After having a baby everything is different. You’re in love, you’re in awe of what your body just did and chances are you’re also really REALLY tired (more coffee please!). Many moms, myself included, are itching to get back to exercise if only just to feel like themselves again for a few minutes.
but jumping right back into the exercise routine you’ve always done is not the answer. No matter how active you stayed in pregnancy, your body just birthed a baby. During this season of your life your fitness requires a different strategy.
This is not the time to grab the same weights you chose pre-pregnancy.
This is a time to keep the load light while you dial in your form, breathe, and strengthen your body while also allowing it the time it needs to heal.
Think about it like you are rebuilding your house – you need to start with the foundation and build up from there.
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete who worked out every day of your pregnancy, or you haven’t exercised in years, you must establish a new, solid foundation.
Despite your pre-pregnancy athletic levels, your body birthed a human. That’s beautiful. But it’s also trauma to the body that needs to heal.
Hi! I’m Heather, Pre/Postnatal Fitness Trainer and Level 1 Crossfit Coach dedicated to helping moms live a fit lifestyle with no B.S.
When I was 6 weeks postpartum with my first child I went back to the gym with zero strategy, guidance or plan. My workout that day consisted of 50 burpees and 50 barbell thrusters.
That day I left crying because I was in so much pain. I even thought that was normal because my coach told me "it would be fine."
I had injury after injury in postpartum which lead me to the career I have today.
In pregnancy and postpartum you need better guidance than "It's probably fine."
That's where I come in.
I’m a born and raised Iowa girl with 3 daughters of my own, 2 poorly behaved dogs, and a husband who tells the WORST dad jokes ever. When I’m not working you can find me organizing literally anything, drinking a pink drink, or saying something sarcastic on the internet.
How Long Do I Have Access To The Program? You’ll have lifetime access to the program.
I just had a baby. When I can start the program? I cannot recommend that you start this program before your doctor or pelvic floor physical therapist clears you for exercise at the 4-8 week. Prior to that though, you can still benefit from the breathing videos and those help A LOT to strengthen your core and pelvic floor postpartum.
I'm 1 year+ postpartum. Can I still do this program? Yes. Postpartum is forever girl. These exercises will be beneficial at any point in your life.
What Equipment Will I Need? If you have access to gym you shouldn’t need any equipment. If you are doing the program from home there are a few things you will need. See the workout equipment recommendations section above for product links.
What If I Have Questions For You? After purchasing the program you’ll receive an email from me and I will check in with you several times over the coming months. If at anytime you have a question you can hit reply and send me a quick email. Consultation calls are available for purchase for those who need or want more access to me during the program.
After the birth of my second daughter I rushed right back into intense exercise. I was determined to keep up with my friends at the gym get back to training “like a normal person.” I just wanted to be me again and taking a different approach felt like a waste of time. I worked out my whole pregnancy, I was strong, what could possibly go wrong?
A back injury that plagued me for over a year for starters. My guts felt like they were falling out, mentally I was a mess.
It wasn’t until I slowed down, strengthened my core, and my glutes, and gave myself permission to try a different way that everything started to come together.
Right now, you might be feeling that push to get back to intensity. I get it and I want to help you get there. Let’s move your body with intention right now so you can get some of that intensity back later.
You don’t need to be fixed in 21 days or find some crazy plan that kicks your ass. You need a targeted strategy that progresses you back to the exercise you love in an intentional way. I’d love to be your coach on that journey.