Strong Mama is a Prenatal/Postnatal fitness class designed to get every mama feeling strong!
Exercises will be tailored for each pregnancy and postpartum recovery stage so you can work at your own pace and ability. This class will combine strength (with or without dumbbells) and cardio endurance exercises to give a complete body workout.
All mamas (Pregnant and Postpartum) must be cleared for exercise by their respective doctors/midwives. Anyone with a severe or diagnosed case of Diastasis Recti, please contact me before attending.
What is the oldest age a child can attend?
Age does not matter as much as mobility. As long as your child is non-mobile, they are welcome to attend. Babies on the move are not allowed to attend for their safety.
What is the youngest age a child can attend?
The youngest age I will allow is 6 weeks, and only if the mom has been cleared by her doctor/midwife to return to exercise.
Can I bring my older child?
Unfortunately, no. The only children allowed to attend are those who are non-mobile for their safety.
Do I have to bring my own weights?
No! Many times, body weight alone is enough of a challenge for mamas returning to exercise. I can supply light weights if you would like more of a challenge.
What should I eat before class?
Plan on eating a light snack (think carbs and protein!) approximately 45 minutes before class to keep you feeling strong while we dance. Always bring water!
More Information about prenatal/postnatal fitness:
“Can I do this move? How many reps? Should I be sweating?” Whether you were a marathon runner or didn’t have an exercise routine pre-baby, our bodies need modified movements during this amazing life event. Each exercise in this class has been carefully selected to challenge baby-on-board mamas and babies-on-the-side mamas safely.
Trained by leading prenatal/postnatal fitness expert Lindsay Brin, I decided to pursue this Prenatal/Postnatal Fitness Certification soon after having my own little guy. I remember hearing mixed messages about what was/wasn’t safe during my pregnancy, how much was safe to do, and not finding class offerings in my area (besides yoga) tailored to the pregnant population. I still felt just as confused entering the gym postpartum!
How could I safely move my body and strengthen all the muscles supporting my body’s amazing change? After completing my certification, I knew it was time to share what I learned with more mamas!