You have a lot of choice for how to fill your fitness and nutrition needs. What makes WellMom so special?
Answers to Your Mom-specific Fitness Questions
- Can I do crunches? What about planks?
- Is it safe to lie on my back when I exercise?
- Are there any exercises I should avoid?
- What can I do about my “mummy tummy”?
- Is it bad if I get my heart rate too high?
- What can I do about my diastasis?
- What IS diastasis?
- Can I continue my regular yoga practice or should I switch to prenatal yoga?
These are just a few of the common questions that many pre- and postnatal moms have about exercise, but not all personal trainers have the answers. As a certified Fit for Birth Pre- and Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist, I can answer these questions. And many more. Whether you’re new to exercise or a seasoned veteran, you need to work with someone who knows about the special needs of moms and moms-to-be.
Focus on the Core with Belly Training
By “core,” I mean the inner core, especially the diaphragm, transversus abdominis (TVA), and pelvic floor.
Core strength is critical for everyone. It improves posture and provides stability during exercise, which helps to avoid injury. A weak core is also the root cause of muscular imbalances.
Moms and moms-to-be need to give special attention to the core. For expectant moms, a strong core can:
- facilitate labor
- help prevent diastasis recti
- minimize lower back pain
- keep the belly small, reducing aches and pains
Moms who have delivered need to rehabilitate the inner core because:
- pregnancy weakens the TVA
- c-section cuts the TVA
- vaginal delivery stretches and weakens the pelvic floor
- pregnancy restricts full range of motion of the diaphragm
This is why WellMom provides, Belly Training, a unique method of inner core training and rehabilitation for expectant and current moms that sets the foundation for a healthy and fit pregnancy, smooth labor, and swift recovery.
Any chance you have tight hips? What about poor posture? Do you have pain in your knees or lower back? Is your core weak? There’s a good chance at least one of these conditions applies to you, and there’s an even better chance that a muscular imbalance is to blame. Most moms enter pregnancy with muscular imbalances, and the changes to your body during pregnancy only make them worse. That’s why WellMom takes a corrective exercise approach with clients, strengthening the muscles that are weak and stretching the muscles that are tight. This helps to minimize if not avoid the common pains associated with pregnancy.
Customized Nutrition Coaching that Empowers
WellMom’s nutrition coaching is customized to fit YOUR needs, YOUR goals, YOUR lifestyle, and YOUR tastes and preferences. I don’t use computer software to give you cookie cutter dietary recommendations or recipes. I also believe that empowering my clients to take control of their diets is the best way to establish lasting lifestyle change. Rather than providing you with a generic meal plan that you follow to the “T,” I will provide broad parameters for you to follow and explain the reasons for those guidelines. The custom menu examples and recipes I provide will serve as useful starting point; you will then feel empowered to deviate from those suggestions by using the tools and knowledge that I provide.
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5 thoughts on “The WellMom Difference”
Chris this is AMAZING! And you look stunning! Congrats on your newest little sweetheart. I am so proud of you. How do you like teaching yoga? Do you just do private training or do you teach at any gyms? Way to go girl!!!!
Peace to you and your beautiful family😊
Thanks, Sadie! So great hearing from you. I still teach a few classes (indoor cycling and yoga) at Golds. Peace to you and your family as well!
Hi Christine. I’ve had lots of people ask me lately if there’s anything they can do to correct diastasis recti. Do you have a program or any recommendations? Thanks!
The short answer is there are exercises you can do to help, but there are no guarantees (regardless of what any program tells you). Rehab for diastasis recti DR primarily involves exercises that engage your deep core muscles, including your TVA and pelvic floor. The pelvic tilt is a great exercise that engages the TVA, and I provide instruction here: https://wellmomllc.com/2015/02/23/core-strength-and-diastasis-recti/. The goal should be to rehabilitate and strengthen the inner core musculature rather than to “close the gap.” Hope that helps!