Returning To Exercise:  How To Structure Your Postpartum Workouts

Returning To Exercise: How To Structure Your Postpartum Workouts

  So, baby is here, you’re settling into your new way of life, and you’re anxious to get back into the gym.  Maybe you’ve even gotten the “green light” from your healthcare professional to resume normal activity again.  Not so fast!  I...
How To Program Your Workouts Around Your Menstrual Cycle

How To Program Your Workouts Around Your Menstrual Cycle

I hear it so often from women at the gym: “Oh my gosh! I’m so tired.  I don’t know why I’m so tired!”  One of the first things I will then ask them usually is: “Are you about to get your period?” Then the light bulb goes off in their heads, and I’ll...
Friday Fit Tip – Are You Giving Yourself Enough Rest?

Friday Fit Tip – Are You Giving Yourself Enough Rest?

I was talking with one of my clients the other day, and she was telling me how she feels so guilty on the days when she doesn’t get a workout done. Mind you…she is a new mom with a 6 month old baby on her hands. Although this is an amazing and exciting...
Your Postpartum Checklist For Healing Well After Childbirth

Your Postpartum Checklist For Healing Well After Childbirth

I have a mom in one of my fitness classes who is due to give birth any day now.  We were chatting after class a few weeks ago, and she said to me: “So, after my 6 week check-up, I’m pretty much ready to come back to working out again like normal…right? I’ve...
5 “Crunch Free” Core Exercises

5 “Crunch Free” Core Exercises

  You’ve probably heard somewhere along the line that crunches and sit-ups are the more “functional” way to a stronger core…especially if you participate in CrossFit (or some fitness program similar to it).  You’ll find most often that sit-ups are part of...

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