Smart fitness for moms in any stage: bump, new baby, and beyond.
The age-old question of how to properly exercise during pregnancy is one that new moms-to-be, as well as more seasoned moms, often ask their doctors, friends, and fitness professionals. And the question about how to resume exercise safely AFTER baby is one not enough women ask!
Eager to get back to exercise? Here’s a timeline of the first 8 weeks postpartum and some ideas how start working out after baby.
Within the first four to six weeks your postnatal body is considered “normal.” But how do you get back into exercise safely and what should you do? Core and pelvic floor exercises are the best place to start.
The biggest reason a “mom pooch” remains postpartum is due to underused or under-activated transverse abs. Learn how to work this important core muscle.
I get asked quite often about popular postpartum topics such as pre-workout snacks, how many calories should be consumed after pregnancy, and when it’s safe to get back into running after having a baby.
Your resumption of exercise will be slower, but the end result of getting back your core musculature is the same as with a vaginal delivery.
Because the transverse abdominis (TA) acts as the corset muscle, it is the one we want to learn to activate and strengthen to get those pre-mommy tummies back.
Can I do planks yet? It depends. Progression of a plank with diastasis recti should be made with caution. Here’s how to know when you’re ready.
Before beginning this postnatal workout, read through our postnatal exercise guidelines (these are also found in our Prenatal & Postnatal Starter Pack).
Back pain, pelvic pain, diastasis recti, incontinence, sciatica, lordosis, and kyphosis are all common postpartum complaints. What can you do?
Crunches don’t engage your core correctly to heal a diastasis recti. Do these foundational exercises to activate the right muscles.
Sometimes HIIT workouts can be too high-impact for women with joint pain, core and pelvic floor weakness, or babies napping at home. Enter this low-impact Tabata routine!
Our postnatal workouts create a healthy foundation. This one includes 6 upper body moves to increase strength.
Show your lower body some love with these low-impact, highly effective functional moves. This workout is great for postpartum.
Starting running too soon postpartum can wreak havoc on your pelvic floor. Its primary job is to keep that baby in and then afterwards to keep your insides in.
Pregnancy, childbirth, and decreasing estrogen weaken your pelvic floor muscles. But these pelvic floor muscles can be trained through exercise.
Imagine the load your back, spine, and abdominal areas take on as your belly grows. The muscles surrounding these areas take a lot of strain and sometimes pain is inevitable.