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

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

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

Ready To Run Postpartum: The Mom’s Guide For How & When To Do It Safely

  Today, I want to talk about running.  Why?  Because it’s a topic that I get asked about quite frequently from postpartum moms and it’s one that they consider to be a “gentler” way to start exercising again post birth. Running is a great activity that burns a lot of calories (along with strength training), helps you build up your … 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 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 shape…like yesterday…and with as little effort as possible. It … 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

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 “there she goes again getting up on her soap box”.  And it’s a shame because … Read More

Pancake Butt and The Postpartum Mama

Let’s talk about those glutes this week -shall we??  (BTW…the picture above is from one of the greatest movies ever…Uncle Buck…I know I just aged myself.)  Some ladies are simply blessed with a little more filling back there, and others of us -well -we have to work for it a little more (myself included)!  Regardless of that, it’s so important … Read More

Lessons Learned from 3 (VERY DIFFERENT) Baby Births

Earlier this week, I sent out an email newsletter in which I talked about one of my birthing stories.  Yes…I have more than one -three actually!  It’s taken me a bit longer than most women to write about my birthing experiences because quite actually I’ve felt like “What’s the point?” other than to make it seem like I am trying … Read More