1. What’s Posture Got To Do With It?

    What’s Posture Got To Do With It? Diastasis Recti: a fancy, technical term for the separation of the outer most abdominal muscle. It commonly happens after pregnancy, but honestly there are lots of people who’ve never been pregnant who suffer from it. That being said, something that contributes to it, which you have control over is--your posture. Yup, you heard that right. Your posture can mak…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Not your Typical Prenatal or Mommy + Me Classes

    The biggest objection I always hear from new and expecting moms is that many prenatal and mommy + me classes are just too easy.   They just don’t feel like they get an effective workout from them, which is why they go a few times and then stop to either workout at home or figure out a way to go to class sans baby. Mommies, I hear ya! Honestly, I remember feeling the same way when I was pregnan…Read More