How Much Water Should You Drink During Your Workout When Pregnant

The importance of maintaining adequate hydration should be noted. Drinking up to 1 pint of water before exercising, and 1 cup of water every 20 minutes during exercise should be sufficient to maintain hydration. Even if you are not thirsty after exercise, you should drink enough water to replenish lost fluids. It’s common to lose […]

Why you should exercise during pregnancy

The moment you find out that you’re pregnant is a major wake up call for most women. You might be accustomed to a lifestyle of 50-60 hour work weeks, getting a few hours of sleep per night and grabbing drinks with friends after work. Maybe you’re a smoker, enjoy fast food and don’t exercise regularly. All of a […]

Obesity and pregnancy

As a certified personal trainer, I’m often asked about what is considered to be a healthy weight for someone of their particular size?  According to The American College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologist, a calculation called body mass index (BMI) is used to determine ‘healthy body weight’. In general, I’m of the opinion that a body […]

Exercising before pregnancy

It’s no secret that in our society, technology and desk jobs have made us slightly lazy.  In fact, the CDC says that the average height, weight, and waist circumference for women 20 years of age and older in the United States are as follows: Height-5 feet 3.8 inches Weight- 166.2 lbs Waist circumference (inches)-37.5 inches […]

Get your pre-baby body back

If you’ve just given birth, you’re probably settling in to live as a new family.  You might also be wondering the same thing many new moms think; ‘how long will it take to lose this baby weight?’ How to get your pre-baby body back The key to rebounding quickly after having your baby is efficiency. […]

A healthy BMI to get pregnant

Your health plays a major part in your ability to get pregnant and have a safe pregnancy.  I’m often asked ‘what’s more important, Body Mass Index (BMI) or body fat composition?’ Most physicians are concerned with BMI and achieving a healthy body weight based on BMI. But one of the challenges with this measurement is […]

Can I exercise during pregnancy?

It’s a common question from moms-to-be.  Can I exercise during pregnancy?  You can and you should practice safe exercise during pregnancy to experience benefits like increased energy levels and easing of back pain. During pregnancy, exercise can also: Prevent excess weight gain Reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, Reduce pregnancy-related high blood pressure and postpartum depression […]