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Striving for “Perfect Posture?” Choose Movement Variability Instead!

There’s this ridiculous idea floating around that we’ll damage our spine if our posture is less than perfect. Why is it ridiculous? Because our bodies love variability and as it turns out, our spines are part of our body. Have you ever tried to sit in “perfect posture” for more than two minutes? It’s uncomfortable, […]

Considerations for Returning to CrossFit After Pregnancy

Have you ever had the feeling someone is hiding something from you? It’s happened to me several times now, so I know it’s not a fluke. You see, I’m a pelvic health physical therapist — yep, the kind that helps you when you have abdominal separation after pregnancy, when you experience pain during sex, and when […]

5 Common Mistakes That Might Prevent You From Reaching Your Pull-Up Goals

The pull-up is one of my favorite exercises, and for an abundance of reasons. To state the obvious, pull-ups are tremendous for improving upper body strength, muscle definition, and lumbo-pelvic stability (the ability for the body to maintain proper support around the lower spine and pelvis during movement), as a pull-up executed to perfection essentially […]

My Body Size Does Not Determine My Ability

Self-talk is a pretty big deal. We all have internal monologues that consistently play in our head, guiding us through our day. If we are lucky, those monologues tell us to go out and do awesome things, be immensely kind to each other, and go on and on about our own unique beauty. Unfortunately, however, […]

How to Assess Your Postpartum Client

A woman’s body goes through significant physiological and psychological changes during pregnancy, and labor and delivery. As a health and fitness professional, you have a duty to understand: How your client’s body changes during pregnancy Any potential birth trauma they may have experienced How to help them rehab and recover post-pregnancy How to help them […]

Feb, 10 GGS GGS Spotlight

Coaching & Training Women Academy Spotlight: Kimberly Boal

Name: Kimberly Boal Age: 52 Location: Pennsylvania What was your first thought when you learned about the Coaching & Training Women Academy and the Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification? When I first found out about the Coaching & Training Women Academy, I thought “Finally! There is going to be a resource for women, by women where […]

How Vaginal Tearing During Delivery Affects Returning to Exercise

Whether it’s your first child or you’re a seasoned mother, the days, weeks and months following the birth of a baby can feel like a rollercoaster for many women. While you may be impatient — or not! — to return to the gym and to your training program to regain a sense of normalcy, it’s […]

A Clear Understanding of Consent, in Sexual Situations and Beyond

If someone kisses you, does that mean they’re also consenting to sex? What if they go home with you and kiss you? If someone has had sex with you before, can you safely assume that you have their consent for another time? If someone made it clear last week via text that they want to […]

4 Ways Becoming a Certified Pre- & Postnatal Coach Will Change Your Career

This month marks my 14th year of being deeply involved in the health and fitness industry. From the very beginning, I was committed to seeking out the absolute best training and nutrition information available. Not only did I read everything I could get my hands on, but I constantly spent time learning from super smart […]

Coaching & Training Women Academy Spotlight: Mona Valstad Elsness

Name: Mona Valstad Elsness Age: 40 Location: Oslo, Norway What was your first thought when you learned about the Coaching & Training Women Academy and the Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification? I thought: Wow, this is so interesting that some of the best professionals I know paired up to develop the exact certification I am […]

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