Ep 35. Leading the Change in Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise in India with Sucheta Pal

Season #2

In this episode Jen talks to Sucheta PalSucheta is a celebrity coach known for making Zumba® a household name in India and for breaking fitness myths in both pregnancy and postpartum

After a global career in dance & fitness for 15 years and across 15+ countries, Sucheta Pal who is also a mum and a certified pre-postnatal specialist, today is passionate about helping women stay fit in all stages of motherhood. She is the creator of India's first-of-its-kind science backed Fitness program called Mom.Bod.Strong. One of the few postpartum fitness programs in the country which is recommended by doctors.

In this episode Jen and Sucheta cover a wide range of topics related to women's health, fitness, and postpartum care. We delve into the challenges faced by women in India, the importance of self-care, and the need for education and awareness around pelvic floor health.

Sucheta shares her journey, experiences, and insights as an accidental educator and coach, highlighting the gap between women's needs and mainstream fitness offerings in India.  They discuss the challenges and opportunities in the industry, as well as the need for greater awareness and education around postpartum exercise and pelvic health  also explore the impact of social media and the importance of creating a legacy of empowered women thriving in their full potential.

Key Topics covered include:

  • Self-care is essential for women's overall well-being, and it's not selfish to prioritise it.
  • The gap between what women need after childbirth and what the mainstream fitness industry offers is a global issue.
  • The lack of awareness and education around pelvic floor health in India, and it's important to break the taboo and start open conversations about it.
  • The need for greater awareness and education around postpartum fitness and pelvic health
  • The impact of social media on women's health and fitness perceptions
  • The importance of creating a legacy of empowered women thriving in their full potential

To connect further with Sucheta you can find her on Instagram here  and find her Mom Bod Strong program here

If you are a mum listening to this episode and want to work with a mum-specific Personal Trainer or in a mum group fitness environment head to www.mumsafemovement.com 

If you are a coach, trainer or instructor who would like to learn more about becoming a MumSafe Trainer visit www.jendugard.com/mumsafetrainer

And if you would like to complete your pre and postnatal certification go to https://www.preandpostnatalexerciseacademy.com/safereturntoexercise

Please direct all questions either to [email protected] or into Jen's DM's over on Instagram @jendugard



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