Should You Stretch Before Exercising

A question that I’m often asked is, “should I stretch before exercising?”  The short answer is no.  But stay with me if you’d like to know why………. First up, there has been research to show that stretching before a workout does...

Exercises that are Harder than they Look

I’ll be honest.  I love a sneaky exercise.  You know….the ones that look so simple, but are surprisingly difficult. When my clients say, “Wow! That was hard!,” I know it was an unexpected challenge:) Here are some of my favorite exercises that...

Updated Diastasis Recti Test

It’s 4 years after the birth of my daughter.  I recently found out that I’m still having a diastasis recti issue.  I knew something was slightly off with my core, but couldn’t put my finger on it.  Turns out, the reason why it took me a while to...

What is Rib Flare and Exercises to Help

Rib boobs. That’s what I’ve heard them called. When your ribs are sticking out, they’re out of alignment. They should lay flat inside your torso. This rib flare is a sign that your core muscles aren’t doing their job. Specifically, the deep core...

Postnatal Exercises After C section

I’m super annoyed.  I just read two articles about flattening your tummy after a c-section.  Both articles said the Bridge was a good exercise to tone your belly.  Ummm, no! The Bridge strengthens your backside, specifically your glutes, hamstrings, and maybe a...

Side Plank to Spare Your Shoulder

Does your shoulder talk to you when you do the side plank exercise?  That’s a red flag that the core muscle that should be working during the exercise isn’t.  Here’s why you feel the side plank exercise in your shoulder. Side Plank Muscles Worked The...