10 Dos and Don’ts of Gym Etiquette

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Many people join gyms at the first of the year to capitalize on their resolutions. But the gym can be intimidating, particularly if you've never been to a gym or are new to fitness. But have no fear --- the health club doesn't need to be a scary place as long as you know a few gym etiquette basics. …
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How Pregnancy Helped Me Make an Instant Resolution

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It’s that time of year again, when everyone has New Year's resolutions on their minds. We see numerous reminders at our local gyms, on the news, in magazines and circulating on Pinterest. My resolution for the new year came to me at my 20-week ultrasound, when my husband and I learned that we were …
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Ask the FBMs: How Can I Prepare for Pregnancy?

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Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2015 today with a reader question that we thought would help a lot of mamas-to-be. While this answer is applicable any time, we thought it would be especially helpful today as we all dive right into those resolutions! Hello ladies! My name is Tabytha. I'm …
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40 Weeks: A Must-Watch Documentary for all Mamas-to-Be

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I haven’t had the easiest of pregnancies, but I've learned that no woman really does. I swear pregnant women are like snowflakes; we all have our own special brand of pregnancy and the wonderful “gifts” that come along with it. This realization was both refreshing and alienating for me. You see, …
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How to Relieve Sciatica During Pregnancy

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Sara Haley's series on all things pregnancy continues today with her tips on relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy! Remember to always talk to your doctor if you're in pain during pregnancy. If you're approved for exercise, these might do the trick for you. Always remember to work at your own …
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Sage Center for Yoga and Healing Arts in Kansas City

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I have always been prone to high-energy, high-tempo fitness classes. I enjoy sweating, moving quickly and feeling strong. I tend to go hard, for a long time, and deal with the consequences. I’ve suffered many fitness injuries, mostly tied to my knees and hamstring. I’ve slowed down during that time, …
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How to Avoid Making Diastasis Recti Worse

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Sara Haley recently discussed diastasis recti during pregnancy. Today she's talking about how to avoid developing one or making it worse! Now that you know a little bit about diastasis recti, let’s talk about how to change up your workouts to either avoid developing one or exacerbating an …
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An Easy Exercise to Prepare for Childbirth

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You know how I said I was planning to go to a local prenatal fitness class? Well, I went. And it was awesome. Not only did I get a great workout and meet a few other awesome mamas-to-be, but I also learned some great things about what to expect during childbirth and then after childbirth, …
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What Jenn’s Second Trimester Workout Modifications Look Like

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I recently shared what pregnancy workout modifications have been looking like for me so that you could see an example of what one pregnant lady was doing during her second trimester. As always, we need to listen to our bodies --- pregnant or not! --- and do what feels good to us and what's working …
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