Pregnancy

Safe Exercises for Your Third Trimester

Staying active during pregnancy has numerous benefits for you and your baby. In fact, it’s never too late to begin a movement practice while you’re pregnant. >>Your third trimester is when you should be preparing your body for birth and recovery postpartum.<< There are many ways you can connect with your pelvic floor while also strengthening your deep core. *That’s…

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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

3 Tips for Testing for Diastasis Recti

I was recently answering questions in my Instagram DMs when Jennifer asked: “What should I be looking for when testing for diastasis recti?” This was a question I had heard before…There are always postpartum women asking me similar questions: How can I test diastasis recti at home? And If I have diastasis recti, do I need to have surgery? >>Here’s my…

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Pregnancy

5 Tips for Staying Active During Pregnancy

Can I make a confession? I love inspiring women to stay active during pregnancy! >>Not only does staying active help you create a healthy lifestyle, but it also prepares you for birth and recovery postpartum.<< Now that I have been working with prenatal women for almost 20 years, I have a few tips that will set your movement practice up for…

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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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Pregnancy

What Peeing Your Pants Is Telling Your Body

Wanna know why peeing your pants should not be considered normal?  *Silly question, I get it.* The answer? There is something you can do to heal it. It’s really common for women to experience incontinence (peeing your pants) after they’ve had a baby, YEARS after they’ve had a baby, or even if they’ve NEVER had a baby. So, let’s talk about…

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Pregnancy

If Your Pelvic Floor Needs Some TLC, Read This!

“Oh, no… Not another run where I peed my pants,” you think to yourself after you’ve been cleared by your OB/GYN to exercise. The truth is, you wear black leggings *just in case* you leak down there and you ignore it because your mom friends told you it was normal after having a baby. >>As women, it’s common to want your before…

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Pregnancy

Safe Movements in the First Weeks Postpartum

When you’re newly postpartum, you are told by your OB/GYN to hold off on exercise until you hit that 6-week mark. After working with thousands of moms and going through postpartum recovery three times myself, I soon realized that doing nothing in those first weeks postpartum could do more harm than good to your body. Now, I’m not saying to…

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Pregnancy

A Look at Hormones before, during, and after Pregnancy

Are you worried about your hormones during pregnancy and navigating them through early postpartum? I have great news Mama: There is so much you can for your hormones during pregnancy, while you’re preparing for pregnancy, or if you’ve already had a baby! Because you can always work towards bettering your health and creating healthy lifestyle habits. Today’s Core Connections podcast episode…

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