Tracey Mallett recently kicked—and firmed—my rear with her The Booty Barre: Total New Body workout DVD. As a mom of two (Amber, 9 and Ty, 7) and a fit professional, she knows a thing or two about balancing family and fitness. Read on for how she manages to carve out time for herself and for why Total New Body works for getting moms back into shape!
Interview with Tracey Mallett
- FBM: What were your favorite activities and workouts during pregnancy?
- TM: Seems just like yesterday, but that’s how quick children grow! My favorite workouts were Pilates, light strength training and elliptical for cardio, as it was low impact.
- FBM: What was your experience getting back into shape after pregnancy? Any lessons learned to share with new moms?
- TM: A struggle like most moms, but mostly because I placed too much of a high expectation on getting back into shape super quickly. After the second pregnancy, I got back in shape very quickly due to being more careful with my eating portions through the pregnancy. I exercised through both pregnancies, but I did go a little overboard with eating in the first! You only need an extra 200 to 300 calories in your pregnancy—not 1,000! So please remember this when you start saying “I’m eating for two now.”