How To Get The Most Out Of The Sweat App During Your Pregnancy
If you’re an expectant mother looking to continue your health and fitness journey with one of Sweat’s three pregnancy programs, you might be wondering what you can do to get the most out of the Sweat app.
Make sure your pregnancy settings are turned on
Once your healthcare provider has cleared you to participate in Pregnancy with Kayla, Pregnancy with Kelsey or Pregnancy Barre with Britany, you’ll need to make sure your pregnancy settings are turned on within the Sweat app.
Update your profile by tapping on your avatar in the top right-hand corner of your screen, select “My Profile” and scroll down to where it says “Pregnant”. Tap this option and you’ll then be asked to indicate your pregnancy status. We only use this information to make sure we’re providing you with pregnancy-related workouts.
If you’re new to Sweat, you’ll be asked whether you’re pregnant when you first open the app and select "Stay active while pregnant" as your fitness goal. Then, you’ll follow the prompts to tell us how far along you are. This ensures you start the program at the right point and are served appropriate workouts for your trimester.
Find what works for you
If you’re currently pregnant and have received clearance to exercise from your healthcare provider, there are three options available in the Sweat app.
Pregnancy with Kayla and Pregnancy with Kelsey are structured, 40-week programs that are tailored to each trimester and have been designed to help you keep moving and feel strong from bump through to birth. The programs involve 20-30 minute workouts that can be completed at home or in the gym using your bodyweight or with simple equipment such as dumbbells, a chair and resistance bands.
Pregnancy Barre with Britany is another great way to feel strong and stay active during your pregnancy, with three weeks of low-intensity workouts available each trimester that you can complete and repeat as your bump grows. Each week, you’ll have lower, upper and full-body barre workouts which will take you 20-30 minutes, as well as optional low-intensity cardio sessions. Perfect for training at home or in the gym, all you need to get started is a resistance band, chair and set of dumbbells.
Connect with the Sweat Community
The Sweat Community is made up of world-class trainers and a group of fierce, strong women who get it. They know first-hand what it’s like to bear witness to the incredible changes your body goes through during pregnancy. That’s why we’re here to help you move with confidence - every step of the way.
Looking for a way to connect with the Sweat Community? Whether you’re after advice from mums who have been there, want to connect with other women following a pregnancy program or you're looking for words of motivation or encouragement, the Sweat Community is a supportive group of women from around the world who will always have your back. Connect with them via the Sweat forum, or on social media using the hashtag #SweatCommunity.
Connect with your trainer
Looking for another way to level up your journey? Why not connect with Kayla Itsines, Kelsey Wells and Britany Williams on Instagram. See what they’re up to right now or scroll through their archives to learn more about their own pregnancy journeys. Kayla followed her Pregnancy program when she was expecting her son, Jax, while Brit has been including barre in her routine while pregnant with a baby girl!
Read the Sweat blog
No matter where you are in your pregnancy journey - whether you’re trying to conceive, are currently expecting, are following a Sweat pregnancy program, or you’re getting ready to return to fitness after giving birth - we have you covered. Make sure you check out the Sweat blog for tips and tricks from our trainers, expert advice and stories from the Sweat Community.
Sweat is here to support you to feel strong and stay active from bump to birth and beyond. If you’ve recently given birth, you’ll need to consider the experience your body has been through during pregnancy and childbirth when planning your return to exercise.
Once you feel physically and emotionally ready and have received clearance from your healthcare provider to start exercising again, it’s recommended you take a gradual and progressive approach to rebuild your strength and fitness.
If a structured program is right for you, Post-Pregnancy with Kayla and PWR Post-Pregnancy with Kelsey have both been designed to help women start exercising with confidence again after welcoming a baby.
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.