- Helps prepare the body for the labor & birth process Leaves you feeling more energized & refreshed
- Helps to decrease complications in the pregnancy especially gestational diabetes
- Speedier postpartum recovery
TSM:What are the most challenging aspects of getting fit after child birth, and how does attending Baby Boot Camp address these concerns?
Lee: Finding time for yourself to exercise and getting good nutrition especially when you are sleep deprived! We offer classes nationwide and has consistent schedules and programs to fit your needs!
Lee: BBC offers personalized training in a small group setting while having your baby/toddler along for the workout. It is definitely more fun and motivating to workout in a supportive environment with others.
TSM: Your location offers the Strollfit Classes, which is the most popular BBC class. Can you tell us more about it?
Lee: Classes include a combination of strength training and cardiovascular exercises while using resistance bands, the stroller and even babies as part of the workout. Mat exercises focus on strengthening the abdominals and low/upper back areas. Moms will get a complete body workout!
TSM: Many Mamas who have newborns say they'd love to get fit, but don't have time in their schedule or [insert another excuse] -- what do you say to them?
Lee:Any exercise is better than none. Thirty minutes on most days is ideal but if you only have ten minutes to spare, start with that and work your way up.
Shorter bouts of exercise are also just as effective! It’s easy to incorporate exercise even at home while doing chores. The kitchen countertops are perfect for pushups! While standing and washing the dishes, try calf raises!
How do YOU tackle pregnancy & postpartum fitness? What are your biggest tips & challenges? Share with other moms below!