1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. How important is nutrition for losing the baby weight?

    As a postnatal fitness specialist, I'm asked this question often by my clients!  It usually comes sometime during our first or second session together.  There's a long pause, followed by:  "SO, is nutrition really all that important for my postnatal fitness program?"  I always answer with an emphatic, "Yes, it absolutely is!" And, this. couldn't. be. more. true.  Really!  The next question i…Read More

  8. How a new mom makes time for exercise

    Probably the question I get asked most often by clients, is how do I make time for exercise with a new baby in the house---plus all of my other responsibilities??  Well, I'm here to tell you, it definitely isn't easy, but it can totally be done!  Thousands of new moms, just like you (and me) are making it work everyday.  It really just takes some creative planning and team work.  Achieving phy…Read More