MAMA2B - STRONG FOR BIRTH

6-WEEK VIRTUAL PRENATAL EXERCISE CLASS

Tuesday evenings 6:00PM AST

January 18th - February 24th

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This 6-week in-person prenatal fitness class is designed to help you feel strong and capable in your pregnant body!

Strength

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.

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 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. 
  • 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 people.
  • You are looking for guidance and answers to your questions regarding childbirth and postpartum.
 
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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.

  • Virtual workout classes Tuesday evenings via Zoom
  • 60 minute sessions including time for discussion
  • Wear comfortable attire and choose whether you want the camera on or off
  • Circuit based exercises (mobility, full body, low-impact, body weight, weighted, resistance bands)
  • Class recording available to re-visit for 12 months
  • Equipment: you will need a pair of medium dumbbells and resistance bands
  • Post workout discussions (topics include: birth, postpartum, motherhood, mental health, relationships, boundaries, privilege, body image, etc.)
  • A community of folks navigating pregnancy and on their own journeys to parenthood

  • Bonus material given during class

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.




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.




Is this refundable?


This is non-refundable. I am confident that you will love this class, however, 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, please send me an email HERE and we can further discuss :)




What type of exercises will be included in this class?


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.





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