Navigating Exercise Postpartum

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Navigating fitness postpartum can be difficult. You may feel as though you lost strength during your pregnancy, your shoulders may ache or be tight from carrying your babe or breastfeeding, and your lack of sleep takes precedence over any fitness routine you may want to attempt. When you are ready to step back into your fitness routine where do you even start?

There is a lot of information out there on exercises women should and should not do, but postpartum fitness is not black and white. What may work for your friend may not work for you. Attending one-on-one Pilates sessions with a Master Instructor who is certified in pre and postnatal exercise can ensure that you are getting the modifications needed to heal your diastasis and strength your pelvic floor properly. At Endurance Pilates & Yoga we offer your first introductory session for just $50. Please visit here to request an appointment with Master Instructor, Julie Erickson.

The hardest part moms may face postpartum is not just navigating your new body but navigating the mental exhaustion and the identity change that comes with a newborn. Before a baby, most of us have built our identities around our careers, hobbies, friends. With a newborn, the world revolves around them eating and sleeping (or lack thereof). At Endurance Pilates & Yoga we offer Mommy Sangha. This is a great opportunity for new moms, stepmoms, grandmoms, veteran moms to congregate, meditate and share our struggles, our encouragements, and our solidarity in the adventure that is motherhood.

This group meets every Wednesday at 1:30 – 2:00 pm and is complimentary. One of our moms submitted this review after attending; “Mommy Sangha has been a great resource for me to hear what others are experiencing and even though no experiences are the same there is comfort in knowing that this is all normal. The group is a great place to talk about our issues, but the conversations are approached with a positive problem-solving mindset.”

While you may feel the all to real “Mom guilt” we urge you to step away from your 24/7 mom duties. As one of our member’s doctor told her, “A happy mom is a good mom.” We urge you to try Mommy Sangha, our Mommy & Baby workout that meets every Tuesday at 10:00 am, or a Private session with Julie. It is OK to work on yourself while building your family.