IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 14, 2015 – PEAR Sports, a leader in performance training and real-time coaching innovation, announces the release of the world’s most comprehensive personal training program developed for women pre-, post- and expecting. In partnership with “Fit for Birth” pre- and post-natal exercise specialist, Nancy Anderson, the program will be the first program of its kind that will serve as a personal trainer throughout the entire pregnancy.
Studies show that proper nutrition and exercise throughout one’s pregnancy significantly decreases the risk of most maternal and fetal complications. For first time mothers, the expected delivery time averages longer than a first time marathon. Like preparing for a marathon, proper physical training can provide an easier transition through each of the developmental phases of a woman’s body during a pregnancy and will complement the health of her unborn child.
“The PEAR Pregnancy Fitness Program is designed for all women who seek a healthy fitness routine to complement their nine months of pregnancy. From the enthusiast to the beginner, I personally guide you through every workout,” says Anderson. “As a woman’s body changes throughout the pregnancy, our training program offers the unique aspect of aligning to your fitness level on any given day to provide results without compromising the safety of the woman or the child.”
Certified by the American Council on Exercise (http://www.acefitness.org/) for Pre- and Post-Natal Exercise, Anderson combines her eight years of experience with PEAR’s interactive coaching methods and heart rate monitoring, to create a customized solution for expecting mothers that consists of the following:
Pre-Pregnancy Fitness: Through the PEAR program, Anderson leads women planning to conceive through a core strengthening exercise that will both support the body throughout the pregnancy while also helping the body to bounce back into shape post-delivery.
Trimester Training: Anderson delivers a series of workouts that prepare the body of all of the changes it will experience through each trimester including exercises that strengthen your Transverse Abdominis (TVA) - a muscle that when it is weak contributes significantly to back pain. Highlights of each trimester workout include the following:
- 1st Trimester: Setting the foundation for the pregnancy by learning to breathe and strengthening the core. Daily exercise is also important during this period as it will help to alleviate morning sickness, fatigue and weight fluctuation - common issues experienced in the first three months
- 2nd Trimester: Moving beyond back exercises, the program will continue to strengthen the core through plank variations and standing movements only. Increased attention will be brought to posture muscles, which by strengthening during the second trimester will reap benefits post-delivery, as women often hunch their backs while holding their babies or during breastfeeding
- 3rd Trimester: As the heart rate is more challenging to get up during months seven, eight and nine, the programs continues with similar exercises from the first two trimesters as Anderson walks through expectations on data monitoring. Additionally, she will provide more mental imagery and interval training to use the workouts as preparation for contractions
Post-Pregnancy Workout: The final workout will dive into core workouts and focus on tapping into the muscle memory achieved in the previous months by working out during each trimester. These workouts are designed to quickly deliver results post-delivery.
To access the PEAR Pregnancy Fitness Program and additional training guides, download the PEAR Sports App from iTunes or Google Play stores. When combined with PEAR’s Mobile Training Kit, users also gain access to calorie counts, heart rate, and much more.
DISCLAIMER: As with any workout plan, it is recommended that you consult with your healthcare provider prior to beginning a new fitness routine.
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