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8 Steps to Improving Core Function After Baby

You’re ready to start exercising again after baby, but wondering where to start.  If you’re like most women, you’ll start walking with the baby in the stroller or exercise while wearing baby. I think we all gravitate towards cardio in an effort to burn fat.  Walking is excellent, but there is so much more you ... 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
 

5 Core Training Exercises You Need To Do

It’s no secret that I love core stability exercises.  If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ve read several explanations as to why core stability is important and why I no longer include crunches in my clients workouts.  I’m on #teamnocrunches!  So rather than more science, let’s get to the 5 core training exercises you need ... Read More
 

Updated Core Training

When core training became all the rage a few years ago, it was all about the four abdominal muscles.  And man, things went crazy!  The goal of ab workouts was to see how much you could make them burn and if your abs weren’t sore the next day, then you obviously didn’t do enough. The ... Read More
 

Simple Post Partum Exercises

New moms want to return to their pre-pregnancy weight ASAP.  We see the images and hear the stories of the celebrities that have returned to their prebaby clothing size after only 4 weeks.  In addition to making the average mom feel terrible about her body, these headlines also give false hope and unrealistic expectations for ... Read More
 

Core Stability Improves Your Hip Mobility

If you spend time on social media, you know plank challenges are all the rage.  Have you ever considered what exactly the plank does for the core?  You know it makes it stronger when you do it correctly, but planks also stabilize all the core muscles.  Core stability is important not only for a great ... Read More
 

Failing in PE

This blog post was inspired by a conversation I had with a client just this week. My client was telling me about how her 10-year old son was being tested on crunches in PE class. He apparently could not do a single crunch. Of course, he got laughed at…I mean, even the girls could do ... Read More