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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:

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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.

xoxo!

Gina

*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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173 Comments

  1. Jenna on March 18, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    My 3rd baby (in 3.5 years!) is due in June. My family and I already love your HIIT it recipes so I know I’d really love your new PBB. It sounds so do-able, helpful and fun! I’m excited to give it a try in a few months! Thanks for working so hard to help out mamas like me.

  2. Jessica mason on March 18, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    I would looooove to win a copy of pbb- I need some extra help!!

  3. Jessie on March 18, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    This looks wonderful!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I’ve been a reader for a few yrs now and think you’re truly inspiring and rock- all the best!

  4. Chrissy R. on March 18, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Thank you for this giveaway Gina! While I’m not yet pregnant, I hope to be soon. After almost 4 years of trying to have a baby my hubby and I are beginning our journey of fertility treatments just a few days shy of our 5th wedding anniversary. God willing If it all works out, I know I will need a plan to get back into shape after our *fingers-crossed* sweet bundle of joy is here. In the meantime I’m working on my fitness to prepare for a pregnancy. Thank you again Gina! And thank you also for being so open about your pregnancies. *Hugs* -Chrissy

  5. Amalia on March 18, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Can’t wait to try it out!

  6. Jaime on March 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I just had twins in January!! They are babies #3 & 4 for us, do this is it! I’m finding the preggo lbs are not falling off as quickly as before- would love to start the pbb plan!!!

  7. Ashlee on March 18, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Winning a copy of PPB would be amazing! I’m in desperate need of some help! Love all you do!

  8. Julia on March 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    I’d love to be able to gift a copy of the plan if I won. I have a specific friend in mind. I tried some of the workouts already and love it – definitely a great plan, and not at all out of my reach which is saying something. God Bless.

  9. Laura on March 18, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I am pregnant and due at the end of June. I am already dreaming of hard sweaty workouts!! I would love this guide to help me get back in shape!

  10. Lydia Pierce on March 18, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I’d love to win a copy of PBB! *squeals like a little girl*

  11. Cara on March 18, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I already have my PBB but have plenty of friends that would Lovveeeee to be apart of it as well! Thanks for all you do Gina! Xo

  12. Cassie on March 18, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I love giveaways!

  13. Alexis caldwell on March 18, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I would so love to win a copy of pbb. I am 18 months post partum with my 2nd baby and I am no where near my old weight. I am nursing and have been trying everything in my power, besides starving myself, to lose weight and I just can’t shake it. I am 13lbs away from my old weight. I am having a hard time with it. I do not even recognize myself in the mirror anymore. I so want to be ‘me’ again. I know a lot of mama’s feel my pain.

  14. Doris on March 18, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    I’d love to try it!

  15. Rachel R on March 18, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I would love to try PBB! I can use all the help I can get.

  16. Julie on March 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Love the idea of pbb!

  17. Cindy on March 18, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Gah! I’d love to win a free copy of the PBB plan!! Sadly money is tight and I couldn’t afford it. I’d love to win!

  18. Emily on March 18, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway, after two babies within two years I could use the help!

  19. Allie on March 18, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I just had a baby 4 weeks ago so i would love to receive a copy of this book to help me get back into shape. I love your blog and if this book is anything like your HIIT workout book then I know i will love it too

  20. Amie on March 18, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Hopin and praying I win the sneaky giveaway as I just don’t have extra room in the budget this month to buy my copy!!! thanks Gina!!

  21. Whitney Distefano on March 18, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    I will be six week postpartum next week and my gym doesn’t allow littles in the childcare area until 3 months. This program would be the perfect transition for me!

  22. Charlsie N on March 18, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I was just telling my husband I’m going to be saving for this plan!!

  23. Caitlin on March 18, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I’d love an extra copy! I’m due in 11 days (but because I’m counting, I’ll jinx myself into going far past due) and one of my best friends is due in July. I’d love to give her a copy!! Thanks for the chance!

  24. Kaitlin on March 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I just finished the first week of the PBB plan, and I feel great! It’s so nice to get back into strength training after having to take a break my entire pregnancy due to some medical oddities.

  25. Mallory on March 18, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    My baby is due in June, PBB seems like a great plan to use after baby is here!

  26. Sarah on March 18, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Please! Please! Choose me . We’re considering getting pregnant soon and the pre-body prep and PBB are big worries of mine.

  27. Sarah on March 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Please! Please! Choose me we are in the planning stages of staying a family and the pre body prep and PBB are big worries of mine. Thank you for the chance to win one, it super nice of you 🙂

  28. Rachel on March 18, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I’m 2 weeks postpartum and would love to try this out! Sounds like a great program.

  29. Alexandra on March 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Would love to win a copy of this! Thanks for all of your hard work in adding to the serious lack of information on safe postpartum fitness out there!

  30. Kristine on March 18, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I just had my second child and don’t know where to start, thanks Gina

  31. Michele on March 18, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I just had my little girl 8 weeks ago!! I would love to use PBB to get me back in my pre-baby shape!

  32. Sherry Alcorn on March 18, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Oooh!! I would LOVE to win this!! I’m due next month with baby #2 and can already tell that getting back in shape will be more difficult this time. Thank you for the chance to enter this amazing giveaway!

  33. Kristina E on March 18, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Yay for sneaky giveaways!

  34. Jess on March 18, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    What an incredible feat, Gina! Looking forward to doing PBB after my son is born in mid-May. Thanks for your hard work, on behalf of all us moms and future moms!

  35. Stephanie Woods on March 18, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    i am excited to tey this plan after our next baby!

  36. Monica H on March 18, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I’m so happy for you! You can tell your passion for this is so strong and I have no doubt you will do amazing things with PBB!!

  37. Kel S on March 18, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Looks great Gina!! I’m not pregnant now but have been trying for about 6 months. Would love this for when I’m pregnant and afterward! 🙂

  38. Catherine on March 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    So excited for this plan and all the hard work you have put into it! I have already shared it with my workout buddy who had her second child in Feb, and will be stoked to have a guide for myself once October rolls around! Thank you, Gina!!

  39. Amara on March 18, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I’d love to win this!! I have a 12-week old girl (baby girl #2) & need some help!! 🙂

  40. Veronica on March 18, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I’d love to win a copy. I had a baby four months ago. I used to be a runner, but broke my leg two years ago. Since then I’ve not been able to find something to help me keep my fitness up. I need a new fitness plan…and to lose this baby weight 🙂

  41. Elle on March 18, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    I’m due in 11 weeks and would love PBB!

  42. Holly brockman on March 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    This would be perfect for me. I delivered boy/girl twins 2 weeks ago! With summer approaching and me returning back to work in May, PBB would keep me on track and motivated!

  43. Jessica on March 18, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Would love to try this!

  44. Mishia on March 18, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    So excited for your PBB!! I just had my son 2 months ago and am pretty excited to get my body back! Congrats!

  45. Megan on March 18, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    I would love to win a copy of PBB.

  46. Sarah on March 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    10.5 weeks PP and would love to win PBB!

  47. Elizabeth Moon on March 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I would LOVE to be considered! My little man is almost 11 months old and I’m having the hardest time figuring out how to work fitness into our routine. Before he was born, working out was a big part of my life (and I lived for Body Pump) but now that he’s here, it’s been much harder than I imagined it would be to get back into a solid routine! Thanks for being such a great inspiration through your blog! And your book is pretty great as well!

  48. Laura on March 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Can’t wait to get started after my baby is here!

  49. Stephanie M on March 18, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Pick me! Pick me!

  50. Lindsey M on March 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Love your sneaky give-aways and would love to win PBB! 🙂

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