the post baby bod plan is heeeeeere!

Hi friends! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Hope you had a great one. I have some adventures to recap later today, but for now, let’s grab our dumbbell-shaped confetti. It’s the official launch party of the post baby bod plan and website. 🙂

Post baby bod postpartum fitness plan

As you guys know, I’ve been working on this project on and off for years, and I’m so excited to finally be able to share it with all of you. When I first had Liv, even though I’d been in the fitness industry and had worked as a trainer for quite a while, I was uncertain of how to safely resume my fitness postpartum. I was scared to hit the ground running and injure myself, and I didn’t want to do too much too soon. Also, I wasn’t quite sure how to safely regain my core strength. So, I did what I usually do and researched as much as possible, and consulted with experts in the field including my physical therapist friends. From here, I was able to get back into the fitness game safely, and achieve the goals I’d set for myself without it taking over my life. Taking care of a baby is hard enough; I wanted to share this info with fellow mamas and help take “figure out a fitness plan” off the mental to-do list. 

I’ve been cranking along on the plan since Livi was born (you can read more about the history here!), and decided to put it together into a comprehensive eBook. I enlisted the help of 15 fabulous mamas to test it out and they all saw amazing results.

While the physical results were incredible, I was even more excited about the additional benefits. So many mamas said they felt stronger and more energized with the plan. They were taking amazing care of their babies and themselves at the same time, which can be tough to balance, especially in the early months. They were thankful for PBB, as they could safely and effectively build back to their previous level of training, without needing tons of equipment or time. Also not needing to plan or think about setting it up is a game changer; pregnancy and new-mama brain is for real. 

I used PBB strategy again after P was born, and used many of the provided modifications. Since it was already figured out for me, it was so much easier to get back into a solid routine. I loved having the workouts planned out for myself, especially since I’d already used them with successful results.

After Livi’s birth:


After P’s birth:

My post baby bod results

(41 weeks pregnant, 7 weeks postpartum, 14 weeks, 15 weeks.) As you can see, I still have some loose skin, which stretched to make room for that awesome 10-lb beeb. While it’s always nice to see muscle return after a hiatus, I have to say that my biggest benefit of testing these workouts the second time around was for the mental benefits. There have been a lot of things going on between P’s reflux and my own medical situation that these workouts allowed me to zone out, do something for myself, and get in a nice sweat.)

Here’s what you can expect with PBB:

The plan is broken into three 4-week modules, starting with developing a solid routine, building strength, improving cardio endurance, and finally, incorporating more intense circuit training. 

This plan is for:

-Moms and mom-to-be who want to take the guesswork out of setting up a postpartum plan. I was very strategic about the design, especially regarding types of cardio and dedicated core work. I wanted to gradually increase fitness while optimizing healing at the same time.

-Those who want to increase energy levels, cardio perform and lean muscle- the smart way!

-Those who don’t have a lot of time (all of us) or equipment to work out 

This plan is not for:

-Those who prefer working out in a group fitness environment for their daily sweat sessions

-Those who want to go hardcore as soon as they’re cleared to work out again

-Those who have already built back their cardio endurance and strength post-baby. This plan starts off at the very beginning, so if you are 6 months + postpartum, you may be too advanced for this level. Stay tuned for advanced variations in the future .:) Those who purchase PBB will get bonuses + future updates from now on, at no additional cost.

From Jess, a Physical Therapist and Pilates Instructor:

“Gina has put together an extremely thoughtful and intelligent fitness plan for all women wanting to be healthy after giving birth. She delivers the information in a clear and easy to understand way and addresses many of the specific issues that can affect a woman’s body after having a baby. The best part is Gina’s warmth and the down to earth nature of this plan. She writes from a place of understanding and humor, which makes the sleep deprivation after baby a little easier to deal with! I recommend PBB for any woman who is looking for a supportive and effective fitness plan after giving birth.”

Jessica Valant, MSPT, PMA-CPT

A very special thank you to my web wizard, Cody, for making the PBB site so beautiful, to Jaime for editing the final product, to Beth for her amazing design skills, and to Henry for the photos.

I hope you’ll check out the plan here, and help me spread the word to your mama or expecting mama friends! ALSO the PBB site is live, which is a resource for prenatal fitness and nutrition. My friend Kim, a mama, RD, and advisor for Vega is contributing to the site regularly, and you can also expect posts and videos from myself + fellow fitness instructor and trainer friends. New content will be added weekly (on Mondays), and there are already 20 posts up if you’d like to check it out.

