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5 Ways to Physically Prepare Yourself for Pregnancy

If you've made the decision to embark on the journey of pregnancy, you probably have a million questions and concerns running through your head as you move into this phase of planning and trying. And as a busy, parent-to-be who values fitness and well-being, you may be wondering about how this is all going to affect and change you body.  I know for me, personally, it was the reason I got into this work. I spent 10 years in NYC as a professional modern dancer and the changes my body was going to go through during pregnancy was a big concern. That may sound vain, but my body was my business. I had spent my entire life training and strengthening it to be able to rehearse and perform. I wasn’t willing to risk injury or not being able to return to dancing in postpartum.  And here’s the most important thing I learned: PREVENTION IS KEY.   If you are thinking of becoming pregnant or already trying, now is the time to start taking some proactive steps to physically prepare your body f

Transforming Your Pregnancy Fitness: 6 Strength Training Exercises You Need to Know

Pregnancy is a transformative journey that brings immense joy and excitement, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. As an expecting mom, taking care of your physical health is crucial for a smooth pregnancy, easier labor, and a faster postpartum recovery. That's where the power of strength training exercises comes into play. At Transformation Nation, we believe in empowering moms-to-be with safe and effective fitness strategies. Today, we're sharing 10 strength training exercises that can benefit you during pregnancy, helping you build strength, maintain proper posture, and prepare your body for the journey ahead. Squats : Building lower body strength and improving flexibility, squats help prepare your muscles for the demands of labor and delivery.   Lunges : Strengthening your legs, glutes, and core, lunges improve balance and stability, which are essential during pregnancy.   Deadlifts : Focusing on your back and core muscles, deadlifts enhance overall strength a