How to Get the Most Out of At-Home Dance Workouts


Ever done a dance workout DVD and felt totally lost? Or just felt like you weren't getting the most out of it because you struggled to get the moves? Have no fear, Atisheh is here! Atisheh is a lifelong student of bellydance and obsessed with workout and dance DVDs of all kinds. Today she's sharing …
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Three Things to Know About Postpartum Weight-Loss

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Today's post about postpartum weight-loss comes to you from Cat Smiley, a certified nutritionist and weight-loss coach. She's been named Canadian Trainer of the Year three times by the International Sports Science Association. Her book, The Planet Friendly Diet helps people lose weight, get fit and …
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Refresh Your Workout Motivation with These Tricks


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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6 Ways to Stretch Your Grocery Budget


The amount of food a family of four can consume in one meal is crazy. Now that my kids are 2 and 3, they eat legitimate meals when they're truly hungry (they still have those eat two bites and "all done!" meals, too, of course). It's not as noticeable when we eat dinner --- pasta or meat or a …
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5 Aqua Aerobics Classes to Try


As much as I adore swimming and being in the water, I've never actually taken a water aerobics class of any sort. It's always on my general agenda, but I just never get to it. My Fit Bottomed Grandma is the queen of water aerobics classes, and I really need to take a cue from her because it really …
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Getting Rid of Guilt and Embracing Me Time


Today's post comes to you from Jennifer Schlozman, a former Weight Watchers Leader Ambassador. She lost 40 pounds pre-baby and 82 pounds post-baby. She's a runner, triathlete and completed her first half marathon this year. With enthusiasm for group workouts and finding fit friends, she considers …
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5 Tips for Preventing Nightmares

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To celebrate the Halloween holiday today, I'm sharing part two of our Kids and Nightmares series. Yesterday, Dr. Tom Jackson shared tips on managing nightmares once they're under way. But is there anything you can do as a parent to prevent them from happening in the first place? Turns out there …
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7 Quick Pilates Moves for an Anywhere Workout


I hadn't taken a Pilates class in awhile, and a recent one seriously kicked my butt. So to kick yours (hehe) we've got a quick Pilates workout anyone can do anywhere, courtesy of Adrianne Yurgosky and Uptown Pilates in NYC. Click on to get your equipment needed!  I don't know about …
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Coming Out of the Postpartum Depression Cloud

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This week on Fit Bottomed Mamas, we're raising awareness of postpartum depression. Today, Christie over at Average Moms Wear Capes shares her story about coming out of the other side of postpartum depression. Postpartum depression isn't something that’s easy for me to talk about, and I’d say …
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