterm birth by at least 50%.
Did you know that if you are an expecting mom and considered obese, 20% is is a number you need to be aware of? It’s the percentage of decrease in an ultrasound’s ability to detect fetal problems in obese women compared with normal-weight women.
20% is another percentage women who take antidepressants throughout pregnancy need to know. They’re 20% more likely to give birth prematurely. However, surprisingly, the same % of depressed women who aren’t treated for depression while pregnant will experience pre-term birth. These numbers are compared to only 6% of women who aren’t depressed give birth prematurely.
So what does all of this mean for expecting women? These findings and statistics may seem overwhelming, especially considering everything else you need to learn and prepare for to give birth. But having a good fitness, nutrition, stress management and overall wellness plan in place for your pregnancy is key to keeping both you and your baby happy and healthy, both during the pregnancy and after…and is the absolute best gift you can give your little one! So if you need help with your plan, don’t hesitate to contact us…we can help. We hope these stats gave you something to think about and consider if you’re pregnant or expecting to become pregnant!
On the flip side, after all that careful planning during the 9 months (and sometimes earlier), not much prepares you for losing the baby weight after delivery. We can help with that, too. Check out our awesome Power Mommy class (and check out the awesome sale we have going on right now – details at the bottom)…
**You MUST pre-register to attend. To participate in the summer session, at any time, you MUST be pre-registered by June 1st…registration for the entire summer is cut off that day. To do so, simply contact us at 614-735-9890 or 614-746-9185 or you can shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Fitness Instruction that focuses on endurance, agility, core and power, fat loss and lean muscle retention
-Pilates and yoga based instruction
-Supplemental health & wellness topics
-Must bring your own mats
-Fun filled atmosphere where you build friendships, camaraderie and share your goals with like-minded moms and their little ones
-Bring your little one to incorporate into your workout…use your Bjorn, backpack, stroller or just freestyle it. Little ones 5 and under only please.
Summer Session Start & End Date |
Monday June 4th 2012
Friday September 28th 2012
Get your workout in in the morning or evening |
8:00-9:00 a.m or 6:00-7:00 p.m.
4 Days a Week |
Monday – Tuesday – Thursday – Friday
2 Convenient locations |
Carriage Place Common Park; 4900 Sawmill Road; Columbus, OH 43235
Goodale Park; 120 W. Goodale St; Columbus, OH 43215; Southwest Corner by the old baseball diamond/backstop
4 Convenient Packages |
One Session $17
One Week of Sessions (4) $60
One Month of Sessions (16) $192
One Summer Unlimited (May-Sept) $499
1 Power Sale Going On |
Buy 1 single session, get the 2nd session FREE = 2 sessions for $17
Buy 1 week of sessions, get the 2nd week at 1/2 off = 2 weeks for $90
Refer a FRIEND |
Bring a friend and get your session for FREE. Refer a friend and get CASH BACK. Contact Power Flex for details.
**You MUST pre-register to attend. To participate in the summer session, at any time, you MUST be pre-registered by June 1st. To do so, simply contact us at 614-735-9890 or 614-746-9185 or you can shoot us an email at email@example.com
**Space is limited in each Power Mommy, so sign up today! See you Monday the 4th!