8 Fall Fitness Must-Haves to Inspire You to Get Started
Sure, it’s not really about the gear. But the right tools can help you get the variety you crave & feel excited for your workouts! Here are 8 faves we’re loving this fall.
We’re pretty sure if you stumbled on this blog that “move occasionally” is on your list this fall. 🙋♀️🍂 Whether that’s once or 5x a week for you, it sometimes feels like you have to overhaul your entire LIFE to start exercising.
But here’s the kicker. That is EXACTLY the reason you haven’t started.
9 times out of 10 we’re the trainers saying:
Don’t complicate it! Just get down on the floor and start stretching. Or head out on a walk after dinner without thinking about it too much. Then the next day, do it again.
It really CAN be this simple to get started.
You don’t need to change anything. You don’t need to buy anything. You don’t need to collect any more free workouts on IG – even from us!
You and your body are ready to start right now, just as you are.
✊ A well-fitting sports bra can make you feel better about running and jumping.
📖 A planner designed with moms in mind can help you see the big picture.
🧘♀️ A comfortable yoga block can help you find feel-good alignment.
🚶♀️ And a podcast you can’t wait to listen to? Well that’s the best motivation we’ve EVER found for taking a long walk!
So, if your body is crying out for some more movement this fall, but your brain needs a little push (i.e., something shiny and new) you’ll love this list of our fall fitness must-haves.
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When Can I Run, Jump & Lift Weights In Postpartum?
When do you “graduate” from postpartum workouts and know you’re ready for heavy lifting, high impact and more intensity? Here’s how to know.
A quick google of the term “postpartum…”
What? don’t pretend you don’t google medical stuff, too!
A quick google of the term “postpartum” will have your head spinning.
Are you postpartum for the 6 weeks before your postpartum checkup?
Are you postpartum for the first 3 months after baby is born, aka the “fourth trimester?”
Are you postpartum for the year of infancy, about 12 months?
Or maybe you’ve encountered the #postpartumisforever trend on social media encouraging women to embrace the changes in their body, however long they may last?
When you move onto high-intensity training depends more on how you feel and less about the exact timeline since your little people were born.
Some mamas might feel ready to lift weights but not jump. Others might love running but feel back pain while attempting to lift heavy.
Understand your body is giving you feedback and use that feedback to adust intensity or exercises according to your needs that day.
Your best best? A qualified coach like our pal Reena Parekh, mama of 2 and co-creator of the Mama Reset Run Well program in our Membership.
Laura sat down for a chat with Reena about moving from mat work to barbells, jumping and running.
Learn the best way to start adding intensity and impact to your workouts, how to know when you’ve pushed too far and what “level” of core training is appropriate for you!
(Hint: when you’re ready to return to running or join that barbell class you’ll still need the core & pelvic floor training, moblility and strength work to support those new routines! Where better to get those supportive workouts than Mama Reset?)
Returning to high-intensity exercise and weightlifting in postpartum with Guest Expert Reena Parekh
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