Benefits of working out while pregnant

We often receive questions regarding working out while pregnant. This is something that I feel passionately about as a mother who enjoyed the benefits of being active during my pregnancies and as an owner of a health and wellness facility. Making the decision to continue working out (particularly in a controlled, safe training environment) is a very personal one. As with anything, we recommend doing your own research and determine if the benefits of an active lifestyle will outweigh any potential risks. Here are a few of the health benefits to the mother and baby that were factors in my decision to continue working out throughout my pregnancies.

How to talk your way through your workout

Everybody has those days when they “just aren’t feelin’ it.” It could be the weather that has you down or you haven’t gotten enough sleep but for whatever reason, you just can’t get yourself jacked up enough for your training session. It happens to everyone. Hopefully, some of my mental chatter will help you crush your next workout.

Slow your roll – Chew your food

Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures and should be enjoyed slowly and deliberately. Chewing your food allows you to appreciate and savor the taste of the delicious food. Taking the time to slowly chew your food also plays a very important role in your digestion.

It is not about how much you can lift, how fast you can go, or any fancy fitness tricks.

It is not about how much you can lift, how fast you can go, or any fancy fitness tricks.  It is not about what you do in the gym. It is about what you do in the gym that prepares you for everything else in life. It is about being capable and confident. It’s about living your best life, having fun, being inspired, and being excited!

Connect With Your Why, Stir Your Soul

Your WHY needs to stir your soul. Your WHY needs to get you up on a rainy day in May to get to the gym when all you want to do is make a fortress out of pillows. Your WHY needs to drive you to order the salad over the fried clams. Your WHY needs to be stronger than anything else.

How a working mom of 5 committed to healthy living and started feeling AWESOME again

Life is just so busy. We are pulled in so many different directions. We have commitments at work, with our families, and in the community. Taking care of ourselves and committing to healthy living falls to the bottom of the list.

This works OK for a period of time. Eventually, it will catch up with us and being all things to all people leaves us feeling depleted and drained at the end of the day.

In order to be at our best for the people who rely on us, we need to commit first to taking care of ourselves. ‘You need to put your oxygen mask on first.’

See how a busy mom of 5 committed to healthy living and made massive impact on her life.

The best part of the day…

As a follow up to last week’s article, What your trainer wants you to know, I thought I would introduce you to a few of our trainers at Wilcox Wellness & Fitness.  Katie Norwood has just been promoted to a senior trainer.  Katie encourage everyone to make their training session… ‘the best part of the […]

What your personal trainer wants you to know

In my role at Wilcox Wellness & Fitness I talk to prospective clients daily about committing to a healthy lifestyle.  People have so many ideas of what trainers do, what trainers think, and what it is like to be a part of a fitness facility.  It takes a lot of guts to walk in the […]