1. How Long Should You Wait to Exercise After Having a Baby

    Crystal Widmann contributed to this Britt + Co article -- "How Long Should You Wait to Exercise After Having a Baby" Check it out here.…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. How to Manage Stress and 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  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. 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