Monday, December 14, 2009

Hot Mamas!

I am so proud of my client, Carisse! I've known Carisse for several years and she has become more and more dedicated to CrossFit. She wasn't sure how to keep CrossFit in her routine after she got pregnant, so we started training together a few months ago.

At 36 weeks pregnant, she continues to barrel thru workouts and dedicate herself to staying strong for her baby. Carisse's commitment and hard work makes her a success story even without the 'after' photo (coming soon!!)

Also, featured in the photos below is Ashley Thiel pushing thru a CrossFit Mom workout at 7 months pregnant.

Exercising During Pregnancy: Myth vs. Fact

Women who exercise during pregnancy:
Have reduced weight gain and fat deposition during pregnancy
Have fewer pregnancy discomforts
Report a more rapid physical and emotional recovery from delivery
Tend to have easier, shorter and less complicated labors
Have less need for pain relief during labor
Have more stamina during labor
Increase their aerobic capacity
Decrease their susceptibility to illness
Increase their energy level

Babies of exercising moms:
Have significantly lower heart rates than babies of non-exercising moms
Are better able to cope with the stress of birth
Have a greater ability to adapt to life outside the uterus
Are more healthy at birth
Are leaner at birth and tend to stay lean as they grow
Sleep through the night sooner
Are better able to self-calm
Score higher on tests of general intelligence and oral language skills
Have decreased risks of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases later in life
Do you or someone you know need help keeping CrossFit in your routine during pregnancy? Contact me or CrossFit Central today!


  1. crossfit mommies are the shiznit!

  2. I'm so glad that you posted this! I have had this on my mind for the last two months. After the marathon (on Valentine's Day), Tulio and I will be working on baby #1. I definitely want to continue crossfit and would love to soak up all the advice about working out and being pregnant. :)