Hey Mamas! Looking for the best prenatal fitness program & nutritional app out there?
Today I’m writing about a recent app I’ve been familiar with for a LONG time! It’s called the Juna App & I’ve personally been using it throughout my whole pregnancy (I’m 29 weeks right now!)! You guys know I’m alllll about staying healthy DURING and AFTER pregnancy, so when I found this app I, OF COURSE, had to promote it! (After you 7-day FREE trial, You can use the code LIESEL to save 25% on any paid subscription too!)
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Prenatal workouts, Postpartum workouts, Nutritional tips & more!
A LOT. I’ve personally read and watched through this entire program (Sarah, the founder & mom of 3 gave me a sneak peek!), and it is CHOCKED full of awesome sauce. Sarah, the founder, created this app for other moms because she struggled to find workouts that were safe, yet still challenging enough to make her feel like she was staying fit during her pregnancies. She also struggled to find the right foods to fuel her body & future-baby she was growing in her belly! Then, when she was post-partum, she struggled to find any fitness programs that weren’t centered around “getting your body back,” instead of rebuilding the core foundations the right way. She struggled to find the right mix of foods that would help her recover, but also nourish her child properly. In short, she struggled. (so did I, let’s be honest, pregnancy is HARD on your body!) Sarah looked everywhere for a solution and came up empty-handed. It took a little encouragement from her husband but she decided to create the perfect product she always wanted. She was very excited to announce her NEW baby — Juna — a fitness and nutrition app, and community of strong women designed especially for this special part of life. – Perk! It comes with a Facebook group, too! 🙂 She wanted a product for mamas and mamas-to-be that was JUST for them. Just for US. We deserve it!
What’s In the App?
There is a RIDICULOUS amount of content within this app, guys, and it’s ever-evolving! (seriously, every time I open it, it seems like there is a new added article or feature! First, Juna tells you exactly what workout to do (based on what week of your pregnancy or postpartum journey you’re in) – & you have full access to all of these workouts – just in case you want to do a different workout one day (totally do this all the time, sometimes I take my rest-day on different days during the week!). There are full-body workout, lower body, upper body, & my personal fave – Barilates!
Second, FOOD! I think we all know by now nutrition is the KEY to a healthy/fit body – during pregnancy & postpartum. Some argue it’s even more important than working out. One important factor to take in while you work out in the postpartum period is…your milk supply! It can be difficult to maintain an adequate milk supply for many who choose to regain exercise after giving birth. If you over-do it, or don’t eat right, your milk supply can go bye-bye. (PS: If you are looking for some help with breastfeeding, check out this online breastfeeding course!) At Juna, their philosophy around nutrition isn’t to be overly prescriptive and tell you what to eat for every meal (thanks, because I HATE that hah!). Rather, they give you the general do’s and don’ts, as well as provide a “food/nutrient of the week” that will help you make sure you’re getting the nutrients for the healthiest possible pregnancy 🙂
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