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 know this may not be what you want to hear, but I say this with the highest regard … Read More

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 usually get some response like: “You know … Read More

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 time in her life, it can also … Read More

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 been hopeful that over the past … Read More

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 the daily WOD at least a few days per week in these types of gym settings.  But … Read More

The American Kettlebell Swing, Part II: Readiness Self Assessment

So now that you know how to properly hip hinge, let’s carry on with the next part of our kettlebell swing discussion.  If you missed last week’s post covering the technique of both swings, you can read about it here!  Now, just because you can properly hinge for a swing, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you are ready to go overhead … Read More

Fit Tip

Just because you can lift heavy things overhead doesn’t necessarily mean you should doing so right from the start. Pressing without the proper shoulder mobility, thoracic spine mobility, and core stability is like building a strong house on top of a weak foundation…sooner or later something is going to give. Here are two quick assessments to find out if you … Read More