Bride to baby
Part 2: Getting Sexy Back
Getting your body back after childbirth can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve experienced a tough labor and delivery. Many women wonder where to even start. After properly stretching and lengthening tight muscles (featured in yesterday’s post) I recommend performing the following strength exercises 2-3 times per week. 1. Seated 1-arm… read more
Post-Childbirth: Getting Sexy Back Step 1
After the final few months of weight gain during pregnancy and then childbirth, it’s no wonder my clients have so many joint issues, muscle aches and pains! Consider that new moms spend most of their time caring for their newborn in a seated or hunched-over position for weeks at a time. With very little (or no) time to correct imbalances, motherhood can… read more
Help! Diastasis Recti!
After giving birth, it’s time to get back to the gym, bust a move and get that pre-pregnancy figure back STAT, right? Let’s get sexy back!!!!!!! Welllll, not so fast there, speedy. Approximately 70% of new moms develop diastasis recti at some point in their third trimester. This common problem is the separation of the abdominal wall, specifically… read more
Today, my TV show Pushing It, was nominated for an Emmy Award!! If you missed an episode, tune in to CoziTV.com to catch all 6 in full! The awards ceremony will take place here in New York City at the end of March. Stay up-to-date via twitter and facebook for more announcements! … read more
Wedding Day Workout!
Every bride wants to look fantastic on her wedding day – after all, it’s the photos that last forever. So when you wake up that morning, should you go for a run or hit the weights? Since you’ll be spending many hours on your feet dancing the night away, march your booty straight to the weight room and get your pump on for pictures! Here’s… read more
A Strong Core
How soon can you begin getting your core back post-partum? What exercises are safe and what are off-limits in the first few weeks after giving birth? Is all exercise unsafe until my doctor gives me the ‘ok’? If you’ve had a normal vaginal delivery, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) gives the OK to exercise as soon … read more
The Core Problem
So on twitter today, this male trainer was all braggy about how his fitness programs help women avoid the abdominal gap during pregnancy by standing with good posture (define ‘good posture’), avoiding pushups (!), overhead press (!), planks (!) and – get this – avoiding multiple pregnancies!! So ladies, if you train with this… read more
Many of my bride-clients are getting married for the specific purpose of starting families. Most of these women are in their mid-30′s and pop prenatal vitamins like candy in hopes for a honeymoon baby. But are the stresses of planning a wedding combined with losing a ton of weight and weekly parties counterproductive to baby making? After all, a healthy… read more
Rock it, Mama!
“OMG. My neighbor had a kid AFTER me and she’s already wearing skinny jeans!” …help me. As a personal trainer, I wear many hats: fitness coach, nutritionist, cheerleader, career counselor, therapist, confidante, and more. Since I train mostly women who are in very transitional stages with their bodies, insecurity, hormonal changes… read more
Judgment No More
I am a childless, married woman on the wrong side of 35. I’m also a Personal Trainer with a specialty in “bride to baby” fitness. My certifications allow me to anoint other trainers in pre and postnatal fitness, educate my clients on childbirth, coach my clients during their labor & delivery and advise them along their nutrition journey.… read more