There is a lot of talk about losing baby weight after having a baby. And while I agree with a lot of the voices out there that it isn’t healthy to have unrealistic expectations for new mothers, I know from experience that it does just feel good to start feeling like yourself again after having a baby. So take your time and make sure you are making healthy choices and that you are distancing yourself from relationships that make you feel bad about your body image after having a baby. But if you’re ready and your doctor has given you an all-clear for exercise, here is how BionicGym is good for postpartum exercise.
It is amazing how pregnancy can affect your body. Even if you work out consistently for your entire pregnancy, the trauma that your body goes through during birth and then the 6 weeks that you are supposed to wait until returning to normal activity can put you far behind what you are used to doing. It might feel very disheartening to start exercising and realize how far your body has declined in those few weeks off.
BionicGym is a perfect start off workout postpartum. If you start with running it is very easy to see how you are not what you once were. It might be hard to run a block. This is due to more than just the trauma of giving birth, but it has more to do with the relaxin that is still in your body. This hormone goes throughout your body to soften all your joints. This gets you prepared for giving birth and is the reason that your pelvis can move so your baby can fit through it. It is an essential part of the birthing process. However, it affects all your joints, not just the pelvis, so running can be very painful and dangerous on your knees.
BionicGym takes all the impact out of the normal exercises that you do. Even if running isn’t your thing, lifting weights, jumping, and squatting can all be difficult for you to do after having a baby and that’s something you don’t have to worry about when you workout with BionicGym.
Have you ever heard of diastasis recti? According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Diastasis recti is a common condition in pregnant and postpartum people. It occurs when the rectus abdominis muscles (six-pack ab muscles) separate during pregnancy from being stretched. The separation can make a person’s belly stick out or bulge months or years postpartum.”
This can be really hard on a new mom. Most new mothers don’t expect their bodies to be exactly the same after pregnancy, but it can be shocking how much the body changes.
Diastasis Recti can be made worse by doing certain exercises that you previously could do with no problems, like sit-ups.
BionicGym is a great, safe way for postpartum women to recover from pregnancy because there is no undue stress on the abdominal muscles. In fact, there is no stress on any muscles except the thigh muscles. So you can lose weight effectively without injuring yourself at all.
There are a lot of reasons why new moms in particular will love BionicGym. Having a baby complicates everything. They are amazing and totally worth the sacrifice, but no one can argue that things magically get easier once they have their baby. Babies take a lot of time and that time is on demand, you cannot “schedule” time for a baby. So in your new life where things are a bit harder and a bit less convenient, enjoy BionicGym knowing that it is the most convenient workout method out there.
One of the hardest things to get used to as a new mom is that you can’t just leave when you want to and you can’t be alone whenever you want to. That little baby needs round-the-clock care, and that won’t change for a very, very long time. It can be frustrating to have to schedule someone else to watch your child whenever you want to do anything by yourself, even when that other person is your partner. Work schedules and other things make finding time to exercise nearly impossible.
This is why working out at home is so appealing for new moms. There are a lot of websites with workout videos that are very successful for the new mom, but sometimes these require equipment and it can be hard to get into these videos if you don’t like the group leader or you just don’t like the class setting.
It can be just as hard to set up an at-home gym. This is why BionicGym is such a great option. You can do it from home and you don’t need to schedule anyone to come to watch your baby. You don’t necessarily have to carve out 30 minutes of time where you can be 100% hands off your baby.
And speaking of being able to do it from home, BionicGym does you one better and offers to multitask while you are working out. Most at-home exercise programs don’t allow you to do anything else while you are exercising. You are doing the typical gym workouts but at your home. This does not leave you any room for holding a crying baby or folding a load of laundry.
And while you might still prefer to do BionicGym during naptimes so you don’t have to worry about parenting while you are exercising, it’s not exactly a requirement.
In fact, there are many other chores that a new mom has to get done that she can do while doing BionicGym. Here is a list of things you could actually do:
- Settle a baby to sleep (the shivering actually might even help with this!)
- Read to your child
- Do one of the many loads of laundry that you have to do with a tiny human
- Meal plan
- Schedule a grocery pickup
- Disinfect toys
- Entertain your baby during tummy time
- Supervise a bath for your baby
Or you could just take a moment for yourself and enjoy having some time that is centered on just you. Those times are few and far between so take advantage of any time while baby sleeps as the time that you take care of your needs!
It’s just too bad that you can’t do BionicGym and sleep at the same time!
You might look at the price of BionicGym and shake your head a bit at this section. BionicGym isn’t exactly the cheapest method of working out. That would probably be running. However, if you compare it to a gym membership that you will rarely use, then BionicGym far and away is the cheapest long-term option. And you have to actually look at the contract of a gym when you are considering it because there are a lot of hidden fees like startup fees, cleaning fees, and changes in monthly prices after the first initial year. You can also get stuck in a gym membership for a full year without being able to get out of it.
BionicGym has the initial price that you pay for it and then you will want to change out the sensor pads each month, but that fee is very minimal and you can buy those at a cheaper price in bulk. Overall, it’s cheaper than most gyms and it also is a method of exercise that you are more likely to use than a gym.
If you are really trying to save money as a new parent, you are probably going to turn to walk and running first. And these are great workouts! You can get that stroller out and enjoy a walk with your little one at the same time as you exercise. However, not everyone lives in a completely safe area, so this isn’t always as convenient as it sounds.
I have lived in different areas of the city where I didn’t want to just walk around, and certainly wouldn’t want to walk around with a brand new baby. It’s not smart to be out at certain hours in certain areas and it’s a pain to pack up your stroller to drive somewhere so you can walk safely.
It’s nice to have the option of working out in the safety of your own home. Stroller walks are still a great option but it’s always nice to have a consistently available method of working out.
Overall, BionicGym is good for postpartum exercise because it is convenient for new parents and it is safe for postpartum bodies. It can be so easy to injure yourself by pushing yourself too hard. In this day and age, it is so common for women to be expected to bounce back quickly, but the truth is that everybody is different and that it is perfectly normal for the bounce back to take a lot more time than you want it to.
For this reason, many women end up doing things that might be considered dangerous for their body that has just gone through a major trauma. They might push themselves too hard too fast. This can lead quickly to injury. This is why a low-impact but a high-result program like BionicGym can be the ideal exercise for postpartum women. You can do it in the comfort of your own home and you can push yourself to your limit without injuring yourself in the process.