FAQs

Do I have to commit to a full program?

Yes, we have options to sign up for one day or multiple days of training and classes of the same type. We need clients to sign up for set periods of time for class size and program planning. Plus, if you want to get the results you desire, the Warrioress programs can help you achieve your goals if you commit to a program

 

Why don’t you have drop in options?

Warrioress Fitness classes and training are highly specialized and planned classes. We like to keep classes smaller when possible so that all clients can get one on one attention and spotting needed to achieve excellent form for safety and fantastic results. We like to get to know our clients and any needs or modifications that they may need for their exercise program to be effective. For these goals to be met by Warrioress Fitness we need to know who is in the classes/ training sessions and how many people.

What are your qualifications?

CanFitPro Personal Trainer Specialist

CanFitPro Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist

Bellies Inc. Advanced Core Confidence Specialist (ALL LEVELS)

Hypopressive Method Level 1

Pfilates - Pelvic Floor Pilates

Antony Lo - The Female Athlete

Julie Wiebe Diaphragm/ Pelvic Floor Piston for Adult Populations Part 1

Years of Mentorship with Pelvic Health Physiotherapists

What methods of payment are available?

Clients can pay by cash, EFT, cheque or by Paypal payment on the website. Payments are made by the first class and installments may be made monthly by the first class/ training session of each month depending on the type of program you are signing up for. The agreement we set up with you will outline the applicable options.

 

Are the core classes a good workout?

The core classes are a fantastic workout. They are progressive, so we start with core work on the ground, working with low impact cardio intervals to get us moving and progress through more advanced strengthening exercises developing a great fitness program that you can do at home with your kids. Again, if you have any pelvic or abdominal concerns please consider seeing a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist.

 

How fit do I have to be to join the classes or training sessions?

Warrioress Fitness programs are customized and appropriate for most fitness levels from beginners to advanced. We make every effort to accommodate all fitness levels and all reasonable modifications for clients throughout their programs. Clients do complete a physical fitness readiness questionnaire and information consent so that we can ensure that the client is not putting themselves at risk by exercising.  We are also a core friendly fitness environment meaning we do not do crunches or sit ups ever and we cater to many core and pelvic floor issues and dysfunctions! We always recommend every client to seek medical advice before starting any exercise program. Also, if you have any issues with your abdominals, pelvic floor, bladder, or have had a cesarean section it is recommended to see a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist before starting any exercise program, this will give you and your trainer the information needed to prepare a safe and effective exercise program.

 

How long after the birth of my baby can I start an exercise program?

Generally, if you see your obstetrician, midwife, and/ or physiotherapist around 6-8 weeks and get the green light to exercise then you can sign up with Warrioress Fitness for many of our program options or get a customized program just for you.  We have mommy and baby classes and we have mobile personal training and small group fitness options for your convenience. Everyone and every pregnancy and every birth is different so be patient, listen to your body and the medical advice of your doctors so that you don’t do anything that sets you back in recovery or causes you an injury. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us and we can help guide you in getting more information on when you can start exercising and what exercises to do and not to do. This is our specialty.

 

How does baby get involved in the mommy and baby programs?

We involve baby in our mommy and baby classes, small group training and one on one training whenever possible. This makes it easier for mom to get in a workout regardless of if baby is awake or asleep. You can hold baby or wear them in a carrier or they can play on a blanket on the floor or toys in your home. Or they may just want to sleep and that is great too, we are always prepared with ways to challenge you even if baby doesn’t want to participate.

 

How old or how big should my baby be to do a mommy and baby fitness program?

It depends. Most of our programming can be done with or without baby. If baby is sleeping or would rather play on a blanket we can definitely accommodate for that. You can also do a lot of training holding baby or wearing baby in a carrier appropriate for their age and ability to support their neck for added resistance which is great because as their weight progresses so does your resistance training.

 

Can I exercise when I am pregnant?

In many cases, yes. The answer depends on your health and fitness profile pre-pregnancy. It also depends on how you feel during your pregnancy and if you are having a ‘typical’ pregnancy or have had any complications that restrict your activity. If you are reasonably healthy and are having a ‘typical’ pregnancy than you and baby can benefit from exercise and staying active during pregnancy. Exercise can help alleviate fatigue, nausea and aches and pains caused by pregnancy when done correctly, with doctor approval and within the guidelines recommended by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. At Warrioress Fitness we ask you to complete a Parmed-X Preg form to assess your physical readiness for exercise and help assess your ability to participate in an exercise program.

 

Do your classes and training sessions include a nutrition element?

All of our programs do contain an element of nutrition. Looking at our nutrition is a key component in our fitness, health and wellness goals. One on one and small group sessions contain more fitness components than the classes that we currently offer, but the classes are now moving towards including more nutrition advice and programming as it is really the key to ultimate fitness and health and wellness success. We offer, weekly nutrition tips, food journal review and trainer approved recipes. We are working on developing meals plans and nutrition handouts for our clients.  Our nutrition advice is tailored based on the demographic in the class. We refer clients to naturopathic and medical doctors for professional advice when needed. We do this especially during pregnancy and the postnatal period where professional advice is important for pregnancy health issues such as gestational diabetes or thyroid disease and hormone and vitamin imbalances when postnatal that are beyond the current scope of Warrioress Fitness’s professional capacity.

 

What is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a network of muscles that span the base of the pelvis and support the pelvic organs such as bladder, uterus, and intestines. It is one very key part of the core muscles.  Both men and women have a pelvic floor. Its purpose is to support the organs, maintain pelvic symmetry and balance and is a key factor in whether or not you leak pee when you laugh, jump or sneeze. If your pelvic floor is not functioning properly it can impact many aspects of your daily life including hip, pelvis or back pain, incontinence and painful or unsatisfying intercourse just to name a few. If you have any concerns you should see a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. If you don’t know how to find one, please drop me a line and I can help you with that.

 

What is Pelvic Health/ Floor Physiotherapy?

A Pelvic Health or Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist is a Physiotherapist that specializes in treating conditions related to or stemming from the pelvic floor. They can treat pelvic health issues both internally and externally and many treat both women and men. In most cases general physiotherapy coverage from your private health insurance covers this service. They treat any pelvic issues from pelvis pain, back pain and hip pain to incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and diastasis recti. They have a lot of success in alleviating hip and back pain that was not remedied by other types of physiotherapy. If you have any concerns you should see a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. If you don’t know how to find one, please drop me a line and I can help you with that.