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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Pregnancy: The New Marathon (Plus, a Pregnancy Workout for the First Trimester!)

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It's a Fit Bottomed Baby boom around here! Erin had her third, Jenn is halfway through her pregnancy, and Tish just completed her first trimester! Today, she's sharing her a pregnancy workout she did in her first trimester! I remember when I finally decided I was ready to start trying to get …
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Kick Off the Season With This Football Workout

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I love spending a cool fall day watching a game of football on TV. But what if you don't have a few hours to just chill and relax during the big game? Or what if your husband is one to watch The Big Game ... and then all of the other games on Sunday? You multitask with this football workout from …
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Mom and Baby Yoga: Trying Mimi Z’s Parent and Tot Yoga Classes

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Evan is so cute during Sesame Street Yoga. As soon as they begin their stretching, he mimics it. He follows along well and really enjoys it. I happened to be scrolling through Instagram (I swear I do more than just play on there!) and came across Mimi Z’s Yoga. Mimi is a traveling children’s yoga …
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Work It, Mama: 6 Ways I Fit Activity Into the Day

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Whether you're a stay-at-home mom, a work-at-home mom or a work-at-the-office mom, one thing is for certain: you work HARD. There never seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done, and I've often daydreamed about what it would be like if I just didn't have to sleep. My house would be …
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5 Reasons to Swim After Labor Day

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Labor Day has come and gone and all of the outdoor pools are sadly shuttered. But swimming isn't just for summer, so don't let your swimsuit hide away until spring --- take advantage of indoor pools in your neck of the woods. Becky Flanigan, whom I credit with getting me to try my first aqua …
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