Are you ever confused by the constantly changing fitness trends and aren’t sure which workouts are best for you?
Would you like to have a home program that you have confidence it is tailored made for your body?
Do you like to workout hard, but workout smart?
COME TO WOMENS FIT CAMP THIS SUMMER
You will learn proper lifting techniques so that you can minimize the chance of injuries.
You will understand when to train hard, which will ensure you have a lot of energy for your family post workout.
You will learn how to SUP so you can enjoy the peace and excitement of being on the Ontario Lake.
Don’t be confused or bored with your fitness. Empower yourself with options.
Learn optimal workout order, basics of a balanced fitness program.
Don’t leave this to chance- your body and time are precious- take control.
All levels welcome- do what you can, check your ego at the door and have fun.
Many of you know it has been a career dream of mine to run fitness camps to help educate women on fitness and strength training. I am happy to share that it is happening this summer. I have put together 2 dates to run the first J Fit Athletics camps.
Find out what you like to do for fitness, try new moves, the tried and tested, learn order of program for best results, plus much more. Now is a time of change in the world of strength training. Find out how to integrate everything together for the best program for you rather than just randomly throwing together some moves along with what is on trend for the moment.
What is strength training?
What is movement training?
Do or don’t I stretch?
When should I breathe during my lift?
When or what do I do for my core?
How do I do a pull up?
If you know of a woman that would be interested in attending please share this email.
You will leave with a summary of what we covered. This will be a fun day with meals.
The day will include:
Please visit my webpage for further details and sign ups. Space is limited. Please contact me if you have any further questions.
Questionnaires and health screens will be sent out to all candidates. The camps will be progressive for those that attend both.
I have been getting a lot of questions regarding pelvic floor health lately. A few simple rules to follow.
1. Even if you feel fit late in your pregnancy avoid jumping, jogging and jarring movements, you may not be able to measure the pressure on your PF before it’s too late.
2. Don’t start an exercise program too early. Many women want their post pregnancy body back quickly and rush into an exercise program before they are ready. Make sure your pelvic floor is healthy and you are getting enough sleep before exercising. If you are experiencing urinary incontinence fix this problem first before multi joint weight training, running or jumping. Follow the video below.
Starting point to help pelvic health. Make sure your back os flat on the floor and your back muscles are slightly flexed pressing into the wall. Lift your knee, FILL YOUR BELLY with air (not your chest), keeping your back flat. Push the air out of your belly while flexing your abdominals and pulling up your pelvic floor. You need to master this, then you can apply this biomechanical breathing match to many more exercises to start to improve.
I am setting up two dates for Hard style Kettle Bell user courses in mid town Toronto. The first proposed date is January 24 (Sunday) and the second date will be a week day. The course will cover Swing, TGU, Clean, Squat, Press, Snatch. If you are interested please send my a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kettle bells are a moms best fitness friend. Portable, capable of metabolic and strength training in a very short time, easy to store. EACH MOVE HAS A BIOMECHANICAL BREATHING MATCH with the lifts. This is very important for a mom. It’s the start of learning to tense your muscles including your pelvic floor and diaphragm during lifts. Its a work in progress but is the start of helping incontinence. You may need some precursor exercises, but using this system of lifts will give you everything you need as a mom.
Wow my older daughter Kasia is having her 10th birthday party right now. (I forgot candles for her cake-too many things on my mind).
I feel old- actually I don’t feel old- I still think I’m 25, but having a 10 year old sounds “mature”. Since having Kasia I have not jogged due to pelvic floor injuries. I was an avid runner when I was younger, competing in x country and long track events. I switched to power court sports in my late teens, but still jogged. Like I mentioned I have found no joy jogging in the past 10 years.
A few weeks ago Kasia told me she won the school x country meet. I thought to myself this is something we can do together.
Although I would never jog thinking I will lose weight, or get the strength I need to feel great, I will jog with my daughter. We jog sometimes walk and jog again through the conservation area near our house. We look for deer and birds, fish swimming upstream and we talk- well she talks. She talks the entire time-She a little girl trying to find her way. I really feel like she appreciates our 20-30 minutes each week. I hope it makes her feel loved and important because she is so special to me.
Baby Bump Fitness is run by personal trainer and mom Jacqueline Gradish for soon-to-be moms and new moms. Safe, quick & EFFECTIVE fitness solutions that really work, including workouts, rehab exercises and nutrition tips.
Check out the complete Baby Bump Fitness Programs in my Programs section.