1. Sitting is the New Smoking – Humans are meant to MOVE!

    Sitting is the New Smoking – Humans are Meant to MOVE! Yep, you read that right: research studies suggest that sitting for long periods of time without movement is as bad for our bodies as smoking! That might seem extreme, but consider this: human beings were meant to move. Our bodies are designed to run, jump, lift, squat, swim and do all kinds of movements that we just don’t do on a regular …Read More

  2. Top 5 Secrets to Staying Consistent with Your Online Workouts

    Working out at home can be super convenient. I mean, you can roll out of bed in your PJs 5 minutes before class starts and just hit that link and boom you’re in class. But this same situation that makes it super convenient is also what makes it super easy to skip a workout when you aren’t totally motivated to get out of bed that day. There’s also that element of “I can just do it later”,…Read More

  3. How to Effectively Counteract Prolonged Hours of Sitting

    Over the past 12 years, I’ve easily taught 20k fitness classes and private training sessions. If there’s one common theme that most people need to focus on >>> it’s the hip flexors, whether that’s stretching, strengthening, or both. The hip flexors are the center of the body. Their primary job is to stabilize the pelvis and they absorb a lot of force when you walk, jump, or run. W…Read More

  4. How to Get the Most Out of Your Barre Workout

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Barre Workout Barre is definitely one of those sneaky exercises—when you watch someone else do it, it looks pretty easy. After all, they are using 2 pound weights, how hard could that be, right?! All I’m going to say is--try it and let me know what you think afterwards. So, whether you’ve been taking barre classes for awhile or you’re about to experience you…Read More

  5. 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

  6. How to Improve Your Core Strength Without Using Crunches, Sit-ups, or Planks.

    How to Improve Your Core Strength Without Using 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 …Read More

  7. Top 4 Exercises to Improve Diastasis Recti

    Top 4 Exercises to Improve Diastasis Recti 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 how it was …Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 3 Barre Moves You Can Do at Home to Lift and 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