“Activate Your Core!”…What Does That Even Mean?!?!

Activate your core! You hear this phrase all the time throughout various Yoga, Pilates, and strength training classes, but what exactly does it mean to activate your core? Well, it’s not exactly what you might think! Before we talk about activating, the first thing we need to do is really understand what makes up the core.  I know it sounds … Read More

Can I Run With Diastasis Recti?

I want to touch on the topic again of running postpartum, but especially as it pertains to running with a diastasis. Why?  Because running postpartum is a topic that I get asked about quite frequently from the women I work with and fellow postpartum moms because they believe that running is a ‘gentler’ way to start exercising again post birth, … Read More

The Missing Link In C-Section Recovery

For all of my fellow C-section moms…this post is for you!  Most of us moms know that when it comes to finding information or advice on healing the body postpartum it can be either very vague or very confusing.  And when it comes to postpartum healing advice for C-section moms…it’s even worse!  Most of us are told to wait around … Read More

Breastfeeding & Fat Loss

Choosing to breastfeed is a very personal choice for a mom.  There are many more factors that need to be considered along with what’s best for baby like what’s going on with her own body as well as her lifestyle. If your expecting or recently postpartum, you’ve probably heard somewhere along the way that breastfeeding does wonders for a mom’s … Read More

What You Need To Know About Mommy Boot Camp & Stroller Fitness Classes

You see them being offered at your local park, community center, or local gym.  You see advertisements for them posted in places where moms frequent.  You see images of moms crunching mercilessly away or pounding the pavement with the stroller ahead of them in hopes to get rid of the “baby fat”. What am I talking about?  I’m talking about … Read More

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


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