MAMA - CORE & BODY STRENGTH

6-WEEK POSTNATAL EXERCISE CLASSES FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME

January 18th - February 24th - Tuesdays & Thursdays 12PM (AST)

 

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This 6-week VIRTUAL postnatal fitness class is designed to help you connect with your core & pelvic floor and give you the confidence to move your body again!

Strength

Gain overall strength, mobility and energy so that you can be ready for everything motherhood sends your way... BUT also because you deserve to feel good in your body.

Learn how to properly connect with your core and pelvic floor and manage any symptoms such as incontinence, prolapse, Diastasis Recti pelvic pain and discomforts.

Support

Feel comfortable to ask questions and share your experiences about all things pregnancy, birth, postpartum and motherhood. This class will encourage you to have uncomfortable conversations, free of judgement.

Feel empowered and capable in your body, both physically and mentally  as well as gain confidence in knowing how to listen to your body and embrace your journey.

Confidence

Knowledge

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IS THE MAMA-CORE & BODY STRENGTH CLASS FOR ME?

THIS POSTNATAL CLASS IS FOR YOU IF:
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  • You've given birth (inclusive to: pregnancy and infant loss mothers, to surrogates, to people who've given birth months or years ago)
  • You want to gain knowledge on your core and pelvic floor
  • You have Diastasis Recti and don't know what exercises you should do
  • You are experiencing pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse, etc. and would love to learn how to manage symptoms
  • You are new to exercise or strength training
  • You are looking to connect with other folks
  • You are looking for guidance and answers to your questions regarding exercise in postpartum
  • You want someone to do the workout planning for you!
 
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Meet Your Coach

Martine Chiasson

I'm Martine, your prenatal and postnatal fitness coach!

I'm a certified kinesiologist specialized in prenatal and postnatal fitness, with a passion in supporting pregnant and postpartum people on their journeys to parenthood. I'm also a mother to 3 children under the age of 6.

I believe exercise to not only be a physical movement, but an emotional one as well, meant to help us connect with ourselves and our community. Every person's journey is unique and different and the services offered reflect these exact needs.

I help folks of all fitness levels continue to move in ways that feel good during pregnancy in order to prepare for birth. During the postpartum journey and motherhood, I guide and support the return to exercise while honouring all physical, mental and emotional aspects. I can help you manage pelvic floor symptoms present during exercise, strengthen your core and pelvic floor, and get you on your way to achieving your goals, whatever these may be in this season of life.

I also have a passion for advocating access to the education and resources we deserve in order for us to make educated choices and feel empowered as women and mothers.

Breaking it down.

  • 2x 60-minute virtual classes per week via Zoom
  • Tuesdays - Thursdays - 12PM AST
  • You get to choose what you wear and decide if you want the camera on or off
  • Class recordings will be available for 12 months
  • Community of folks going through parenthood with whom you can connect
  • Baby friendly
  • Equipment: you will need some medium - heavy weight dumbbells and resistance bands 

Frequently asked questions

Can I join if I'm just a few weeks postpartum?


Although these classes are designed with modifications to meet you where you are, my hope is that you allow yourself time to rest and recover. This is essential to you being able to progress into connecting with your core and pelvic floor and challenging your body with exercise. This being said, I prefer you're at least 6-8-weeks postpartum with no post-birth complications. If you have any questions, send me an email HERE so we can further discuss :)




How long are the workouts?


Each session will be 60 minutes each. The actual time we spend moving will vary between 35-45 minutes!




I haven’t done exercises in years, can I still join?


YES! As mentionned above, these exercises are appropriate for all levels of fitness. We can modify exercises to meet you where you feel comfortable. The goal of this class is to strengthen your whole body, boost your mood and energy, and have you feeling confidant in moving your body in this chapter of life.




Is this refundable?


This is not refundable. I am confident that you will absolutely enjoy our class however Motherhood is a journey, and we don't control all the variables of our journey. If something should happen or you are no longer medically cleared to exercise, or COVID, please send me an email HERE so that we can further discuss :)




Can I bring my baby to class?


ABSOLUTELY!




What type of exercises can I expect?


Great question! This class is meant to strengthen your whole body, therefore you can expect all types of different exercises such as: body weight, resistance banded exercises, weighted exercises as well as some relaxation poses and mobility work. This class is NOT a HIIT class nor does it have any impact exercises. We will focus on connecting with our core & pelvic floor so that you gain the confidence to return to the activities you love to do!




Is this class appropriate if I had a c-section?


YES! Absolutely! This class is appropriate for people who've had all types of deliveries. We will be adressing how birth impacts our pelvic floor and how to properly connect and rehabilitate in this new chapter. Cesarean recovery may require different strategies and I'd love to be of support to you along this journey!