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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Body Beyond Birth is an online wellness studio that blends physiotherapy with Pilates, yoga, nutritional guidance and meditation for holistic prenatal and postnatal health.

At Body Beyond Birth, we blend 25 years of combined Pilates experience and Becky’s expertise as a licensed physiotherapist (helping hundreds of women just like you build healthy, strong bodies) with nutritional guidance, meditation coaching and yoga instruction to offer holistic online fitness programs that are safe, easy and backed by research and expertise you can trust.

We’ve been where you are. Changes in body shape, the pelvic instability, the crap pelvic floor, the abdominal separations, all of it. If there’s a t-shirt, we’ve bought it. And got baby puke on it. Twice. (Three times, for Jackie.)

But the exercises we did to heal? The signature blend of physiotherapy and Pilates that ensured our bodies steadily became fitter and stronger? And the nutritional guidance we followed to nurture and nourish our bodies? They’re the exact exercises and protocols we teach you in Body Beyond Birth.

Because we believe every woman deserves access to a medically-recommended and safe exercise program that supports your body beyond birth.

Wherever (and whenever) you like! Our classes are all available online, so as long as you have an internet connection and 20-minutes to spare, you can build your body beyond birth at home and on the go.

They sure do, girl! At BBB, we believe that exercise and diet go together like Bert and Ernie. (Is it weird that our go-to examples always come from Sesame Street?). That’s why we have an amazing dietician and chef on board to create nutritious, healthy, tasty and QUICK recipes for you.

Not to toot our own horn … but yep! Body Beyond Birth has been specifically designed for women by women with our bodies in mind. With a special focus on the mothering body, our program is perfect for you. No matter if you’ve had a baby six weeks, months or years ago, we’ve got a program to meet your needs.

Yep! While we talk a lot about pregnancy or your body in relation to post birth exercise, our programs work with all kinds of female bodies. Body Beyond Birth will help you strengthen, lengthen and chisel your body creating a happier, healthier and stronger you. That’s why Body Beyond Birth is the perfect exercise program to begin before you have children. You can build up muscle memory and start your exercise routine so that when you do fall pregnant, your body is strong and healthy for bub.

Not only is it safe for you, but we’ve created a program just FOR you, pregnant mama. Learn more about it here.

Of course you can! We know that not all pregnancies are the same. We recommend you check your suitability for our pregnancy program before you buy. Especially if you have a history of placenta previa, miscarriage, hypertension and have used IVF to conceive. Or if you have some kind of physical disability or injury.

Our founders, Jackie and Becky, are happy to consult with you and/or your OB GYN so you can make an informed decision. Email us via [email protected] to discuss your particular needs.

We recommend waiting at least six-weeks after giving birth before commencing your Body Beyond Birth program. Please also get your doctor’s approval before commencing any exercise plan.

Pilates is a fantastic form of exercise. It focuses on using your body’s natural resistance and strength to tone, stretch and strengthen your muscles. If you’ve tried Yoga or Tai Chi, you will find many similarities.

But we also know the best way for you to experience Pilates is to try it for yourself!

Say hello to your free seven-day trial, gorgeous. Grab your membership by clicking the pretty pink button below.

Easy: You give us your name, email address and some basic details, then choose the level that best suits you and voila – you’re up and running!

There are no lock-in contracts or surprises. We don’t require credit card or other payment information. We’ll send you your free trial program every day and then give you an opportunity to sign up at the end of it. Totally fuss-free.

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We get it. It’s like trying to choose between four delicious desserts … impossible! So why not let us help you find the perfect program for you? Simply fill out the contact form below and we’ll help you make the right decision.

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You celebrate investing in your health and fitness! But your fitness journey doesn’t have to end here. We’d love you to keep working out with us! Which is why you’ll receive $50 off your next program with us.

Yep, if you sign-up again at the end of your current program, we’ll give you $50 off the full membership price for your next program. That’s a saving of over 30%! That way, you can continue your fitness journey and save some cash in the process.

Unfortunately, you can’t claim the cost of the program through your private health insurance yet. We do have plans to change this in the future, so check back for updates. If you would like to save money on our programs, we also recommend keeping your eye out for any sales via our newsletter.

You sure can! You can take Body Beyond Birth with you on any smart device or computer that has an internet connection. P.S. This means no more missing out on regular exercise when you’re on holidays/vacation or overseas for work too.

