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3 Things to Keep in Mind for Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness

Hi Mamas!


Today we have 3 things for you to keep in mind when it comes to working out during pregnancy (and postpartum)…and they may not be what you think.


1. Move to Feel Good!


While we believe this is a guideline to live by regardless of pregnancy status, during the TTC, pregnancy and postpartum journey we're here to remind you that now is the time to honor where your body's at every moment of the day. Focus on (only) moving in ways that make you feel good — on the inside and on the outside.


This is not a time for PRs, “should-ing” on yourself or valuing a workout based on how hard you worked or how sore you felt. This is a time for digging deep into your mind-body connection and learning more about your body. Learn what it needs with everyone single squat, bicep curl, or moving plank.


2. Breathing is the foundation of movement.


Proper muscle activation begins with proper breathing. Your breath is always


important when you’re moving your body and during the pregnancy and postpartum period, it’s paramount. Proper breathing allows you to train in a way that helps with early prevention and healing of diastasis recti (abdominal separation) and pelvic floor dysfunction.


Each class, we focus for the length of a full song on active core breath allowing you a moment to warm up and practice dropping into your breath. All the while we're there to provide education and support so you feel empowered to move in any way you feel up to on and off the mat.


3. Work smarter, not harder.


We know you want to take the best possible care of yours and your baby’s needs each time you move your body during pregnancy and postpartum. We also know you have a life filled with expectations and responsibilities. You don't have unlimited time to vet each and every resource on the internet or figure out the best modifications in a general population class that isn't focused on your body's needs. That’s why we’ve taken all the guesswork out of the equation for you as experts in the field of prenatal and postpartum fitness. We program our classes based on the unique needs and demands of your body. We want you to rest assured knowing that we’ve taken the science and biomechanics into account so that you can show up, put in your 30-45 minutes of work, feel safe, seen and supported throughout class, and finish each and every class feeling stronger and confident that you have done something positive for both you and baby. We know you work hard and don’t have the time or energy to work harder for the sake of taking care of yourself and baby in this moment. We are here to help you work smarter so you have energy to spare for self care, your passions, your loved ones and nesting!



We want you to feel energized, strong and connected. You are the rule, not the exception.


We hope to see you on the mat soon,


xo

Amanda & Jenny

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