Join me, Irene Donahue, for a movement based course that will put you on the path to healing your postnatal core, safely and progressively return to more intense exercise and prepare you for the athleticism of motherhood. Feel stronger, more connected to your core and confident - no matter how long ago you gave birth.
Transform your posture, breathing mechanics, and movement habits to promote healing and improve your function and performance; whether it's running after your kids, at the gym or during your favorite athletic pursuits and movement practice.
Learn how to minimize your risks of developing pelvic floor/core dysfunction and help heal and/or manage incontinence (those annoying leaks), diastasis recti (abdominal separation), pelvic organ prolapse and other common types of core/pelvic floor dysfunction post childbirth based on the latest research*.
This 8 week course will meet for 8 consecutive Tuesdays. This is a progressive fitness class that will build on each week's session. Each class will include elements of resistance training, functional training, yoga, and pilates as well as restorative exercise techniques, breath work, release work and self-massage.
You will receive weekly session notes and a home program you can follow with exercise videos and tutorials. A carry bag with self-myofascial release balls, resistance bands and a pilates ball are included. Ongoing Email and text support will be available.
This class is appropriate for new moms cleared for exercise by their health care providers and beyond, whether you have given birth vaginally or by c-section. Pre-crawling babies welcome. Limited to 8 participants per class. *I suggest that all women have an assessment with a Women’s Health Pelvic Therapist to fully evaluate the function of your core and pelvic floor.
*Please note: there will be no class 10/2