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

Could Babywearing Be Hindering Your Postpartum Recovery

Babywearing has made serious inroads in American mommy culture. Even ten years ago, it was hard to find examples of moms wearing their babies outside of particular sorts of music festivals and LLL meetings, but now, many women have embraced the practice of babywearing, especially for their second or third baby, when they need to chase after a toddler or … Read More

When I Return To CrossFit and Boot Camp Classes Postpartum?

  I’m a gal that likes to lift weights and challenge myself in the gym, so I completely understand where she’s coming from when a new postnatal client asks me: So, when can I go back to CrossFit/heavy lifting/running/doing the “hardcore” stuff again? This is something that comes up a lot for the moms I work with on their postpartum … Read More

5 Nutrition “Hacks” For Busy Moms

I’m back at it again after a few weeks’ hiatus while working out the logistics of moving the family back to Florida.  Phew!  I forgot how exhausting and mentally consuming the process of moving can be!  As a result, my nutrition has somewhat taken a back seat while my family settles into our new way of life down here.  We’ve … Read More

Prolapse Friendly Exercise

In my last post, I covered more general information regarding pelvic organ prolapse like what it is, the three types of vaginal prolapses, what causes a prolapse, and what are some possible signs and symptoms of one.  If you missed that post, you can go here for some further reading. For those of you that would like the quick and … Read More

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: What Your Pelvic Floor Might Be Trying To Tell You

Prolapse is a scary word.  As women, we are often uncomfortable talking about our bodies, especially our pelvic organs and reproductive systems. So when we hear words like “pelvic organ prolapse,” it’s not surprising that maybe we experience a little wave of panic. It’s not exactly something that is openly and generally talked about amongst the women’s health and fitness … Read More

Crunches: Your Friend or Foe?

  WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH CRUNCHES & SITUPS? Let’s talk about crunches today -shall we??  Recently at the gym, I’ve had women telling me that they have read somewhere along the line that “all crunches and sit ups are bad for you.” So, I thought it was time to bring this subject to light.  While crunches and sit-ups (when done … Read More

Prenatal Fitness Myths Revisited, Part 2

So, last week I was doing a prenatal fitness consultation with a mama in her second trimester. We were going over some of the things you should and shouldn’t do as they relate to prenatal exercise. She told me at one point in our conversation that her doctor gave her some very general recommendations as well -one of them being … Read More