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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.
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 own BBB program, gorgeous. Grab your membership by clicking on the pretty pink button below:
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 our contact form here and we’ll help you make the right decision.
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 in Level 1-3 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.
- Fun everyday fitness challenges such as walks and other movement exercises.
- Lifetime membership to the BBB online community
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 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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Ooh, sounds exciting! We can’t wait to hear what you have in mind. Simply fill out our contact form here and we’ll reach out to discuss how we can help you feature BBB and even show you how everything works.
Yes we do offer a 1x week free trial for each program, simply click on the program link below to signup for our free trial:
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
– 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
– 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.