In my last article, we talked about how to structure your workouts during the first year postpartum. If you missed it, you can read more about that here. If you’re about to give birth to your babe, you are recently postpartum, or you know a mama who is, then this piece is well worth the read. For this post, … Read More
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
9 Tips For SI Joint Pain During Pregnancy & Postpartum
SI joint pain. I remember it all too well! I experienced it during the last part of all three of my pregnancies. It can literally make staying active during your pregnancy a pain in the butt!! So that you can keep up with your workouts and continue feeling strong, I want to talk about ways in which we can … Read More
Postpartum Bellies: Should You Be Wrapping Yours?
Want to start a debate in the postpartum fitness world? Walk into a room and ask “So, should women use abdominal binders after pregnancy?” Things are likely to get intense quickly. First off, let’s define our terms. When I say abdominal wrapping, I am absolutely NOT talking about the kind of waist cinching or waist training that you may … 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: â€œSo, 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
Modifications For The Pregnant CrossFit Athlete
I have pretty much been an athlete my entire life. So, when I took up weightlifting as a teenager, the workouts I did in the gym were not the typical workouts in which most teenage girls partake (e.g. endless amounts of crunches, sit-ups, and minutes slaving away on the treadmill). I’ve always lifted heavily in the gym, and challenged myself … Read More
4 Tips For Better Babywearing Fitness
Two weeks ago I talked about babywearing and how it can affect your postpartum recovery. If you’d like to learn more about my better babywearing tips, please go here to find out more. This week we are going to follow up our babywearing discussion as it pertains to babywearing fitness classes. I wanted to talk about this because the topic came … Read More
Could Babywearing Be Hindering Your Postpartum Recovery
Babywearing has made serious inroads in American mommy culture. Even ten years ago, it was hard to find examples of moms wearing their babies outside of particular sorts of music festivals and LLL meetings, but now, many women have embraced the practice of babywearing, especially for their second or third baby, when they need to chase after a toddler or … Read More
When I Return To CrossFit and Boot Camp Classes Postpartum?
I’m a gal that likes to lift weights and challenge myself in the gym, so I completely understand where she’s coming from when a new postnatal client asks me: â€œSo, when can I go back to CrossFit/heavy lifting/running/doing the â€œhardcoreâ€ stuff again?â€ This is something that comes up a lot for the moms I work with on their postpartum … Read More
Crunches: Your Friend or Foe?
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH CRUNCHES & SITUPS? Let’s talk about crunches today -shall we?? Recently at the gym, I’ve had women telling me that they have read somewhere along the line that â€œall crunches and sit ups are bad for you.â€ So, I thought it was time to bring this subject to light. While crunches and sit-ups (when done … Read More
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