Coached by Cal – Training for pregnancy and motherhood like a sport
If you’ve just clicked on this blog, then chances are you’ve either recently found out you are pregnant or you’ve recently become a new mum… either way, congrats!
Whether you’re already super fit, never really trained before, or somewhere in between… you can, and should, exercise through the majority of your pregnancy.
And once you’re back on your feet and feeling up to it, then easing back into exercise also has numerous benefits.
However, you’re probably a bit nervous:
● What can I do?
● What can’t I do?
● When can I start?
● When should I stop?
These are all really important questions you should be asking yourself, and contacting a specialised PT is a really good place to start.
*Up steps Coached by Cal*
Throughout Cal’s career he’s coached a ton of people to become stronger and fitter, mainly for a specific sport or goal. Central to his success has been his ability to break down the core movements involved, and then create a program which targets the key muscle groups in order to increase performance.
His approach to pregnancy is no different:
– Throughout pregnancy your body changes (think bigger boobs & belly) which can have a drastic effect on how you move, causing you to compensate with other muscle groups
– Once you’ve given birth you start doing a whole load of new movements throughout the day (think swinging a car seat or rocking a baby to sleep) which you haven’t been preparing for in prior life
– Cal has taken on board the physiological changes to your body, broken down the core movements involved, assessed the key muscle groups, and created a bank of exercise that will directly increase your performance – as a Mum!
By treating pregnancy and motherhood like a sport Cal has created an effective strength and conditioning program that can be accessed in 1 of 2 ways:
A lot of Pre & Post Natal classes are geared towards weight loss which, whilst I understand you may be carrying a bit more body fat than you’re used to, shouldn’t be the top priority at this stage.
Instead Coached by Cal’s classes focus on strength and conditioning, specifically targeting the key muscle groups affected by pregnancy/labour. Becoming stronger and fitter will help minimise pain and stiffness, as well as build the capacity needed to carry around a newborn and toddler!
On top of this, you’ll be in a group of likeminded people at similar stages of their life where you can share stories, tips and ask questions about all things pregnancy and motherhood!
Classes are split into Pre Natal and Post Natal, and capped at 6 per class to ensure the specific attention you need.
Babies welcome, whether in your belly or a car seat (I even provide a ‘rock to sleep’ service – see image above).
Tuesdays 10-11am (Pre Natal) @ Chatsworth Dance Centre
Thursdays 10-11am (Post Natal) @ Chatsworth Dance Centre
*Looking to add an evening class in the near future!
Personal Training takes the exact same approach, but at a more individual level. So if you have a really specific issue, or you just don’t feel confident working out in front of others, then this could be the option for you.
Again, babies are welcome, whether in your belly or a car seat.
Personal Training – £40 p/h at peak times or £35 p/h for off peak (between 9am & 4pm)