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4 Myths About Prenatal Exercise

There is an abundance of conflicting information about exercising during pregnancy. I’m here to bust the misconceptions and share the facts about prenatal exercise. Here are the four most common misconceptions I hear from clients regarding prenatal exercise: 1. Keep your heart rate UNDER 140bpm while exercising There ONCE was a guideline–in 1984–from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists…
June 13, 2019
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3 Killer Glute Exercises That You Need

Let me introduce you to your gluteus medius. This very important muscle needs a little extra love postpartum. The glute medius is the pedestal upon which your pelvis rests. It is a major player in pelvis stability and your ability to balance—and everyone needs help balancing, even if you are not a ballerina. Every time you walk or run, you…
May 8, 2019
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What You Should Know About Postpartum Pain & Childbirth Injuries

A new, nine-week postpartum client expressed to me that she feels heaviness in her pelvis. She already had her six week follow-up visit—receiving permission to resume all regular activities and exercise—and her obstetrician said her discomfort was 'normal' and to give her body time to heal. Sounds counterproductive right? She assumed this is typical postpartum discomfort, that's what the doctor said...and…
January 20, 2019
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My Top 5 Highlights 2018

Like many of you, I've been reflecting on 2018. I've been very fortunate. My year was filled with good health for myself and my family. Professionally, my business as a personal trainer—and now nutrition coach—is thriving and it enables me to have a desirable balance of work and family time. I am truly grateful for all that I have, and all…
December 17, 2018
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My Favorite 10-Minute Workout to Torch Body Fat

As a mom we are pressed for time. The good news—studies show a mini workout session provides physical and emotional benefits. With just 10-minutes a day you can break a sweat, rev up your heart rate and blast some body fat. By the end of the week you'll have more activity that you may have not done otherwise. #winning! This…
November 26, 2018
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Mom’s New Postpartum Body: From the Baby Blues to Kegel’s, A Few of My Favorite FAQ’s

A woman’s body is capable of doing amazing things—for example, creating human life! As a personal trainer who works with new and expecting moms, I believe it’s important for moms to understand how and why her body is changing after giving birth, and how the right exercises and professional assistance can help. I've fielded a lot of questions about how…
October 30, 2018
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How To Prepare Your Body For Childbirth

Childbirth is the most challenging athletic event most women will ever experience. If we do little to prepare the body for the immediate physical tests of motherhood, we often suffer from a postpartum recovery that is dominated by low back and mid back pain, hip and pelvis instability, pelvic floor weakness, lack of energy or depression. Preparing your body physically…
October 19, 2018
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Your Body After Baby & Exercise

The conception and birth of a child is a miraculous event – and let’s not candy coat it – birthing a baby is a painful event. A women’s body is a temple and should be treated as such. Honor your post-baby body; allow it ample time to rest, and be thoughtful on how you return to exercise. New moms are…
July 30, 2018
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Behaviors vs Outcomes: How to Make Living Healthy Happen

Making change is a skill. A skill you can practice. And improve. And if you want to make big changes, you have to take small, consistent daily actions. In fact, your behaviors are the only things you can control. Those are powerful words. Small. Consistent. DAILY actions. Your behaviors.  If you have a fitness goal to get stronger, or weight…
July 13, 2018
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Navigating Pregnancy & Exercise

A few clients recently shared me that they are expecting again. These clients are regulars in AMC’s Fit & Fab Small Group Postnatal training sessions. They have asked very common and important questions concerning their pregnancy and how it will effect their exercise routines. I want to share our dialogue with you: Q: I’m about 6 weeks pregnant, so it's very…
July 2, 2018
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I Followed A Nutrition Plan for 60-Days. Here’s A Follow-Up, One Year Later (2018)

April 28, 2018 marks the one year anniversary of when I began my new nutrition habits—learning what ‘good nutrition’ really looks and feels like. What I have since learned is that good nutrition isn’t about ‘following the rules”, or ‘being strict’, or the numbers. Good nutrition is about enabling a happier, healthier and fuller life. As the seasons change, activity…
April 17, 2018
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Mom of the Month—How One Mom Took Control

In January Active Moms’ Club kicked-off our second 60-Days of YOU! Fitness & Nutrition program. The goal of the program— to help moms focus on their own self-care. One of our newest members, Lauren, made an incredible transformation to her body, while increasing her energy, strength and confidence. Lauren first came to AMC last year for our Postnatal Recovery Class. She…
March 26, 2018
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Prenatal Exercise: Why It’s Important & How To Get Started

Medical experts agree that pregnant women who are free from any obstetric and medical problems should participate in 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise on most, if not all, days of the week. Even if you have not exercised prior to becoming pregnant, you can still receive benefits throughout your pregnancy. So to help you learn why prenatal exercise is so important…
January 17, 2018
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Our 3 Most Successful Fitness Stories of 2017

As we forge forward and embrace all that 2018 has to offer, let's take a moment to look back on the great accomplishments of these AMC moms and their incredible transformations in 2017. They are inspirational! From creating healthier eating habits, making time for their self-care to adding weight training sessions once a week—what will be your inspiration to be the…
January 10, 2018
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My Top 6 Highlights of 2017

Like many of you, I've been reflecting on 2017. I've been very fortunate—my year was filled with good health for myself and my family. Professionally, my business as a personal trainer continues to thrive and enables me to have a desirable balance of work and family time. I'm grateful for all that I have. Here are my top 6 highlights of…
December 28, 2017