Most frequent questions and answers
Yes and no. We always need quality movement and nutritious food to feel our best, and much of the basics remain the same. However, there are many more exercise contraindications in pregnancy and postpartum than normal. Every woman’s experience is different, so one woman might need special care given to her shoulders (if for instance her breasts enlarged a lot) while another woman needs specific lower body exercises that won’t aggravate hip pain. I’ve studied this stuff a lot, so you don’t have to. You tell me how you feel, and your plan will be tailored to it.
Online training is perfect for moms. You get a personalized plan without having to get to a gym, or arrange childcare, or schedule it around your family’s schedule. Because technology is so fabulous now, we can still actually see each other and keep in close contact throughout the week rather than only during sessions. So you actually get more consistent support. Additionally, your workouts are designed for your current fitness and their length reflects that, rather than your workout being made to fit into whatever time slot you’ve purchased.
Normally I require a three month commitment, if however, a doctor advises to stop for any medical reason, you can cancel at any time. We will always defer to your doctor.
For some women it closes on its own, and some need a little help through exercises and breathing technique. A well planned core activation progression often can close and firm it (I’ve seen it happen!). Occasionally, however, medical intervention is required, and that doesn’t make you a failure if it is.
The best time was yesterday, the second best time is today! The only time that exercise isn’t suggested is from birth until six weeks postpartum in the early healing process. But, even before you hit your six week clearance to do a specific exercise plan, a breathing practice and mobility work can help you feel more comfortable and aid in recovery. (Of course, we’d want your doctor’s approval to do any work before the six week mark.)
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