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My Birth Story

By Kate Horney   You asked, so here it is…my birth story!     The Friday morning before I went into labor I attended Bikini Boot Camp as usual. Coach Jen gave us a great workout with squats, sprints, and lots of full body exercises with heavy weights. Aside from the crazy pelvic pressure that began the week prior, I felt great. As I said before, making the choice to stay active thro ...[Read More]

Kill That Craving

By Blair Lindler Where are my sugar junkies? I know you’re out there… Don’t worry, I’m not taking attendance.  I’m only asking for you to take ownership of one of your weaknesses (if you have it) and admit it to yourself.  You know the first step to breaking a habit? Admitting it.  Even if it’s just to yourself. Sugar is one of the more “addictive” substances that we consume – both deliberately an ...[Read More]

Top 4 Pregnancy Exercises

By Jennifer Pittman The word is out! I’m 11 weeks pregnant and loving every minute of it! 🙂 If you’re reading this thinking, “how could she be “loving” every minute of her 1st trimester with all the sickness, fatigue, hormonal ups and downs, etc…”, you’re not the only one. I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately asking how I’m able to stay so vibrant and energetic during my 1st trimester. Then ...[Read More]

Blair’s 5 Favorite Ways to Lower Stress

I am a control freak. With a planner in my purse, a wall calendar in my room, a mini calendar on my cork board at work, a watch perpetually on my left wrist, and all my wake-up alarms for the week preset on my phone. I schedule dates, highlights, reminders, appointments, due dates, events, and obligations appropriate days with appropriate symbols/times/dress codes/don’t-forget-to-bring reminders. ...[Read More]

Flour Power: Baking with Coconut Flour and Almond Flour

fit moms, recipes, almond flour, coconut flour

If you’re living a gluten free and/or fat-loss lifestyle, baking with different flours not only expands your pantry options, but can make your weekly menus much more interesting and YUMMY! The BeyondFit program looks for foods that boost our fat burning potential while keeping the hormonal response to our foods at a healthy level for optimum metabolic potential. Click here for more information abo ...[Read More]

Lazy Fajitas and Guac

Lazy Fajitas and Guac

One of my biggest weaknesses when it comes to food is Mexican food. I love it. I love going to our local Mexican restaurant and savoring every bite. However, it doesn’t take a genius to know that it isn’t exactly on the “good list” for eating right or following a fat-loss lifestyle. So when I get the hankering for some Mexican, I have this one go-to dish. I love this dish because it’s a one-dish m ...[Read More]

4 Reasons I Don’t Support the hCG Diet

fit moms, diets, balanced lifestyle

Just the other day, one of our Bikini Boot Campers posted on Facebook that she was watching an afternoon talk show and the topic was hormones. Suzanne Somers and a personal trainer on the show fielded a question about a diet of 500 calories/day. Our Bikini Boot Camper posted: “What? Are you kidding me? They are in serious need of Bikini Bootcamp and changing their lifestyle!” And she’s right. Unfo ...[Read More]

4 Dynamite Dynamic Warm-Ups

By Jennifer Pittman Here at Beyond Fit we love to start our Bikini Bootcamp workouts with a solid dynamic warm-up. But, what exactly constitutes a dynamic warm-up? Dynamic warm-ups consist of movements that prepare your body for the movements you are going complete in your workout… For instance, if you are going to incorporate a lunge and fly movement in your workout, you may want to warm-up ...[Read More]

Pregnancy: How to Make the Bad Stuff Better

By Kate Horney I’m 38 weeks pregnant, and I still feel great.  I can’t wait for the arrival of our first son, but I have to tell you- the last 9 months really haven’t been so bad.  Even my WORST pregnancy “symptoms” certainly haven’t lived up to the “Pregnancy Horror Stories” told by many… I attribute much of my enjoyable pregnancy to the fact that I’ve been able to stay active.  I know that ...[Read More]

Gluten-Free Fruit & Oatmeal Bars

healthy breakfast, healthy snacks, gluten free, fit moms

It’s a rainy morning here at the Pittman house today, just the kind of morning that gets me in the mood for baking things like these amazing gluten-free fruit & oatmeal bars.  It’s also been a super rainy summer here in Eastern NC, but I don’t mind. I *love* the rain! Perhaps because fall is looming around the corner, or maybe it’s the gloomy weather…whatever the case, I needed ...[Read More]