DELIVERING FIT PREGNANT MUMS
FITNESS experts are calling for greater regulation for personal trainers when it comes to keeping pregnant mothers fit.
In the age of social media and “post-baby body” images flooding Instagram, an increasing number of mums-to-be are taking up fitness classes.
It has sparked concern from industry experts who are warning women they should choose wisely when it comes to training while pregnant.
Pre and post natal coach Marley McDonogh said not enough personal trainers had the relevant qualifications to train expectant mothers.
He has called for more accountability to ensure both mum and bub remain healthy.
“What concerns me the most is people training outside their scope of practice,” he said.
The Health and Fitness Industry Association recommends trainers advise their pregnant clients to consult a doctor before taking part.
Soon-to-be mum Anita Fitzpatrick said she had spoken to her GP and done her research before getting into training while pregnant.
“I’ve always been into fitness so I wanted to continue while I was pregnant,” she said.