TOUGH AS A MOTHER
POSTPARTUM RETURN TO EXERCISE
For all the new moms out there, whether it’s been a few weeks, months, or even a few years since you had your baby, check out Hannah’s new 12-week remote program specifically tailored for the postpartum mom. Tough As A Mother is an incremental 3 month program to help moms safely return to exercise and progresses through each month to help strengthen their body so they can continue to do all the amazing things that moms do!
THERE ARE 12 WEEKS IN THE FULL POSTPARTUM RETURN TO EXERCISE PROGRAM
The first month of this program is called 'Return', and is a 4-week strength-building program. It is designed for those approved by their doctor to return to exercise and includes exercises that begin safely developing a baseline of fitness & addressing common issues new moms deal with.
The first month of this program is called 'Rebuild', and is a 4-week strength-building program that builds upon the foundation built in Return (Month One) and is designed to focus more on strength building as well as introducing more aerobic components toward the later weeks.
The first month of this program is called 'Rise', and is a 4-week strength-building program that progresses all movements, while continuing to build strength as well as aerobic capacity, with workout styles that are more challenging than Return & Rebuild (Month One & Two). It also includes a more core-focused workout each week if you feel ready for the additional challenge.
I loved the Tough as a Mother program because it was gently paced and convenient to do in the short windows of time I had available. Whenever I had a question, there was a response generally within a few hours. It was easy to follow along and when I needed to adapt the exercise, there were helpful instructions and short-clip videos demonstrating each exercise. The built-in timer on the app was also a handy feature and made it stress-free so I could just focus on the exercises. I would 10/10 recommend this program to any new mother!
*Prior to beginning the program, or if you have any of the following issues along the way, including: urinary leakage, prolapse, hemorrhoids, c-section restriction, perineal scar restriction, or diastasis recti, please consult your doctor for a referral to a Physical Therapist who specializes in pelvic floor issues.
**Current research shows that it is best to wait 12 weeks after birth to begin running. If you'd like to begin sooner, please discuss this with your doctor.