(Closed) when would you tell your personal trainer you are pregnant?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As long as your exercise routine is the same as pre-pregnancy, you should still be okay.  I would tell your trainer right away though.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@JustlikeHeaven: Honestly I would tell her ASAP. Or drop that class & start a yogo class or something less hardcore if you don’t want the other ladies to know or figure it out. If they ask why just say you wanted to try it out for something new.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’d pull the trainer aside and let them know quietly at you next session. That way they can recommend changes to some exercises, and know not to push you really hard in front of the other women. I know most exercises are fine during pregnancy, but some, especially some yoga poses, need little adjustments made to them.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You really shouldn’t be letting your heart rate sky rocket like that, ESPECIALLY this early in the pregnancy. I would drop that trainer and find something else. It sounds like your doing a “bootcamp” type thing and I was told specifically not to do any of those (ick had been pre-pregnancy).

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Curious- why would you care if people know you’re pregnant?

If you’re worried about others finding out, you could talk to your trainer in confidence and tell her you don’t want others to know yet. This sounds like the best option to me because she’ll be familiar with how far you should be exerting yourself.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@JustlikeHeaven: Oh okay, that makes total sense. I’m sorry about your prior miscarriage; that must have been terrible to deal with for you.

I would consult with your trainer but just ask her not to share the news. 🙂 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I am a trainer and you definitely need to tell your trainer.  Your heart rate is suppose to stay around 140 when you are pregnant (also depends on fitness level)

Tell your trainer–we are good at accomodations–you can always say you have an injury which prevents you from going 100%

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I would tell him right now. It’s important that you keep active, but the first few weeks are the hardest and you won’t want your trainer to be pushing you too hard when you already deserve a medal for showing up.

When I first got pregnant, I pulled my my martial arts trainer aside and told him right away. I let him know that I wanted to continue to train but would have to modify some things in order to make this happen. I also told him we didn’t want anyone else to know at that point, since I was only 6 weeks along.  He continued teaching the class as usual, without giving me specific instructions as to how to modify but also without pointing me out when I didn’t do as instructed.

People modify their routines for many different reasons, from staying active in spite of an injury to a simple cold… maybe the others will suspect something, but you only have 6 weeks to go before you can tell them. Go to your workout, ask your trainer to instruct as usual but not to call you out if you don’t seem to push yourself as hard.  Maybe you can meet with her before/after workouts to figure out specific modifications if you need instructions on those… But I think you will know what your body can and can not do.

No one at the club found out before I was actually around 16 weeks – because in my regular clothes they could see me get thicker; not because of the training.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i would definitely tell her immediately. pull her aside and tell her privately and ask her not to mention it to anyone else. she should understand that you don’t want others to know before your second trimester, that’s pretty common. even though its pretty much the same exercise routine you’ve been following, your body is going through major changes very rapidly, and you don’t want to push yourself too hard (you may not know exactly what ‘too hard’ is until you pass out!). she might even offer some advice on altering your workouts given your pregnancy.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

yes, just say something like you’re recovering from food poisoning / getting over a cold / sprained a muscle in your back or whatever to the other women but definitely tell your trainer! 🙂 and congratulations!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I had a trainer as well and I was VERY active before pregnancy (Im a boxer and i do triathlons, daily spin class, etc.) and my doctor told me to keep my HR at 150-160 since that is what I was used to…but it is pretty imperative that your trainer know.  Make an excuse for the other girls (sprained ankle or food poisoning like someone else said) but tell your trainer ASAP so they can modify your workout.  You dont want your HR or body temp spiking quickly like that this early on in the pregnancy.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think you should absolutely tell your personal trainer.  This is for your medical well being as well as the baby’s.  You probably should be modifying your workouts, and your trainer should be able to tell you what kind of modifications are necessary.  You can tell your trainer in confidence, and yes, it’s possible that you will have to stop working out with the rest of the group if you don’t want them to know something is up.  You can still keep your pregnancy a secret from friends/family until you’re comfortable, but your personal trainer is someone who should definitely know what’s up.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Definitely tell your trainer. My former trainer told me about how she worked with pregnant women to help them through labor with yoga poses, etc. I miss my trainer, but can’t afford one these days.

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