Excercise while pregnant

Cathy - posted on 10/16/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Just wanting to find out what exercises mums have done throught out their pregnancies to help get back into shaper faster after having the baby and what were the best exercises to do after baby is born..

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Tami - posted on 10/18/2010

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We are working on some pretty crazy workouts!
This is the part i LOVE!!
After training women for 20 years (yes, i know i am old) I have learnt what the Women's body needs to get optimal results. And having had 3 kids i have really noticed my body reacts differently to exercise after each child. And then i brought Charles and his twist into the mix and it really made The Tyson Method the best workout i have ever seen for women.(especially moms)

We have been busy working and developing and testing new workouts and I am just so excited i had to share it with you.
Today we tried the EXTREME Plyo core and it was INTENSE! And it was FUN, it is unbelievable what my mamas can do!
Can i say PROUD!
So many of the moms that come to my bootcamp say they have never looked better. What, and after 3 kids?!
That is something to be proud about!
The Boot camp was intense, and i actually have to admit i thought i might faint. But i couldn't let Charles see that i was fading. ( i AM in better shape than him, you know that right?)

It was actually really good and very different.
One of our main goals is to keep challenging our members . We really do want them to be in the best shapes of their lives! And it is really amazing what we can do with our bodies. INCREDIBLE !
Gotta keep it fresh!!
love ya

Kristi - posted on 10/18/2010

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I did a lot of back strengthening exercises. After my first was born I found I was very weak in that area. Walking was great and I really enjoyed swimming. Post pregnancy, a lot of core exercises and walking on a incline. I took a Salsa Babies class with both of my children - it was a lot of fun!

Corinne - posted on 10/18/2010

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Walking and swimming when pregnant. Don't forget your pelvic floor! Everyday from now til forever :$ . Lots of walking afterwards and pilates is great as it focuses on core strength and pelvic floor! I also like jogging and skipping but not too soon after the birth and you may want to wear a sanitary pad as it can make you pee! (sorry - been there, done that!) Check out local health or sure start as I did post-preg pilates through them and it was amazing. x

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I spent a lot of time in water while pregnant. I also would go for walks daily. After pregnancy I used the Wii a lot so I could keep an eye on my daughter or exercise during naps. After my daughter's swim lessons (which is a mini work out in itself) I put her in the free child care at the health club and use the exercise machines for about 20 minutes.

Alice - posted on 10/18/2010

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I did aerobic dance exercises with all mine, plus walking, bicycling, and swimming (in season). My favorite workouts were to modify interpretive dance into a quality aerobic exercise but keep the jumping (polymetrics) out of it while pregnant :) I started back to regular exercises (strength training & aerobics) between 4 and 6 weeks after birth, depending on my recovery time after each birth (I had uncomplicated home-births and my dr okayed me as "back to normal" within 6 to 10 days after each! ~ but, I know better than to do more than my body can handle, so I always restart slow). I've always been able to get back into my pre-pregnancy clothes before the baby is 2 months old - weight... that comes later b/c I breastfeed, so I'm toting some extra weight around temporarily lol!

I could never manage a gym (I have 4 girls and our drive is 36 miles from the nearest gym) so I purchased an fitness program that came with an online fitness coach. Cheaper than two month's membership at the nearest gym and I didn't have to factor in gas and time! :)

Jill - posted on 10/17/2010

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I did water aerobics, and it was wonderful! i lost all my weight very quickly after birth. I think walking would be good for most people but i couldnt because i had braxton hicks throughout my whole pregnancy and it was too painful to walk for any length of time. But being in water exercising really was great for me.

Connie - posted on 10/17/2010

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I did alot of walking during my pregnancy. I now have a 4 1/2 month old and i go to the gym 3 mornings a week as the gym has childcare for $2 an hr. As all docs say PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES help during and after pregnancy, and it aparently helps you get into shape faster after bubs is born. I also got told not to do any major exercise until my bub was 8 weeks old too! But walking and fast pace walking is grwat i reckon! :)

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