Return to Fitness After Baby: Understanding your birthing body

Recorded Jul 8, 2020

This is not your average talk on postpartum fitness! Join Dr. Zazu Cioce, Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Physical Therapist in conversation with Tanya Tringali, Certified Nurse-Midwife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Pre/Postnatal Athleticism Coach & Crossfit Level 1 Trainer. In this session we’ll be discussing:

  • How to safely return to exercise after baby & what’s at stake
  • Why we need to have this conversation, even in pregnancy
  • Busting myths related to postpartum exercise
  • Pain, pressure & urinary incontinence
  • Roadmap for a safe return to running
  • Jumping back into high-impact fitness
  • Understanding your limits, and how to work through them
  • Q&A


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    Arántzazu Cioce, PT, DPT

    Arántzazu “Zazu” Cioce is an Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Physical Therapist with extensive experience in pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Zazu holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and was named the 2017 Physical Therapist of the Year through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), New Mexico Chapter. She is also certified in Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy through the APTA. She has worked in the hospital with mothers during delivery and in the first few hours after delivery, as well as in an outpatient setting working with mothers at any point in pregnancy and postpartum. Zazu designed the first orthopedic-specific Pregnancy & Postpartum Program at Lovelace Women’s Hospital to help mothers who were struggling with pain or bodily dysfunction, in addition to incontinence. Zazu feels every person should be treated on a whole-person basis and everything about their story should be taken into consideration when figuring out how to best help.

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    Tanya Tringali, MS, CNM, NASM CPT, CF-L1, PPA Coach

    Program Director at Pebble

    Tanya Tringali is a Certified Nurse-Midwife with 20 years experience in Maternal-Infant health. She has cared for thousands of women over the years in NYC and Westchester County and has caught nearly 1,200 babies. In addition to her role as Program Director at Pebble, she is also adjunct faculty at New York University and Georgetown University. She has additional expertise and unique perspective on fitness in the perinatal period, as she is also an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Crossfit Level 1 Coach and a Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach. She partners with her clients to maintain or improve their health and fitness throughout the lifespan.

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