Hope you have a wonderful morning and I’ll see you later today.



*The first 50 to order today will also receive the meal idea and recipes ebook. After purchasing, your copy will be emailed to you (it may be in your Spam folder, as a heads up).

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  1. Ashley on March 7, 2016 at 6:32 am

    As a quiet, loyal follower for a LONG time (think 2009!), I just wanted to congratulate you. I’ve loved watching your blog change and seeing you stay so healthy throughout the years. I had twins 16 months ago and getting back in shape was a struggle. I definitely think the world needs more resources like this for new moms. <3

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2016 at 8:00 am

      thank you for the kind comment ashley, and for reading for so long!
      congratulations on your twins, too! that is amazing <3

  2. Annette on March 7, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Congratulations on getting your new plan out there! I’m sure it will benefit so many.

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2016 at 8:00 am

      thank you annette! <3

  3. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on March 7, 2016 at 7:06 am

    I’m sure many are going to love this and for the record you look awesome!

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2016 at 7:59 am

      thank you lovely friend <3

  4. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on March 7, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Congrats, Gina! I know that you will help SO many women with this! 🙂 Good luck!

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2016 at 7:59 am

      thank you, friend! <3

  5. Anna @ THE POSH BODY on March 7, 2016 at 7:44 am

    This is huge! What an amazing resource for new mamas. I’m definitely passing this on to the mamas in my life.

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2016 at 7:59 am

      thank you so much, anna!

  6. Katie on March 7, 2016 at 8:02 am

    I was so excited to get the email that my PBB plan is here! I just had our second girl on Thursday so obviously will be waiting a few weeks to get started, but I can’t wait!!

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2016 at 8:04 am

      ahhhh! congratulations to you! so so exciting <3 happy you're excited for it, too, and that you'll be joining in the fun

  7. whitney on March 7, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Is this something that will be available at any time. I am due in August, so won’t need until then …. or a little after. I have to factor in sleep deprivation recovery time 😉

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      you definitely need that sleep deprivation recovery! 🙂 it will relaunch in the fall, but i still haven’t quite determined how i want to do it. i will be including an advanced plan in the fall, and those who have already purchased or purchase during the launch will get it for free

  8. Melissa on March 7, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Gina this sounds amazing! I’m really interested (I’m currently 10 wks pp) but am curious to know what equipment is needed and how many days/hours the plan requires. Just want to make sure it can fit in my day. Thanks so much!!

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      you only need two pairs of dumbbells (one light and one moderate/heavy) and access to cardio, even if it’s just walking and eventually jogging/running around the neighborhood. there are some exercises with a stability ball but i provide options without it.
      all workouts are an hour or less, and can be broken up throughout the day

  9. Amanda @ Cheers to the Weekends on March 7, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Congrats to you! Sounds awesome!

  10. Tracy on March 7, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Huge congratulations, Gina!! I know you’ve worked really hard on this plan! I’ll be sure to share it with any new moms and moms-to-be I know. Best of luck with the launch! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      thank you so much, friend! i appreciate it (and you) so much <3

  11. Ashley on March 7, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    It looks amazing! Congrats!
    Do you mind sharing what platform you built the site on? (Don’t worry – I’m in travel so I’m not competing 🙂 )

    • Fitnessista on March 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      it’s wordpress built but cody designed everything. if you hit him up, he may be able to help you! he is amaaaaazing. i am not techie at all hahah

      • Ashley on March 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm

        wow -it looks like Ontraport or Leadpages (which are SO expensive!) He did a great job!

  12. Cassie on March 7, 2016 at 1:06 pm


  13. Aubrey on March 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Dang girl, you look amazing!:)

  14. Melanie on March 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I was so excited to see the plan in my email today! My little one is not due until August, but these moves are something to look forward to and I am so excited the new site includes modifications to make during pregnancy. Thank you for putting together such a wonderful site and so many resources!

  15. Danielle B on March 18, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Ah would love to win the giveaway! I am 4 months PP today 🙂

  16. Chelsea S on March 18, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I’d love to win a copy! I’m currently 6 months post partum and always looking for new ideas.

  17. Emily K on March 18, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    You inspire me to try harder to work out consistently. I would love to win a copy!

  18. Brittany on March 18, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    This sounds like a great plan!

  19. Erin on March 18, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I love this! I do pre-post natal barre class and its so important to exercise safely after baby!!!! (and before). I hope to win the competition!!

