We get A LOT of questions about this program, every day. Here are the answers to some of the most common ones to help you decide if this program is right for you!
1. WHAT EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED?
The following equipment is necessary for the course:
✔️ Small Exercise ball (can be a kids play ball)
✔️ Resistance Band - light to medium, Hip Circle (circular resistance band)
✔️ A bench or an object in your home that serves as a bench (like a chair).
✔️ Foam Roller
[The following additional equipment is optional for the course]
✔️ Light-Medium dumbbell weights
✔️ TRX Band
2. HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO COMMIT EVERY DAY?
You will need to commit between 25-45 min a day for most phases. This time can increase depending upon the additional resources and supplemental workouts you use to tailor the course to your specific needs. You can also decrease the amount of time spent on the exercises once you learn the exercises, and can even the Ab Rehab Moves as you pump, drive, or watch TV.
3. WHEN CAN I START POSTPARTUM?
You can start the 12 Week Ab Rehab whenever you feel ready after delivery. The ACOG has updated its guidelines and now recommends that if you had a normal vaginal delivery and healthy pregnancy then a woman can start exercise after delivery when she is ready. Typically this is somewhere between 2-6 weeks post delivery. If you have had a C-Section or other complications, check with your doctor.
4. CAN I DO THIS PLAN IF I'M CURRENTLY PREGNANT?
You can! Actually, I recommend it. You will only work up through Phase 3 (omitting phase 4), and will be taking Full Breaths (no half breaths) during the AB Rehab Moves. I would, however, HIGHLY suggest implementing the breathing exercises daily throughout your entire pregnancy. Those are the bread and butter of the program and will help the most for conditioning your body for labor, delivery, and recovery. If you have any concerns, feel free to speak with your doctor.
5. I HAVE A TIGHT PELVIC FLOOR, IS THIS PROGRAM FOR ME?
Yes, most definitely! You will be working on the control aspect of your pelvic floor during the program. This means you will be working on releasing and relaxing your pelvic floor. We have additional resources for you to help you connect to your pelvic floor and learn how to relax your pelvic floor, while still reaping all the benefits of the program.
6. CAN I DO THIS IF I HAVE A HERNIA?
Yes, it is safe to do the program and in fact really beneficial to be able to strengthen everything around the hernia as well as make sure your core is strong and functioning optimally to help ensure the hernia does not worsen over time.
7. I HAVEN'T HAD KIDS, CAN I STILL DO THIS?
Yes! The 12 Week Ab Rehab is for anyone that experiences core and pelvic floor dysfunction (low back pain, weak core, lower tummy pooch, leaking, pelvic pressure, diastasis, prolapse, hypertonic pelvic floor, hypotonic pelvic floor.) Whether or not you have had a baby, the plan will help to strengthen your core, flatten your tummy, strengthen your pelvic floor, and will restore core function.
8. IT'S BEEN 'XYZ' MONTHS/YEARS SINCE MY LAST DELIVERY, IS IT TOO LATE FOR ME TO DO THIS AND SEE GOOD RESULTS?
Once postpartum, always postpartum. The plan is for everyone at any point in their postpartum journey. The plan is a comprehensive course that will help to strengthen your core, strengthen your pelvic floor, heal diastasis, and restore core function. Our clients see and feel results whether they are 2 weeks postpartum or even 20 + years postpartum.
Which brings me to my biggest question.... What are YOU waiting for?!
I built this course because EVERY mom deserves to feel like ‘home’ in her own body. To some, that has very little to do with 'looks,' and for others it has a lot to do with it. Neither is wrong. EVERY Mom is entitled to achieving and living her life as her best version of herself. That best version is determined by what’s important to HER. And healing mom from the inside out is a great place to start on that journey!