Mind-to-Size

Committed to helping women have a healthy and strong pregnancy for themselves and their babies

 

-Feel good in your body and give your child a healthy start no matter what difficulties arise in your pregnancy

 

In life we face obstacles nearly every day, including health and fitness challenges, unexpected problems in pregnancy, etc.  Work, having children, a sedentary lifestyle, family obligations, aging, and disease can often seem like barriers to achieving optimal health.

Pregnancy has a way of challenging women in unexpected and sometimes scary ways. Many first time moms are shocked, traumatized, and/or completely blind sighted when their pregnancy doesn’t go as they envisioned.  When hardships arise, this doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy pregnancy. Sometimes the hardest battles bring new awareness and strength, which can allow for more health and connection between new moms and their family.

Pregnancy is often the best opportunity for women to begin a new health routine that benefits both mom and baby and it doesn’t have to be time consuming or hard. Small adjustments to a pregnant woman’s lifestyle can make a big difference in her comfort level, overall health (of both her and her baby), and in delivery and recovery. Mind-to-Size’s head coach, Julia Broome, guides women in creating a healthy body that is primed and ready for pregnancy, strong and comfortable throughout pregnancy, recovers quickly post-delivery, and maintains it for life.

Though each pregnancy is different and largely out of our hands, new moms do have some control over health outcomes, weight gain, muscle maintenance, and recovery from childbirth, including when things don’t go as planned. Mind-to-Size offers the missing piece for long term success in health and fitness for moms and their families. Don’t believe, like so many do, that your body and health go down after having a baby. Give yourself permission to look and feel amazing in every stage of you life!

 

Why Prenatal and Postnatal Health are Important:

Many families notoriously struggle with weight management and associated diseases in an endless cycle, one generation after the next. Healthy adaptations during the most formative years (i.e., during pregnancy, infancy, and childhood) are effective in eliminating this destructive pattern in families.

Beyond reducing unwanted weight and the presence of disease, it is crucial to note that regular exercise, wholesome foods, plentiful sleep, and stress reduction, prime a woman’s body for pregnancy, delivery, and a swift return to her pre-pregnancy body. Recent and compelling studies outline the differences among pregnant women who regularly engage in exercise and other healthy practices from those who don’t. Examples range from influencing dietary preferences in children, to genetic expression in children, and beyond.

Pregnancy is a key time for new parents to learn more about the impact healthy behaviors have on both mom and baby. A new mom may find that her level of motivation to begin a healthier lifestyle is greater because she is now considering her baby’s health too. Not only will this influence the health of the child, it will also prepare new moms for the physical demands of being a parent.