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Megan Roup on Babywearing Workouts and Solly Baby

By Ruthie Friedlander

Celebrity trainer and founder of The Sculpt Society, Megan Roup, has teamed up with Solly Baby to bring you a workout program that’s truly a game-changer for moms. Imagine getting your sweat on while your little one is snuggled up in a Solly Baby wrap—pure magic, right? This unique program is all about strengthening your core and pelvic floor postpartum, making it perfect for new moms. Megan, who recently welcomed her second baby, Mercer, has been refreshingly real about how juggling two kids has changed her daily routines. Fitness is still a non-negotiable for her, just in ways you might not expect. Launched on April 29 as part of The Sculpt Society’s postpartum program, this six-class series seamlessly blends the Solly Baby wrap into a fitness routine that’s both accessible and effective. The goal? To empower moms on their fitness journeys, promoting health and well-being during the postpartum period while keeping baby close.

Tell us a little bit more about creating this specific postpartum fitness program and why you wanted to incorporate Solly Baby?

Megan: With my first baby, Harlow, I loved using Solly Baby. It was on my registry, and as a new mom, there’s just something so special about having a baby on your chest. I feel that way with my eight-month-old, Mercer too. For me, as a first-time mom, I found it very comforting. As I was going into my second pregnancy and thinking about revamping my original postpartum program, it was a natural fit to team up and incorporate movement with the Solly Baby wrap. New moms are often strapped for time, and sometimes, your baby is on your chest the whole day. If I can give women a three to 10-minute video to get some movement in for themselves during that challenging time, that’s a win.

How does babywearing can enhance postpartum workouts?

There are many benefits of babywearing from an emotional perspective, as I learned from Solly Baby. Physically, you’re holding a seven to 10-pound weight on your chest, which makes any exercise more challenging. As a new mom, you underestimate how often you’re putting down and picking up your baby—just everyday functional movement. And as they grow, that weight increases.

It’s probably also great to integrate movement early on, even if the baby doesn’t necessarily know what’s going on…

Totally. With both of my kids, they’ve seen me move from an early age—on the mat by myself and just modeling happy movement. Harlow, who is almost three, will say, “Mommy’s going to kick her leg! Can I come kick my leg with you?” It’s important. With Mercer, when I was recording these workouts, she was old enough to be awake and aware, and she’s obsessed. She’s giggling in some of the videos. There’s something about having the baby on your chest, moving to the beat of the music, that the kids just love.

What are some new things about this postpartum workout? Other than the accessory, of course!

This was the first time I integrated dance. My original postpartum program didn’t have any dance. I wanted to bring that in because with Solly Baby, you’re sort of naturally rocking, and it’s all safe and low impact. The other exercises consider the postpartum physical progression—how am I progressing as the weeks go on? How is this getting harder? How are we still thinking about the pelvic floor even while doing a lunge in the Solly Baby wrap? The Solly Baby workouts are part of my larger postpartum program that addresses the pelvic floor and guides you through the first six weeks.

You’ve been very vocal about your personal experience with overexercising. How, if at all, has this played into your postpartum approach to working out?

Coming from someone who over-exercised in their early 20s, reframing it, especially in motherhood, so that your movement practice doesn’t need to be long and grueling is important. One of my three-minute Solly Baby standing leg combos can be all the movement you can squeeze in. But feeling that shift and power in those three minutes can affect how you feel throughout the rest of your day. It’s about showing women that, as a new mom, you might wonder, “How am I ever going to feel like myself again? How am I going to make movement something I can do every day?” Well, you can do it. It just needs to be right, and it’s okay if it looks a little different.

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