This 6-week live prenatal fitness class is designed to help you feel confidant for birth and postpartum.
Gain overall strength, mobility and energy in order to prepare your body for birth and postpartum recovery.
Learn how to properly connect with your core and pelvic floor during exercise but also in preparation for childbirth and postpartum recovery.
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 MAMA2B-STRONG FOR BIRTH CLASS FOR ME?
This prenatal exercise class is for YOU if...
You are pregnant, regardless of the trimester you are in
You have medical clearance from your doctor (PAR-med-X form)
You are are looking for exercises tailored for you and your pregnancy
You are experiencing pelvic pain or discomfort such as : pubic symphysis pain, sacro-iliac joint pain, incontinence, prolapse, etc.
You are new to exercise or strength training
You are looking to connect with other pregnant womxn
You are looking for guidance and answers to your questions regarding childbirth and postpartum
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 (which, once postpartum, always postpartum), 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
Circuit based exercises (full body, low-impact, body weight, weighted, resistance bands)
Access to class recordings for the full 6-weeks.
Post workout discussions (topics include: birth, postpartum, motherhood, mental health, relationships, boundaries, privilege, racial justice, body image, etc.)
A bonus education class discussing all things birth and postpartum
Private Facebook group exclusive to MAMA2B class members
A community of womxn navigating pregnancy and on their own journeys to motherhood
Bonus material given during class
Breaking it down.
Sign-in twice a week via Zoom
Tuesday & Thursday evenings starting Oct. 27th - 7:30- 8:30PM (ADT)
60 minute sessions with time to discuss afterwards
Wear comfortable attire (seriously, whatever you want!)
light and medium weight dumbbells
bench or chair
resistance bands and loop band
2 small towels
Your space doesn't need to be camera "ready". We show up as ourselves, we let go of expectations, we move our bodies and connect with each other!
Frequently asked questions
Can I join even if I’m still in my first trimester?
Absolutely! Unless there is a medical reason or contraindication, this class is appropriate for all trimesters! Women are usually fatigued or nauseous in the first trimester, but studies show that exercise can alleviate these symptoms, BONUS!
How long are the workouts?
Each session will be 60 minutes each. The actual time spent moving will range from 30-40 minutes total.
What equipment do I need?
Suggested equipment that may be used during the workouts are:
Is this safe for 3rd trimester?
Unless there is a medical contraindication, these workouts are absolutely appropriate for the third trimester. We actually encourage you to be active near the end of pregnancy as it can alleviate some discomfort and achiness often felt by women.
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 going into birth.
What if I miss a live class?
Great question! If you miss a live class you will have access to class recordings for the full 6-weeks via a link sent by email!
What if something happens and I can't join the class anymore?
Pregnancy 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 (i.e bleeding, bed rest, loss of amniotic fluid, etc), or you feel uncomfortable moving forward with the class, we can send a refund for the remainder of the classes.
Is this refundable?
If after the first week you are unsatisfied with the MAMA2B - Strong for Birth class, we will reiumburse you the remainder of the classes.
Where can I find the PAR-med-X form?
An email will be sent to you once you register.
Is it okay if my children are present?
ABSOLUTELY! Being at home with children should not stop you from taking care of yourself. 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 will be included in this class?