Pregnancy

Recovery Postpartum, Don’t Wait Until Your Done Having Babies

Recovery postpartum, don’t wait until your done having babies to heal your body postpartum. Enjoy this conversation with my Knocked-Up Fitness® client, Allie, mom of three. She’s an avid runner but started experiencing incontinence postpartum after her first pregnancy. She also started dealing with hip and back pain and found amazing relief when learning how to effectively strengthen her deep core and pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy. 

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Fitness

The 18 Best Smart Home Gyms For All-In-One Workouts

We talked to running coaches about their favorite smart treadmills, and they recommended some of these models below from NordicTrack, ProForm, and Peloton. For more, read our round-up of the best treadmills, as well as our buying guide for treadmills. Peloton Peloton Tread This top-of-the-line smart treadmill from Peloton boasts an extensive video library of […]

Pregnancy

Safe Exercises in Your First 6 Weeks Postpartum

We hear this in our DMs all the time: “Don’t I have to wait 6 weeks after having a baby to exercise?” Our response is always the same: “There is SO MUCH you can do until then.” Before you even get back into your normal exercise routine, you must restimulate your pelvic floor. Mama, this is done by focusing on…

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Pregnancy

How to Minimize Tearing during Childbirth

Have you been wondering how you can minimize tearing during childbirth? Maybe you’re looking up labor positions, or maybe you’re asking your girlfriends for advice but you are still wanting to do what it takes to prevent or minimize vaginal tearing. *Believe me, I’ve been there, too.*  Since I started working with prenatal women almost 20 years ago, I have…

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Pregnancy

Prenatal Fitness Reminders I Share with My Clients

Fitness professionals want to help everyone, but do you want to know a secret? *Come closer…* >>Not all clients can be trained the same way.<< *There, I said it!* In order to train women prenatal fitness, you need to remind them of these things: Lightly connect from the pelvic floor and give your baby a gentle hug from underneath the…

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Pregnancy

Arm Toning Exercises for Pregnancy

Mama…Are you wanting to keep your arms toned during pregnancy? I’ll be honest, I still incorporate these movements into my workout routine and my youngest is 10! But it’s more than just going through the motions that makes arm toning exercises safe for pregnancy. >>It’s about learning how to connect with your body and your growing baby bump.<< Are you…

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Pregnancy

3 Tips to Keep Your Abs Strong During Pregnancy

Are you wanting to keep your abs strong during pregnancy? *I’ll be honest…pregnancy IS the best time to strengthen your core.* This is because you have a baby inside your belly to give you tactile feedback and connect with your body on a whole new level. >>By keeping your abs strong during pregnancy, you can prepare your body for labor…

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Pregnancy

3 Safe Pregnancy Exercises for All Trimesters

If I could have one wish, you know what it would be? >>I’d wish to provide you the resources of safe pregnancy exercises so you can stay active while you’re bumping.<< *Is that a wish you’d want, too?* Well, today’s your lucky day, Beautiful! *And yes, you can think of me as your genie in a bottle.* Knowing which safe pregnancy…

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Pregnancy

Pelvic Floor Strengthening Exercise

Did you know that the pelvic floor is the key to healing your body postpartum? >>The pelvic floor is involved in everything you do!<< Although you might think you’re strengthening your pelvic floor by doing Kegels, your pelvic floor is much bigger than the small area Kegels address. Below is a breakdown of a pelvic floor strengthening exercise regardless of…

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