1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Bring your baby to the barre…what?

    So, I've been trying to workout at home, but my baby keeps waking up in the middle of my workout and I'm having a hard time finishing it.  Any suggestions? Of course!  About 8 weeks after I gave birth to my son, I decided it was time for me to get back into my fitness routine. Mentally and emotionally, I was probably ready way before this, but my body hadn't caught up with my mind and my midwife…Read More

  4. How do I stay motivated to reach my fitness goals?

    “Most people give up when they’re 90% of the way toward achieving a goal.” Today we have a great question from one of our readers…how do I stick with my New Year’s fitness goals? It’s about that time of year when those New Year’s Resolutions begin to wane and many people are slipping off the track to their goals for the year. Don’t let that happen to you! If you started a new fitne…Read More

  5. Should You Avoid a Specific Type of Food?

    I get this question often...what kind of food should I be avoiding? There are so many different fad diets out there telling you to eat this and don't eat that.  Even in the popular news media, you'll hear to eat a certain food one day and then very soon after you'll hear not to eat that same food because it's unhealthy.   Let's see, as far as diets go, there's low carb, high carb, low fat, high …Read More

  6. How do I stop eating at night?

    Today's question....how do I stop myself from feeling so hungry at night?  We've all been there.  You made it through the day and only ate foods that you perceived to be healthy.  You had dinner about an hour or so ago, but you're starting to feel that strong sense of hunger overtake you.  Your thoughts begin to race and you feel a sense of anxiety as you can't stop thinking about food.  What…Read More

  7. What does that nutrition label really mean?

    This is a great question from one of our readers...how do I read a nutrition label?  We all know nutrition labels are important and that we're supposed to read them, but reading them and understanding them are two totally different things.  And, a lot of what we think we understand, may not be as clear as we think. Food labels are regulated by the FDA and are a required element on most food pack…Read More

  8. Why am I not Losing Weight While Breastfeeding?

    Today’s question comes from a breastfeeding mama…why am I not losing weight while breastfeeding? This is a great question! Aside from the plethora of health benefits for baby, we’ve all heard that breastfeeding is great for weight loss. It’s suggested as a way to get your body back to “normal” quicker; but, for some moms, this isn’t even close to what happens. Many new moms struggle …Read More

  9. How do you retrain your belly after a c-section?

    Today’s question comes from a c-section mom:  How do I get my tummy muscles back after having a c-section over 4 years ago? C-sections are so commonplace now, that as a society, we almost forget that it's major abdominal surgery! While most often the stomach muscles aren’t actually cut during a c-section, they are pulled apart for entry into the uterus. Whenever a muscle is injured, it needs …Read More

  10. Should you wrap, bind, or splint your belly back together after pregnancy?

    Today's question comes from one of our readers who is currently 8 months pregnant:  Should you wrap, bind, or splint your belly back together after pregnancy? Wrapping the belly after childbirth is an ancient practice in some cultures.  In recent years, it's really taken off among new moms hoping to get their flat belly back after pregnancy.  But, is it really effective?  During the very early…Read More