1. 3 Reasons Everyone Should Be Doing Barre

    3 Reasons Everyone Should Be Doing Barre By now you’ve probably heard about barre workouts—you know, the ones where you shake, tuck, and burn your way to a more toned body. Well, there’s a lot more to a barre workout than simply slimming down and fitting into your favorite pair of “just in case” pants. Barre is a physiologically balanced workout that trains strength, flexibility, and car…Read More

  2. 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

  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. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 4 reasons yoga & barre are great for postnatal fitness.

    This week we got an awesome question from one of our readers:  Why barre and yoga for postnatal fitness? I’m so happy this question was asked because it’s a question that I actually answer often when speaking with clients.  So here it goes… If you’re a mom, you’ve probably realized by now that your body feels a bit different after birth than it did before you got pregnant.  This can b…Read More

  10. 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