Once upon a time...
BEFORE I BECAME A PERSONAL TRAINER AND PRE & POSTNATAL FITNESS SPECIALIST, I WAS A STAY-AT-HOME MOM OF TWO LITTLES WHO COULDN’T RUN, DO A PUSH-UP, PLAY SOCCER WITH MY FAMILY, HAD DIFFICULTY LIFTING HEAVY THINGS, AND COULDN'T GO UP THE STAIRS WITHOUT GETTING OUT OF BREATH.
AS SOMEONE WHO USED TO BE VERY ATHLETIC BEFORE I BECAME A MOM, I DIDN'T RECOGNIZE MYSELF IN THE MIRROR OR IN MY LIFE.
I FELT TRAPPED AND HELD BACK BY MY BODY.
I KNEW TAKING BACK CHARGE OF MY HEALTH AND FITNESS WAS THE ANSWER BUT DOING THAT WAS BEYOND OVERWHELMING.
I HAD TO WADE THROUGH INFORMATION - A LOT OF IT PRETTY TERRIBLE - TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WOULD WORK BEST FOR MY POSTPARTUM BODY (ESPECIALLY WHILE RESPECTING MY RETURN TO FITNESS WITH MY NEWLY MANAGED DIASTASIS RECTI AND PELVIC FLOOR SYMPTOMS.) EVERYTHING SEEMED TO REQUIRE WAY MORE TIME THAN WHAT I HAD OR WAS JUST ANOTHER FAD DIET OR QUICK-FIX PROGRAM.
I HARDLY HAD TIME TO SQUEEZE IN A WORKOUT, LET ALONE TRYING TO FIGURE THIS ALL OUT.
IT WAS BEYOND FRUSTRATING AND DISCOURAGING.
i created transform to be everything i wished i'd had then.
I WANT EVERY WOMAN TO FEEL STRONG, CAPABLE AND FREE IN HER BODY
TO BE ABLE TO DO THE ACTIVITIES SHE LOVES WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHT
TO BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH HER KIDS
TO KNOW THAT FITNESS CAN FIT INTO HER BUSY MOM LIFE
TO HAVE AN OUTLET FOR STRESS
TO NEVER HAVE TO GUESS OR FEEL UNSURE ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT A WORKOUT IS APPROPRIATE FOR HER BODY
TO HAVE ACCESS TO A COACH FOR SUPPORT WHEN THEY HAVE A QUESTION OR THINGS COME UP
TO BE SURROUNDED BY LIKE-MINDED WOMEN
TO KNOW THEY CAN DO THIS
EFFECTIVE WORKOUTS - 20 MINUTES OR LESS - THAT YOU CAN DO FROM YOUR OWN HOME OR WHEREVER YOU CHOOSE
ACCESS TO ME AND MY COACHING, FOR ANYTHING THAT COMES UP, THROUGH OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
VIDEO EXERCISE DEMOS, MODIFICATIONS, AND STRATEGIES TO SUIT ALL FITNESS LEVELS AND WOMEN IN PRE AND POSTNATAL STAGES
ACCESS TO MY CONVENIENT APP WITH OPTION OF PRINTABLE WORKOUTS
WORKOUTS PROGRAMMED INTO A SUGGESTED SCHEDULED FOR YOU TO TAKE OUT THE OVERWHELM
ACCOUNTABILITY POSTS AND CHECK-INS AND GROUP SUPPORT FROM LIKE-MINDED WOMEN IN OUR PRIVATE COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP
MONTHLY HABIT FOCUS WITH PRACTICAL, REAL-LIFE COACHING
TRANSFORM IS FOR WOMEN WHO WANT TO
BUILD STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE SO THEY CAN LIVE A LIFE THEY LOVE
HAVE SHORT, EFFECTIVE, WORKOUTS THAT FIT INTO THEIR BUSY LIVES
HAVE THE PROGRAM THEY NEED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN - BECAUSE THE WILL IS THERE. THEY JUST NEED THE TOOLS TO GET MOVING.
HAVE THE ENERGY TO GET THROUGH THE DAY AND AN OUTLET FOR THEIR STRESS
HAVE ACCESS TO COACHING SO THEY CAN APPROACH THEIR TRAINING WITH CONFIDENCE
WANT TO MAKE TAKING CARE OF THEM A REGULAR, SUSTAINABLE THING
TO FIND A BALANCE AND PRACTICAL NUTRITION SOLUTIONS AND BUILD HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE HABITS
HAVE OPTIONS AND STRATEGIES FOR PRE & POSTNATAL CHAPTERS (FOR WOMEN WITH WELL-MANAGED PAIN AND SYMPTOMS)
TO LOOK AT FITNESS AS A PART OF THEIR HEALTH AS A WHOLE PERSON, JUST NOT A BODY
THE ABILITY TO WORK OUT FROM HOME, ON THEIR SCHEDULE
THE SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY OF OTHER WOMEN
TRANSFORM IS BEST SUITED FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE HAD SOME PREVIOUS EXERCISE EXPERIENCE.
