Pre and Post Natal

Pre and Post Natal Personal Training Programs

All pre and post natal exercise programmes are overseen by a Physical Therapist, Nurse or Doctor in conjunction with your personal trainer. Nothing is left to chance, a complete physiological screening evaluating your body composition is carried out before commencement, through your programme and on completion.

Pre Natal

Pre natal one to one sessions with your trainer are meticulously planned and tailor made for your individual physical requirements. Isolating specific muscle groups allows us to maintain muscle tone and flexibility while stabilising posture. Everything is done to promote the maximum level of health and safety for both mother and baby. However pre natal exercise capabilities are determined by the mother’s physical condition and exercise history prior to pregnancy. Controlled exercise and healthy eating have multiple benefits. However if there has been contraindications in previous pregnancies strict liaison with your doctor or gynaecologist will be required prior to and during any programmes carried out in New You.

Controlling body temperature and blood pressure during workouts is critical during pre natal. Controlled resistance exercise combined with low intensity cardio will help to maintain muscle strength and, density essential for carrying the baby and child birth whilst maintaining energy levels.

Post Natal Programmes

Getting back into shape after child birth is an essential physical and mental requirement for many women. Your ability to do so is very much determined by the woman’s physical condition prior to pregnancy. How well she looked after herself during pregnancy. Was she exercising? Contra indications  during pregnancy or child birth can also significantly determine when you can start working out again. Many women  are very focused on getting back to shape as quickly as possible. However just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Extreme low calorie diets and high cortisol levels associated with over training can have negative physiological and psychological effects on the individual. The first priority is to improve muscle density lost through the stresses of child birth and pregnancy. Improving lower abdominal, back strength  and flexibility is the first critical step towards getting the body  back in shape.

Workouts need to be progressive and controlled. Stimulation is the key to improvements in the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. It takes time for the endocrine or hormonal system to get back to normal so things can’t be rushed. Body fat need to be reduced very slowly especially when the mother is still breast feeding. 

Fertility Programmes

These days many couples are starting families at a later age. As a result natural conception may be an issue. Whatever your age, promoting a healthy body composition and fitness level in both partners can dramatically increase your chances of natural and assisted conception. Low levels of testosterone in men are associated with lower levels of muscle mass and excessive levels of subcutaneous body fat and visceral fat. This in turn can be linked to poor sperm mobility.

Latest research has overturned the long held view that adipose tissue is merely a passive reservoir of energy. As  adipocytes fat cells become over filled with fat their biochemistry changes. They secrete a high range of bioactive molecules called adipokines which can have harmful effects on the woman’s endocrine system, which in turn can have significant effects on a woman’s ability to conceive and carry through a full pregnancy.

The key is to try and get close to your optimum physical condition. At New You we have had some remarkable success stories. Any significant changes in a healthier body composition can have very positive effects in both the male and female endocrine systems. We carry out a full physiological assessment so we can determine what course of action to take. By reducing subcutaneous body fat and visceral fat we can trigger a positive hormonal response in both men and women. It is essential that we do not over stress the body so we can stimulate positive levels in muscle density whilst improving glucose tolerance.

Reducing body fat and increasing muscle density can have many positive physiological reactions in the body. Accurate readings of body composition will allow us to determine how far you need to go. It is also important to emphasize that reducing fat levels below recommended levels can have negative effects on fertility. So balance is the key.

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What Our Clients Say:

"Walking out of New You approx. 14 weeks later was easy. The whole world seemed different, I weighed 60lbs less, I was lighter on my feet having much more energy. Weighing 13 stone 5lbs with a 37.5 inch waist, felt great. Having lots more muscle tone, that felt even better. I am now significantly stronger tighter and fitter than ever before." - David Kiely

"After 12 weeks of 6am starts, constant attention from John, good pains and a well-balanced diet... I love what I have become. I couldn't believe that I fitted back into my leather trousers that I couldn't pull up above my knees. And boy do they fit well! I suppose losing 12 kg of body fat and over 8 inches from my waist whilst gaining nearly 2 kg of muscle had to make a difference. " - Caroline

"Its nearly 11 months since I started with New You. I haven’t put any weight back on, in fact I have continued to get considerably leaner lighter stronger and fitter.* I weigh just over 13 stone, my body fat is now under 15% which makes me pretty athletic, my waist is down to 32 inches and my lean tissue has continued to improve." - Colin Duffy

"Walking through the doors of NEW YOU for the first time was extremely difficult. At 55-years of age I had very little confidence and low self esteem. Twelve weeks later I walked out of NEW YOU a completely different person. I had dropped 37lbs of body fat, which meant I had gone from just over 11 stone to 8 and a half stone." - Yvonne

"I would like to thank my trainer and the medical support from New You and all the team who took a keen interest in my results. Also a special thanks to my mother Christine who got me started and supported me all the way. I have to say that one of the life changing moments I have had besides everything else… is to be able to buy clothes off the peg." - Kieran Smith

Disclaimer: Please note our testimonials are based upon individual results. Results from personal training and weight management programmes can vary from person to person and there is no guarantee of specific outcome. Our success stories are meant to showcase what our most motivated clients have done and should not be taken as average or typical results.

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