This 8-week live postnatal fitness class is designed to help you connect with your core & pelvic floor and give you the confidence to move your body again!
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.
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.
IS THE MAMA-CORE & BODY STRENGTH CLASS FOR ME?
THIS POSTNATAL CLASS IS FOR YOU IF:
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 (hint... it depends!)
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 mothers
You are looking for guidance and answers to your questions regarding postpartum and motherhood
You want someone to do the workout planning for you!
Meet Your Coach
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 womxn along their motherhood journeys, whether trying to conceive, pregnant or postpartum. I'm also a mother to 3 children under the age of 5.
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 womxn's journey is unique and different and our services reflect these exact needs.
I help womxn 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 considering all physical and mental aspects. I can help you manage symptoms present during exercise, strengthen your core and pelvic floor, and get you on your way to achieving your goals, whatever these may be.
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 womxn and mothers.
If you join, you will have access to...
LIVE 60-minute classes coached 2x/week by Martine (That's me!)
Circuit based exercises (mobility, full body, low-impact, body weight, weighted, resistance bands)
Smaller group training so that you get the most out of the workout!
Access to class recordings for 12 months.
Access to a private Facebook group
Time allotted for discussions regarding ALL of the things.
A community of women navigating postpartum and motherhood
Support and guidance throughout the 8-weeks and beyond!
Breaking it down.
Sign-in twice a week via Zoom
Tuesdays - 10AM (AST), Thursdays - 10AM (AST)
60 minute sessions including time for discussion
Wear comfortable attire (seriously, whatever you want!)
light and medium weight dumbbells
bench or chair
resistance bands and loop band
2 small towels
Look, if your baby or kids are joining us virtually, whether you invited them or not, don't worry...we're all in this together! We will be interrupted, that's just our reality! No shame!
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.
How long are the workouts?
Each session will be 60 minutes each. The actual time we spend moving will vary between 35-45 minutes!
What equipment do I need?
Suggested equipment that may be used during the workouts are:
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.
What if I miss a live class?
Great question! If you miss a live class you will have access to class recordings for a full 12 months.
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.
Is it okay if my children are present?
ABSOLUTELY! Being at home with children should not stop you from joining this class. There is no perfect environment or setting, so please feel free to have your children roam around if you wish to do so, or if you have no other choice. #Motherhood.
What type of exercises can I expect?
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!