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Myth Busting by Fit 4 Two!
February 2011

Three Prenatal Fitness Myths Busted

Pregnant Women Can Only Lift Light Weights. 
The SOGC encourages healthy women with normal pregnancies to focus on muscular endurance: 1-3 sets of 10-20 reps.  Pregnant women can use the theory of progressive overload just like non pregnant women. In other words, if you can do 3 sets of 20 reps no problem...full article

A Strong Core = A Difficult Birth
Most women, even those who exercise regularly, have weak pelvic floor muscles.  Toned pelvic floor muscles can reduce back/pelvis discomforts, improve continence and reduce the chances of tearing or having an episiotomy during labour.  The average pregnant women will benefit from a routine that includes contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles.  If a woman has unusually strong pelvic floor muscles...full article

Pregnant Women Should Just Walk
Walking rocks!  It is fantastic for improving circulation and cardiovascular health.  But here's the thing - it does not address muscular imbalances or give you the strength & flexibility you are going to need to stay comfortable during pregnancy and strong for parenting.  In addition...full article
Three New Mom Fitness Myths Busted

1. 'Cutting Carbs' is a Great Way to Lose the Baby Weight

Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for our bodies.  In fact, our daily diet should consist of more carbohydrates than proteins and fats.  Without carbs we cannot exercise effectively, we get irritable and fatigue sets in.  Instead... full article

2. Women Who Breastfeed Lose Weight Faster 

Before I begin, let me state that Fit 4 Two is Baby Friendly company and we support extended breastfeeding 110%.  I am proud to say that I breastfed both my children well into their toddler years.  Breastfeeding burns calories. There is no doubt about that.  However, we are meant to replace those calories with nutrient rich foods.  The average woman who is exclusively breastfeeding needs an additional... full article

3. If Your Athletic Shoes Look Okay, They are Okay

Question: Are you wearing the same sneakers that you wore during pregnancy?  Longer?  If you answered yes, I highly recommend investing in a new pair of athletic shoes. Women who exercise regularly should invest in new athletic shoes every 6-12 months. The extra weight we carry during pregnancy coupled changes to our gait mean that we...full article

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Fit 4 Two Winnipeg 

Join Fit 4 Two at the Winnipeg Baby & Kids Show, Feb 26 & 27 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Details  Ready to ramp up your workout with baby? Come try Indoor Stroller Bootcamp March 4 in Winnipeg. Now offering two locations (North and South Winnipeg).  Details

Fit 4 Two Langley
New- Fit 4 Two in the City!  Mom & Baby Fitness at Fitness Unlimited.  Childminding available. FREE TRIAL of Stroller Fitness in Walnut Grove Feb 24.  Please RSVP.


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