(If it is not yet safe for us to convene in person, we will meet online via Zoom.)
Advanced, online registration is required.
This class is open to the public. Please help us spread the word!
Are you ready to reconnect with your abdominal muscles and help assess, prevent, and/or repair diastasis recti and other common issues?
Diastasis Recti is the separation of the rectus abdominis muscles (the outer layer of abdominal muscles that form the “6-pack”). Diastasis Recti is very common during pregnancy and the postnatal period. The abdominal muscles naturally stretch during pregnancy to accommodate your growing baby, but, due to many factors, the muscles may not fully close on their own after birth.
During this workshop we will discuss:
How to assess for and prevent diastasis recti during and after pregnancy
Exercises you can do to help improve core strength
Movements and exercises you should avoid
Techniques to begin activating and engaging your tranverse abdominis (deep abdominal muscles)
A full body workout that blends barre, pilates, stretching, and functional fitness
This workshop is great for:
People who have already given birth whether recently or years ago
Birth professionals who would like to learn techniques to help their clients
This workshop is appropriate for all stages of pregnancy and postpartum.
“Having delivered twice at The Birth Center at LWC, I couldn’t be happier with my experiences. I felt so cared for and safe there. Welcoming, comforting, trustworthy—the combination of the homey feel I wanted with professional, experienced midwives and nurses let me relax, knowing I was in good hands. The midwives, always there when we needed them, also seemed to know just when to give us space. When pushing became difficult during my second birth, the midwife quickly assessed the situation and helped me get things back on track. I can’t imagine birthing anywhere else.”
Crystal Widmann, MS, MEd, E-RYT, C-PT, founder of Y2B Fit + creator of BYO Baby Barre™, is a postnatal fitness expert, specializing in barre + yoga training with over 10 years of experience teaching fitness classes and training people to reach their health + fitness goals.
Crystal utilized her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science combined with her personal experience as a new mom to develop her innovative Core Restore +BYO Baby Barre™ techniques that target the specific needs of postnatal people. These programs fuse barre, traditional fitness training principles, and physical therapy elements to create a full body workout.
Crystal is a passionate, creative, and empowering trainer. Her desire is to create a community environment where everyone feels empowered to reach their health + fitness goals.