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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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

Breathing is Crucial for Improving Core Posture

Breathing exercises are becoming the hottest new fitness trend for good reason.  Your posture has a lot of influence on how well you breathe.  The diaphragm is a big muscle and should be trained to function well just like any other muscle.  When it does not function optimally, a link in the chain gets weak ... Read More
 

Do You Need to Strengthen Your Inner Thighs?

Ok, ladies.  I’m talking to you!  You get so caught up in the body parts that are flabby, don’t you?!  So, it’s no wonder you’re constantly looking for an exercise that will “tone up” your inner thigh.  You want to feel those muscles working.  You want to be sore from a killer inner thigh workout.  ... Read More