Mum provides the tools to strengthen the body after birth
A SUNSHINE Coast mum created tools to help women strengthen muscles from the comfort of their own homes.
Rebecca Steele is a physiotherapist and pilates instructor who is passionate about giving women the knowledge they need to best look after their bodies, especially after giving birth.
Core Fit By Bec is an online fitness community that provides full workouts and teaches how to correctly engage the pelvic floor and core muscles to minimise pressures, while incorporating strengthening exercises for the rest of the body.
"I started taking a class in my own clinic called Ladies Safe Strength, to encourage women to start strengthening and toning their bodies in an environment where they were supported both with education and motivation," she said.
"I wanted to ensure they understood the principles behind what could make an exercise more or less positive for them, depending on their technique and muscle activation patterns.
"This was one of our most popular classes, so in an endeavour to reach more women I decided to start filming some workouts and Core Fit By Bec was born."
The mum of three wants to encourage others not to rush into exercise too quickly after birth or time off exercise to avoid damage.
"Most of the women who come to my classes are actually around the menopause age or post menopausal and find huge benefits to how they feel," Ms Steele said.
"My passion is to help women feel stronger and more in control of their bodies again, especially after having children or simply after time away from exercise."
Core Fit By Bec has been designed for women of all ages, abilities and fitness levels.
"Having my own children made me realise how important it is for women to look after their bodies," Ms Steele said.
"I felt like I had an advantage with my physio knowledge and I wanted to share this."
For more information or to join the community visit www.corefitbybec.com.au or follow on social media @corefitbybec