Are you pregnant? Join Ange's bump report
Love it or hate it, being pregnant is a crazy ride!
Heading back into my second pregnancy reminds me of the incredible and massive changes the body needs to go through to give life.
The feeling of quite excitement is quickly replaced by overwhelming exhaustion as I am left clinging to a cheese toastie to keep the nausea at bay.
I am glad to report that the first trimester woes have started to pass, my tummy is starting to round out (although much faster than with baby number 1) and I am excited to see how my 14 months of postpartum training will help me get through this pregnancy.
No doubt it will be different. And every woman’s journey is. But I am always left feeling a little perplexed about the lack of readily available information that exist in this space for active women.
This was the inspiration behind 23W becoming a women’s focused training space and our specialised MOM (mums on the move) postpartum exercise program to help new mums to return back to exercise.
We want to equip women with all the information they need to feel empowered, stay active and feel in charge of their body. As a coach and a trainer, I am always looking for new ways to educate and inspire so I thought what could be better than keeping a weekly vlog style diary of my pregnancy journey.
What to expect from this pregnancy vlog diary?
- Weekly pregnancy safe workout, including weights, mat pilates and mobility.
- Regular key milestone updates that will explore the physical changes in your body and how you can adapt your exercise around pregnancy related alignments.
- Research backed education and advice.
5 Considerations in your first trimester
Why I know what I am talking about?
- It is my mission to know everything I can in prenatal and postpartum exercise. I have undertaken courses with Girls Gone Strong, Spinning Babies, Lisa Westlake and Sarah Duvall.
- I have worked with hundreds of women to help them return back to exercise safely and helped many of our members to continue to exercise right up until their due date
- I work with and network with the best practitioners in this space, including Inner North Physio, Steph Barros Lee and Muna
- I am a mum who is also pregnant!
Disclaimer: I am not a YouTuber!
I certainly never imagined myself as a regular ‘Youtuber’ or content creator. But last year forced all of us to adapt in ways to not only survive but thrive. Under the guidance of my hubby, Jeremy Drake, I purchased my own A6400, a microphone, ring light and tripod and started filming myself more often. I learnt how to use Premier to cut and edit and actually really started to enjoy learning new techniques and being able to connect with more people in our community. I loved documenting my 8 week challenge involvement to consciously and sustainability loose weight and rebuild my strength.
My first bump report is ready to go! In this video I unpack what to expect in your first trimester and some considerations in your training.
Are you in?
So my question from here is are you in? Are you also pregnant and keen to get your hands on some free resources? Or maybe you just have a very keen interest in this area?
If so, all you need to do is subscribe to our youtube channel and our special The Growing Bump Network email list. Don’t worry we will only be sending you valuable content and updates, no junk, or spam!
Move with me...
Ange Drake is an personal trainer, women’s empowerment coach and fitness blogger in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. She is the director of one of the few womens’ only strength training gyms in Melbourne, 23W. Ange helps women to learn how to use strength based training, nutritional strategies and a positive mindset to transform their bodies, relationship with food and mind.
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