Are you a new mommy? Time to get back in shape!
Save you just given birth and want your body to get back to normal ASAP? Being healthy and feeling good about yourself is very important for you and your new baby. Start by having a phone call with your gynecologist. Your doctor will be able to tell you when you should start training again. Usually 6 weeks after giving birth is enough time for your body to recover before starting on a mild fitness program.
So when you “get the green light”, we recommend that you start by doing the following:
- Aerobic exercises of mild intensity (brisk walking, swimming, elliptical machine), 3 - 4 x a week, for 20 to 30 minutes
- Muscle strengthening with resistance training (for your back, glutes and abs), 3 x a week for 20 minutes
- Exercises for your pelvis such as Kegel exercises
- A proper and balanced diet. Choose fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat and low fat dairy products.
Don’t make your workouts harder than your body can take. The intensity of your exercise must increase gradually. This way, you will be able to fit into that old pair of jeans you love so much, to improve your body posture, to have better blood circulation and get your whole body back to shape in no time.
If you still feel unsure about your fitness regime, our Trainers are here to help, encourage and guide you, and make it easier to achieve your goals. Just ask us for advice!
Gym Instructor & Personal Trainer
Holmes Place Maroussi, Greece