Cardio Guidelines For Pregnancy

I get asked all the time by expecting mamas about cardio: what’s appropriate, what’s not appropriate, what’s the right intensity, etc. So, I’ve decided to put together some guidelines that I recommend following during all of your prenatal workouts, but especially during your cardio workouts. Cardio sessions can help improve your body’s ability to deliver oxygen to your working muscles. … Read More

New Year…New Direction

I’ve been quiet on social media for a while because I’ve been sorting through my own thoughts.  I haven’t written a blog post in a while because writing about prenatal/postnatal fitness and core and pelvic floor health doesn’t come as easily as it used to for me…except when I feel the need to rant about stupid sh*t I see being “taught” … Read More

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

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. I recently had a consultation with a mama who is just starting her second trimester, and she wanted to learn how to be working out in a way that will support her … 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, we … 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 for … 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