Recovery

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...
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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,...
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What Every Pregnant Woman and Mom (New or Not!) Needs to Do For Her Pelvic Floor
Unless we have a specific reason to, most of us probably go about our lives without giving our pelvic floor much thought—and when we do, the bulk of our attention generally focuses around the Kegel. In fact, I didn’t think...
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How Over-Exercising Can Wreck Your Progress
I have always been a bookworm. For as long as I can remember, reading and writing have been my jam. I started my first diary when I was five years old—it was a little, red Hello Kitty diary, complete with...
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Find Your Flow: How to Get Started with Yoga
Yoga. After reading just that one little word, I bet you’re probably thinking of a person dressed in spandex and tangled up in a pretzel-like posture. Or a woman sitting cross-legged on a mat, chanting. Maybe you picture an Instagram...
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4 Steps to Heal Up, Add Strength, and Feel Great in Your Post-Pregnancy Body
Let’s get one thing straight: This isn’t going to be your typical “get your pre-baby body back” story. I’m not going to tell you to eat 1,200 calories a day, train five days a week, or perform hours of cardio...
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Abdominal Wrapping Post-Pregnancy - Should I Do It?
A question I often hear is, "Should I wear an abdominal binder or wrap my belly after baby?" Abdominal binders are controversial in the fitness and rehab world, spurring strong opposing views. One group says, “YES!” and believes that using an abdominal...
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Get Your Roll On – What, Why, And How You Should Foam Roll
What Is Foam Rolling? Foam rolling is a really common form of soft tissue work that’s cheap, simple, and effective, and it’s exactly what it sounds like.  Strategically rolling your body over a cylindrical piece of foam to create a...
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You Can't Be 'On' All the Time: The Importance of Annual Training Cycles
There are days when I sleep nine to 10 hours straight. No, I’m not depressed, nor am I taking sleep aids. When I sleep that long it's because my body actually needs that much sleep. I go to bed when...
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