1. Spring into Fitness

    Spring into Fitness It’s that time of year again---the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and you’re already thinking about hitting your health + fitness goals before the summer solstice. The spring is a time of renewal, which is the perfect time to recommit to your wellness goals. But sometimes, goals can seem daunting, especially if reaching them seems really far in the future. As…Read More

  2. How Do You Engage Your Transverse & Why Is It Important?

    How Do You Engage Your Transverse & Why Is It Important? The transverse abdominals (the deepest layer of the abs) tends to be a totally overlooked muscle. Well, at least until you have a baby. After that, you’ll realize the importance of the transverse. This muscle wraps around the abdomen like a corset, cinching your waist in while providing support for your lower back. The transverse muscl…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Constant sugar cravings?

    Help! I’m addicted to sugar and I can’t stop eating it…what should I do? I’m so excited that this question came in from one of our readers. Sugar addiction is so common in our society, it’s likely touched each and every one of our lives. There’s no doubt about it, sugar tastes good. It’s one of the first tastes young children are able to discern easily (which is also one of the reaso…Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  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