Bouncing Back to Your Pre-pregnancy Body
Mar 21, 2014 - 11:26:31 AM

( - One look at the celebrity headlines proves that America really is ‘baby crazy." Every day there is another article outlining the progress of celebrity moms, so much so that it has now become normal to know the details of these pregnancies- right down the weight gain, weight loss, food name it! One thing that has been a noticeable change in the past few years is the age of many of these new moms. While one generation ago many women got right down to having babies in their twenties and early thirties, women nowadays are waiting until later in life to conceive, giving themselves time to live sans-baby for awhile before taking the plunge. In just the past year, Halle Berry, Laura Linney and Rachel Zoe have all had babies, at the ages of 47, 49, and 42, respectively.

While having children later in life definitely has its upsides, it also has a downside: getting back into pre-pregnancy shape can prove to be a little bit harder than when in your 20's and 30's. Erika Boom, Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Prenatal and Postnatal Instructor, understands the perils of getting back into shape post-pregnancy, which is why she opened Belly-n-KicksTM - the first and only studio in Miami that is completely dedicated to prenatal and post-natal exercises.

"Maintaining a healthy exercise regimen is important for any expectant mom, but it is even more important for more mature mothers to keep in mind," Erika says. "The body is miraculous in the way that it can bounce back after something as physically demanding as a pregnancy, but as you get older the recovery is much slower."

Below, Erika outlines the three most important concerns for women over 35, and the benefits of a steady prenatal workout regimen.

About Belly-n-KicksTM

Established in 2003, Belly-n-KicksTM is the first studio in Miami completely dedicated to prenatal and post-natal exercise.  Actively involved in the fitness industry for over ten years, fitness expert Erika Boom understands that each woman and each pregnancy are unique.  For this reason, there is no standard exercise prescription to follow if pregnant women want to keep working out for the whole nine months.  A personalized prenatal and postnatal exercise program from Belly-n-KicksTM helps moms-to-be design a plan based on their individual interests, needs and conditions.

Belly-n-KicksTM proven and effective methodology incorporates elements of strength training, isometrics, core stabilization and controlled stretching techniques.  After the baby is born, Belly-n-KicksTM certified trainers surround the above exercise variables within a circuit format that enhances metabolic fat loss.

The Belly-n-KicksTM studio is located at 258 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33130.

Meet Erika Boom, Prenatal & Postnatal Fitness Expert, Owner & Founder of


A resident of Florida, Erika Boom has been a staple in the fitness industry for over a decade.  Born in Colombia and fluent in both English and Spanish, Erika is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE®) and a Certified Prenatal and Postnatal Instructor.

In 2003, Erika opened the doors to Belly-n-KicksTM, the first and only studio in Miami that is completely dedicated to prenatal and post-natal exercise. Erika designs personalized workout sessions and offers nutritional recommendations for each expectant woman based on her individual interests, needs and conditions.

As a mother and fitness enthusiast, Erika has a unique connection with her clients that stems from her own personal journey toward wellness.

"For ten years, we have helped women of all ages look and feel better during a time when their body is changing. Regular exercise builds bones and muscles, gives you energy, and keeps you healthy. It is just as important when you are pregnant

and after your baby is born."

A Love of Fitness & Wellness

Erika has a passion for helping people to change both their body and mind. She embodies the belief that results are also about having a positive attitude.  Erika works on helping her clients to stay positive and makes her workouts both challenging and rewarding.  The Belly-n-KicksTM program is designed to produce results while having fun!

Athletic Accreditations

Participated and placed in numerous Half Marathons, 10K and 5K races including University of Miami Pumpkin Pursuit, AIDS Race for the Cure, Miami Tropical Marathon, etc.


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