Need some motivation?

Need some motivation?
December 5, 2019 Nicola Barnes

Of course you do!  It’s that time of year when the weather’s not that great, daylight hours are limited, Christmas is one big fitness distraction and….you’re pregnant.

Chances are that you’ve been told more than once to ‘take in easy’ and even though you KNOW that staying active is right up there as one of the top most important things you can do for you and your baby sometimes the temptation to kick off your trainers and head for the sofa is overwhelming.

Here at FittaMamma HQ we’re big on encouraging pregnant women to make sure they meet that all important 30 minutes activity every day….or at least the 150 minutes recommended minimum each week.  But sometimes it’s good to get an added boost of motivation from some of our ambassadors, athletes, customers and pregnancy fitness professionals.

 

Dame Sarah Storey

14 times gold medal Paralympian

“Staying fit and healthy in pregnancy is important for so many reasons. Your baby will benefit from you being fit and healthy as they are less likely to struggle with their own weight as they grow. The other positives are to the way you feel. Exercise helps with confidence and the endorphins provide that sense of happiness and calm. I trained throughout my first pregnancy and am following a similar plan this time too. It’s important to be safe, not overheat or get dehydrated but don’t be afraid to raise your heart rate if you feel comfortable doing so. Listening to your body, wearing suitable clothing and having a smile on your face are my 3 top tips for exercise in pregnancy.”

 

Amy Williams MBE 

Winter Olympics Gold Medallist

“Staying fit and healthy in pregnancy is important for so many reasons. Your baby will benefit from you being fit and healthy as they are less likely to struggle with their own weight as they grow. The other positives are to the way you feel. Exercise helps with confidence and the endorphins provide that sense of happiness and calm. I trained throughout my first pregnancy and am following a similar plan this time too. It’s important to be safe, not overheat or get dehydrated but don’t be afraid to raise your heart rate if you feel comfortable doing so. Listening to your body, wearing suitable clothing and having a smile on your face are my 3 top tips for exercise in pregnancy.”

 

 

Ellen

FittaMamma Customer

“I want to stay fit and healthy for my baby, my little girl and myself. I keep thinking of your “pregnant not powerless” campaign and feel empowered to keep active throughout the rest of my pregnancy”.

 

 

Laura Gimbert

Health, fitness and lifestyle influencer

“I was a health and fitness freak before getting pregnant and I knew that pregnancy wasn’t going to stop me. The benefits of regular exercise during pregnancy are unlimited and women should not be scared of being active while pregnant, whatever the activity may be. If anything, we should feel more motivated to exercise, for a healthier pregnancy and baby!”

 

 

Helen Ward

International footballer

“I didn’t do enough in my first pregnancy because I was wary of harming my baby, but since then I have made an effort to educate myself. I have learnt how good for you and the baby it is! I am not ill, I am pregnant. I am still me and I am an international footballer and a mum. The two can go hand in hand through pregnancy and motherhood.”

 

 

Charlotte Robertson

UK Elite Pole Champion

“Staying active during pregnancy isn’t about how hard you push but about moving your body to create a healthier future for you and your baby. I exercised before being pregnant to make me feel good so why wouldn’t I continue for the same reasons during!? I am now working at a way lower intensity but it’s still gives me that feel good factor. Listen to your body and do what feels good for you! Here’s to being #pregnantnotpowerless”

 

 

Mirella Ingamells

Health & fitness influencer

“Becoming pregnant presented me with a brand-new challenge: staying fit, getting my new body strong, and working on a healthy mindset, which embraced all the physical changes. While there are certain things you should take into consideration, there is no reason why you can’t continue with an active lifestyle whilst creating your little miracle… it is actually healthier for both you and your baby.”

 

 

Hannah H

FittaMamma Customer

“Gideon arrived 6 days late….but less than 30 minutes of pushing!  Quote from the midwife: “Whoa…..you must work out!”  Thanks for helping me stay in decent shape the whole pregnancy- I know it helped.”

 

 

Beatie Deutsch

Marathon Runner and mother to five

“Committing to run a marathon whilst pregnant really motivated me to keep training. And I enjoy running so it wasn’t hard. I didn’t do any shorter races but with marathon training you really can’t miss any runs if you want to be properly prepared.”

These Mammas-to-be had more than one thing in common ….they all stayed active throughout their pregnancies and they ALL wore FittaMamma gear to support their baby bumps when they exercised.

Share your fit pregnancy pictures and what motivates you to stay active during pregnancy and join our gallery of inspirational FittaMammas.

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