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Articles: Pregnancy

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 […]

Why You Should Squat In Pregnancy

The squat is probably one of the best-known exercises around and is a staple ingredient in (most) fitness programs. Generally considered a lower-body exercise that targets the quads, hamstrings, glutes and hips, the squat movement is actually one of the best full-body, compound exercises you can do. From the time we are toddlers through adulthood, […]

What To Expect When You’re (Not) Expecting: Fertility Testing Basics

Not everyone is a “Fertile Myrtle”… the endearing term we OB-GYNs often give to those women who get pregnant in the blink of an eye. We’ve probably all known someone who can conceive effortlessly, it seems! In actuality, although studies demonstrate that the large majority (80 to 90 percent) of seemingly healthy couples will conceive […]

4 Exercises To Ease Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

At some point in a 40-week pregnancy, most women are likely to experience some level of low back discomfort. Not all women will experience low back pain per se, but they’ll experience over the course of the pregnancy. That fatigue can lead to a discomfort that some women wouldn’t describe as painful, but will still […]

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 […]

Important Supplements For A Healthy Pregnancy

You’re pregnant! What an exciting (and quite possibly very confusing) time! Whether it was planned or an unexpected surprise, one of your biggest priorities now is to create the healthiest and most nourishing environment for you and your growing child. With so much information out there, coming at you from so many sources, this could […]

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 […]

Why (and How) You Should Start Exercising In Pregnancy

Strength training is my favorite mode of exercise to recommend in pregnancy for a variety of reasons. Strength training in pregnancy is a form of physical activity that can be modified, exercise by exercise, to your changing pregnant body, regardless of what stage of pregnancy you’re in. It can also help prepare your body to be […]

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