My name is Riina Laaksonen and I am a Personal Trainer specialized in pre- and postnatal exercise, a Nutritional Coach and a Life Coach. I am also a mother of three active boys.
Health, wellbeing and looking after myself have always been a very important part of my life. After having two of my children very close together, I felt like a stranger in my own body. I have always been active, but after having children, there were many exercises, that felt totally different or were not possible to do in a way, I did them before. Also, my posture looked different, and I was not able to run, like I was used to.
When I first started to train after pregnancies, I did many mistakes in my own exercise. That is the reason why I later studied pre- and postnatal exercise, and want now spread this very important information as wide as I can, so that moms can start to train after giving birth in a safe way, and as important, to feel good about themselves and their bodies.
By doing the correct exercises it was amazing how much I was able to help myself and feel better in my body. At the moment, I feel I’m in as good condition I was before pregnancies, and I’m happy and energetic, which gives me a lot of energy to cope in all kind of everyday life situations, that you run into when having kids.
This is a very important subject to me, and many things related to problems after having children are often taboos. I want to teach other women and mothers so that they can start training in a safe way after giving birth.
One of the most important things you can do for your children is to look after yourself.