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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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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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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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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Review and Giveaway: On-the-Move Munchkins

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Sometimes the only way to get a workout in as a mom is to bring your kids along for the adventure. Am I right, or am I right? And even if you belong to a gym with a daycare, it's no guarantee you'll get a full workout in. The fallback? Working out at home. And On-the-Move Munchkins helps you do just …
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Tracey Mallett: The Booty Barre Beginners & Beyond Workout (With Giveaway!)

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I've been getting into a Pilates class at the gym lately, even though the instructor is a bit of a drill sergeant. I decided to pop in a workout DVD I've had on my shelf for awhile now by Tracey Mallet, who from past experience I know isn't as much of a drill sergeant. That's not to say she's not …
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