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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

Debunking 3 Common Prenatal Fitness Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

Staying active during pregnancy is important for maintaining overall health, managing weight gain, and preparing your body for childbirth. However, it's crucial to navigate the vast sea of information and debunk some common misconceptions that often circulate regarding prenatal fitness. Let's dive in and shed light on three prevalent myths to help you make informed decisions about your exercise routine during pregnancy. Myth 1: "You should just do prenatal yoga."   While prenatal yoga can offer numerous benefits, it's important to recognize that it's not the only suitable exercise option during pregnancy. Each pregnant body is unique, and different forms of exercise can address specific needs. Incorporating a variety of safe and appropriate exercises, such as strength training, low-impact cardio, and gentle stretching, can provide a well-rounded approach to prenatal fitness. Myth 2: "You should do trimester-specific workouts."   Contrary to popular b