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Journalist Dana Gee recently interviewed Fit 4 Two founder, Melanie Osmack, for an article called 'Losing the Baby Weight'. Gee gave Melanie the oppotunity to encourage women to focus on a healthy and active lifestyle vs the scale.
"Focus on getting stronger and eating well. Create specific, measurable and realistic goals, such as 10 minutes of core exercises three days a week, or at least three colours of vegetables at lunch. Before you know it, you’ll be looking and feeling leaner." said Osmack.
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"Exercise essential part of modern prenatal care." - Dr. Maureen Kennedy MD, CCFP, FCFP, Dip. Sport Med. Read full article.
February 7, 2012 – Vancouver BC, Canada – Fit 4 Two® Pre and Postnatal Fitness Inc. is declaring February 2012 to be Pregnancy & Exercise Awareness Month. “We decided to create an awareness month to help spread the word about the benefits of exercise during pregnancy” says Fit 4 Two® founder, Melanie Osmack.
Many expectant mothers admit to being nervous about exercise while pregnant. This is something Fit 4 Two® would like to change. “Healthy women with normal pregnancies need to know that moderate exercise during pregnancy is strongly encouraged by doctors and midwives, says Fit 4 Two® Founder Melanie Osmack. In fact, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada writes that “Women and their care providers should consider the risks of NOT participating in exercise activities during pregnancy, including loss of muscular and cardiovascular fitness, excessive maternal weight gain, higher risk of gestational diabetes or pregnancy induced hypertension, development of varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis, a higher incidence of physical complaints such as dyspnea or low back pain, and poor psychological adjustment to the physical changes of pregnancy.”
“There are still a lot of old myths and misconceptions that persist about exercise during pregnancy and we’d like to debunk them once and for all!” says Fit 4 Two® Winnipeg Owner Aileen Hunt. Fit 4 Two® has put together a Prenatal Exercise Myths and Misconceptions Quiz to test the knowledge of the average person. See attachments.
Fit 4 Two® is celebrating Pregnancy & Exercise Awareness Month with weekly Facebook contests, prenatal fitness info sessions and in-class prizes. Fit 4 Two® has also asked prenatal healthcare providers to support the awareness campaign by encouraging their patients to choose an active pregnancy. Melanie is available for interviews firstname.lastname@example.org 604.602.1546.
Melanie Osmack, founder of Fit 4 Two was recently honored by making the SavvyMom Mompreneur Top 10 List. Over 400 business women competed in this reader's choice contest.
Says Melanie Osmack, Top 10 Mompreneur, "I'm thrilled by the support I received from my participants. I wouldn't have made the Top 10 without their votes."
This award was developed by SavvyMom Media to recognize the Mompreneur movement in Canada, and the growing force of mom entrepreneurs, characterized by their unique business ideas, drive to start their own businesses and the challenge of balancing that drive with the demands of motherhood and loking after a family.
"While there is only one grand prize," says Sarah Morgenstern, co-founder and publisher of SavvyMom Media, "We also wanted to celebrate the top ten winners because this is really about an inspirational community of successful entrepreneurs."
Women who are working hard to get themselves into shape after having their babies, are “paying it forward” with clothing donations to expectant mothers in need in the Cowichan Valley.
Local business owner Hayley Picard says Fit 4 Two™ wants to give back to the community. “Our mission is empower women. So whether this is through physical fitness or a psychological boost such as new maternity clothes, we want to help,” Hayley stressed. “Mothers in my fitness classes stepped up to the plate and I am thrilled we can assist important organizations such as Healthiest Babies Possible.”
Healthiest Babies Possible is an outreach program supporting pregnant women of all ages living in the Cowichan Valley. Kathryn Coopsie, Co-Manager of Healthiest Babies Possible, says that the donation of maternity clothes will be a great lift for their clients. “For our women, buying new pregnancy clothes often isn’t a reality as they are already struggling to make ends meet,” says Kathryn. “This donation means a great deal to them and to us, as we are always in desperate need of maternity clothes.”
For more information on how to donate gently used maternity clothes to Healthiest Babies Possible, contact Kathryn at 748-2242.
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–Mom & Baby Fitness, Cloverdale