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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Knocked-Up Fitness Book and DVDs: Your Guide to a Fit Pregnancy

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Erica Ziel and I go back. Way back. Well, not too far, but the pregnancy fitness guru and I have done a couple of pregnancy and fitness-related Google Hangouts together and the woman knows her fit pregnancy stuff. She makes fitness accessible. Plus, she's got three kiddos and eased some of my fears …
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This Flip Flop Abs Workout Targets Your Core

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When Kristen reviewed the  DVD over on Fit Bottomed Girls, I knew I had to share it with the mamas over here. Because one of the areas moms are always looking to strengthen up after a long bout of pregnancy is the core. It's not just that you want to look good in a bikini again --- oh no. That may …
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Reforming My Workouts with the Pilates Reformer

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One of Kansas City's biggest half marathon events is in April, so you could imagine my excitement when I was able to get a bib before registration closed. This race fills up within a couple of weeks, and I jumped online soon as I saw it was time to sign up. My training was underway, and I had plenty …
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Doonya: A Bollywood Dance Workout That Will Get You Groovin’

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For many years, I've accepted the fact that only after a few takes can I really rub my belly and tap my head at the same time. My coordination is not terrible, but it certainly is not a strength of mine. I knew I would never be a cheerleader or Chicago Luvabull. If it's choreographed, I'm …
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I Am A Fusionista: Bringing Fusion Fitness Home With Me

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My quads are trembling, my glutes are burning and my abdominals are screaming. As a fusionista, this is to be expected after class. I just never thought I could feel this way from doing home videos! Fusion Fitness makes sweat look sexy and a bad day feel oh-so good. What started out scary became …
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Review: The Dia Method Postnatal Fitness System

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Many moms are concerned with getting back into shape postpartum. After all, when your belly expands to crazy proportions, it can be hard to believe you can actually get it back to normal. And it's hard to fit in a new routine when you've got small kids, particularly if you're new to fitness and …
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5 Prenatal Yoga Poses to Help You Get Your Zen On

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I loved doing yoga poses throughout my pregnancies when I had a spare minute. It's a nice way to relax, and sometimes, your body just needs that relief a good back stretch provides. It reminds you to take a moment for yourself to focus and breathe --- and there is nothing more relaxing than child's …
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Pilates Power: Workouts Online with Pilatesology

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My Pilates addiction took a hit when Baby 2 started resisting gym daycare. Just when my daughter was going gangbusters with the gym daycare, my son got old enough to start caring that I was leaving him. So instead of doing many classes lately, I've used my trip up to the gym this summer to hit the …
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Knocked-Up Fitness: After Baby Pilates-Infused Functional Workouts

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I had the privilege of being on a Pregnancy Magazine Google Hangout with the lovely Erica Ziel of Knocked-Up Fitness. So when she emailed me afterwards asking if I'd like to try her postpartum workout DVDs, I jumped at the chance! With three young kids of her own (ages 6, 4 and 18 months), Erica …
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