ACOG recommends getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week during pregnancy and postpartum. And the WHO states that physical inactivity is the fourth-leading risk factor for early mortality worldwide. In pregnancy, physical inactivity and excessive weight gain have been recognized as independent risk factors for maternal obesity and related pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes.
We believe, inactivity during pregnancy and postpartum originates in a fear of doing something wrong or causing harm to ourselves or our babies. Unfortunately, a lack of regulations within the fitness industry means that a lot of misinformation gets shared. Some workouts tend to be overly cautious, citing improper or outdated research, while other, over zealous workouts may lead to pregnancy related injuries such as diastasis recti, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic girdle pain, lower back pain and more.
Strong Mom Society's mission to help you understand how your body moves so you can easily reach the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week without fear.
Every one of our journey's is unique so there is no "one size fits all" approach when it comes to what type of movement is best. Through self assessments, workshops, foundational exercises and unlimited support from Coach Joanie, the Strong Mom Society Membership helps you identify and strengthen your muscular imbalances. Our members understand what their bodies need in order to navigate the changes of pregnancy with ease, strength and complete body autonomy.
We firmly believe everyone has a right to this education.
The more readily available this information is, the stronger we'll all collectively be.
Scholarship memberships are gifted on a first come, first serve basis. Submit an application and we'll contact you as soon as a membership becomes available!