Podcast 068: The Do’s & Don’ts of Post Partum Exercise | Lisa Druxman

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My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Lisa Druxman, expert in the field of pre and postnatal fitness and the founder and CEO of Stroller Strides, the country’s largest fitness program for moms. Her other company, Fit4Mom, has also developed other fitness programs for moms: Fit4Baby which is for moms during pregnancy and Body Back which is for moms who are ready to take their fitness and vitality to the next level.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. how a new mom should start back to exercising safely after having a baby (and when) without hurting herself
  2. a description of the basic exercises that will help rebuild a new mama’s CORE that will lay the foundation for healthy post partum fitness
  3. what a successful post partum exercise program looks lie: CORE foundational work, ramp up cardio work, higher intensity interval training

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Lisa Druxman:

Lisa Druxman, M.A. is a nationally recognized speaker and author and is considered an expert in the field of fitness, particularly pre and postnatal fitness. She is also the founder and CEO of Stroller Strides, the country’s largest fitness program for moms.

Her company Fit4Mom has also developed other fitness programs for moms: Fit4Baby which is for moms during pregnancy and Body Back which is for moms who are ready to take their fitness and vitality to the next level.

Druxman earned her Master’s degree at San Diego State University in psychology with an emphasis in exercise adherence and weight control. She created the weight management program, L.E.A.N. Mommy® (Learn Eating Awareness and Nutrition) which was released as a book by Hachette Publishing this year. She is also a fellow podcaster and her show, “Motivating Mom” can be found in iTunes right now.

A noted authority on prenatal and postnatal fitness, Druxman has been a presenter at I.D.E.A. (national and world conferences), and is certified as an instructor, personal trainer, and provider of Continuing Education through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Lisa was the recipient of the 2007  IDEA Program Director of the Year award and the 2008 Business Owner of the Year Award for the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Druxman is also a well-published author, winning an APEX journalism award for a recent article published in a fitness trade journal.  Druxman has been received numerous business awards by organizations such as the National Association of Women Business Owners for her unique and successful business. Lisa Druxman is the exclusive writer for Entrepreneur’s new Mompreneur section on entrepreneur.com.

Lisa is also a regular contributor to several San Diego area TV news stations, as well as Fitness Editor to e-Pregnancy magazine.  Druxman has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, The Montel Williams Show, Access Hollywood and profiled in magazines such as Entrepreneur, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Self and more.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.