Work it out! For some people, the postpartum pounds fall right off, and for others, like me, they don't! Our friends at Equinox set me up with a postnatal trainer who is helping me get back in shape. There are women who prefer getting their exercise in the great outdoors or incorporating their kiddos in the activities, but for those who hit the gym, here are some reasons to consider a personal trainer.
1. Personal trainers are professionals. They have the knowledge to deliver a safe exercise program specific to your needs. Whether you have worked out before or are starting from scratch, a trainer can challenge you.
2. Trainers hold clients accountable. Making an appointment with a trainer means you are less likely to skip going to the gym. I usually ask my clients if they have been doing their "homework" — cardio workouts and keeping good nutrition — so they get results quickly. That is a constant motivator!
3. Trainers create time effective workouts. A mom has a busy life, you can spend two to three hours a week with a trainer and target specific muscle groups with the correct form so you don't waste your time.
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