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Sweat’s Two New Pregnancy Programs Are Here!

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Sweat’s Two New Pregnancy Programs Are Here!
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Sweat has been there to help women around the world feel strong and move with confidence at every stage. Well, almost every stage. Until now. After such high demand from the Sweat Community, Kayla Itsines and Kelsey Wells are beyond excited to announce the release of their long-awaited prenatal programs - Pregnancy with Kayla and Pregnancy with Kelsey

For Kayla, mother to her daughter Arna with another baby on the way, this new program is especially close to her heart. 

“During my first pregnancy, all I wanted was a program I would feel comfortable doing and I didn’t have one. I found it so difficult to navigate my own workouts, ” she says, reflecting on how challenging she found her first pregnancy. 

“After Arna was born, I wanted to create a program that would support women to feel strong and stay active during pregnancy.” 

Kelsey’s journey took her on a different path, but she shares the same excitement about being able to provide her community with a training option for such a beautiful time in their lives. 

“My own fitness journey didn’t actually start until after I became a mother, but having a program as an option for their pregnancy journey is a need for so many women. For six years my community has been asking me for a prenatal program.”

These highly-anticipated programs have been designed by Kayla and Kelsey and are designed to help you keep moving and feel strong from bump through to birth. 

To begin the program and better understand what kind of exercise is best for you and your baby, you’ll need to get the okay from your healthcare provider. Then, there are 40 weeks of 20-30 minute workouts in each program, which can be completed at home or in a gym using your bodyweight or with simple equipment such as dumbbells, a chair and resistance bands. 

Alongside their pre and postnatal qualifications, Kayla and Kelsey know first-hand what it’s like to bear witness to the incredible changes your body goes through during pregnancy, and Kayla is currently following her program during her second pregnancy.

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You know your body best

“These programs could be suitable for someone who wants a gentle way to get active during their pregnancy or for the woman who was very active but isn’t able to continue with the type of training they are used to doing,” says Kelsey, who wants to remind every woman that YOU know your body best and these programs are simply an option. Don’t feel up to taking on a structured program? That’s totally fine!

Remember, it’s important to obtain clearance from your healthcare provider before doing any exercise during pregnancy, as well as checking in regularly as your body changes throughout each trimester. 

In the Sweat app, you’ll also be asked how far along you are before you start your workouts to ensure your place in the program aligns with where you are in your pregnancy. 

“Every pregnancy and every woman’s experience is unique and different, so you definitely need to listen to your body and work with your healthcare professional,” Kayla says, having had two very different experiences of pregnancy and knowing that for some women who are expecting, rest might be what you need the most.

What can you expect? 

The low-intensity workouts in these programs are tailored to each trimester and are designed to help you move with confidence as you maintain your fitness, strength, posture and general health.

Alongside strength exercises, there are also low-intensity steady state cardio and recovery sessions focused on areas such as lower back relief, hip mobility, and upper back and neck relief. 

“Postural strength is so important to carry the baby in your belly and then in your arms, and that’s an important part of these programs. Having that would have made things so much easier for me,” Kayla says. 

Once you’ve been cleared to exercise following birth, Kayla and Kelsey also have postnatal programs in the Sweat app (Kayla’s Post-Pregnancy and PWR Post Pregnancy) to support you as you rebuild your strength. 

Kayla and Kelsey are elated to be able to offer these supportive new programs for all the women in their communities who are expecting and looking for a gentle way to keep their bodies moving. Now, Sweat really is with you at every stage.

Disclaimer: Although exercise during and after pregnancy has been associated with multiple health benefits, you should consult with and obtain permission from your physician or other health care provider before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for you, especially while pregnant and in the months following your pregnancy. Not all exercise is suitable for everyone or every pregnancy and exercises, including those contained in this article, may result in injury. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it.

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.

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