Posture Focus: Stroller Walks

  How do you feel after you push your stroller? Relaxed and loose or more tense than when you started? If you're more tense, check out these tweaks. (If you're running with your stroller this is even more crucial!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pic 1: What to look out for: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👉🏼 The "go-go-go" - leaning forward and jutting your chin out. Reaching your chin forward makes you crane your neck back to lift your eyes to see in ...

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28-minute HIIT Elliptical Workout

  If you've got 28 minutes, you have time to make your tush burn! A combination of high intensity "sprints" and reverse pedaling, this workout will give you a big bang for your time buck. Your butt will thank you later. A few notes: go as fast as you can on the 30 second sprints, AND when going in reverse. Press through your heels to make sure you're engaging your glutes. Don't feel it ...

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Postpartum repair is not just about your core and pelvic floor

  It can be really easy to think that we just have to 'do kegels' and 'do more core work' to fully recover from having a baby. But hold up! Our muscles do not work in isolation, so it makes sense that we have to look at the whole-body system when we're coming back from an injury (like childbirth!). Let's look at the mechanics of all the muscles that go into postpartum ...

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Prenatal Yoga Practice: Anxiety Clearing & Pubic Pain Relieving (39 min)

  This prenatal and postpartum yoga practice can help clear any jitters and anxious energy in your body, and also helps you keep moving if you're dealing with pubic symphysis pain. Key takeaway: Your yoga practice can meet you where you are and create a little shift that lightens the load. Try it now (it's 39 minutes!).      

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How to check yourself for Diastasis Recti

  Diastasis Recti is the separation of the connective tissue between the six-pack muscles (the rectus abdominals). It happens when too much pressure is placed on that muscle and the tissue connecting the two sides together starts to stretch and separate, creating a ‘depression’ between the two muscles. Want to know more about it? Read the 5 surprising things you didn't know about Diastasis Recti (but should). Here's how to check yourself! Have questions? ...

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Redefining Your Postpartum Journey: The Dangers of Jumping Back into Exercise Too Quickly (Part 4 of 6)

  Once you've wrapped your head around why we mamas have to exercise differently for a bit and the mental shift we have to deal with in postpartum too, we know you'll be ready to jump in, like...yesterday. But hold up! This is one of the biggest mistakes we see new moms make. Going too fast, too soon.      We know, it's so tempting to jump feet-first back into doing 'what you were doing before' ...

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Redefining Your Postpartum Journey: The 4 Keys to Pelvic Floor and Core Restoration (Part 6 of 6)

Learn the 4 keys of pelvic floor and core work: 1 - Alignment - your posture! The alignment of your ribs over your hips is super important as you start to activate your core and pelvic floor. Your muscles depend on your bones being in the right alignment to be able to connect (and contract!) well. If you're out of alignment, your muscles have to work twice as hard to get into ...

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Redefining Your Postpartum Journey: An Essential Mental Shift to Getting Back to Exercise (Part 3 of 6)

  Now that we've talked about why postpartum exercises is so different and why we really need to pay attention to that difference, we have to talk about the mental factor of this entire process. Let me tell you, 'mental' can be the hardest part of all. We know the hit-the-ground-running instinct all too well. I did it myself after my first son, with disastrous results. (I learned my lesson the hard way, ...

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Redefining Your Postpartum Journey: Why you must address issues from pregnancy and childbirth NOW (Part 2 of 6)

  In Part 1 of this blog series we talked about why postpartum exercise is so different than 'regular' exercise. Yes, it's different. But what happens if you don't actually DO things differently? Well...potentially a lot.     Now,we are not trying to freak you out here. This is not a life-or-death situation, but it is something that can change how your physical body feels for the rest of your life. Imagine this - using the ...

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