Postpartum Core with Hawt Pilates Founder, Dr. Megan Brown
Today I speak with Megan Bellamy Brown, an experienced Physical Therapist with a focus on Pilates for rehabilitation. She specializes in Prenatal/Postpartum and Neurology (including stroke, MS, Parkinson’s, brain injury). Megan also leads exuberant group Pilates mat classes, including Prenatal Pilates, Therapeutic Pilates, Restorative Pilates, Mommy & Me (postpartum), Pilates Boot Camp, and HAWT Pilates – a special method she developed and has turned into a teaching training course.
Megan is co-founder of Mind the Mat, a successful and profitable Pilates and yoga studio in Alexandria,VA with a second location in Arlington, VA. She has created specialized Pilates and yoga programs for niche markets and co-developed successful, popular and well-reviewed Yoga Teacher Training program recognized by Yoga Alliance.
We talk about:
-Megan’s postpartum experience
-origin story of Mind the Mat
-the power of repeating yourself
-changes for online classes
-unexpected postpartum challenges with exercise
-what happens in the 6 week postpartum visit
-seeing a PT before you think need it
-doing what makes you feel good
1:00 the beginnings of Mind the Mat
11:40 barriers moms face postpartum
19:20 how the pandemic reshaped the community
29:58 the reality of working online
34:00 getting REAL support postpartum and not vague advice
36:33 how providers can help moms get back to activity
49:50 what being active postpartum means
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