Monday, October 6th, 2014
Whether you were a workout fanatic or an exercise newbie before becoming a mom, we’re guessing you want to take care of that post-baby bod in some way, shape, or form. Here to help: Simone de la Rue, a celebrity trainer and fitness instructor in Los Angeles, and author of Body By Simone. Celeb moms like Naomi Watts swear by her method.
In her book, which is filled with meal plans, nutrition tips, and exercise moves, de la Rue addresses both the pregnant and postpartum mom, stressing the importance of consulting a physician prior to working out. New mamas looking to lose a few pounds, take note: de la Rue says women who underwent C-sections should be careful when performing abdominal work (ask your doc when it’s safe to start, and take it easy on those crunches!). And don’t hold yourself to ridiculously high standards.”Sometimes, you simply don’t have the time or energy to work out,” de la Rue writes. “This is totally fine!”
The key is to slowly get back into the groove. De la Rue recommends new moms try out her Level I: Corps de Ballet workouts. “Stick to the low-impact moves for a month or two to allow your body to regain some strength,” she writes. “After that, ease back into the regular routines.” As de la Rue reminds new and expectant moms, cardio, “contrary to what you might think, gives you a boost of energy.”
Anyone who’s tried a Body By Simone workout knows you’re going to break a sweat! A soothing shower with a cleanser like Olay Ultra Moisture Bar ($5.99 for 6) will feel great afterward.
In New York City or Los Angeles? Sign up for a Body By Simone class! Elsewhere? You can still squeeze in a workout from the comfort of your home. This one even incorporates Baby!
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