You’re now part of a worldwide community of badass women who are actively OWNING their athleticism and building better, stronger, more fit versions of themselves every single day!
We don’t get tired of saying it: if you’re a mom, you’re an athlete!
Ready to get started? Press the play button on our Welcome video, below!
As you heard in the video, here’s what to do:
GET YOUR EQUIPMENT!
You’ll start with our 8-week Foundations program – this is 8 weeks to locking in your overall athleticism so you can feel confident in your life AND as you move through our additional programs.
For Foundations, you’ll need the following equipment:
Next, you’ll jump in to our 8-week Strength program – this is 8 weeks to building up your muscles and your metabolism so you can feel strong and capable for life!
For Strength, you’ll need the following equipment:
All other fitness content within the app will pull from these same items!
If you work out at a gym, you’ll likely find all the equipment you need there – just make sure they’ve got your resistance bands and mini bands.
(FYI: even if you don’t need to invest in any other equipment, consider purchasing minibands – they’re extremely versatile and travel easily).
You’ll see our favorite equipment options in our Amazon Shop, which you can also find linked under the shopping cart icon right inside the Athletic Mom app.
Remember: we love local! If you can grab your equipment at a local store, it’ll save you time and shipping!
Wondering how light (or heavy) to go with your kettlebell, slam ball, and/or dumbbells? It’s a GREAT idea to go to your local gym or store to test out weights BEFORE you buy. (Test, don’t guess!)
In our Amazon shop, we also show you options for adjustable dumbbells and kettlebells. They’re more expensive, but a great option for those with limited space.
For reference: Liz is 5’10” and between 165-170 lbs. She has been working out consistently with weights for 4 years. She uses a 6lb medball and a 25lb (approximately 12kg) kettlebell for the Foundations workouts. Her dumbbells for Strength are 10lbs, 15lbs, and 20lbs.
We recommend you use the following progression through our Athletic Mom programming:
If you’re pregnant, be sure to check out our Pregnancy Flows. While all our programs are pregnancy-safe with modifications, we offer these flows as an alternative to build in to your routine based on how you’re feeling.
YOU’RE NOT DONE YET! While we have several additional programs in the pipeline, we highly recommend you go through both Foundations AND Strength AGAIN once you’ve completed your first go-round, increasing your band resistance and weight. (See: tracking journal, below.)
A second round is, in fact, critically important to establishing a bulletproof baseline of athleticism and strength, which generally takes at least 6-8 months of consistent effort!
Translation: we’re here with you for the long haul!
Note that we’ve got a whole section in the App filled with protein-rich recipes for you to add to your rotation! Protein is KEY!
We can’t WAIT for you to get started on your Athletic Mom journey.
Go get it, mama!
Liz, Brit and Nick
The Athletic Mom Team