  20. julie on March 18, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    What an amazing idea!

  21. Camee on March 18, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you for everything! I just had my second baby and would love to win a copy!! I appreciate all your hard work with putting this together.

  22. Katrina Krive on March 18, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Would love this! Just found out I’m having Irish twins. Haven’t lost the weight from the first pregnancy, which only ended 5 months ago!

  23. kirsten on March 18, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I am currently expecting my first (July 3rd) and would love to win this!!

  24. Kelsey C. on March 18, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    You rock! Thanks for being such a fitness inspiration and giving me confidence in my post-baby body self!

  25. Verhanika on March 18, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    My first is due in August!

  26. Anna on March 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    So excited to try this out. My first baby is turning 6 months old this weekend and I need to start getting my body back in shape! I love reading your posts for inspiration on healthy living and creating a healthy role model for your babes 🙂

  27. SKJ on March 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    I’m just over 9 weeks pregnant and am a huge fan of your site. I want to stay healthy during my pregnancy and have a plan for getting back in shape after, and would looooove all of your guidance along the way!

  28. Lauren L. on March 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    I would love to try your plan!! The internet definitely needs a plan like this! I just had a baby in October, and my goal is to be stronger and leaner than I was pre-pregnancy. Still working on it, but I’m getting there, and this program would definitely help.

  29. Autumn on March 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Awesome giveaway! Baby girl is 4 weeks and I would love to win!

  30. Valerie Hacker on March 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    I just had my second baby and would love to win a copy!! I am almost 40 and was on bedrest for most of my pregnancy, I know the road back to getting in shape will be more difficult. Would love a safe and effective guide to help me!

  31. Melissa on March 18, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I am pregnant with twins and about to move to a new city for my husband’s medical residency. I would be so thrilled to win a copy of PBB!!

  32. Danielle on March 18, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Can’t wait to try this after my baby arrives in July!!

  33. Bethany on March 18, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Love this simple plan! We are expecting our little guy in April!

  34. sara on March 18, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Would LOVE a copy of this, due 6/3 and very nervous about my “PBB”….being able to work out at home with a structured plan would be a game changer….

  35. Val on March 18, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Wow, this sounds awesome! I’ve been doing some of your prenatal workouts during my pregnancy and now I would love to try out the postnatal plan!

  36. Andrea on March 18, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    So excited for this program! My 3rd baby is due in June and I am already looking forward to getting back into the swing of things!

  37. Gwen on March 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Pregnant with my first and trying to figure out how the heck in going to return to activity after the birth with work and two young step kids- I’m glad to know this is here when the time comes!

  38. Erica on March 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    I would LOVE to win a copy of the PBB plan!!! I just had my second child three weeks ago and have been looking for something that will help get me back in the game when my dr gives me the O.K. to work out again. Congrats on the success with your new program! 🙂

  39. Lauren S on March 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Love this program and if I don’t win, I’ll be ordering it! I’m 7 months PP and FINALLY feel like I’m coming out of my newborn fog. I’d love to get my body back so I have energy to keep up with my kids!!

  40. Racheal on March 18, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Congrats on the launch Gina! You should be so proud of yourself! I am thinking this would be the perfect baby showe present for my fitness loving friends!

  41. Kristin on March 18, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    I have a 4month old and would LOVE to try PBB!!!

  42. Megan H on March 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I’m due with my second baby in six weeks and would love to win a copy!

  43. Caitlin on March 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Congrats Gina! This looks great!!!

  44. Nour on March 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Could def use this!

  45. Erica on March 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Baby number 2 is due in July and I would love a program to get me back on track with two littles at home!

  46. Emily Emeneker on March 18, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    A plan by a mom for moms! A different kind of ‘labor of love’, I’m sure, but thanks for putting together a great workout program!

  47. Allison Peters on March 18, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks for the sneaky giveaway!!

  48. Kristen Matlack on March 18, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I’ll definitely check back into this after this pregnancy. 🙂

  49. Kristin on March 18, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    This program sounds amazing! I’m in my 3rd trimester with my 2nd child and would love to give this a try. It sounds like something that is great for any mom to start doing.

  50. Channing on March 18, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Hi Gina!

    This looks so awesome, and I’m excited to see the tips and tricks as well. I just had baby number two, two months ago and it’s definitely harder getting back into shape the second time around (and finding the energy )! I always found your preggo posts encouraging while I was pregnant and trying to stay in shape with a toddler running around.

    You look great! Hope life with two littles is lovely

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