TRANSFORM IS NOT FOR WOMEN WHO
AREN'T MOTIVATED TO MAKE A CHANGE
DON'T HAVE WELL-MANAGED PAIN AND SYMPTOMS
WANT A QUICK-FIX
ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING EXTREME
ARE WANTING ANOTHER DIET
WANT TO SPEND LONG HOURS IN THE GYM
HAVE NEVER EXERCISED BEFORE
YOU WILL NEED
DUMBELLS - ONE SET THAT FEELS LIGHT, ONE SET THAT FEELS MODERATE TO HEAVY
A MEDIUM RESISTANCE BAND
A MAT IS HELPFUL BUT NOT NECCESSARY
WHAT WOMEN WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT TRANSFORM
MOM OF 4
MOM OF 3
MOM OF 2
Since joining Tara Abel Fitness, I have been able to get my postpartum body back into shape. I am stronger, healthier and smaller then when I got married.
After my second baby I had gone up to a size 12/14 had tons of pain, felt super down all the time and and fell into a slump of having 2 small kids. The more I body shamed myself, the more I ate, and didn't care what I was putting into my body. I wanted to lose the weight but figured it was all-or-nothing and I wasn't ready to give up my old life style.
One day I decided I needed a change. I was tired of the what ifs and instead started saying I can and I will when it came to a healthier lifestyle... My legs, knees and back hurt all the time and I was having issues carrying my kids. I knew I needed to focus on my strength and instead of losing weight...I decided to start not worry about how many pounds I lost but decided I wanted to tone, strengthen and just feel like I could do daily tasks.
Daily struggles like weak core and back pain, due to childbirth and diastasis recti, aren't my daily struggle anymore. I also suffered from muscle pain due to a knee injury, which is no longer is an issue. I can finally do daily tasks like lifting, cleaning, and playing with my kids without pain or being pure exhausted. I am motivated and excited and able to just enjoy my little family. I am happy and feel complete for the first time in a very long time.
Tara has been super encouraging and has made my journey back to fitness rewarding and fun. A healthier and pain-free lifestyle is achievable with the right support.
The support from other wonderful inspiring ladies in the group helps to give you that extra push when you need it. The best part is they are only 20 minute workouts. They are effective and so do-able and my favourite part is that it doesn't have to be all-or-nothing. I only average about 3 workouts a week...
If anything in my story sounds like your life and you’re ready to make a change then I encourage you to join Transform.
Thanks Tara for believing in me and encouraging me to keep reaching for my goals whether big or small.
MOM OF 3
MOM OF 2
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MOM OF 2
BUSINESS OWNER, MAKE-UP ARTIST
I may not post in here a lot, and I may not comment on each workout day, but Tara I just want you to know I truly appreciate everything you do for us, and how committed you are to supporting us, and helping us along on this journey, and filming and editing every video in the schedule, I know how hard it is to run a business while Momming, and I just want you to know how appreciated your efforts are.
Your workouts are awesome, and have given me a new motivation to get healthier.
I don't do every workout, I sometimes only get one done in a week, but as you say, something is always better than nothing. And I just want to share how true that is.
The picture in the peach top was taken on day one of the Capiche 14 day challenge on Jan 14th. The dark outfit was taken March 28th. The changes are noticeable now, and I'm feeling so much better, so THANK YOU!!
DO I NEED A GYM MEMBERSHIP?
NOPE! YOU CAN PERFORM ALL THE WORKOUTS FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME OR WHEREVER YOU WOULD LIKE.
IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I EXERCISED. WILL I BE ABLE TO DO THIS PROGRAM?
DEFINITELY! THERE ARE MODIFICATIONS FOR EVERYONE IN EVERY STAGE AND I AM THERE TO SUPPORT YOU IN THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP.
IS TRANSFORM SAFE FOR MAMAS WHO ARE PREGNANT, ARE DEALING WITH DIASTASIS, PROLAPSE, AND OR OTHER CORE AND PELVIC FLOOR SYMPTOMS?
YES! WHILE THERE ARE TECHNICALLY NO EXERCISES THAT ARE "ALWAYS SAFE" OR "ALWAYS UNSAFE," YOU WILL RECEIVE OPTIONS THAT ARE APPROPRIATE WHEN ADDRESSING THESE ISSUES AND MEANT TO SUPPORT HEALING. IN THE DEMOS AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS, YOU WILL BE TAUGHT HOW TO MONITOR YOUR BODY TO BE SURE IT IS RESPONDING WELL OR SAFELY TO EACH EXERCISE.
TRANSFORM IS RECOMMENDED FOR MAMAS WHO HAVE ALREADY LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR HEALING, HAVE WELL-MANAGED SYMPTOMS, AND ARE READY TO BRIDGE THE GAP TO RETURN TO FITNESS.
HOW ARE THE WORKOUTS DELIVERED?
YOU CAN ACCESS THE WORKOUTS AND DEMO VIDEOS THROUGH MY APP, MY ONLINE MEMBER PORTAL, OR PRINT THEM OUT TO KEEP AND TAKE WITH YOU.
WHAT IF I GET BUSY AND CAN'T STAY ON SCHEDULE?
NO PROBLEM! I MAKE THE SCHEDULE FOR GUIDANCE BUT EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO JUST DO THE BEST THE CAN WITH THE TIME THEY HAVE. EVERYTHING CAN BE INDIVIDUALIZED TO FIT IN TO YOUR LIFE. WHETHER YOU'RE STARTING WITH ONE WORKOUT A WEEK OR SEVERAL, WE ALL MAKE PROGRESS AT OUR OWN PACE.