Monday, November 23, 2009

Inspiring Pregnancy Exercise Video

A friend of mine, Matt Pack, sent me the video above of his wife, Grace, going through her last "energy" workout right before the delivery of her baby. She had an easy labour and a healthy child and worked out like this all the way through her pregnancy.

If this doesn't inspire you to maintain your fitness (if you can, medically) throughout your pregnancy, I don't know what will.

NOTE: for those of you reading this post on Facebook, the video won't likely post, so if not, just visit my blog to see her in action.


Heather said...

Are you going to write a book about fitness during pregnancy? Hint: please do!! There's a real lapse in information there, as I'm sure you've figured out. Work with Rachel Cosgrove on it -- her new book is amazing!

I gained 65 lbs over my pregnancy and was depressed and missed my workouts horribly, but most (well-meaning) people told me I shouldn't work out hard, only take walks during my pregnancy. I developed gestational diabetes and the whole bit. My second pregnancy won't be like that at all!

My blog is at (not in my profile). Hope you're feeling great!

Nicole P said...

Thank you so much for sharing this video!! This is just awesome! I am currently 22 (nearly 23) weeks pregnant and only hope to continue my current level of workouts up until the birth of our first baby.

More video's like this are what pregnant women need to see instead of the whole - just walk and don't let your heart rate get over 140 bpm! Sigh, if I did this my husband would definetly have me in a straight jacket because I would have no outlet to get rid of excess energy!!

I'm also with Heather - a book about fitness and nutrition during pregnancy is just what the market needs as there is nothing current out there.

The only book I have been referred to is a book by Dr James Clapp called Exercising Through Your Pregnancy. I haven't read it yet as am waiting for it to become available at the local library but have been told he is very pro exercising during pregnancy and is very good at explaining how exercise affects you and your baby.

Enjoy!! Nicole xx

Cassandra Forsythe said...

Hi Ladies! Thanks for your comments!

Yes, a book is in progress :)

Dr Clapp's book is a bit tough to read, but essential to understanding what he's uncovered in his years of researching active pregnant women. I'm working my way through that one right now :)

Megann said...

This was inspiring! I love seeing pregnant women work out, because it shows me that I'll be able to do that, too.

I second the request for a pregnancy workout book!

Quinroxanne said...

Thanks a lot for sharing this video. Too sad I wasn't able to do workout when I was pregnant.