Exercise seemed so foreign after child birth, I don’t know if its the healing process or the realization of all you’ve survived to birth a human being, or all the changes of dealing with being a new mom during a pandemic. While the world set its self up for an at-home-workout Revolution, I never quite caught on – not from the lack of trying; Pre-pregnancy I was fit as ever and an avid gym bunny – but I had lost my zest for exercising. When BODYTEC invited me to spend time in their studio in Lynnwood, located at the Willow Way Shopping Centre , Pretoria; I was both excited and scared… I was rusty, but I thought this could be the kick I need to get my fitness fever back.
BODYTEC specialises in Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) a next generation of low-impact-high-intensity strength training using technology to activate up to 90% of your muscles at the same time. This time saving training commitment gets the job done in just 20-minutes. The four weeks at BODYTEC Lynnwood, were intense but rewarding I learnt a lot about my body and how it can be pushed further than I imagined , week by week I felt stronger with the help of trainers JJ and Lucky, I remembered what exercise can demand from your body, but how gratifying it is to give back to yourself – I’m sure moms out-there can testify.
JJ explained to me that during pregnancy, the growing uterus stretches the muscles in the abdomen. This can cause the two large parallel bands of muscles that meet in the middle of the abdomen (rectus muscles) to become separated by an abnormal distance — a condition called diastasis recti or diastasis recti abdominis. It explains why once you give birth, the muscle completely collapse, it’s true that your body does not resemble the body you once knew – worth it for the glorious gift you’ve birthed. But I must admit I was attached to my abs, much more than I thought I was, I’d worked hard and for years for them; I know the four weeks with BODYTEC wasn’t enough, but it was the recharge I needed. There are endless testimonials from moms who joined BODYTEC to get back into shape after giving birth,making BODYTEC a safe environment for your journey to a better you. The trainer are patient and supportive , making you feel there’s nothing you cannot do. In their own words ” whether you want to tone up to look and feel your best or get rid of that baby weight, BODYTEC can help you achieve your goals.” I highly recommend them.
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