The experts say that regular physical activity in all phases of life promotes healthy benefits. What about during pregnancy? As a mom and personal trainer I was lucky enough to experience first hand the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle during pregnancy. While I never lifted weights when I was pregnant with my girls ( I was uneducated about weight training then), I managed to stay active by walking everyday, swimming, or just doing daily activities.
For the past 9 months I was fortunate to train my client Liz who is expecting her first child any day Now! Being part of Liz's journey was so inspiring to me and the other women in the gym! We often joked about having to keep up with "The pregnant lady" :)
I've decided to write this blog because so many women have concerned or just don't know if they should exercise during pregnancy. I have asked Liz to answer some of the questions you may have concerning exercise and how to deal with changes that happen during pregnancy. Along with the recommendations of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (OCOG), we are going to see what is safe and what