How To Get The Most Out Of The Sweat App During Your Pregnancy
We know the Sweat Community has been waiting patiently for the release of Kayla Itsines and Kelsey Wells’ new pregnancy programs, and we’re so excited to offer expectant mums a new way to support you with fitness through every stage of life.
So if you’re an expectant mother who is looking to continue her health and fitness journey with one of these new programs, what can you 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 one of Sweat’s new pregnancy programs, 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.
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 or 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.
Read the Sweat blog
No matter where you are in your pregnancy journey - whether you’re trying to conceive, are currently expecting, following Kayla or Kelsey’s program or 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.