Postpartum Core Recovery Shorts

Using some type of compression in the early stages postpartum can be helpful for many mama’s. I’m often asked if I recommend a specific type of abdominal or belly wrap after-baby for moms. And, while I think some can be extremely useful for offering support to the trunk and core, there’s something else I prefer…

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The Best and Worst Of Pregnancy Nutrition Advice

I constantly see unrealistic pregnancy nutrition advice being offered to women. A couple days ago¬†I posted this on my Facebook page: Apparently, you agree ūüėČ I love food. All kinds of food. I’m also a fitness coach and Kinesiologist who specifically trains women in pregnancy and moms, so I fully understand “health” and what is¬†optimal¬†for…

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Five No-Crunch Core Exercises

Your core exercises and workouts should include so much more than crunches, sit-ups, and front planks. It’s possible that you¬†shouldn’t be including these exercises at all. Especially if you’re pregnant or you’ve had a baby. It’s effective for our cores to move the body in different ways and directions, as we know that the “core”…

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Mama Moment with Roxanne

I met Roxanne a couple years ago at an in-person coaching session, with her sister…and their babies! From there, we kept in contact every now and again, making sure she was recovering well from baby #2. Roxy then joined the To Pregnancy & Beyond tribe (my online prenatal and postnatal fitness coaching club). And, perhaps…

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Exercising After C-Section? Read This First.

How should you return to working out after C-section? Should your workouts be cardio? Abs¬†exercises? Baby wearing fitness classes? My answer might surprise you. The answer I hear the most often from other health professionals is to start with cardio. Wait 6 weeks, then get walking, get on the elliptical, get in the pool once…

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Core Exercises for Postpartum

I want to talk about Diastasis Recti¬†and how you go about healing it¬†post-pregnancy, between pregnancies, or if you’re many years into this mom-ing gig. I described diastasis recti and how to assess yourself for it¬†in this article,¬†so be sure to read that to¬†you understand the ins and outs. Let’s review super quick.¬† What is diastasis…

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If You’re Only Looking to Get Flat Abs Post-Pregnancy, I’m Not Your Trainer

If you’re only looking to get flat abs post-pregnancy, I’m not your trainer. I’m just not your girl because I care more about your abs functioning well, than how flat they are. I care more about whether your core muscles support your body, keep you from leaking during exercise (and in life), that you recover…

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Learn How to Heal from a C-Section

Honestly, it’s total¬†BS. Ask a C-section mama what recovery and rehab advice she got after her C-section and she’ll probably tell you she was told to not lift anything heavier than the baby and to not drive for 6 weeks. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? NOTE: this was my experience, too. And, then a week postpartum,…

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Mama Moment with Jillian Welsh

Say hello to Jillian! Jillian is part of the To Pregnancy & Beyond tribe. She’s also one of my most favourite humans ever.¬† She’s a mom of 2. So funny. Super easy to talk to. Gives great advice – the kind that you always need to hear. And, is a rad mom. I’ll let her…

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Vaginal Weightlifting – Useful or Harmful?

Oh dear. Vaginal weightlifting (…I’m serious) is everywhere I look right now. This “fitness trend” is¬†not helping the fitness and pelvic health pro’s of the world convince the masses that you don’t need to do a thousand kegels a day to have a strong pelvic floor. Or, simply that your goal should be the strongest…

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