Workshops and Group Fitness

Catalyst Kinetics provides many dynamic workshops covering a variety of topics related to your health.

We also offer a series of specialized group fitness programs.

Learn more about what Catalyst Kinetics can do for you!

Catalyst Kinetics Body after baby Workshops for Moms Fit Mom

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Fit Mom Forever

 

Just for Moms workshop designed to help navigate some of the common barriers to fitness such as:

 

  • Managing mild incontinence
  • Exercising with prolapse – what should I NOT do?
  • Pacing your return to fitness
  • Fitting fitness back into your life – supportive real life strategies from a mom who knows the struggles first hand
  • Exercising with pelvic instability and pain
  • What is your Exercise Personality?
  • Body image barriers to fitness

Pelvic Pain and Instability after Baby and Beyond – What You Should Know Before You Hit the Gym:

 

In this workshop, participants will learn how to exercise safely while managing pelvic pain conditions and diastasis recti due to pregnancy, or pelvic joint hypermobility. Appropriate for 6 weeks post-partum and beyond. This workshop is not just for new moms. Anyone with pelvic floor issues or pain is welcome.

 

Participants will discover:

 

  • which exercises and techniques aggravate diastasis recti, pelvic floor weakness and tightness, pelvic girdle pain and SI joint pain.
  • safe exercise modifications, supports and techniques
Catalyst Kinetics Body after baby

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What you need to know about getting fit safely after the birth of your baby in under 2 hours! Great for moms looking for some knowledge to inform their independent fitness routine.

 

Workshop participants will discover:

 

  1. What Spanx are really good for.
  2. To run or not to run? That is the question.
  3. What are SI belts and do I need one?
  4. How much exercise is too much when nursing?
  5. HITT, or Insanity? Cross Fit or Orange Theory? Which training regime is best to get fit after baby?
  6. Will I ever really be able to do jumping jacks without leaking? (How to improve tone in pelvic floor muscles)
  7. How to activate and recruit key core pelvic muscles to increase pelvic stability.

 

Shannon will answer these questions and more while taking you through a series of core recruitment and stability exercises which are safe for the post-partum pelvic floor and abdominal wall and will prepare you to safely resume your exercise and fitness routine.

 

Babies are welcome!

Catalyst Kinetics Calgary - Chronic Headache Help

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Managing Headache with Exercise

Drug free methods to improve headache symptoms for chronic headache sufferers.

 

Exercise and Arthritis

How to move when movement hurts.

 

Help Chronic Pain with Exercise

Moving helps to reduce pain. Learn how to modify activity and exercise with respect to chronic pain symptoms.

 

The Power of Posture

Reboot your neuromuscular system, reduce body pain, and improve energy! Good posture is powerful!

Catalyst Kinetics Body after baby Workshops for Moms

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Return To Fit After Baby Bootcamp

 

There are some special consideration which must be made when returning to exercise after having a baby. Navigating exercise while nursing, coping with pelvic floor weakness, pelvic instability and postural changes and (serious lack of sleep!) all require specialized knowledge and sensitivity.

 

Return To Fit After Baby Bootcamps are specialized weekly exercise programs which will help you:

  • Regain fitness level
  • Retrain your core
  • Exercise effectively to avoid injuries related to the postnatal body
  • Strengthen your pelvic floor safely
  • Decrease stress and have fun with other moms

Programs run weekly for 6 weeks. Babies welcome!

 

 

Still Standing Strong: Recovering Body and Mind Exercise Group for Moms of Stillborn Babies

 

After I lost my fifth baby Samuel to full term still birth in 2013, I desperately wanted to get my body back to its pre-pregnancy state. Having a post-partum body when there is no baby to nurture is so cruel. The only post-partum exercise groups I could find were solely for women with babies. It was torture.

Our bodies are still recovering from birth and yet we have no place to go to guide our return to fitness which respects that although we are postpartum, we are Moms without baby here to hold.

Now there is such a place.

I decided to create a workout group for Moms suffering the tragedy of losing their babies, led by a mom and exercise professional who specializes in perinatal pelvic issues, and who has suffered the same experience of profound loss.

Exercising regularly will help you cope. I promise.

Please contact me if you are interested.

 

 

Fit Mom Forever Group Exercise

 

A supportive and lighthearted class designed by a mom just for moms! Based on the principles covered in the workshop, this exercise class was designed to address some of the fitness challenges common to moms such as:

  • Managing mild incontinence
  • Exercising with prolapse – what should I NOT do?
  • Pacing your return to fitness
  • Fitting fitness back into your life – supportive real life strategies from a mom who knows the struggles first hand
  • Exercising with pelvic instability and pain
  • Body image barriers to fitness

 

Custom group fitness available! Contact us for your small group needs.

Please contact us directly to discuss your needs.