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FHIT-natal Q&A

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ll know that over the past nine months, I’ve been busy (not just growing my beautiful baby boy) but working on something super exciting, FHIT-natal!

I know pregnancy is different for everyone, which is why I developed FHIT-natal with all kinds of mummas-to-be in mind. With short, at home workouts specifically tailored for each trimester, FHIT-natal is designed to keep you moving while your body is growing and you’re glowing.

I recently did a Q&A on my Instagram so I thought I would put together the most common question and answers for you to read over with your morning coffee, on your lunch break or before bed.

Who is FHIT-natal aimed at and what level of fitness do you need?

FHIT-natal is for anyone on their pregnancy journey, no matter what your fitness level is! Whether you’re trying to conceive or you’re counting down the final weeks of bubba in your belly, these workouts are for you.

The one membership is split into five sections:

  1. Pre Pregnancy
  2. Trimester One
  3. Trimester Two
  4. Trimester Three
  5. Postnatal

FHIT-natal is there to help you stay active throughout your pregnancy but it’s not a strict program so there’s no added pressure. Just do what feels comfortable for you and always make sure you speak to your Doctor before starting a new exercise regime. The workouts are all are easy to follow along and I do each and every exercise with you in real time, so you’ll always have someone to cheer you on.

In time will you make a postnatal FHIT program? 

I most definitely will be creating postnatal workouts for FHIT-natal! Now that Asher is here, I’m just waiting for the a-okay from my doctor before I jump back into my workouts. I want to make sure all of the workouts are appropriate for our postnatal bodies and the best way to do that is to trial them myself.

If you’re already raring to go and looking for something right now, the FHIT Foundations program is perfect for new mummas ready to get back into fitness with 15 minutes at home workouts for you to follow. Read more about Foundations here.

Is it hard to do while you’re pregnant?

Not at all! These workouts have been specifically designed for each trimester, so the intensity and the exercises change with you and your body. It is however, extremely important that you talk to a health professional before you start the workouts to ensure exercise is something you can do in your pregnancy.

Is it a set program?

No, it isn’t. I know from my own pregnancy experience there can be days when the last thing you want to do is workout, but I also know that every day is different. Some days I had lots of energy and could smash out a big workout, other days I would lay in bed all day eating salt and vinegar chips. It’s about listening to your changing body, recognising your limits and doing the best you can with the energy you have on any given day.

When I was creating FHIT-natal I didn’t want to add any extra pressure on you mummas-to-be by making it a prescriptive program that you might feel like you have to follow. Instead, you can pick and choose from the exercises for each trimester and find what works for you.

Is it just workout videos?

There are a few different parts to FHIT-natal.

There’s the video library where you’ll find the workouts tailored for each stage of your pregnancy journey including pre-pregnancy, each trimester and eventually postnatal. Then there’s the bump check in. This is where you can document your pregnancy journey and keep track of your cravings, how your body is changing and how you’re feeling. And of course, it’s where you can upload photos of your growing bump!

You’ll also find a range of pregnancy resources and my own personal pregnancy diary as part of the FHIT-natal blog and you’ll get exclusive access to the FHIT-natal community on Facebook, where you can share your journey with other women.

Will there be modifications?

Yes! I understand that everyone who does my workout videos (be that as part of FHIT or FHIT-natal) has a different level of fitness so I’ll always talk you through the different modifications for every exercise. You’ll also see my sister-in-law pop up in some videos demonstrating the whole modified version so you can follow along visually.

Can I download and keep the workouts?

FHIT-natal is a website platform, so you can access it from your mobile or desktop anywhere, anytime but you can’t download and keep the workout videos.

When are you releasing it? I’m keen to get started.

We’re currently working through the finishing touches, so will be releasing very soon! Make sure you don’t miss the announcement and get early access by signing up to this list. You’ll be the first to hear about the launch date and much, much more!

I created FHIT-natal as a way to help you exercise regularly throughout your pregnancy, from the comfort of your own home and at a time that works for you and your changing body. Having just gone through my own pregnancy journey, I know that each day is different, that you need to be gentle with yourself, listen to your body and only do what you can manage on any given day. It’s such a beautiful time and when you keep active and make healthy choices you really feel like you are making the right decisions for you and your growing baby.

If you have any questions about FHIT-natal, you can send me a DM on Instagram or Facebook or you can email Team FHIT at teamfhit@laurenhannaford.com.au.

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