We want you to feel your happiest and strongest self before, during and after pregnancy!
Monica has learned firsthand the importance of exercising before, during and after pregnancy. She has had her best prenatal experiences when she consistently exercised during her pregnancies. She has gone through three pregnancies and knows specifically what to include in pre/postnatal exercise programming through her own experiences and also working with many clients.
Monica has taken many pre/postnatal personal training certifications as well as pelvic floor courses. Monica has worked with many pre/postpartum clients and continues to feel most passionate helping women stay active during their pregnancy and also how to safety and effectively rehabilitate their body and core after delivery.
“I am so grateful to be the mom of two amazing children, Mila & Adam. After the birth of my first child I noticed significant weakness/pain in my core. I felt really disappointed about the lack of direction and resources to support me. I remember checking in with my OB six weeks postpartum, he asked if I felt good, I said “yes” and he said “great you are good to go.” I left the appointment feeling mentally and physically different but figured it was “normal.” I felt weakness in my pelvic floor and didn’t know where to start. I continued educating myself about postpartum recovery and pelvic floor health. I struggled with postpartum depression and realized I wasn’t alone. I truly believe every woman deserves exercise programs to rebuild their core, pelvic floor and body. I felt even more deeply rooted in “Stronger You” and helping women through their postpartum journey. I continue learning from my own journey to help as many women as I can!”
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of Pre/Postnatal Exercise?
- increased strength, energy, endurance and bone density
- reduced tension, stress and depression
- improved self-esteem and confidence
- decreased likelihood of depression
- stronger connective tissue to help prevent injury
Am I safe to exercise during my pregnancy?
According to the Canadian Guidelines:
- In uncomplicated pregnancies women with or without a previously sedentary lifestyle should be encouraged to participate in aerobic and and strength conditioning exercises as a part of a healthy lifestyle
- No supine or prone exercises after 16 weeks gestation
How do you prevent Diastasis-Recti?
- create a strong deep core before and during pregnancy
- don’t do any core strengthening until at least 4 weeks postpartum
- Roll to the side to get up from lying position
What do Stronger You postpartum workouts look like?
- You can opt in for 30 or 60 minute private sessions or easy to follow home workouts
- They always focus on pelvic floor & core strengthening
- You will feel great after while being progressively challenged
What is weakened in pregnancy?
- Transverse Abdominis
- Scapular Stabilizers
- Gluteus medius & hip stabilizers
- pelvic floor
What equipment will I need for the workouts?
- A pair of dumbbells, ideally one lighter pair and one heavier pair
- Stability Ball
- Strap & Booty Band
In just 6 weeks I am feeling results from the training and guidance from Monica. I feel less pain and more flexibility. Monica is patient, encouraging and super knowledgeable about helping her clients get stronger, more flexible and feeling GREAT! Thank you Monica!