On Monday, Apple Fitness+ launched a new workout program for recent moms called “Get Back to Fitness After Having a Baby.”
The new program is a series of core, strength and mindfulness workouts that are designed to help new mothers feel stronger and more energetic as they take on the new demands of parenting.
This program will be led by an experienced trainer and new mom, Betina Gozo, who has also led the Apple Fitness+ prenatal workout program “Stay Active During Pregnancy.” Gozo will be accompanied by two other fellow moms and Apple Fitness+ trainers, Marimba Gold-Watts and Jonelle Lewis.
The program begins with a core workout designed to help create a foundation for rebuilding core strength. The focus of this workout is on breathing and gentle core moves to help users reconnect to their core.
There are different exercise options throughout the workout to help each user feel more comfortable, depending on their birth experience. The program encourages users to listen to their bodies and take things at their own pace. Users also have the option to use their body weight or light dumbbells during the workout.
Workouts are all 10 minutes long and can be done on their own, together, or in a playlist with other studio workouts from the Apple Fitness+ library.
Postpartum fitness is for every new mom, no matter their fitness level: one trainer will be showing modifications for those who want to take it slow, and the other trainer will be demonstrating modifications that might feel good for those who stayed active during pregnancy and have the energy to go harder.
To try Apple Fitness+ out for yourself, Apple Watch users can purchase a subscription on the Apple website for $12.99 per month or $99.99 for a full year. With the purchase of a new Apple Watch, you get a free three-month Fitness+ subscription.