Feel Strong At Every Stage: Pregnancy with Kelsey
For years, Kelsey Wells’ community has been consistently asking her for one thing, and we are SO excited to share that it’s finally here. Pregnancy with Kelsey Wells is now available on the Sweat app!
With Kelsey’s prenatal qualifications, her years of experience as a trainer and mother, and her empowering approach to fitness, this 40-week program has been in high demand from women around the world who are looking for a way to continue exercising during their pregnancy.
Pregnancy with Kelsey is designed to empower women to move with confidence and stay active from bump through to birth, with 20-30 minute workouts which can be completed at home using just your bodyweight or with simple equipment such as dumbbells, a bench and resistance bands.
These low-intensity prenatal workouts are uniquely tailored to each trimester to help you maintain your fitness, strength and general health at each stage of your journey.
Every woman’s journey is unique
While we know many women want to find a way to stay active during their pregnancy, for others, exercise is the last thing on their mind, and Kelsey’s own fitness journey didn’t begin until after she became a mother.
“If you are familiar with my journey, you might know that I never exercised before or during my pregnancy. I used to feel bad about that, but now I don’t. I was doing my best. I was in survival mode working full-time and navigating the all-encompassing changes that pregnancy brings,” Kelsey shared on Instagram.
‘What I want to do by releasing this program is to fill the gap that so many women have been asking me for and provide an option for those wanting to exercise during pregnancy,” Kelsey says, and she can’t wait to now be able to offer a new way to support her community during this incredible period of change.
Listen to your amazing body
Kelsey has such an appreciation for the female body and what it goes through during pregnancy, and wants to remind women to listen to their bodies as every pregnancy is unique. Make choices that feel empowering and right for YOU, and make sure you receive clearance from your healthcare provider before you get started to understand if Kelsey’s program is right for you.
“What you need to prioritise is caring for the health of you and your baby. Sometimes that might look like training, sometimes that might look like resting, or it might look like doing a much more gentle program like Pregnancy with Kelsey,” she says.
Kelsey’s program is designed to help you maintain your current fitness if you were active before your pregnancy or slowly introduce you to fitness if you’re new to exercise.
In the program, each trimester includes optional upper, low and full-body strength training, plus low-intensity steady-state cardio and recovery sessions focused on areas such as lower back relief, hip mobility, and upper back and neck relief.
You might just want to follow the recovery sessions for some much-needed relief and relaxation!
“Whether you train during pregnancy using an exercise program or not, whether you want to or are able to or not, remember you are creating life! Your body is already ‘training’ in overdrive and you are doing phenomenally well,” Kelsey says.
This article is for informational purposes only. Any instruction, information, or guidance contained in this article is not a substitute for medical advice, consultation, and/or medical treatment from your doctor or healthcare provider. Do not delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of any instruction, information or guidance contained in this article.
You are responsible for your own safety and are participating in this fitness activity at your own risk. Start slowly and do not exceed the exercise recommended by your physician or health care provider. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain, discomfort, bleeding, or shortness of breath at any time while exercising, stop immediately and seek medical advice.
* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.