Mar 2, 2018
Women go through so much mental and emotional stress while pregnant and that's something that we have to continue to address. It's okay that their bodies are changing; pregnancy is temporary, but motherhood is forever. Women need that positive reinforcement from their support system both in and out of the gym. - Colleen Flaherty
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Should a woman be less or more active during her pregnancy?
Because she's carrying a new human life, it's normal to think that she should take it easy. However, as you'll soon learn, working out while being pregnant can actually help a woman achieve better health for both herself and the baby.
In Wellness Force Radio episode 174, NSCA-CSCS Strength Coach, Host of the Prokreate Radio Podcast, and both CEO and Founder of Prokreate, Colleen Flaherty, teaches us how specific, safe movements can help a woman stay in great fit, get even stronger, and have a healthy pregnancy.
Discover why exercise is not only beneficial for the mother, but for the baby's health, emotional wellness, and energy levels as well.
To active women who want or are bearing babes, Prokreate offers fertility, pregnancy & motherhood strength classes and small group sessions in San Diego, CA. They also teach coaches pregnancy and postpartum strength safety all over the world.
Their mission is to build courageous women, families, and coaches through proper, safe, dynamic movement to reduce risks of pregnancy and birth complications, optimize fetal health, and create a thriving postpartum experience.
Research shows decreases in anxiety, depression, stress in people who are part of a community and felt fully supported. CEO and Founder of Prokreate, Colleen Flaherty, has established a real-life, real-talk, in-person community through classes, workshops, gatherings, socials, and more so that you can feel the connections to truly be your best woman, mother, lover, friend.
Join her and the team in San Diego for Prokreate's transcendental training events:
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"For women who want to become pregnant, it's so important that they become aware of how different products can affect their health. Let's stop storing food in plastic containers or drinking from plastic water bottles. Instead, let's convert to using glass. Start looking at the chemicals that you're putting on your skin such as lotions and perfumes. It's about examining your entire environment so that it's as clean as possible and you're not putting that stress on your body every day." - Colleen Flaherty
"Pregnant women are able to push their limits safely and specifically to be more athletic. Because of the adaptations that their bodies are going through, they're able to hit their PRs and run longer distances. They can do this because they have more blood cells and plasma so that they can recover faster plus their lungs are more efficient and their hearts are stronger." - Colleen Flaherty
"You have to be smart about working out while pregnant. You have to know yourself and your body before you become pregnant. That way, you can be aware of what you're able to physically do including how much you can lift and how far you can run. Collect all that data so that you can exercise according to it while pregnant." - Colleen Flaherty
"Your body has so much more power while you're pregnant. So, if you can still push yourself and be comfortable with the exercises that you love to do, go for it!" - Colleen Flaherty
"What is your purpose for spending hours at a gym or having a job? What's your drive and is it really serving your soul? When you really start listening to your thoughts and your intuition, you can discover what it is that you really want to do with your life." - Colleen Flaherty
Colleen Flaherty is the CEO and Founder of Prokreate as well as an NSCA-CSCS strength coach for women during pre-conception, pregnancy, and postpartum as well as an educator for trainers and health professionals.
Her passion is to help women move their bodies correctly to be strong and fierce. She does this through small group training, classes, a 7-hour CEU course, workshops, and her podcast, Prokreate Radio. What makes training with her different is that she focuses on mind/body/spirit connections for optimal health.
At Prokreate, her and her team bring attention to the intention of your movement, support systems, knowledge and how it applies to helping you thrive in daily life.
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