Fierce Mamas: The benefits of Fierce Movement® for prenatal and postpartum fitness
The average labor is nearly eight physically and mentally exhausting hours long. You wouldn’t try to run a marathon without any training or preparation. So, why wouldn’t you dedicate the same level of preparation and training to childbirth?
There are many options for pre and postnatal fitness, but Fierce Movement® and the Fierce45® community offer a unique combination of physical and emotional support that can prove invaluable during what can be both the most beautiful, yet most challenging time of your life. Here are some of the top benefits of Fierce45® that we most commonly hear from our mamas and mamas-to-be.
The Fierce community is special. You can feel the support of the community whether you’re pregnant or not, but you realize just how vital that support is after you’ve had a baby. Postpartum for many women can mean being in a mess of the overwhelming unknown and hormones that are all over the place. As a part of the Fierce Fam, you genuinely feel seen, supported, and strong as a mom or a mom-to-be.
The Fierce Wrap
Besides giving up tequila, the Fierce Wrap is the best thing you can do for your body before, during, and after giving birth. The Fierce Wrap, inspired by Bloom Method founder, Brooke Cates, is the intentional contraction of your transverse abdominis. Once you learn how to engage the Fierce Wrap effectively, you can make it part of your daily routine, anytime, anywhere. The Fierce Wrap not only helps you protect and strengthen your deep abdominal muscles during pregnancy, but it can also help you heal and re-strengthen your core following birth and bring a whole new level of core awareness to any other workouts or even just your day-to-day activities.
Pregnancy and postpartum workshops
Knowing how to safely and effectively move your body pre and postnatal can help you feel strong and supported, help ease some of the typical aches and pains of pregnancy, and help heal your postpartum body. That being said, there are some guidelines to follow to keep your Fierce45® workout as safe and effective as possible during and after pregnancy. In our pre and postnatal workshops, Fierce Mama and Master Trainer, Charlene Smith, drops her knowledge on how to effectively engage the Fierce Wrap and maintain the safest and best alignment on the machine during and after pregnancy. Check out our schedule for our upcoming workshops.
Fierce Little Ones
Three of our studios, LoHi, Littleton and North Boulder, offer childcare for little ones ranging from 3 months to 16 years. Located on-site, Fierce Little Ones offers mamas a safe, stimulating childcare option for their little ones. All childcare staff members are trained and vetted to give new moms peace of mind while they take 45 minutes for themselves.
Every pregnancy is different, and while many women can take advantage of the benefits of Fierce Movement®, it is important to consult your doctor about whether or not it is safe to continue a workout into pregnancy.
-Fierce Mama Courtney Brunkow