We are excited to announce a Movement Fitness class for pregnant &
postpartum women! (no matter how long ago you had your baby)
But what exactly is a Movement Fitness class?? It's designed to help you move your body in the most effective way - whether that involves chasing your kids around the playground, tirelessly caring for your adorable newborn, walking/running/hiking or playing sports. Many of us get into patterns that involve compensations, which isn't necessarily a bad thing - the body is quite amazing at how it adapts!! But many times those compensations result in an aching low back or sore neck or an outright injury.
This class will explore the relationship of the ribcage/diaphragm to the pelvis, which is so extremely important! This involves breathing work and powerful exercises to engage multiple muscles which will directly translate into a stronger and more balanced body. For instance, working at getting the foot, calf, hamstring and glute to all function together is one of the goals. We will also address the pelvic floor. And it can all be adapted to your fitness level and goals.
You will receive a handout so you can do the exercises at home. Minimal equipment is needed - just a mat, a foam roller if possible, and some type of small ball - like a tennis ball, Tune Up ball, or a plain old rubber bouncing ball. This is a program that can be a stand alone routine or something to integrate into your existing workout.
Current dates for class: Saturday May 7 9:45-10:45am
Wednes May 11 5:15-6:15pm
Friday May 13 5:15-6:15pm
If this is something you are interested in, please email or text Kathy. firstname.lastname@example.org 403-609-4915
Classes are $25 - payable by cash or transfer.
Kathy has been a lover of all things related to the human body and movement for almost 30 years! She graduated from the U of A with a Bachelor of Physical Education - Specialty in Exercise Physiology in 1996. Afterwards, she trained young athletes and developed their conditioning programs for their given sport. In 2000, she received her diploma in Massage Therapy and has been practicing ever since. She has continued to learn and study throughout her life, gaining much knowledge from physiotherapists, trainers, and chiropractors in Calgary as well as around the world.