Year: 2014

admin July 28, 2014

The 2012 London Olympics seemed like a baby shower for fit pregnancy, a watershed for sport and motherhood. At the 2008 Beijing Games, swimmer Dara Torres had opened a door for women in sports to be highly visible moms, and the London Olympics picked up where she left off by placing mothers front and center. […]

admin July 15, 2014

davetrendler: Olympian Alysia Montano recently ran in an 800m race while 8 months pregnant. Running coach Jeff Horowitz offers a few thoughts and links to the story on Washington Post. Originally posted on Jeff Horowitz Running and Triathlon Coach: In case you missed this, Olympian Alysia Montano recently ran in an 800m race . . […]

admin July 14, 2014

With many women having babies later in life, fertility struggles aren’t uncommon, and many women who are frustrated and emotionally spent from trying to conceive say they cut back on exercise as a way to feel some control over a situation that even doctors have trouble explaining with certainty. This is a normal coping response […]

admin July 11, 2014

Exercise during pregnancy isn’t just safe, it’s healthy for you and your baby. Fit & Healthy Pregnancy dispels generations of old wives’ tales about exercise and pregnancy so active women can stay strong and in shape. This upcoming book from running coach Dr. Kristina Pinto and triathlete Rachel Kramer, MD goes beyond labor and delivery through […]

admin June 2, 2014

Your fitness practice will be most healthy for mind and body when you can see it as your individual plan without holding it up against an ideal. Try not to compare your own activity with what your best friend did when she was pregnant. Your body will tell you how it feels; attend to those […]

admin May 19, 2014

As a general guideline for beginning a new fitness practice, you want to keep your exertion below your maximum heart rate. Strive to top out your workout exertion at 60 to 70 percent of your nonpregnant max as well as consulting Borg’s scale of Rate of Perceived Exertion. Keep your exercise plan light to moderate […]

admin May 12, 2014

If you’re new to fitness activities, congratulations on making the move to build fitness into your daily routine as you head into this 40-week fun house, where the mirrors sometimes seem distorted and it can be hard to find your bearings with fitness. When it comes to advice for those new to fitness, the Department […]

admin May 5, 2014

Research shows that exercise, and even vigorous training, are safe for you throughout pregnancy. So go ahead, exhale. Not only is a fitness practice safe, but also it will improve your health during and after pregnancy. Even better, research shows that your fitness routine or training is both safe and healthy for your growing baby. […]

admin April 28, 2014

The sound, current medical knowledge that grounds this website and the book Fit & Healthy Pregnancy comes from the expertise of Dr. Rachel Kramer, a triathlete, mother, and Yale-educated OB-GYN. Dr. Kramer has delivered thousands of healthy babies while helping moms achieve fit pregnancies with her commitment to fostering women’s nutrition and exercise. She helps […]