I trained with Erika from when I was 3 months pregnant until my 38th week of pregnancy, and I can credit her with helping me feel great throughout my pregnancy and giving me the strength and stamina I needed for a successful delivery. As a not-so-skinny person who has lost and gained 25 pounds many times on various diets, I was concerned that I would use my pregnancy as an excuse to eat unhealthy foods and be lazy. By working out with Erika, I had the motivation and encouragement to do the right things for my body and my baby. I can honestly say that I never felt stronger or more fit than I did when I was pregnant..and, considering that most of my friends have many complaints about their body when they are pregnant, it was a wonderful feeling!
I began training with Erika again about 6 weeks after the arrival of my daughter. I find breastfeeding and caring for my daughter full-time to be hard work, both physically and psychologically. Although I am often tired and drained when I arrive for my training sessions with Erika, by the time I leave, both my body and mind feel healthier and I feel rejuvenated. I know that it will take a lot of hard work to get into great shape, but I have full confidence that with Erika's guidance and help I will regain my pre-pregnancy figure, and hopefully gain an even better one!