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

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

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

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

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: “So, when can I go back to CrossFit/heavy lifting/running/doing the “hardcore” stuff again?” This is something that comes up a lot for the moms I work with on their postpartum … Read More

5 Nutrition “Hacks” For Busy Moms

I’m back at it again after a few weeks’ hiatus while working out the logistics of moving the family back to Florida.  Phew!  I forgot how exhausting and mentally consuming the process of moving can be!  As a result, my nutrition has somewhat taken a back seat while my family settles into our new way of life down here.  We’ve … Read More

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: What Your Pelvic Floor Might Be Trying To Tell You

Prolapse is a scary word.  As women, we are often uncomfortable talking about our bodies, especially our pelvic organs and reproductive systems. So when we hear words like “pelvic organ prolapse,” it’s not surprising that maybe we experience a little wave of panic. It’s not exactly something that is openly and generally talked about amongst the women’s health and fitness … Read More

Kettlebell Swings for the Pregnant & Postnatal Athlete, Part III

  Alright -thus far we have covered technique for both the Russian and American kettlebell swings (read here), as well as simple tests you can do to determine if you are ready for American swings (read here).  Now we are going to cover kettlebell swings as they relate to the pregnant and postnatal athlete.   So, if you were participating in kettlebell training … Read More

Sucking Guts and Squeezing Butts!

Quick Wednesday fit tip for you! No my pants aren’t hiked up, I just have a short torso!!😂 Anywho… Ladies…are you a perpetual gut sucker and bum tucker?!?! If so, please stop! You don’t strengthen your abs and glutes by constantly keeping them in a state of contraction. In fact, it will cause the opposite effect…shortened, tight, and weak muscles … Read More