Rethinking Inner Thigh Strength

Once upon a time, I made a little video making the case for not strengthening your inner thighs. I recently watched it again and my advice is still on point.  However, I’ve been working with a client recently who has me rethinking inner thigh strength. If you want to watch the video for background information, ... Read More
 

Key Takeaways from Neurokinetic Therapy

Growth is outside of your comfort zone. I’ve heard the above phrase a number of times and it accurately described my feelings as I traveled to New York City for a Neurokinetic Therapy workshop. It was my first time taking a train and navigating around a huge city by myself.  But, it was worth it! ... Read More
 

The Relationship Between C-Section Scars and Ab Function

  They say C-section recovery is the hardest. It’s major surgery after all.  And the scar that you’re left with doesn’t help matters when it comes to well-functioning abs. Read on to discover how your cesarian scar can really disrupt the function of your core. Muscle Tissue vs. Scar Tissue Normal muscle fibers run in ... Read More
 

Why Your Neck Tension Won’t Go Away

Isn’t it interesting how we know so many of our health indicators like blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, resting heart rate, etc, but when it comes to knowing how our joints should move, we don’t have a number to measure that.  We just simply say we’re not flexible or this area feels tight.   Do your ... Read More
 

Metabolism Based Eating

If you’ve been following my blog this past year, you may have read this post discussing my experience at the GWU Weight Management Lab.  I talked about the two tests I had done to determine my metabolism and body composition.  I was put on a metabolism based eating plan called the Miller Method named after ... Read More
 

Exercises for a Flat Butt

We’re talking about what to do about a flat butt.  And I so want to throw some “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-lot lyrics in here, but will refrain. One of the moms in my Fit Mama Training class said she has flat butt after having two children.  So let’s talk about how she and ... Read More
 

When Your Lower Back Hurts for No Reason

When my client showed up for her training session she said, “We gotta do something about my lower back.” It’s so common to have random lower back pain when you have no idea what you did to it.  Whether you slept wrong or did too much gardening or just feel tight, here are some exercises ... Read More
 

Keeping Tween Girls Healthy for Sports

I’ve had several conversations with moms lately about their tween and teen daughters interest in fitness and sports.  Understandably so, the moms are concerned about alignment and keeping their tween girls healthy so they can remain active.  Preventing non-contact injury can be accomplished by improving alignment and establishing a solid foundation to build on. I’ve ... Read More