This video is a must watch for anyone pregnant or considering getting pregnant. I have been there and done that, but some of these tips would definitely have helped me feel better throughout my pregnancy and lose the baby weight faster. As someone who has exercised most of her life, I thought I already knew what I needed to about prenatal and postnatal fitness. I didn’t.
I regret that I wasn’t in the best shape when I got pregnant. I did exercise on and off until month 8 between morning sickness and back pain. I regret not seeking proper fitness advice, especially during the later months.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Ray Wetterlund III of RW3 Fitness, La Jolla’s celebrity fitness trainer, regarding prenatal and postnatal fitness. Ray and I address:
- When to start a prenatal routine
- Exercises that are off limits
- How to know if you’ve overdone it
- Exercises that may speed up delivery
- Exercises that may speed up recovery (wish I would have known to do these)
- How to address swelling
- Whether or not to listen to your pregnancy cravings (you’ll like his answer)
About Ray And RW3 Fitness
Ray has quite a few certifications, which are important, but what is more important to me is his passion about what he’s doing and his commitment to his clients’ overall health beyond the one hour of bootcamp. Ray was also just on Fox 5 yesterday and gave tips to Ali Fedotowsky (The Bachelorette) about how to fit in your skinny jeans during the holidays.