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Author: Jessie Mundell

3 Exercises Your Clients Should Do Immediately Postpartum

If you’re working with a new mom, you probably know how important it is for her to take some time after welcoming her baby into the world to focus on loving, bonding, and healing. Getting back to her pre-baby workouts — or a new routine altogether — could take some time, and that’s more than […]

5 Exercises to Help Your Clients Reduce Their Pregnancy Aches and Pains

If you’re working with pregnant clients — or have experienced pregnancy yourself — you’re aware that pregnancy usually comes with its fair share of aches and pains. The hips, lower back, upper back and neck are all common locations for discomfort during pregnancy. Luckily, as a coach, you can help your pregnant client decrease those […]

5 Life-Changing Nutrition Tips for New Moms

Nothing has tested my relationship with food like pregnancy and the early postpartum months did! There are a couple main nutrition challenges that new moms commonly face: First, it can be incredibly difficult at times to simply remember to eat, or to eat enough, when you’re caring for a tiny human that demands the majority […]

3 Myths About C-Sections That Are Hurting Moms

C-section births are extremely common in many developed countries. In fact, in 2015, 32 percent of babies in the United States were born via Cesarean delivery [1]. This accounts for well over a million births. What is astounding about this fact is that, in the majority of cases, moms are only given minimal information about […]

How to Help Your Postpartum Clients Heal Diastasis Recti

During pregnancy, as the baby is developing and the belly grows, what many pregnant women don’t realize is that, to accommodate that growth, changes are occurring not only in the uterus and skin, but all also in the abdominal muscles. Toward the later stages of pregnancy, continued expansion of the uterus is possible thanks to […]

How to Train Clients with SI Joint Pain in Pregnancy

Sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain can be a common experience for pregnant moms. This discomfort is felt on the back side of the pelvis. We have a sacroiliac joint on both the left and right side of the pelvis, where the hip bones (the ilium) meet the tailbone (the sacrum). These are robust joints supported by […]

You’re Doing A Good Job, Mama!



You really, truly are. Whatever it is you’re doing. Whatever it is you’re not doing. Please know that you’re doing a good job. Mama, you’re doing a good job, if you: Are breastfeeding twice a day, twenty times a day, or zero times a day. Didn’t try to breastfeed or are nursing a three-year old. […]

5 Mistakes Trainers Make When Coaching Postnatal Clients

Exercise is incredibly beneficial after pregnancy, though your client’s workouts will look quite different from what she might have been used to doing before the baby’s arrival. Coaching postnatal fitness clients, when done well, supports all the transitions happening in a new mom’s body as well as her life. Good postnatal fitness coaching is thorough, […]

6 Mistakes Trainers Make When Coaching Pregnant Clients

Strength training in pregnancy is a form of physical activity that can be modified, exercise by exercise, to your client’s changing pregnant body, regardless of what stage of pregnancy she’s in. It can also help prepare her body to be better able to handle the physical stress of a progressing pregnancy and help to ward […]

5 Types of Exercise To Avoid In Pregnancy

Though you may often hear about everything you shouldn’t be doing, there are many options for safe and comfortable exercise during pregnancy. Rather than confusing you with yet another list of specific exercises you should or should not do while pregnant, I want to help you feel more confident in understanding what your body is […]

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