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

5 “Crunch Free” Core Exercises

  You’ve probably heard somewhere along the line that crunches and sit-ups are the more “functional” way to a stronger core -especially if you participate in CrossFit (or some fitness program similar to it).  You’ll find most often that sit-ups are part of the daily WOD at least a few days per week in these types of gym settings.  But … Read More

Leaking During Exercise: What You Need To Know

Last week, I shared some thoughts, or what others might consider a rant ;), on my Facebook page regarding urinary incontinence during exercise.  I’m sure that most of my friends on Facebook saw the post, read the first few lines, rolled their eyes, and thought “there she goes again getting up on her soap box”.  And it’s a shame because … Read More

Pancake Butt and The Postpartum Mama

Let’s talk about those glutes this week -shall we??  (BTW…the picture above is from one of the greatest movies ever…Uncle Buck…I know I just aged myself.)  Some ladies are simply blessed with a little more filling back there, and others of us -well -we have to work for it a little more (myself included)!  Regardless of that, it’s so important … Read More

8 Ways To Help Moms Curb Emotional Eating

If there’s a common reoccurring theme among us moms when it comes to nutrition it’s that is many of us (myself included) tend to be stress or emotional eaters.  It’s easy to understand why with all that we’ve got going on as a busy mom -especially when we are caring for a new baby (cue the endless cycle of no … Read More

The “Mom Workout”: 8 Exercises To Ease Your Aches & Pains

  Being that it’s Mother’s Day today, I thought it’d be appropriate to write about a little bit of self-care for us mothers.  We don’t do enough of it, and I am such a HUGE proponent of this for every mother.  Because let’s face it -we can always take ALL the help we can get!   Whether you are an … Read More

Pubic Symphysis Diastasis: A Royal Pain In The Pubic Bone!

  Let me set the scene for you -you’re about 7 months pregnant (although it can happen sooner or later than this), it’s 2:30 in the morning, and you have to get up to use the bathroom for the 10th time in a row!  You roll to your side to get up, lift your top leg up to help you … Read More

Modifications For The Pregnant CrossFit Athlete

I have pretty much been an athlete my entire life.  So, when I took up weightlifting as a teenager, the workouts I did in the gym were not the typical workouts in which most teenage girls partake (e.g. endless amounts of crunches, sit-ups, and minutes slaving away on the treadmill).  I’ve always lifted heavily in the gym, and challenged myself … Read More

Lessons Learned from 3 (VERY DIFFERENT) Baby Births

Earlier this week, I sent out an email newsletter in which I talked about one of my birthing stories.  Yes…I have more than one -three actually!  It’s taken me a bit longer than most women to write about my birthing experiences because quite actually I’ve felt like ‘What’s the point? other than to make it seem like I am trying … Read More

4 Tips For Better Babywearing Fitness

Two weeks ago I talked about babywearing and how it can affect your postpartum recovery.  If you’d like to learn more about my better babywearing tips, please go here to find out more.  This week we are going to follow up our babywearing discussion as it pertains to babywearing fitness classes.  I wanted to talk about this because the topic came … Read More