As Coach Matt made his rounds explaining the ForceFit workout for the day, Tara Heckler stood amid all her friends from the 5:15pm class, quite as could be until another woman in the class pointed at her shirt and immediately ran up to her to give her the biggest hug.
“I don’t like being the center spotlight,” Tara says. “I had to figure out a way to announce I was pregnant to my Force family and knew I couldn’t just show up to class and say it, so the Pregasaurus shirt was perfect.”
Tara is 26 weeks pregnant, and wants to continue training for as long as possible. She feels like Force has made her more than comfortable to continue exploring what training as an expecting mother feels like to her.
“The big thing is setting the expectation at the beginning,” Coach Matt says. “Training while you’re pregnant is a lot like an athlete training in season. We’re emphasizing recovery, good movement patterns, and not pushing her past her limits. This isn’t the time to be hitting PR’s [personal records]; growing a freakin baby is her lifetime PR right now.”
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