So you’ve had your kids, they’re a bit older now and you finally have some more time to invest in exercise for yourself.
But where to start?
There are so many options! Yoga! Pilates! Personal training! Circuit training! Boot camp! The choices are overwhelming and the thought of showing up is daunting enough!
You used to play tennis, hockey, beach cricket, do yoga, pilates and run 3 times a week….but that all seems too intense, or you might even be worried about leaking!
You used to LOVE throwing weights around in the gym and attending aerobics or circuit classes. But they all seem so advanced and competitive now.
You start to write it all off and stick to walking. And this is great, but deep down you would love to change it up with some of your old faves.
How would it make you feel, to know that you could get back to tennis, running, handstands or anything you used to love?
How would you feel if you had the confidence to do the activities or exercise you love again?
Would it surprise you to know that there are steps you can take to get you from where you are now back to circuit training or hockey?
A trainer can be a good way to get you back to exercise, but did you know that your friendly neighbourhood physio can also help with this?
It’s OK if you don’t have a current injury, our job is to enable fitness. This means injured or not, if something is stopping you from exercise or physical activity, we can help.
If the gym feels like too much right now, you may find it beneficial to work with a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist to start WHERE YOU ARE and work toward YOUR goals.
And maybe this sounds all well and good, but you’re worried about symptoms. You know the ones – the ones you can have after having your babies. Symptoms such as those from prolapse, leaking or incontinence, or maybe you’re worried about your ‘abdominal gap/separation’. This doesn’t need to stop you from what you want to do – the women’s health team at Target Physio have helped many mums of big kids get back into exercise!
We’re here to help you with those in-between steps and help you back to where you want to be, doing what you want to do.
You don’t need to wait until the start of the next week, month, or until the kids move out – start investing in you and get into exercise.
This blog post was written by Sangita Patel
Sangita has a special interest in Women’s Health as well as strength and conditioning. She enjoys not just enabling women to get back to exercise, but empowering them to challenge themselves safely and keep moving the goal posts with each progression!
Sangita is here to help you regain your confidence… and it won’t take long!
Even if you don’t love gyms but want to get back into soccer or hiking, or any other type of sport or activity, Sangita can work with you to come up with a plan that suits YOU (even if you leak)!
Or read more about Physiotherapist Sangita Patel here.