Frequently Asked Questions

 

1.    How often should I exercise?

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG), pregnant women should exercise at least 30 minutes on most, if not all, days of the week to experience benefits of a healthy pregnancy.

2.    What do I need to get started?

Please obtain your Doctor’s clearance prior to participating in any exercise program. Once you have approval, simply contact us via phone or email to setup an appointment. Dress comfortably and feel free to bring your own exercise/yoga mat, if you’d like.  

3.    What should I expect?

We will begin by discussing previous medical and fitness history and move into the workout by stretching and preparing your body for activity.  A warm-up, followed by full-body exercises to build and maintain strength and stabilization.  We will continue on to specialized workouts tailored specifically for the core and pelvic floor muscles which are most affected during pregnancy. 

4.    Does it matter if I didn't exercise prior to becoming pregnant?

Being active before pregnancy certainly has its benefits, however, it is not a requirement.  We will create a program that you are entirely comfortable with that is appropriate for your particular stage of pregnancy.  Every mother experiences pregnancy quite different and you rest assured that every consideration will be taken into account, keeping the health and well being of you and your baby as the ultimate priority.

5.    I don’t really enjoy working out but I know staying active is important.  Is this still a place for me?

First off, you are not alone! We realize that “working out” isn’t or hasn’t always been a passion (or a priority) for many expectant mothers. Most, however, realize that it is in the best interest of their health and overall experience to do so.  We are very aware of that and work together to build a program as we communicate the purpose and biomechanics of each exercise.  You will never feel pressured or obligated to perform any exercise that you are not comfortable with.

6.    Will training help manage my pregnancy weight?

Time after time, Maternifit mamas have returned from their doctor visits with smiling faces and great reports from their Doctors! While each woman’s activity level differs, the underlying consensus has been in favor of healthy weight management.  We are so happy and proud to facilitate this goal that most of our clients have

7.    I have a friend/relative that is also pregnant.  Can we train together?

Absolutely! Our facility can accommodate this request.  If the two women are at different levels of physical agility, modifications to repetitions, weight, and rate are easily implemented. 

8.    What is the cost for sessions?

Personal Training sessions are $45 per hour (or $30 for a half-hour). Another option is Small Group Training (limited to 6-8 mamas) available in the evenings during peak hours.

9.    Is there a monthly membership?

Yes. Monthly memberships grant unlimited sessions! Fitbump: $140 BodyAfterBaby: $120. We also have a 5- class pass which you can use over the span of 2 months, for $90.

10. What should I do on the days when I’m not training?

You are encouraged to follow the guidelines for keeping active for 30 minutes of most, if not all, days of the week.  The instructor will give you a list of a few exercises that can be done at home without any equipment or you can use light dumbbells, as in studio.  Throughout the sessions, you will be advised of the workouts that will be ideal to perform at home and on a daily basis.