That Time I Was Called “Premenopausal”

  I’ll never forget the time I was in the exam room at my gynecologist’s office and she referred to me as premenopausal during one of my annual check-ups.  I was a bit shocked, not because I am afraid of going through menopause, but I guess because sometimes I forget how old I really am!  I still feel like I … Read More

How To Structure Your Prenatal Workouts

  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

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

7 Tips To Prepare Your Body & Mind For Your C-Section

  Cesarean births -they are a hot topic for debate in the prenatal and postnatal world.  There’s also not a ton of helpful information out there for women who are scheduled for one or who are facing the possibility of needing one.  Usually, you only find information out there as to why everyone is vehemently opposed to them or why … 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

“Good” Food vs “Bad” Food: Is There Really Such A Thing?

  So every night, shortly before bed, I will eat about 5-6 dark chocolate covered almonds that I have stashed away in the fridge. I know -it may sound a little crazy, but it’s actually not and we will get into that in a bit! I like to end the day with a little something sweet.  But, I don’t like … 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