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...
Creating A Healthy Snack Zone For Your Kids

Creating A Healthy Snack Zone For Your Kids

With two little boys (ages 5 & 8), snack time is like The Neverending Story in my house. First thing in the morning, my boys head off to the kitchen to grab something to eat.  Whenever they come in the house from playing outside, they head right for the...
How To Assess Yourself For Diastasis Recti

How To Assess Yourself For Diastasis Recti

  One of the first things I will ask a postpartum client during a consultation is: “Have you checked yourself for Diastasis Recti yet?”  Most often the response is: “Diasta…what?”  Many women don’t even know that Diastasis Recti is even “a thing”...
5 Things I Wish Moms REALLY Knew About The Fitness Industry

5 Things I Wish Moms REALLY Knew About The Fitness Industry

As much as I love the health and fitness field, there are things about it that makes me sometimes shake my head in disgust. From quick fixes to fad diets and gimmicks, there is never a short supply of products out there promising to help you lose weight and get in...
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...
Leaking During Exercise: What You Need To Know

Leaking During Exercise: What You Need To Know

Last week, I shared some thoughts, or what others might consider a rant ;), on my Facebook page regarding urinary incontinence during exercise.  I’m sure that most of my friends on Facebook saw the post, read the first few lines, rolled their eyes, and thought...
The “Mom Workout”: 8 Exercises To Ease Your Aches & Pains

The “Mom Workout”: 8 Exercises To Ease Your Aches & Pains

  Being that it’s Mother’s Day today, I thought it’d be appropriate to write about a little bit of self-care for us mothers.  We don’t do enough of it, and I am such a HUGE proponent of this for every mother.  Because let’s face it…we can always take ALL...

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