Here’s the breakdown of what you receive when you join Body Beyond Birth:

  • Complete access for between 14 (level one to three programs) to 26 (for pregnancy program) weeks.
  • A new Pilates-based exercise video every week (a total of 12 new videos).
  • A new yoga video every other week (a total of 6 videos).
  • Expert tutorials/advice from our physiotherapist, a women’s health expert with over 25 years’ experience.
  • Expert tutorials/advice from our Accredited Practicing Dietician and Nutritionist with over 12 years’ experience.
  • Articles/resources/tools developed by our Accredited Practicing Dietician to assist with your nutrition.
  • Delicious, nutritious recipes created for Body Beyond Birth by our wholefoods expert.
  • Meditation videos to help you calm and relax (3 videos).
  • Fun everyday fitness challenges such as walks and other movement exercises.
  • A $50 discount to future BBB programs.
  • Lifetime membership to the BBB online community

Unfortunately, we only offer the trial membership once. To get the full benefit of the program, it needs to finish within those seven days. That’s why we recommend taking advantage of the free trial offer when you are prepared to make the most of it.

We understand that life can and will get in the way of best intentions. Especially when you’re a new mum! If you’d like to pause your program, send us an e-mail at [email protected].

Yay! As we like to say, friends who exercise together, stay together. You can introduce as many of your friends to our program as you like. We’re setting up a great refer-a-friend program to reward members like you who are championing Body Beyond Birth. Stay tuned for details or give us a shout at [email protected] so we have you on our radar!

Aren’t you the sweetest! We love it when women, partners and friends help encourage mums to take time out for themselves.

We’d suggest encouraging them to take advantage of the seven-day trial first. That way, your lucky gift recipient will get a chance to explore the program first. Once they have tried out Body Beyond Birth, you can purchase them a new membership by heading to our payment page and gifting it to them.

We love the cut of your jib there, sailor! There are two ways you can save money on the Body Beyond Birth program.

  1. You can watch out for promotions and on the spot sales. You can also take advantage of our seven-day free trial.
  2. With your second purchase of any BBB program, you receive $50 off. This means you can renew Levels 1, 2 and 3 before they expire at $50 off. Or you can transition from the pregnancy program to one of our post-pregnancy programs and take advantage of the $50 discount. Or you can level up quicker than Donkey Kong by taking $50 off the next levels you choose to do! All you have to do is renew before your existing program expires. Simple!

We do have a range of exercises where you may choose to use hand weights or a resistance band. However, if you haven’t had time to get to the store to buy hand weights, you can just use a full 600ml water bottle instead. Apart from this, all you need is an internet connection, some comfy shoes and an exercise mat or towel. Oh, and our Body Beyond Birth program of course!

Girl, our programs were MADE for you.

One of the many reasons we designed Body Beyond Birth was to help your post-pregnancy body heal. So we’ve designed exercises that encourage healing of your pelvic floor and the general healing of your baby-bearing body in a sensitive way. In fact, many of our Body Beyond Birth members choose our exercise program because it has your post-pregnancy needs in mind.

We have designed our program to help you overcome many common post-pregnancy problems. Our programs help with everything from a bruised pelvic floor to losing tummy fat and loss of muscle tone. Or poor posture and a bad back from carrying bigger boobs and a baby. You’ll find a lot of what we do at Body Beyond Birth is all about the post-pregnancy exercise and facilitating the road to recovery!

Different disabilities influence our movement in different ways. With a trained physiotherapist on board, we can let you know if our programs are right for you with a few questions and answers. Email us at [email protected] to discuss your specific needs and we’ll see what’s best for you.

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Pregnancy Exercise Program FAQs

Yes!  We’ve specifically designed a 12 lesson pregnancy exercise program to help you – Body Before Birth. It is still Pilates based and is physiotherapist designed to improve core abdominal strength and increase pelvic stability. You can access it from any smart device (so smart phone, tablet or computer) that has an internet connection. You can use our pregnancy program safely and easily. And at a time of your choosing throughout the 26 weeks of your pregnancy where exercise is permitted

We recommend that you consult your healthcare provider before commencing a new exercise program. Women who have been exercising prior to pregnancy may continue their exercise regimens throughout pregnancy using the guidelines outlined below.

As per the Clinical Practice guideline “Exercise In Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period” approved by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, please refer to the below table:

Contraindications to Exercise in Pregnancy

Absolute Contraindications
– Ruptured membranes
– Preterm labour
– Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
– Incompetent cervix
– Growth restricted fetus
– High order multiple gestation (< triplets)
– Placenta previa after 28th week
– Persistent 2nd or 3rd trimester bleeding
– Uncontrolled type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease, or other serious cardiovascular, respiratory, or systemic disorder

Relative Contraindications
– Previous spontaneous abortion
– Previous preterm birth
– Mild/moderate cardiovascular disorder
– Anaemia (Hb – Malnutrition or eating disorder
– Twin pregnancy after 28th week
– Other significant medical conditions

Of course you can! We know that not all pregnancies are the same. We recommend you check your suitability for our pregnancy program before you buy. Especially if you have a history of miscarriage, hypertension and have used IVF to conceive. Or if you have some kind of physical disability or injury.

Our founders, Jackie and Becky, are happy to consult with you and/or your OB GYN so you can make an informed decision. And so we can help you get the help you need. Email us via hello @ bodybeyondbirth.com to discuss your particular needs.