CrossFit, Pregnancy/Postpartum

CrossFitting Through Pregnancy: First Trimester

During the first trimester there are a wide variety of potential symptoms you could be feeling: fatigue, nausea or sickness, shortness of breath, dizziness or light headedness, softening of the ligaments in the pelvis, inability to eat certain foods – these all can potentially affect your training. Or, at the other end of the spectrum you could be… Continue reading CrossFitting Through Pregnancy: First Trimester

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When Is The Last Time You Really Felt Seen?

I was having a conversation with some clients about how people these days are yearning to be seen. I don’t mean being looked at, or even spoken to, but really seen. When is the last time you really felt SEEN? When someone could say I SEE YOU, and you truly believe it without feeling judged… Continue reading When Is The Last Time You Really Felt Seen?

Nutrition and Lifestyle

A Perfectionist’s Thoughts on Progress Over Perfection

"I'm going all in." "This time I will do it right." "It's all or nothing." "If I'm not doing it right, what's the point?" Do any of these sound like something you've said to yourself? I know I have. Diets, exercise, jobs, you name it. Ladies and gentlemen, I am a recovering perfectionist. If I… Continue reading A Perfectionist’s Thoughts on Progress Over Perfection

CrossFit, Pregnancy/Postpartum

“Murph” Movement Strategy Playbook for Pregnant & Postpartum Athletes

Memorial Day Murph Every year on Memorial Day, it has become a tradition for CrossFit gyms around the country to do the Hero WOD, “Murph”. The work out as prescribed (RX) is as follows: For time:1 mile Run100 Pull-ups200 Push-ups300 Squats1 mile Run In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who… Continue reading “Murph” Movement Strategy Playbook for Pregnant & Postpartum Athletes

Pregnancy/Postpartum

Coning: What Is It and Why You Should Care V2

I first wrote this post a year ago. I wanted to update it as I have grown a lot as a coach in the last year. Since it first posted it seems as though coning is much more well known – but it seems the scales have tipped from unknown information to information that has… Continue reading Coning: What Is It and Why You Should Care V2

Pregnancy/Postpartum

Diastasis Recti: Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Gap

In part 1 of my diastasis series last week I talked all about what diastasis recti is. If you missed it, you can read that here. Now that we know what it is, I want to dive into the different aspects of diastasis recti and see if we can explore them without fear. The most questions I… Continue reading Diastasis Recti: Why You Shouldn’t Fear the Gap

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Diastasis Recti: A Scare Tactic Free Explanation

Diastasis recti seems to be such a hot topic now and by far what I get the most questions about. This can a great thing by creating awareness, and a not so great thing by creating un-needed fear and the spreading of misinformation. Sometimes with good intention comes some not so great outcomes. I want… Continue reading Diastasis Recti: A Scare Tactic Free Explanation

CrossFit, Pregnancy/Postpartum

Your Pelvic Floor & A Fitness Coach: What Does One Have to Do With the Other?

I am a Fitness and Nutrition Coach, not a pelvic floor physical therapist (PFPT), yet I have been writing about PFPT for the past few weeks. So, what does one have to do with the other? First I just want to note, I am a Fitness and Nutrition Coach who has studied pelvic health, pregnancy,… Continue reading Your Pelvic Floor & A Fitness Coach: What Does One Have to Do With the Other?

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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: What To Expect From the First Appointment

Now that we have covered some of the things pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) can help with in part 2 of my pelvic floor series (if you missed it, you can check it out here!) I’d like to give you some tactical information this part 3 as to how to find a pelvic floor PT,… Continue reading Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: What To Expect From the First Appointment

Pregnancy/Postpartum

Your Pelvic Floor: What You Need to Know

This is part 1 to an ongoing pelvic floor series in which I will go over a variety of topics and information regarding your pelvic floor. Your pelvic floor is so important for so many reasons, but few people ever give it a second thought. I know that I didn’t until I was having issues… Continue reading Your Pelvic Floor: What You Need to Know