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 aerobic … 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

Creating A Healthy Snack Zone For Your Kids

With two little boys (ages 5 & 8), snack time is like The Neverending Story in my house. First thing in the morning, my boys head off to the kitchen to grab something to eat.  Whenever they come in the house from playing outside, they head right for the kitchen.  As soon as they get home from school, the backpacks … Read More

How To Assess Yourself For Diastasis Recti

  One of the first things I will ask a prenatal or postpartum client during a consultation is: “Have you checked yourself for Diastasis Recti yet, or have you noticed it during certain exercises or movements?” Most often the response is: “Diasta -what?”  Many women don’t even know that Diastasis Recti is even a thing during and after pregnancy because … 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