Since Courtney Wyckoff founded Momma Strong, her goal has been to offer a unique resource to mothers -- feasible, sustainable and effective exercise routines.
She started her online training program in 2012 – offering mothers a work-out designed just for them. At
the time, as a new mother herself, Wyckoff had discovered the unique
limitations and challenges faced by others in the same position. As
a trainer who had worked with postpartum mothers for more than seven
years, she also understood that a one-size-fits-all approach to fitness
simply would not work. That is why Momma Strong offers a variety
of programs that focus on building strength both mentally and
physically for women, regardless of where they are when starting the
down the path to greater health. Each program caters to the specific needs and unique restraints faced by individual members of Momma Strong.
The HookThe Hook is an introduction to the experience and community of Momma Strong. This
guided 30-day strength challenge is centered around daily 15-minute
"High Intensity Interval Training" (HIIT) sessions. Signing up for the
Hook includes participation in innovative motivation strategies like
accountability buddies and a unique outreach program that donates
programs to women-in-need every time a member meets her weekly goals.The
program provides new members with guidance and encouragement to help
transition into regular training. In addition, members gain access to a
large number of extras, including body-part-specific tutorials, injury
prevention, nutrition and access to Momma Strong’s online community.
a woman who is not physically ready for the Hook due to postpartum
recovery, injury, illness, or just a general sedentary phase, Core Camp serves as very effective way to get her core reintegrated and ready for more advanced exercise. Based
on years of research and experience, Wyckoff developed Core Camp to
address the true function of the deep core muscles, while also paying
special attention to common alignment issues and compensation patterns
that interfere with that function. The program consists of two weeks of
daily 30-minute workouts.
Daily 15The Daily 15
is designed for women on the other end of the spectrum – those who have
excelled in the Hook or who joined Momma Strong with a prior degree of
fitness and strength that enables them to tackle HIIT right out of the
gate. The program offers a new 15-minute high intensity interval
workout every weekday. Members also have access to over 500 archived
workouts, as well as the rest of the perks that fall under the Momma
Strong also offers endurance activities for women before giving birth.
The Prenatal Workout program is comprised of a set of workouts that meet
every possible need during the entire pregnancy experience. The
program targets strength, core training, stretching, energy and
conditioning, so that a woman can get through the nine months without
feeling like she’s lost ground in her physicality. Additionaly, the
core conditioning prevents prenatal injuries like sciatica and
postpartum conditions like diastasis recti, while also preparing the
body for a strong and healthy birth.
Di-RectiThe newest Momma Strong program is Di-Recti,
treating mothers for an often-neglected, post-pregnancy condition known
as Diastasis Recti, or abdominal separation. The most exciting piece
of this program is that it can be done DIRECTLY after giving birth, due
to its content being not at all "exercise," but instead a dynamic
breathing technique called "abdominal bracing."
what many refer to as a 'postpartum jelly belly' or a 'pouch,' " Wyckoff
explained. "In reality, it is much more than that. The condition can
cause a range of symptoms including hernia, back pain, urine leakage and
Di Recti helps women recover, with
some mothers even reporting a return to pre-pregnancy measurements after
only two weeks in the program.
"We address the physical
repercussions associated with pregnancy and childbirth," she said. "We
want to help women become resilient and reconnect to their strength and
sense of self – and also join a wider community of supportive mothers."
About Momma StrongFounded
by Courtney Wyckoff in 2011, Momma Strong offers online fitness
programs customized for the unique needs of mothers. A mother of two and
Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, Wyckoff
creates at-home programs for women that focus on mental and physical
strength and resiliency. In-person classes are also available for those
in the Houston area. To learn more, visit MommaStrong.com.