Crossfit gaining popularity among pregnant women, stirring up new debate

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Crossfit gaining popularity among pregnant women

HOUSTON (KTRK) — Pregnant women working out is nothing new — maybe walking, hitting the gym, even running. But a growing trend involving intense exercise takes it to a whole new level, and it’s stirring up a whole new debate.

 

Jennifer Timmins is killing it in crossfit with dead lifts, pull-ups and kettle ball swings. And yes, she has a baby bump. She’s due in December.

“Absolutely it pushes your body,” she said.

A life-long athlete, Timmins has been doing crossfit for two and a half years and can’t imagine not doing it during her first pregnancy. She’s still lifting up to 65 pounds, and makes it look easy.

“She’s more determined than anyone, she’s here everyday, and she’s just constantly, constantly, constantly pushing herself,” Covenant Crossfit owner Sean Mata said.

The rise in expectant mothers performing these intense workouts has sparked a lot of debate. Mom-to-be Lee-Ann…

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