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The guild of pre and post natal exercise instructors

Welcome to GlowFitness Pregnancy online......

Hi! welcome to my online pregnancy and Postnatal fitness studio! Here you can trial a free 30 minute taster pregnancy fitness Pilates session and if you enjoy the session you can purchase any of the home workout videos to use at home, as many times as you like and  at a time that suits you best!

The library is new and will be added to monthly to eventually include trimester specific workouts, Postnatal workouts, different styles including low impact cardio, fitness Pilates and strength. Some videos will also use equipment like a resistance band, mini pilates ball and swiss ball. 

ALL workouts are pregnancy safe for a healthy and normal pregnancy. When starting any new exercise please consult your midwife or health professional to ensure they support your decision based upon their knowledge of your individual needs. 

Before purchasing any videos please read through the disclaimer and contraindications list below, as these will flag up health reasons to not exercise in your pregnancy. 

Please do get in touch if you have any questions at all! My email is- Lknox@glowfitnesswithlouknox.co.uk

Lou x

Pre and postnatal exercise

Working with women at all life stages is an important part of GlowFitness. Women should feel supported and encouraged to exercise throughout pregnancy and also be supported on a return to exercise postpartum. The most up to date research and advice now supports women to exercise in pregnancy and evidence supports a healthier pregnancy and potentially easier birth process. Please do get in touch regarding this topic as I am always happy to advise you accordingly. 

This could mean not stopping what you already do! But working with safe modifications and regressions. 

Lou is a Level 3 pre and post Natal fitness instructor, a level 3 GP referral instructor and holds an advanced certification in Fitness Pilates in Pregnancy.

Fitness for future mothers

Lou is a recognised member of the Guild of pregnancy and post natal exercise instructors.

Guild members are fully qualified instructors that commit to updating their knowledge regularly with research based developments in exercise during pregnancy and beyond.

This seal of quality ensures the highest standard of instruction and is an assurance that you are in safe and professional hands.

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Mother and Toddler Exercise

Contraindications for exercise in pregnancy:

I would advise you to consult your midwife/ health professional prior to starting any new exercise programme.

You SHOULD NOT participate in exercise in pregnancy if you have any of the following health conditions:

  • Significant heart disease

  • Restrictive lung disease

  • Incompetent cervix

  • Multiple gestation at risk for prem labour

  • Persistent 2nd/3rd trimester bleeding

  • Placenta Praevia

  • Ruptured membranes

  • Pregnancy induced hypertension

  • Previous miscarriage (2nd/3rd trimester) 

You SHOULD CONSULT with your GP before exercising if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Severe anaemia

  • Cardiac arrhythmia

  • Chronic bronchitis

  • Poorly controlled type 1 diabetes

  • Extreme morbid obesity

  • Extreme underweight (BMI under 12)

  • Intrauterine growth restriction

  • Poorly controlled hypertension/pre-eclampsia

  • Poorly controlled seizures

  • Poorly controlled thyroid disease

  • Heavy smoker

GENERAL GUIDANCE:

Follow instruction given throughout the video

Ensure the floor space is clear 

Use trimester appropriate videos only

Stay cool and well hydrated

Disclaimer:

By purchasing a GlowFitness home workout video I am confirming that I have consulted my midwife for general exercise guidance and support, I have read and understood the exercise contraindication list and none apply to me and I have read and understood the general guidance. 

In consideration of being allowed to purchase and participate in the activities and programmes of GlowFitness with Lou Knox, I do hereby waive, release and therefore discharge GlowFitness with Lou Knox from any and all responsibility or liability for injuries or damage resulting in participation in any activities using the video library method for delivery. 

I am aware that I have the right to request advice from Lou Knox at anytime, in relation to the activities and exercise being undertaken and their suitability for me. 

By purchasing a GlowFitness home workout i am declaring myself to be physically sound and suffering from no impairment, disease or infirmity/illness that would prevent myself from participating.