Thank you so much for stopping by. This course has been a while in the making for me and I'm so glad that it's finally here.
I have been working with Postpartum clients for nearly 4 years now and during that time I noticed there was a big gap between returning to exercise after your '6 week check up' and pretty much jumping back into training. Yes there are some resources out there but I still found a lot of my clients were unaware of how to return to exercise slowly and safely. And really connect back to their bodies and know that it's ok to ask for help. Below is some information on why I created this course, a little bit of my backstory and why I'm so passionate about this.
Why did I create this course?
There is a lot of pressure these days to ‘bounce back’ after having a baby and a lot of focus on what cardio or HIIT workout is going to help get you there. This course is designed to get Mums connected with their bodies first - growing and having a baby has a huge impact on your physical and mental wellbeing. So instead of moving so fast let’s slow things down.
The more I continue to learn and study in this field the more I want to help change the way we think about our bodies and ourselves postnatally. There are simple techniques that I can show you so that you can feel more confident in returning to exercise and also through day to day living.
I do get frustrated when I see how much pressure there is out there for Mum’s to look a certain way, this in turn makes women feel that they have to rush back in to exercise putting extra pressure on themselves mentally and physically and in particular pressure on their pelvic floor.
For me my goal would be to get you to feel confident when exercising knowing that you could decrease the chance of leaking when you jump or run or sneeze and to feel connected with your pelvic floor and core through breathing techniques.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for Mums in the postnatal stage. And remember postnatal is forever, it's not just those early stages.
And my goals for you would be
- To feel confident whilst exercising
- Know that it’s ok to take things slow
- Learn more about what’s happened to the body and what can happen to the pelvic floor and core if we rush back in to training
- Learn about daily exercises that can assist in feeling stronger
- Know when to ask for help if something doesn't feel right when exercising
Why am I passionate about this?
After my second baby I knew something didn’t feel quite right - I felt a heaviness in my pelvic floor area. So I followed that instinct and saw a Women's health physio, it was the best decision and it turned out I had grade 1-2 pelvic organ prolapse. From there with certain exercises from my physio and changing/modifying my technique in training I was able to prevent my POP from progressing any further. It’s something that’s not spoken about openly as much as it should be. Statistics tell us that 50% of postpartum Women are experiencing Pelvic organ prolapse and this is just one of the contraindications. I’d love for clients to come away from this knowing that they are not alone! And know that there are ways we can treat and work with pelvic floor dysfunction. It doesn’t mean you have to stop doing what you're doing all together it just means we modify for now and get you back stronger!
A self paced online course where you can enjoy the freedom of learning about returning to or simply feeling more confident to exercise postnatally
Understand that it's ok to take things slow! there is no rush. Learn how to allow the breath, core and pelvic floor to work together to support you during your training
With over 25 videos included, taking you through progression and regression variations. You'll have an understanding of when it feels ok to start adding load when training
LET'S DIG INTO THE DETAILS
See below for what's included...
Anatomy & core connection
- Pelvic floor anatomy
- Looking at 4 common contraindications
- Connecting the breath and the pelvic floor
- Tutorials on connecting to the pelvic floor
All about breathing and feeling supported
- Learn the speicific breathing technique that will support you in training and everyday life
- Step by step tutorials
- Understand how it's all connected
Feel stronger in everyday movements
- Practical tips on keeping strong for everyday life
- How we can transfer our training into daily activities eg: reaching into the cot, pushing a pram
Adding load and progressing
- Video tutorials showing you progression options for the main movement patterns
- Lunge, hip hinge, squat, push, pull, single leg/balance work
Cardio & Core
- Low impact cardio options
- Why it's beneficial and important to take things slow
- Looking at integrative core work
Mindfulness, relaxation & Nutrition
- Daily tips for the pelvic floor
- Mindfulness and relaxation
- Nutritional guidelines
She is very honest and caring in her approach to health and fitness and always works within my capabilities but also focuses strongly on my growth and potential for improvement. It is evident in every session that Lisa has put a large amount of effort into her programming. Lisa is a very supportive and genuine person and this just shines through in her approach to Personal Training. I have and will continue to recommend Lisa to my family and friends.
I was someone who didn’t enjoy exercise and was not confident going to the gym. Since training with Lisa I have found strength and confidence within myself. I look forward to our sessions each week, knowing Lisa has prepared a fun workout that will push me to new limits. I know I get the most out of each movement with Lisa’s encouragement and guidance.
Thank you Lisa, you’re the best!