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My 5 Favorite Ab Exercises That Are NOT Crunches

Crunches🚫. If you know me, you know that I am not a fan of the "crunch". Most people do NOT do them correctly which negates the core strengthening potential of a crunch. Ideal form for a crunch maintains neutral alignment of head/spine, and engages the deepest abdominal muscles that draw abs inward. Most execute a crunch with outward pressure to both…
June 12, 2021
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The Secret to Protein

Protein is a key component to a healthy diet, but many people overlook or underestimate its importance. Much of the confusion revolves around getting “enough” protein and choosing the “best” sources. But there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to protein consumption. That’s because: Getting “enough” protein is relative. A person’s ideal protein intake depends on their individual body, goals, and preferences. The…
June 7, 2021
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This Mom Hated Exercise Her Entire Life… Until Now. Here’s What Happened.

Throughout her entire life, Katie hated exercising.  Growing up, she struggled with emotional eating and saw her weight fluctuate dramatically.  When she tried to be physically active, Katie would often get winded quickly and was later diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma in her late twenties. Now the mother of a 3.5-year-old daughter, Katie reached a turning point one month ago and…
May 23, 2021
Weight Loss

Learn How This Mom of 4 is Shrinking Her Body

It’s not uncommon for new moms to have extra weight that sticks around after pregnancy. You might think that a few extra pounds over your pre-pregnancy weight — “no big deal”, right? I hear this often from my clients. But when you have more than one child, those pounds will add up. That’s the situation Lisa found herself in after…
May 20, 2021
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New Mom’s Postpartum Care & Fitness

If you're a new mom you may have loads of questions about your postpartum body— from identifying common aches and pains, to addressing how and when will your body return to "normal". And if you were regularly active during pregnancy, you want to know how and when you can safely return to exercise. Know, that you are not alone! Most…
April 28, 2021
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5 Simple Exercises to Improve Posture

As moms we are literally pulled in every direction, and our posture is victim to the demands of motherhood. Poor posture leads to back aches and pain… and who has time for that?!  Good posture helps minimize stress on tendons, joints and ligaments. Plus, better posture can have a significant impact on your quality of life— less back pain, strengthens…
April 12, 2021
Nutrition

Benefits of Cooking With Your Kids

This month I have the honor of collaborating with Robin Goldberg, a nutrition and wellness consultant who specializes in nutrition for kids! I fell in love with her cookbook, "Hidden Veggies— Recipes Even the Pickiest Eaters Will Eat", and one of our AMC mamas WON a copy in our giveaway! I asked Robin to share with AMC's community her top…
March 29, 2021
Fitness TipsPrenatal

Top 7 Prenatal Exercises For Expecting Moms

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Now you might be wondering if and how your exercise habits should change. Did you know medical experts agree that pregnant women 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? That might seem a like a lot, but  research shows…
March 11, 2021
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Navigating Pregnancy & Exercise

A few clients recently shared me that they are expecting again. These mamas are regulars in AMC’s Fit & Fab Small Group Postnatal training sessions. The questions they have asked are very common and important as they have concerns about how their exercise routines will effect their baby. I'm sharing our dialogue to help you navigate your own concerns: Q: I’m…
February 23, 2021
Nutrition

Unlock The Secret Weight-Loss Weapon Here

When it comes to fitness and weight loss, it’s true that there’s no magic pill, easy fix, or effortless way to get the body you want.  But here’s the good news — I’m happy to tell you that there IS one simple change you can make in your daily life that is almost guaranteed to help you drop pounds.  Here…
February 3, 2021
Fitness TipsPostnatal

New Momma Wrist Pain

New moms experience all different types of aches and pains as they care for their little ones. While often unexpected- pain in the wrist, hand and thumb-are very common for new moms. Pain or ache in the wrist and hand come from repetitive lifting of the newborn, holding the head while nursing, carrying the car seat, and repetitive twisting of…
January 21, 2021
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Mom’s New Postpartum Body: From the Baby Blues to Kegel’s, A Few of My Favorite FAQ’s

If you're a new mother you may be overwhelmed and have lots of questions about your body. Without a doubt, a woman’s new postpartum body has gone through a tremendous amount of change. Do you know there's a difference between common postpartum issues versus abnormal issues? I'm here to help clarify what's common. As a mom of twins, and personal trainer…
January 4, 2021
Nutrition

7 Ways to Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Have you ever woken up on January 1st a bit disappointed in how you treated your body during the holiday season? Come on, be honest! Without a plan in hand, it's really tough to stick to your healthy living goals with all the eggnog and sugar cookies floating around, not to mention the food pushers and saboteurs lurking in the…
December 1, 2020
MindsetStrategies & Systems

4 Steps to Build Will Power

Willpower is a fragile thing. Subjected to stress, sleep deprivation, or simple visual triggers, it disappears and our goals suffer in the face of reality. You too have likely experienced this, along with a subsequent dose of guilt— a meltdown from your child turns into a glass of wine (or two or three) after bedtime, a late-night pint of Ben…
October 27, 2020
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How I Lost Weight After Twins

Growing up, I was overweight and self-conscious about my body. My brother often teased me, as brothers do. His favorite nickname for me was “Ms. Piggy.” I remember drowning my worries and fears in ice cream and jelly donuts that my grandparents often provided on the weekends. It wasn’t until middle school, that I felt the most uncomfortable about my…
October 11, 2020