The postnatal program with a cult following in NYC at your finger tips. In these videos, founder, Rachel Welch, guides you through her pioneering, three doctor-recommended phases; from educational + rehabilitative exercises to your favorite boutique fitness classes like barre, yoga, cardio, guided meditation and more.
Results after just 1 Workout:
The magic of this method is that it translates immediately into the daily athleticism of mom’ing – from lifting, bending over, carrying and cradling; your newly-activated core will begin to do its job right away.
Whether you’re newly postpartum, an active athlete, or starting a new fitness lifestyle; you’ll get the best and most accurate information about your body, health and fitness so you can create your healthiest, strongest and happiest life.
Phase One is your home base : developed to heal + strength train you from the inside-out.
Rachel uses breath-based core activation to rebalance intra-abdominal pressure, strengthen your pelvic floor, abs, back and rib cage and a soft foam roller to release tension and sooth your nervous system. Learn how to isolate and tone your abdominal muscles, glutes, and thighs while releasing chronic back, neck, shoulder and hip pain. This phase addresses all common post natal injuries : diastasis recti, prolapse, incontinence and scar tissue adhesions while training you safely and effectively to recover and re-integrate your core into your daily, functional life.
Repeat this phase as frequently as needed. If you take a break in exercise, dip back into this 28-day series to kickstart your routine and return here regularly to infuse these foundational concepts into your athletic lifestyle.
PROPS: Soft Foam Roller, Small Foot Ball + Resistance Band, *optional* : soft pilates ball + light hand weights
This workout builds now-familiar soft foam rolling into a heightened awareness of your entire waist and rib cage. Using the band, we begin to increase the ability of your intra-abdominal muscles to regulate pressure and withstand strong abdominal contractions all while toning the glutes, arms + ...
Using 3-dimensional breath and the soft pilates ball to re-balance intra-abdominal pressure, this sequence is the secret sauce to your entire core function and side waist strength.
Props: Soft Pilates Ball
This workout begins to prepare you for Phase 2 by continuing to reinforce the deep core principals of Connect + Repattern while adding the resistance band to your glute and side waist toning. Fusing yoga flow, squats and introducing plank rotations, this is the pay off you've been working so har...
A sweet morning Sun Salute flow that gently warms and opens your body for the day. This is an excellent sequence to begin integrating your Phase 1 muscle awareness into larger, full body movements with visits to plan and full vinyasas.