During Labor and Delivery, Fit Women Experience:

  • Easier adaptation to the lower-intensity endurance activity of early labor.
  • Shorter first and second stages of labor.
  • Enhanced pain tolerance.
  • Increased stamina for labor and delivery, with less perceived exertion during labor.
  • Lower incidences of intervention during labor.
  • Substantially fewer caesarian births.
  • Good pelvic muscle Tone-resulting in fewer episiotomies/tearing.

Adherence to Strength, Cardiovascular and Flexibility Programs during Pregnancy also:

  • Boosts maternal immune-system function which continues to benefit her baby after birth through breastfeeding.
  • More efficiently delivers blood and oxygen to the heart and brain, enhancing concentration and energy-levels.
  • Helps manage or prevent gestational diabetes.
  • More effectively controls weight gain, which – in addition to physical benefits – enhances body image, confidence, and self-awareness.
  • Improves posture and results in fewer aches and pains.
  • Aids in quicker postpartum recovery.
  • Decreases incidence of falls.
  • Reduces stress, anxiety, and insomnia, imparting an overall improvement in sleeping patterns, possibly lowering risk for depression.
  • A larger Placenta develops, which increases the capacity to exchange oxygen and CO2, and nutrients and waste products.
  • Increases the cardiovascular capacity of the baby.

Healthy Moms Raise Healthy Children

Fit moms give birth to leaner, stronger, healthier, and even smarter babies, who may even have better motor-functioning, cardiovascular capacity, with a greatly reduced risk for developing obesity, diabetes, and other related health challenges as adults.

Fit, active women demonstrate healthy self-care values and are positive role-models for their children to emulate.