I have a client who just found out she’s pregnant (about 3-4 weeks along). She’s been working with me twice a week for 45 minutes. She’s really built herself up to moderate-intense sessions every other week, so I think I can keep her working at a similar level, just slightly less intense. I mostly do circuit training with her, and from what I’ve read she should be able to keep that up with obvious modifications as the baby grows. Any suggestions for long-term pregnancy programming? This is my first one, so I want to know as much as I can!
Hello Sarah Cullinan,
Congratulations…to you both, this is exciting. Yes, get the doctor approval and do another consultation with each change of trimester to stay on top of changes that are happening. Follow the ACSM Guidelines for pregnancy, listen to the body: do not push through uncomfortable feelings and enjoy the process. She should be able to continue working out as usual; since, she seems to have a good base.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.