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FAQ

Pregnant Workout
I exercise frequently and I’m in pretty good shape, when should I switch to the Pregnancy Workout?

You can best make the switch to the Pregnancy Workout around 16 weeks. Once you have entered the second trimester, you should no longer be actively training your rectus abdominus. Would you like to train more than 1x a week? No problem, we also have a Pregnancy PLUS membership that allows you to train 2x a week.

I want to stop with the Pregnancy Workout, what should I do?

There is a 3-month minimum membership period required for the Pregnancy Workout. Your membership stops automatically when you reach 40 weeks.  If you would like to stop before your due date, but after you have completed the 3-month period then send an email to info@mominbalance.ch. Are you past-due but still have the energy to continue with the workouts? Then those workouts are on us!

I would like to participate in the Pregnancy Workout but I can only do so for a couple weeks

That's possible! It is never too late to work on your fitness, and it will work in your benefit during labor. Your membership will continue until your due date. If you wish to end your membership prior to your due date you can contact us at info@mominbalance.ch or via the contact form on the website. In order to receive the Pregnancy Box (book and a resistance band; valued at CHF 40), your membership must be valid for a minimum of 3 months, otherwise you will be charged separately for the Pregnancy Box. The amount you are charged will depend on how many weeks you participated in the Pregnancy Workout.

I’m pregnant, when can I start with the workouts?

You can start the moment you find out your pregnant. Most participants start the workouts between 12 and 16 weeks and you can continue to train with us until your due date. 

What is a Diastasis and what can I do about it?

During pregnancy, the abdominalwall in the centre of the abdomen between the two halves of the midline abdominal muscle is weakened.
The abdominal wall is made up of supporting and binding tissue, including collagen fibres. Due to the pregnancy hormones, the tension of the fibres decreases and they begin to stretch. After delivery, this process will redress itself and the collagen fibres will regain their normal tractive force. However, long term stretching or ever tearing of the fibres can lead to the binding tissue not being able to recover fully. The two halves of the abdominal wall will thus remain separated, which, in medical terms, is referred to as diastasis.

You can easily check your diastatis yourself or ask one of our trainers to help you with that.

There are a lot of exercises that you can do to strengthen your abbs again. During our back in shape workouts we focus on rebuilding your strength in your core! You can read more about it here

Back in Shape
I want to stop with the Back in Shape Workout, what should I do?

The Back in Shape subscription can be ended after 3 months with an one month notice period. After 3 months it will be converted into the Mom in Shape subscription automatically (with a different rate). 

I’ve just given birth, when can I start the workouts?

You can begin the workouts starting from 6 weeks after giving birth.  Did you have a difficult childbirth with complications? Check first with your gynecologist before starting the fitness program. 

It’s been a few months since I gave birth, which workout is suitable for me?

We recommend doing the Back in Shape Workout for at least three months prior to moving up to the Mom in Shape Workout. If you are exceptionally fit and would like to move up more quickly, please discuss this with your trainer. 

Mom in Shape
I want to stop with the Mom in Shape Workout, what should I do?

You can cancel your membership, after the first three months, by sending an email to info@mominbalance.ch. There is a one-month notice period for the Mom in Shape membership.

Subscription
Can I stop my membership during my holiday?

Have a look at the terms and conditions. It is possible twice a year during the Christmas and Summer period, to pause your membership!

General
Are the workouts always outside, even in Winter?

Yes! It is especially refreshing to exercise outdoors during the cold winter months when you are often cooped up indoors. We will have safety lights available for all participants.

Are the workouts covered by my health insurance?

In the future we hope our workouts also in Switzerland will be covered by several health Insurance companies. Coverage depends upon your company and your personal situation. You can always inquire with your insurance company directly. Are you working for a health insurance company yourself and do you want to help us with this goal? Please get in touch!  

Are there workouts on national holidays?

The workouts take place year-round, with the exception of national holidays.

In 2014/ 2015 this goes for Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of December as well as Wednesday 31st of December and Thursday the 1st of January. There will be no refund or fee reduction given for these dates but the workouts can be made up at any time.

Do the workouts take place even when it rains?

The workouts will go on come rain or come shine. The trainer will make sure you stay warm during the winter or rainy workouts. A light rain jacket can be very helpful during the workout when it rains. Only in the case of very heavy rain or sleet will the workout be cancelled. This will be communicated to you by email at least one hour prior to the start of the workout. By inclement weather always check your email prior to departing for the workout. If your workout is canceled, you can make it up on another day. 

I am really out of shape, can I still participate?

Of course you can join! The Mom in Balance Fitness Program is suitable for all fitness levels. The trainer ensures correct differentiation within the group. Are you still unsure? Then sign up for a trial lesson and decide for yourself whether you like it or not (which we cannot imagine!).

I have problems with my hips/pelvic instability, can I still participate in the workouts?

You can certainly participate. Be sure to let us know so the trainer can take it into account during the workout. Continuing with movement and building muscle strength is important, particularly when there are complaints. Our program has been developed in close cooperation with pelvic specialists. 

I would like to start with one of the Workouts, what should I do?

You can sign up on the website. You will receive a confirmation of receipt after signing up and approving the General Terms and Conditions. We will assign you to a group and email you with all the details of the workout (exact meeting location and the name and contact details of the trainer).

Is your log-in page secured?

Yes, the secure page is displayed as follows: https://mominbalance-nl.firstfind.nl/en/foreign-subscribe/switzerland/en/ 

It is really cold outside, is the workout still going on?

The outdoor workouts take place throughout the entire winter! Only in the case of heavy rain or sleet are the workouts canceled. It is especially invigorating to exercise outdoors during the cold winter months, when you are often cooped up indoors. Make sure you wear the right clothes (fleece, several layers, gloves and cap). 

What do I need to bring to the workout?

We recommend bringing a bottle of water, and of course, a good attitude! 

What type of clothing should I wear during the workouts?

Comfortably fitting athletic wear and shoes. In the colder months we recommend layers, a hat and gloves. This will help keep you warm and provide you with the opportunity to remove layers if you get too warm. 

Where can I find the Terms and Conditions of Mom in Balance?

You can download and print the Terms and Conditions by clicking on the link listed at the bottom of every page on this site. 

Where can I leave my things during the workout?

The trainers have a backpack to store keys and cell phones. Jackets and water bottles can be set down at the location of the workout.