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…
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 …
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 thisread more
9 Ways to Birth Naturally
In May, 2013, ACOG announced a study that finds adverse effects of pitocin in newborns. Less and less women are undergoing early-term Caesarean deliveries, largely due to risks, dangers and complications associated with them. There’s been an upswing in natural birthing with midwives and doulas. Birthing centers are cropping up across the country.…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!”
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…
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
8 Must-Haves for Fit-Minded Mamas
There are a gazillion gadgets on the market these days for new moms. In fact, the baby-care product market is predicted to reach $66.8 BILLION globally by 2017. I’m willing to bet that women use MAYBE 40% of what they receive as gifts. It’s tough for expecting mothers to predict exactly what they’ll need once the new baby arrives.
Forbidden Food & Drink
I always keep a snack in my training pack for my pregnant clients. Most of them are mindful that they need to eat every few hours to keep blood sugars level, but with pregnancy on the brain, sometimes my girls forget and end up mid-workout feeling queasy and zapped of energy.
So it completely blows my mind when doctors and hospitals forbid laboring women from eating…
My Mom: The Athlete
According to my mom, fitness and exercise weren’t emphasized when she was my age. “I don’t think ‘fitness’ was a word back then,” she admitted to me – and exercise during pregnancy wasn’t discussed. Not because it was taboo, but because it was a largely unknown phenomenon. Pregnancy didn’t slow…read more