A: Absolutely. Many of the exercises require no equipment at all. You will still gain strength and tone through following the exercise segments using no weight. As you become more fit, you may want to add resistance using tools you can find on our products page.
Q: Is it safe
for me to work out during pregnancy?
A: Usually, yes, though we recommend clearing any exercise plans with your personal physician. You should also have him or her check for a condition known as Diastasis Recti, which will necessitate modifying or avoiding certain exercises.
Q: What is Diastasis Recti?
A: Diastasis Recti is the separation of the connective tissue along the abdominal muscles during pregnancy. As a woman’s belly grows, it is normal to have a small degree of stretching and separation in this tissue. But an excessive amount of separation will necessitate modification of exercises that utilize the oblique muscles. Check with you doctor to make sure that you do not have this condition before beginning exercise.
Q: If I have Diastasis Recti, can I
exercise at all?
A: Definitely, and Go Mom Fitness: 15 To Fit makes specific modifications for this condition during each exercise segment. Your safety and overall well-being are the primary concern.
Q: What muscles will I use during
A: The exercise segments in Go Mom Fitness: 15 To Fit utilize all of your body’s major muscle groups, but special attention is paid to those you will need most during and after your pregnancy. For instance, the lower body segments focus on the hips, gluteals and lower back muscles, while the upper body segments emphasize maintaining the muscles that will help keep good posture and prevent back strain.
Q: If I work out with weights, will I
develop huge muscles?
A: Definitely not. The DVD utilizes light weights which assist in toning muscles and increasing strength. Women simply do not have the genetic makeup necessary to build bulking muscles in most cases. While you will put on some muscle, it will most likely not be noticeable visually. However, that additional muscle will aid you in burning fat once you deliver, and help you get your body back in shape faster.
Q: What kind of results can I expect
from following the program outlined in this DVD?
A: You will benefit in numerous way, mentally as well as physically. You should see an overall increase in strength, muscle tone, balance and better posture. Additionally, you should notice a clearer mind and an increased sense of overall well-being. If you’ve been having back pain with your pregnancy, the torso strengthening segment should help to eliminate it.
Q: How long will it take to see
A: Everyone’s body is different, so results will vary from person to person. Most exercisers will see an increase in strength within three weeks of beginning this DVD, assuming that they are utilizing it 3-4 times weekly.
Q: I don’t have a lot of time to
invest. Will I still see results if I only do
fifteen minutes a few times a week?
A: Definitely. Remember, fitness is a lifestyle, not a short term goal. Every effort that you invest will result in feeling better and healthier. Doing something will always reap more results than doing nothing at all.
Q: I have heard a lot about Kegel
exercises. What are they?
A: Kegels are exercises that target the pelvic floor muscles, which support the pelvic organs. These muscles are fundamental to sexual functioning as well as proper functioning of the bowels and bladder. Watch the bonus segment in the DVD to find out how to identify and strengthen these muscles, which will be put under additional stress during pregnancy. Having strong pelvic muscles will make labor and delivery much easier. They will also help to reduce incontinence after birth and for many years to come. In other words, having strong pelvic muscles ensure that you won’t live in fear of sneezing!