Baby Weight TV Review by Boho Mama

We gave the Boho Mama a sneak peak at Baby Weight TV before it launched, here is her won­der­ful review!

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Baby Weight TV Review: Online fit­ness class­es for Moms and Moms-to-be”

By Megan Kim­melshue, the Boho Mama

Squeez­ing exer­cise into my busy day is no easy task. There seems to be so many things that I’d rather be doing…but I rec­og­nize the impor­tance of tak­ing care of my body, both for my phys­i­cal and emo­tion­al sta­mi­na.

I don’t do many reviews on this blog, so you know that when I do it’s some­thing I real­ly believe in. When Micky Marie Mor­ri­son, phys­i­cal ther­a­pist, cer­ti­fied peri­na­tal fit­ness edu­ca­tor, and the author of the book Baby Weight and the cre­ator of the mama-focused fit­ness web­site Baby­WeightTV con­tact­ed me about review­ing her site, I was excit­ed to see what kind of con­tent she offered.

What I found sur­passed my expec­ta­tions — over 70 dif­fer­ent videos for every moth­er at every stage: preg­nan­cy, post­na­tal, and post-post­na­tal, even videos specif­i­cal­ly for mamas who are recov­er­ing from C-sec­tions. As a sub­scrip­tion-based ser­vice, you pay month­ly for the ser­vice or you can down­load indi­vid­ual videos to your com­put­er for as lit­tle as 99 cents.

Mor­ri­son was prompt­ed to cre­ate Baby­WeightTV after the release of her book and her group class series Core­Ma­ma led to an increased request for class­es all over and a DVD. She won­dered how to share her vision, knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence with more women, and rec­og­nized that we women are busy and may find it dif­fi­cult to make it to sched­uled class­es (amen!). Many of us also live in areas with­out access to pre­na­tal or post­par­tum focused class­es. And so Baby­WeightTV was born!

While preg­nant, I walked a lot, went to a won­der­ful pre­na­tal yoga class at Zenana Spa as often as pos­si­ble, but even­tu­al­ly my activ­i­ty tapered off after expe­ri­enc­ing preterm labor and real­ly strong brax­ton-hicks con­trac­tions. I had the inten­tion of doing a video at home, but I nev­er could find one that made me look for­ward to replac­ing the Gilmore Girls DVDs that looped con­tin­u­ous­ly in my final days of preg­nan­cy.

After I had the girls, I felt extreme­ly weak. I didn’t like it at all. I slow­ly regained my strength as the girls grew heav­ier, and as they became more mobile, I moved with them. Still, it was hard to carve out time in my day to devote to exer­cise. I also didn’t want to jeop­ar­dize my milk sup­ply, so I was hes­i­tant to get gung-ho about any post­par­tum fit­ness rou­tine.

And I missed it. Some­times you just need a good sun salu­ta­tion and some deep breaths to recharge your mood and to make you feel strong again, right? On Baby­WeightTV, there’s a video for that.

Look­ing for some­thing gen­tle and invig­o­rat­ing, or want to work on your breath to pre­pare for labor? The Yoga­Ma­ma videos are per­fect. They can be paired togeth­er with oth­er videos to cre­ate your own cus­tom yoga ses­sion, and many are suit­able for both pre­na­tal and post­na­tal. She also offers videos for mamas who have had C-sec­tions, start­ing at 4–6 weeks post-op.

Want to firm up and get back your core strength? Her Core­Ma­ma class­es are chal­leng­ing and includes your baby in the exer­cis­es! The Pow­er­Ma­ma class­es com­bine core work with stretch­ing and bal­ance exer­cis­es.

But per­haps my favorite videos are the Sooth­ing Mama’s Woes series of videos, aimed at treat­ing the most com­mon aches and pains and phys­i­cal com­plaints of moth­er­hood- sci­at­i­ca, neck and shoul­der pain (my biggest prob­lem), diag­nos­ing dias­ta­sis rec­ti, and reliev­ing low­er back pain.

There’s even more con­tent that I haven’t talked about — cook­ing videos, relax­ing med­i­ta­tion — this site is a gold mine. Plus, they add a new video every week and are work­ing on a Car­dio series. I’m not much of a car­dio per­son — I love how yoga makes me feel — but I will def­i­nite­ly give it a fair shot.

It’s clear that Micky is pas­sion­ate about pro­mot­ing the well­be­ing of moth­ers at all stages, and what I appre­ci­ate is that her site is focused on the health — not dress size or scale num­ber — of every woman. The videos are encour­ag­ing and the fit­ness mod­els are refresh­ing­ly nor­mal and healthy look­ing. There’s just a great feel to it all. And there is no pres­sure if you aren’t doing the advanced videos right off the bat — in fact, she states, “You may be in a hur­ry to get back in to shape, but you can’t rush nature. Respect where you are today and progress nat­u­ral­ly.”

While I can’t speak to the book (I haven’t read it yet), I can def­i­nite­ly give my full sup­port to Micky and the Baby­WeightTV web­site and high­ly rec­om­mend it to you, because it’s pro­mot­ing health in a pos­i­tive way — some­thing life­long and attain­able for every moth­er at every fit­ness lev­el. Yes!

Want to learn more? Sign up for a free 30 day tri­al using the code BOHO and expe­ri­ence all that Baby­WeightTV has to offer. 

Do you live in Port­land? Come hear Micky speak at Zenana Spa and Well­ness Cen­ter on April 13th at 10:30 a.m.! Reserve your spot and two raf­fle tick­ets for a book give­away and sub­scrip­tion to Baby­WeightTV by call­ing Zenana at 503–238-6262.

She’ll talk about get­ting and stay­ing in shape dur­ing and after preg­nan­cy, and offer tips on carv­ing out time for exer­cise — some­thing most of us would ben­e­fit from!

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