244 – Patty Durell – How to Strength Train Pregnant Clients

Patty Durell
Patty Durell

Patty Durell (patty @ rocksolidfitnessfl.com), along with her husband, Dave Durell, own and operate Rock Solid Fitnessa one-on-one personal training studio in Dunedin, Florida. Their unique high-intensity training philosophy has helped thousands of clients increase strength, lose fat, improve conditioning and rehabilitate injuries. 

Patty has been helping people achieve their fitness goals for over 25 years. She is a Master Level Personal Trainer, Certified Conditioning Specialist, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, and has specialized training in nutrition and physical rehabilitation. Patty practices what she preaches and has lost over 40 pounds, and kept it off, through proper exercise and nutrition. Patty has been a popular speaker to fitness and medical professionals, corporations, college and high school students and many support groups.

Listen to my previous episode with Patty Durell HERE, where we talk about shoulder injuries and how to prevent them.

In this episode, Patty Durell shares about pregnancy and exercise, best practices in training pregnant clients, and much more.

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Show Notes

  • 4:07 – Should you train women during pregnancy?
  • 9:22 – Questions to ask pregnant clients
  • 13:27 – Pregnancy exercises for every trimester 
  • 28:42 – DO’s and DON’Ts when training pregnant clients
  • 38:20 – Is there a cut-off with training pregnant women?
  • 41:45 – Trainer preference and training management
  • 45:17 – The ball squat exercise 
  • 46:36 – Red flags with training pregnant women

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