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:

Pdb

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. Becca on March 18, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Can’t wait to try this after baby 3 arrives this summer.

  2. Tressa on March 18, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Hello Gina! I’m due in exactly 2 weeks with our first baby, a little girl. I would love to win a copy of PBB, and I have no idea how I would juggle my time and be able to work out. I love your blog and your pregnancy stories have helped me feel “normal” through this process. Thank you!

  3. RachelG on March 18, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    10 weeks and 1 day post partum and it’s amazing what working out does for me mentally. 🙂 Waiting to hear from a friend who is due like, now, lol. 🙂

  4. Melissa on March 18, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Love sneaky giveaways….

    I just found out I’m pregnant so this would be awesome!

  5. Lindsay on March 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    This looks amazing. I would love to try this fitness plan!

  6. Ashley Schmidt on March 18, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    I would love to surprise my hubby when he comes home from deployment with a hot, in shape post-baby bod!

  7. Claire on March 18, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    What a great idea!

  8. Amy on March 18, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    5 months post partum with a almost 2 year old and in a wedding in October. Would love to win!

  9. Kristina on March 18, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    This looks like an amazing opportunity for new moms and moms to be!!!

  10. Elissa Phillips on March 18, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Yes please!! I would love the sneaky giveawayI’m currently 2 weeks postpartum, in the blurry baby daze! But feeling better this time around than I did with baby #1, so I’ve been looking at your plan! I should wait for 6 week clearance first, right?

  11. Emily S on March 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I am so excited for this plan!

  12. ErikaMC on March 18, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I am due in May so I’ll be ready and needing something just like this!

  13. Kristin on March 18, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    I’m 8 months postpartum with my third and would love to try this!

  14. Beth on March 18, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I just had my 6 week postpartum appointment so I can’t wait to start PBB on Monday!!!

  15. Stephanie on March 18, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Gina, this website is an amazing idea. Can’t wait to try the fitness plan. I had my first baby 1 month ago! Your blog is the only blog I follow religiously,and I can’t wait to see how PBB continues to develop.

  16. Caitlin F on March 18, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    This is amazing, 9 weeks pp and was looking for something like this

  17. Elie on March 18, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Great program… So important for mamas!

  18. Brooke on March 18, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    My baby is due in 5 weeks, so looking forward to working on my PBB in 3 months!! Would love to win the program!!!

  19. Erin L on March 18, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    I can really use the help to get a good, solid BALANCED plan. Thank you, Gina!

  20. Justine Mckenzie on March 18, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    The giveaway sounds soooo good!!!! Skye sesh would be unreal.

  21. Mari on March 18, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    So excited for you, Gina! I had a baby in January and finally feel myself after some complications after birth. I can’t wait to workout now!

  22. Sarah EM on March 18, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    This sounds like such a great program! I love the idea of not thinking about what exercises to do because i have a major case of mom brain and any shortcuts really help.

  23. Gemma on March 18, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    I’ve got a 2 month old baby and am trying to get my head around getting back into shape so I would love to win. Thanks for all your posts about your own experience- it’s fantastic inspiration

  24. melissa l on March 19, 2016 at 3:50 am

    I would love to win this sneaky giveaway. I’m currently 17 weeks pregnancy with my 4th child and could definitely use this to help me get my body back! Thanks!

  25. Kim on March 19, 2016 at 4:04 am

    Hi Gina!! My baby girl is 15-week old. Winning the giveway would be just perfect to help me get back in shape!!

  26. Kristen on March 19, 2016 at 4:14 am

    This would be awesome to have!!

  27. Jessa on March 19, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Would love to try this! Pregnant for the first time and already having some anxiety of “getting my body back.” All of your ideas, programs, etc. rock, Gina. I can only imagine this follows suit!

  28. Kaori on March 19, 2016 at 5:33 am

    I am supposed to give birth in about a week to my second child. I was so excited when I heard about this plan Gina, and it’s something I’m really looking forward to postpartum.

  29. Annie on March 19, 2016 at 5:34 am

    Excited for a sneaky giveaway!

  30. Julya Reynolds on March 19, 2016 at 5:41 am

    SO excited for you and the launch of Post Baby Bod! The website looks amazing and I can’t wait to explore it a little more. Congrats Gina! I know it will be a great success! Xoxo

  31. Erin on March 19, 2016 at 5:42 am

    This looks perfect for me! I’m 29 weeks pregnant, still exercising but wondering what to do and when after delivery. Awesome!

  32. Colleen H on March 19, 2016 at 5:52 am

    I’m 7 months pregnant, so this came at a perfect time for me! Can’t wait to try PBB!

  33. Rubie Franklin on March 19, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Hi! I’ve been following your blog for months and always love what you have to say! After having my third baby I resonate with much of what you said about the difficulty of knowing how best to get back into shape after pregnancy and so appreciate all the hard work you did to take the guess work out of it!

  34. Niki on March 19, 2016 at 6:12 am

    This programme looks amazing, I’d love to win a copy!

  35. Katie on March 19, 2016 at 6:18 am

    I would love to win this sneaky giveaway 🙂 I have two kiddos! 3 & 9 months and I’m still working on getting my strength back!

  36. Lisa on March 19, 2016 at 6:19 am

    So excited about PBB! Having all these resources in one place is amazing, as well. Thanks for doing all the work for us, Gina!

  37. Katie R. on March 19, 2016 at 6:51 am

    My husband and I are TTC (and have been for the past 1-1/2 years) and are hopeful that 2016 is our year! I already have my sites on your plan and to win this would be so awesome and something to look forward to in the near future! 🙂

  38. Jennifer on March 19, 2016 at 6:54 am

    I would love to win!!! Wish I’d had this for my first babe!

  39. Jennifer on March 19, 2016 at 6:55 am

    I would love a copy!!! Wish I’d had this after babe #1!!!

  40. Cristal on March 19, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Hi Gina, I’ve been doing your workouts for 6 years. I’ve had 2 daughters and I’ve gone back to your workouts after I am cleared from the dr. both times. I think you look fantastic after having 2 babes and use you as inspiration everyday!

  41. Lauryn on March 19, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Hi Gina, I would absolutely love to win a copy of PBB! I have just had my third son 6 weeks ago and am ready to get my body back in shape. Not only will I be struggling with time, but about 35lbs extra baby weight and diastis recti…so you can see I’m eager for any help I can get! Thanks! 🙂

  42. Sarah on March 19, 2016 at 8:42 am

    I have really struggled to get back in shape after baby 2. I could use a structured plan! Thanks! 🙂

  43. Brittany Murphy on March 19, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Very very sneaky! Thank you, Gina! You are so generous with your time and content. We appreciate you so much!

  44. Mary C on March 19, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I need this!!!

  45. Esther on March 19, 2016 at 10:32 am

    I am almost 6 weeks pp. This would be perfect for me!

  46. Kendra on March 19, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Congrats Gina! Such a great thing you’ve accomplished! Would love to have this on hand after baby 2 arrives!

  47. Laura on March 19, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Although my first baby is 6 months, we are already thinking about a second! I’d love to win a copy 🙂

  48. Jenny on March 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    This plan looks awesome! I hope to try it out after my little man makes his entrance in May!

  49. Amanda on March 19, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Due April 20, can’t wait to be able to put this plan in motion!

  50. Olivia on March 20, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Way to go!

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