Thank you for writing this like you are having an actual conversation with me! Your realness is what draws me to read your stuff and watch your videos.
"I really loved how you broke down each phase of postpartum and what the activity looked like."
This is a great guide for early postpartum mamas. I really liked how you used your real life experiences to make it relatable. The core workouts were great!!
Hillary, Mom of 2
"I loved your breathing and stretching videos. Breathing practice is oddly a hard thing to get myself to do, but I know it's so important. I like how you said just do it through two songs - that makes it sound less boring"
Pregnancy & Posptartum Athleticism Coach, Level 1 Crossfit Trainer, and a Mom of 3.
My first postpartum workout after kid #1 consisted of 50 burpees and 50 thrusters. I ended with a quick finisher of sit ups because I wanted to strengthen my abs.
I had NO IDEA what I was doing and I WAS A TRAINER!
I spent months injured and confused which ultimately led me to years of education on how to work with pregnant and postpartum moms.
I wrote this guide because I don't think there is enough good information out there to educate a mom on what she needs to do to strengthen her postpartum body while actively pursuing her goal of getting back to the workouts she loves.
I believe with education comes a sense of confidence and that's what I want you walking back into the gym with.
At 6 weeks postpartum you don't need a workout that is going to "Kick Your Ass"
Even if your brain thinks that you do.
I know after 9 months of pregnancy you're ready to get back at it the way that you used to. I've been there...3 times actually!
A slow and steady return to exercise isn't the sexy choice but it is the smartest choice if you're serious about working out 20 years from now #grandmastrong.
The choices you make while your body is healing postpartum (and that is longer than 6 weeks FYI) will hands down affect your long-term exercise performance
Don't head back to the gym and "wing it."
Head back educated and confident on what you need to do and how you need to do it in order to remain injury free.
Very few trainers and group fitness instructors understand your body during this chapter of your training. You cannot always rely on the coach of your workout class to understand the needs of a postpartum woman.
That's where I come in and that's where this guide comes in.
After reading you'll have a better sense of how exactly to make your return to exercise postpartum so you can walk back into your favorite workout class confident and informed.