Postnatal 

Congratulations! You are ready to start your postnatal journey!

As you start your postpartum journey, remember to be kind to yourself. This is not the time to judge how you look or compare yourself to others. You need to stop

and realize how amazing your body is and what changes it has gone through: changes in breast size, expanding rib cage, weakened pelvic floor muscles, hips

expanding, hormonal changes and so on!  When we approach our health from a holistic perspective, we set ourselves up for success to live a more optimal life. 

 

 

 

MOMS ON THE MOVE

Wednesdays
11:30 – 12:15pm
Location: Virtual (comfort of your own home)
Cost: $105 for 7 classes

February 15- March 29

In my 45 minutes postnatal fitness class, we will focus on strength training, cardiovascular endurance and exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor/ core muscles. Modifications will be given for each exercise and ALL FITNESS LEVELS are welcome! The last 15 minutes of class will be open to conversation between participates about any topic related to postpartum (this is where we come together as a community and have raw and honest conversations about motherhood). 

Currently classes will be offered from the comfort of your own home! (in-person classes will be offered in the Spring!)

WHAT TO EXPECT IN MY POSTNATAL FITNESS CLASSES

  • I tailor my classes for all fitness levels
  • I adapt and offer different levels of intensity for each exercise
  • We discuss topics related to postnatal during class
  • You’re classes are taught by a Kinesiologist, Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist with over 20 years of experience (and being a mom of 3).

     

    Are you ready to meet other moms and start your postnatal fitness journey? Join below!

     

“Embrace and love your body. It is the most amazing thing you’ll ever own.”

Benefits of Postnatal Fitness

 

It is recommended for adults to get at least 150 minutes/ week of moderate intensity physical activity. That being said, there are many factors that will contribute to how much activity you will get in the first few months, to maybe even a year post baby. From pelvic floor concerns, recovery from child labour, sleep, baby’s health concerns, your mental health and so on. So please be patient and kind to yourself as you slowly reintroduce physical activity into your routine.

  • Improve mood
  • Decreased risk of postpartum depression
  • Increase energy levels
  • Improve self-love and self- esteem

Postnatal Fitness Considerations

  • Have a conversation with your medical doctor about starting a postnatal fitness class 
  • Join a postnatal fitness class taught by a certified and educated health professional 
  • Be assessed by a pelvic floor physiotherapist if you are experiencing any discomfort or pelvic floor concerns; peeing while exercise IS NOT OKAY! 
  • Be KIND to yourself when starting a postnatal exercise routine; start slow and build up 
  • DO NOT focus on losing weight; focus on your overall well-being and health 
  • Stay hydrated – especially if you are breast feeding 
  • Wear comfortable and loose fitting clothing to help regulate your body temperate while you workout 
  • Wear comfortable and appropriate exercise footwear 
  • Give your body proper nutrients to fuel and replenish before and after exercising