To jumpstart the New Year, perinatal exercise specialist Jennifer Johnson has developed a series of prenatal exercises for our For Two Fitness® moms. We will be posting a new video each week, so be sure to check back for your next workout.
This first set of exercises will increase your endurance, lower body strength and help reduce back pain. Endurance is critical during pregnancy, not only to get you through the nine months but also to give you the energy and strength to power through labor. Lower body strength is important to support your beautiful growing body. Using your strong lower body to lift will also protect your back. Expecting moms often complain of back pain, and most moms don’t realize how much exercise helps to reduce back pain. The final exercise in this set will do just that!
Here are a few tips to keep in mind while exercising:
Jennifer Tucker Johnson is a perinatal exercise specialist and founder of Fit for Expecting. Jennifer’s specialty and exclusive focus is on the perinatal health. She is certified by AFPA as a perinatal exercise specialist, by Healthy Moms as a perinatal health and wellness specialist, and by the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute as a health coach. Jennifer is the founder of Fit for Expecting, a unique resource for safe and effective exercise programs for moms. Connect with Jennifer and Fit for Expecting on their website at www.fitforexpecting.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fitforexpecting, or follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FitforExpecting.
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Please welcome Alyssa, our latest For Two Fitness Ambassador! Alyssa is the mom of two young girls, and is excited to have number 3 on the way. She keeps fit during pregnancy and postnatal times by walking, practicing yoga, and doing low impact strength training. Alyssa has run a number of half marathons, and is looking forward to participating in one in 2019. Please follow Alyssa on her website.