Expert-led workouts for new mothers to do at home
Postnatal exercise comes with specific guidelines: you must get sign-off from your GP at six weeks before starting any fitness regime (before that, only gentle walks are advisable), and be mindful not to attempt what you were doing pre-pregnancy right away, but to rehab properly.
“Every woman’s post-pregnancy journey is different,” says PT, fitness influencer and new mother Kayla Itsines. "It’s essential that you work closely with your health professionals and only do exercise that you have clearance to do.”
After pregnancy, many women suffer from a condition known as 'diastasis recti', where the abdominal wall separates. Taking this – and other postnatal complications – into account when working out from home, it pays to follow a specific programme, or interact live with an expert who can advise you personally on your post-pregnancy journey.
Below, find the best virtual classes that are as safe as they are effective: