KT bump Fit
Kathryn knows. Pregnancy? Check. Feeling tired? Check. Hangry, emotional and can’t touch your toes? Check. Kathryn’s been through it all and came out the other side. Staying fit and healthy helps. Kathryn’s new pregnancy fit programme contains easy, real, week by week exercises to keep you healthy and fit during pregnancy and beyond.
Most frequent questions and answers
Yes. Once you have clearance from your doctor, the guide is designed to teach you how to safely exercise through all 3 trimesters.
Exercise during pregnancy has been proven to boost energy, enhance sleep, reduce pregnancy related complications and prepare you for childbirth. Each pregnancy is different. Some women are advised by their doctors not to exercise especially in the very early weeks of pregnancy, so you must be sure and get clearance from your doctor.
We give you 3 easy workouts to complete every week from the comfort of your own home. They average 25-30 minutes. Each workout will focus on either “legs” or “arms and core”
Step / small box for step ups
Light dumb bells/ filled water bottles
A swiss ball
A timer on your phone
- Joints—The hormone relaxin which is made during pregnancy causes your ligaments that support your joints to become more relaxed increasing your risk of injury. So avoid jerky, ohigh-impact moves that can increase stress on your joints.
- Balance—During pregnancy, the extra weight in front of your body shifts your centre of gravity. This places stress on your joints and muscles, especially those in your pelvis and low back. So just be mindful you could become less stable and you are at greater risk of falling.
- Breathing—When you exercise, oxygen and blood flow are directed to your muscles and away from other areas of your body. While you are pregnant, your need for oxygen increases. As your belly grows, you may become short of breath. These changes may affect your ability to do strenuous exercise, and you may need to modify or regress an exercise in order to breathe properly. SO listen to your body and take things at your own pace
- Stay hydrated
- Wearing supportive clothing. Its all about minding your belly and boobs!
- Avoid standing still for extended periods
- Avoid laying on your back, as the uterus presses on the large vein that returns blood to your heart.