Fitness Over the Past Century

Every wonder what fitness has looked like over the past 100 years? YouTube to the answer! Take a couple minutes to check out this video by Benenden.   We’ve come a long way from stretching in our super long skirts. I particularly enjoyed the 80’s and Jazzercising.   Watching this video reminded me of some important things about what we … Read More

Does Your Diastasis Recti Have To Be Completely Closed?

  Do you know what Diastasis Recti is?  If not, don’t feel bad about it!  I had no idea what is was either when I was pregnant with my first baby, and surprisingly my own OBGYN never even mentioned anything about it to me. To recap, your abdominal muscles will develop a separation between them that is caused by a … Read More

5 Ways To Curb Mommy Guilt…And Get Your Workouts In

Mommy guilt is a common feeling. The mindset goes something like, “How could I possibly take precious time away from my child to work on myself?” Believe me -I have been there and have thought these same things once I became a mother in 2007. I will never forget the first time I dropped my son off in daycare at … Read More

Is It Time To Ante Up The Weight?

So I am going to revisit a topic in the fitness industry that will never die, and that is the always hot debate on whether women should lift heavy or not.  How many times have we women been fed the message that we need to keep it light (in terms of weight training) to achieve that “long, lean look”?  This … Read More

7 Bad Habits That Wreck Your Metabolism

Do you want to give your metabolism a boost?  Of course you do, we all do!  However, you could unknowingly be doing things to slow it down.  Keep reading to find out if you have habits that hinder your metabolism –   1. You Don’t Drink Enough Cold Water It has been shown that drinking cold water can increase your … Read More

Exercise of the Day: Plank Row

Exercise of the Day: Plank Row   When you’re at the gym, you will save time and burn more calories by performing exercises that engage several muscle groups simultaneously.  Next time you find yourself planking on the gym floor, go ahead and add a rowing action to your plank to target not only your arms and back, but your core … Read More