We see our clients through many stages and changes in life, and one of the most exciting changes is the expansion of a family! Long-time client Rebecca trained with us throughout her pregnancy and returned to the gym just as soon as it was safe to do so. Here's Rebecca's experience in her own words:
"I continued training throughout my pregnancy. Being a first-time mom, I didn't know if I'd be able to continue to train. But Sam checked in with me each session to make sure I was doing well and had no complications, and then he'd adjust my workout routine accordingly. I never felt like I was doing more than I could or should.
I feel that continuing to train during my pregnancy helped me stay strong as I got bigger, and it made me more efficient at laboring my baby when the time came. My doctors and nurses in Labor and Delivery all agreed that my consistent training is what helped me push my baby out in 20 minutes! Each push was so effective that I only pushed 7 times before my baby was born. They called me a "Rockstar" in the delivery room!
Training at Smugs has also helped me in my postpartum recovery. As soon as my doctor released me, I got right back to it, and I already feel more like myself at 3 months postpartum!"
Congratulations, Rebecca, and thank you for allowing us to continue to be a part of your training and life!