1. If You Want to Get Fit, You’ve Got To HIIT

    If You Want To Get Fit, You’ve Got To HIIT So, if you’re thinking about upping your fitness game now that the summer sun is peaking through, you should seriously start thinking about high intensity interval training (HIIT, for short). If you haven’t heard of it yet, HIIT has been all the rage for the past few years because science shows that it’s significantly more effective than moderate …Read More

  2. Spring into Fitness

    Spring into Fitness It’s that time of year again---the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and you’re already thinking about hitting your health + fitness goals before the summer solstice. The spring is a time of renewal, which is the perfect time to recommit to your wellness goals. But sometimes, goals can seem daunting, especially if reaching them seems really far in the future. As…Read More

  3. How Do You Engage Your Transverse & Why Is It Important?

    How Do You Engage Your Transverse & Why Is It Important? The transverse abdominals (the deepest layer of the abs) tends to be a totally overlooked muscle. Well, at least until you have a baby. After that, you’ll realize the importance of the transverse. This muscle wraps around the abdomen like a corset, cinching your waist in while providing support for your lower back. The transverse muscl…Read More

  4. How Long Should You Wait to Exercise After Having a Baby

    Crystal Widmann contributed to this Britt + Co article -- "How Long Should You Wait to Exercise After Having a Baby" Check it out here.…Read More

  5. 4 Moves to Strengthen Your Core without Crunches, Sit-ups, or Planks.

    4 Moves to Strengthen Your Core without Crunches, Sit-ups, or Planks. Oftentimes, when I tell my postnatal clients to hold off on the crunches, sit-ups, and planks until they’ve established a stable core again, I’m met with the same question---Then, what can I do? Blame high school PE class, blame popular fitness culture, or blame whomever you’d like, but we seem to have this notion that the…Read More

  6. Diastasis Recti: What Is It? What Can I Do About It?

    Diastasis Recti: What is it? What can I do about it? Shortly after giving birth, a common thought among my clients (and me, as well as just about every woman I’ve ever talked with about the subject!) is, what the hell just happened to my body?! We all seem to have this misconception that once we give birth and we’re past that initial postnatal period that our body will just slowly go back to h…Read More

  7. You’ll never FIND time; you have to MAKE time.

    So, I get this question a lot from my clients --- especially busy working moms --- how am I supposed to find time for exercise (and meal prep)? It’s true, as moms, we’re so busy taking care of everyone else that we often put our own needs last. We wake up with good intentions to find time to exercise, but then someone else’s needs take a front seat to our own, yet again. This cycle repeats i…Read More

  8. 10 Weird Things No One Tells You About When Returning to Running Post-Baby

    Crystal Widmann is quoted in this Runner's World article:  "10 Things No One Tells You About When Returning to Running Post-Baby"…Read More

  9. 3 Barre Moves You Can Do at Home to Lift + Sculpt Your Seat—bonus…you don’t even need a barre!

    3 Barre Moves You Can Do at Home to Lift + Sculpt Your Seat ---bonus, you don’t even need a barre! Think that perky, lifted seat you see on fitness models is unattainable without doing hundreds of squats? Think again. Barre workouts strengthen + shape each group of muscles by working them in every direction. Compound movements like squats are great to build the glutes---but let’s face it, not …Read More

  10. Manage Stress + Improve Your Mood During Pregnancy

    Pregnancy is a really exciting time---there are so many miraculous things going on in your body. For one, you’re growing another human and what could be cooler than that?! But, despite the fact that pregnancy is supposed to be a time of excitement, joy and elation, many women don’t feel that way. The truth is being pregnant is hard, really hard. Sometimes---in the words of a pregnant friend I …Read More