1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 3 reasons every runner should be doing barre

    Barre is a relatively new trend on the fitness scene. There are lots of people who haven’t even heard of it yet, and many more who associate barre with ballet. While it’s true that barre workouts are inspired by ballet warm-up exercises, the similarity pretty much stops right there. Barre is a low impact, full-body strength training workout that fuses elements of yoga stretching, pilates core …Read More

  7. Why it’s important to incorporate strength training (or barre) into your routine if you want to “lose weight”.

    Why it’s important to incorporate strength training (or barre) into your routine if you want to “lose weight”. Being at your optimal fitness level is about more than just a number on the scale. While things like weight and BMI are a great starting point for getting healthy. They don’t really tell you much about your fitness level. I’m sure you’ve come across two people who were the sam…Read More

  8. Strong from the inside-out—why everyone should do barre, especially after pregnancy.

    So, I was having a conversation not too long ago and it turned towards prenatal fitness---how much should pregnant women be modifying? Are there moves they shouldn’t do at all? For the most part, pregnant women can continue to follow the same fitness routine they engaged in prior to pregnancy. Of course, intensity levels may have to decrease as pregnancy progresses, but this is something that sh…Read More

  9. It’s unrealistic goals that are sabotaging your fitness plans.

    So, we’re 3 weeks into the New Year and I’m starting to feel frustrated. I want to lose 30 pounds that I’ve been holding onto since I had my last child 3 years ago. My New Year’s Resolution this year was to lose the weight, eat better, and to have an overall healthier lifestyle. Well, I’ve lost a total of 1 pound so far despite feeling like I’m working overtime to reach my goal. How do…Read More

  10. Postnatal Fitness is Tough—why you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself.

    So many people ask me, "why did you choose this career path?"  Well, here's my answer... If I’m going to be completely honest, the postpartum period was extremely difficult for me in so many ways. * The emotions - love, joy, anxiety, and so much more all rolled into one. * The new responsibility of taking care of a newborn baby and the realization that there were now limitations on my ability t…Read More