In the first trimester of pregnancy, you can practice Booster Transform workouts nearly as usual with a few important considerations in mind that are explained below. After the first trimester, we would recommend to stop doing abs and to gradually decrease the intensity of the exercises. We would then recommend to stop performing our workouts at the latest 8 weeks before the due date.
If you have no experience with the Lagree Method (Booster Megaformer workout), we would recommend you to attend our ‘Booster Fit for Baby’ classes that are specially adapted to the needs of pregnant women. We do not recommend you start after the first trimester of your pregnancy.
From the 2nd trimester and from 6 weeks after birth with doctor’s consent, we recommend all pregnant clients to join either the ‘Fit for Baby’ or ‘Booster light’ classes.
LAGREE FITNESS AND PREGNANCY AND REQUIREMENTS TO FOLLOW DURING YOUR PRACTICE OF THE LAGREE FITNESS METHOD AT BOOSTER TRANSFORM
If you have been active prior to becoming pregnant then you may continue your activities as long as they are not activities that could result in a loss of balance and as long as you remember to lower your intensity levels to prevent an increased body temperature and heart rate. The goal during this period is maintenance and not improvement. Therefore, you should not push yourself.
There are certain precautions that you will need to follow in order to make it completely safe. Remember that the goal during this period is to maintain, not to improve; your workout intensity should be mild to moderate. In other words, you should exercise at a normal pace and should not attempt to push yourself. Pushing yourself will put undue stress in your body and will increase the chances of reaching two conditions that should be avoided at all times during pregnancy:
1) Your heart rate should never exceed 140 beats per minute. Therefore, be especially careful to monitor your heart rate during exercise. That can be easily done by counting the amount of times your heart beats in ten seconds while you are performing the activity and then multiplying that number by 6. This will give you the amount of beats per minute. You can also use an heart rate monitor that will give you a more accurate monitoring.
2) Your body temperature should never exceed 38 degrees Celsius (or 100 degrees Farenheit). It is not recommended to workout if you have a bit of temperature.
You should also adhere to the following rules:
1) Increase your rest periods in between sets to maintain a normal body temperature and a low pulse (below 140 beats).
2) Choose weight (resistances) that you can perform with always a good posture.
3) Eliminate exercises that may cause a loss of balance such as lunges and squats, or always ensure stability holding a pole if you are performing this type of exercises. Our coaches will substitute them for exercises like bungee kicks and side leg press.
4) Don’t hold your breath while exercising since by doing so, you can cut the oxygen supply to your baby.