This program is currently full. If you’re interested in the next round of Mommy & Me sessions, please fill out the form below. I will contact you with future dates and times.
What equipment will I need for the series?
We will be using a mat, a wall and a baby carrier for some of the exercises. If you don’t have a mat, a carpet/rug will work. Try to have a clear wall approximately 4’ x 7.’2
What if I don’t have/use a carrier?
No problem, there are various ways to hold your baby as we workout. I will give you the proper cues if you aren’t using a carrier. (You will get a good arm workout too!) Another option is to have your baby safely on a mat as you do these exercises.
Can I attend the session if my baby is asleep?
Of course! Please don’t feel that you need to wake up your baby, or time their naps with the workouts. Exercises that have the baby in a carrier can be done with just your body weight, or you can simulate the baby’s weight with a similar weight object (ie. a bag of flour or light weights). There will be a portion of the class where we will do baby massage/yoga where you can do the exercises on yourself or just learn them to try later when your baby is awake.
Can I use my belly band/core support during the exercises?
Unless your doctor has advised you to use one, belly bands/supports are not required for the exercises. You may find them helpful however, in the beginning months post-pregnancy, especially as you get back into exercising. If you have one, you may use it. But the intention is that we activate the core muslcles and continue to strengthen them so you don’t need these supports.
How do I know if I have Diastasis Recti?
Your doctor may have checked you for Diastasis Recti in your follow-up appointments. I will show you how to do this check for yourself in our first session. This will serve as a way to asses your progress in the program.
Will there be recordings of the classes available in case I can’t make it?
To protect the privacy of everone attending, I will not be recording these sessions unless everyone in the group is ok with it. I will send out a survey regarding this to the group.
Should I wear shoes while we workout?
I’d recommend shoes for your saftety if you’re substituting something hard (like weights or soup cans) for your baby. Otherwise you don’t need to wear shoes, as all the exercises are low-impact.