Goal Setting in the New Year: For Your Mind and Body

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If you failed to set a New Year's resolution --- or have already fallen off the bandwagon --- it's not too late to set a new goal. In fact, did you know that you can set a goal any time of year? I know, it's crazy but true. One of the goals I'm always setting and failing to keep is making meditation …
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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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Refresh Your Workout Motivation with These Tricks

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A new mom herself, Anita Mirchandani, MS, RD, CDN, is back today to talk getting back into a postpartum workout groove! Follow @FitNutAnita or @FiTMAPPED for fitness and nutrition updates. For those of you who have had babies, you know how life gets post pregnancy. There’s an optimism for wanting …
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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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10 Cheer Moves for a 10-Minute Workout

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I have fond memories of my cheerleading days --- and fond memories of how fit I was! How on earth did I do those toe touches? If I were to try now, I'm sure I'd pull a muscle. But my memory of what a great workout cheerleading is leads me to sharing this workout with you. Danielle Wechsler, founder …
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Toning It Up Below the Belt: Two DVDs That Support Pelvic Floor Health

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Pregnancy and childbirth can leave the area below the belt a bit of a war zone. My pelvis hurt during pregnancy, and now, six weeks later, it's improving but I'm still recovering and experiencing pain here and there. And the process of having to support a lot of extra weight can wreak havoc on the …
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8 Online Workouts for When You’re Stuck at Home

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Every mom has been there: You're in the mood to work out but the thought of bundling up the kiddos and facing cold weather and rain to get to the gym sounds like the least appealing thing in the world. Or the kids have runny noses and you can't get out even though you feel fine. That's when online …
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5 Kegel Exercises to Do Post-Baby

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Kegels, kegels, kegels. If you're a woman --- pregnant, with kids or trying for kids --- you've probably read how great kegel exercises are. But why? And what kind of variations of kegel exercises can you do? To find that out, we got the best kegel exercises from Andrea Speir, who has an extensive …
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