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This program is specifically created for new mothers who have given birth within the range of 6 weeks to a few years. The main focus of this program is to strengthen and tone all muscles in the body, with particular emphasis on activating the inner core muscles and pelvic floor. It is a gentle program that can be followed by individuals at all fitness levels.
Experience the comprehensive fitness program specifically designed for postpartum women. Restore and strengthen your core muscles affected by pregnancy and childbirth with my step-by-step approach. Improve your posture, regain strength, and rebuild core stability, laying the foundation for your long-term health and well-being.
The purpose of this program is to assist you in developing a strong foundation internally. It focuses on engaging your deep inner core muscles that you may not typically exercise. These muscles possess great strength and contribute to toning your abs, as well as relieving any discomfort in your lower back that you may be currently facing.
As a busy mom, finding time to exercise can be a challenge. However, incorporating time-efficient workouts into your routine can make a significant difference in your weight loss goals. By choosing workouts that maximize calorie burn in a short amount of time, busy moms can get the benefits of a longer workout in just a fraction of the time, without sacrificing precious time with their families.
Full body movements are beneficial because they engage multiple muscle groups and joints at once, allow for greater overall muscle activation, and can lead to a higher calorie burn during and after a workout. Additionally, these movements can improve coordination, balance, and cardiovascular fitness. By following one of my programs, busy moms can maximize their workouts and achieve their fitness goals more effectively.
I create customized fitness programs, based on your individual goals, fitness level, and lifestyle. By monitoring progress and adjusting the program as needed, I ensure you're on track to meet your objectives. I also provide resources and support to foster healthy habits, promoting lasting results and positive lifestyle changes.
"Working with Leslie has been so fulfilling! She has developed the perfect program for my busy life and adapted my workouts to my lifestyle and equipment at home (resistance bands). I’m so happy I’m on this journey with her, I highly recommend her for your fitness goals!!!"
Leslie is a super educated and fun trainer! I have been seeing Leslie for a while now, and am currently on one of her programs. The workouts are concise, and effective, and not too time consuming which I appreciate as a single mom. She caters to whether you work out at home, or the gym, and also makes sure to add workouts that you actually enjoy. Highly recommend for any nutrition or workout programs, she is an excellent personal trainer!
Leslie is an amazing trainer. Her knowledge and years of experience show in her programming! Thanks for the motivation and push to hit those goals. Highly recommend Leslie for all your fitness and nutrition needs .
Absolutely! I am a certified personal trainer helping women of all ages and lifestyles. I just so happen to specialize in pre & postnatal fitness & nutrition.
To tone your body without getting bulky, you can use lighter weights and higher repetitions for resistance training, incorporate bodyweight exercises, and try high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and cardio exercises. Ensure you eat a balanced diet with lean proteins and whole foods and stay consistent with your exercise routine.
You bet! I can help you through a personalized fitness plan, nutritional guidance, targeted pelvic floor & core exercises, and motivational support along every step of your journey.
You can incorporate exercise into your busy schedule as a working mom by prioritizing and scheduling exercise time, embracing short workouts, receiving my workout options tailored to your lifestyle, and involving your family in physical activities. Plan ahead and be flexible and adaptable with your routine.
Diastasis Recti is a condition where the two sides of the rectus abdominis muscle separate or move apart. This can occur during pregnancy or due to incorrect abdominal exercises, leading to a weakness in the abdominal wall and a protrusion of the belly.
To assess Diastasis Recti, lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Place your fingers just above your belly button and lift your head and shoulders off the ground. If you feel a gap between the two sides of the rectus abdominis muscle or a bulge in the midline of the stomach, you may have Diastasis Recti. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
As a personal trainer, suggesting modifications or alternatives for exercises when a client has a specific injury or condition requires careful consideration and knowledge. I assess the client's fitness level and limitations, individualize the exercise program and emphasize pain-free movement. I provide alternative exercises targeting the same muscle groups and regularly monitor their progress.
Absolutely! While it is more common for diastasis recti to be addressed in the immediate postpartum period, it can still be improved and managed in the years following childbirth.
The timeline for when you can start exercising after giving birth varies. Consult with your healthcare provider for personalized guidance. Generally, most healthcare providers recommend waiting at least 4-6 weeks after a vaginal delivery before gradually incorporating moderate exercise into your routine. This timeframe allows your body to heal, the uterus to shrink back to its pre-pregnancy size, and any potential perineal tears or episiotomies to heal. For those who have had a cesarean section, you may need to wait 6-8 weeks. Every woman's postpartum recovery is unique. Listen to your body, prioritize rest, and follow your healthcare provider's instructions.