Functional Fitness for Pregnancy

by: Megan Senger

Help pregnant clients train for each trimester and the physical rigors of parenting a new baby.

A woman’s body will change more in 9 months of pregnancy than a man’s will in his lifetime—and she needs an exercise program to match the transformation. So says maternal exercise expert Farel Hruska, national fitness director of FIT4MOM® (formerly Stroller Strides®) in San Diego. “The biomechanics of motherhood are unique and specific,” Hruska explains. “A mom-to-be will need to master strength, agility, balance, speed, acceleration, deceleration, directional change and rotation . . . all with load that increases every day.”

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 11, Issue 5

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About the Author

Megan Senger

Megan Senger IDEA Author/Presenter

Megan Senger is a writer, sales consultant, and fitness instructor based in Southern California. Active in the exercise industry since 1995, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and English....