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5 Considerations When Training Clients With Pelvic Organ Prolapse

If any of your clients has ever given birth — and considering that 85 percent of women do, there’s a very strong likelihood that many among your clients have — you should educate yourself about pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition where the organs of the pelvis descend toward or through […]

Should I Wear A Waist Trainer In The Gym?

Waist trainers are enjoying a recent resurgence in popularity (thanks in large part to some well-known reality TV stars), and it’s no wonder we’re seeing them everywhere these days. If you’re wondering whether or not you might benefit from wearing one, you’re not alone. I receive a lot of questions from women asking if they should wear a waist trainer while working […]

Can I Exercise With Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

If you’ve given birth, whether vaginally or via C-section, you owe it to your current and future health to have a good understanding about prolapse. What is pelvic organ prolapse? In Pelvic Organ Prolapse, or POP, one or more pelvic organs have begun to lose their position in the pelvis and descend or “slump” downwards. […]

Why Do I Pee When I Work Out?

Do you dread doing box jumps, double unders, or even deadlifts because they make you leak? If so, you’re not alone. Recently, there has been a lot more talk in gyms about the issue of incontinence, and I am happy to discuss this issue to clear up some misconceptions about it. Leaking urine during exercise (called Stress […]

How To Do A Kegel The Right Way

“Do your kegels!” What does that even mean? If you’re pregnant or have had a baby, you’ve likely been told to do your kegels. But, how are you supposed to actually do your kegels? It can be a bit tough to wrap your brain, and your body, around what a kegel is and what it should […]

Core + Floor Training In Pregnancy: The Best Exercises For All Three Trimesters

You’re in the gym, lifting weights, staying active, and feeling fab as you move through your pregnancy. That’s great news! Now… a couple of questions: Are you doing any specific core training? Do you know what exercises are best? Staying away from the diastasis-dreaded crunches and sit-ups? Core training can be a confusing thing to […]