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Diastasis Safe Exercises

Every mom has a different recovery after giving birth, but all moms want to get their body back.  If you have a diastasis, you may feel like you’re limited on what core exercises you can do.  Diastasis safe exercises may not be challenging enough.  So what can you do to effectively work your core? Better ... Read More
 

Strength Workout Template

Have you ever wanted to dive into the brain of a personal trainer?  How do they design their workout programs for their clients?  Why is a particular exercise included in the workout? I’m going to let you in on my thinking.  There is a method to the madness!  Here is a sample strength workout template. ... Read More
 

Master the Basics First

Have you seen the Pixar movie, “Up?” If you have, you probably remember the cute scene with Doug, the talking dog, who gets distracted by a squirrel. Like Doug, it’s so easy to get sidetracked by a shiny new object dangling nearby.  There are thousands of fitness products and diets to help you achieve your ... Read More
 

Stop Doing These Exercises

“Stop exercising.” That’s something you would never expect a personal trainer to say, right? But in some cases, this has been my advice to my clients. I would never tell my clients to stop exercising all together because there is an appropriate exercise option out there for everyone.  But the challenge is to make the ... Read More
 

Small Ways I’ve Gotten In Shape

  It’s resolution season and the top resolutions I usually hear are to lose weight and get in shape.   I like to challenge my clients by asking, “What does getting in shape mean to you?”  How do you define being in shape?   That can be a tough question.  To help generate some ideas, ... Read More
 

Stretches That Are Making Your Posture Worse

I’m sharing a mistake I made because I’ve recently realized this mistake and am now correcting it. I used to have all my clients roll their upper back with a tennis ball.  It feels really good.  BUT: Stretching and rolling, whether with a tennis ball or foam roller, have the same purpose — to release ... Read More