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Food Safety During Pregnancy

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During pregnancy, a woman’s immune system is reduced. This places both mom and her unborn baby at increased risk of contracting the bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause foodborne illness. Foodborne illnesses can be worse during pregnancy and may lead to miscarriage or premature delivery and some foodborne illnesses, such as Listeria and Toxoplasma gondii, can infect the fetus even if the mo ...[Read More]

Chest Exercises to Lift Your Breasts

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As wonderful as it is to have a baby, pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body. One area that many women ask about is their breasts. As pregnancy progresses, a woman’s breasts grow larger and heavier as they engorge with milk, causing the ligaments supporting the breasts to stretch.   This reduced ligament support may cause breasts to sag to some degree.   But there are th ...[Read More]

5 Best Yoga Poses During Pregnancy + Their Benefits

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By Adrienne Herrenbruck As expectant mothers it is so important to keep health and fitness as a high priority. Although many soon-to-be-moms want to stay very active during pregnancy, it’s also critical to be safe for both the mom and child. The practice of Yoga during pregnancy has increased dramatically over the last several years, and there are several reasons you may want to jump on the ...[Read More]

New Mom FAQ

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By Kate Horney I recently had the opportunity to chat with Jillian Michaels, a celebrity fitness trainer, author, and television personality known for her appearances on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Jillian recently wrote the book Yeah Baby! in which she and a team of top-notch experts cover various new mom topics including child development, pregnancy and so much more, and wanted to talk to ...[Read More]

Pregnancy Workout Modifications

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Dear Pregnant Mama, Now that you’re pregnant, you may be scared to continue exercising. Most women know that exercise during pregnancy is safe, but myths and misconceptions still exist, many of which hold women back from having the healthiest pregnancy possible. There is a lot of fear out there that stops pregnant women from exercising.  But did you know that exercising during pregnancy has s ...[Read More]

Does Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

Does Birth Control Make You Gain Weight?

By Kate Horney There have been countless times over the past 10+ years working with women that I’ve talked with women who are frustrated that they simply can’t lose weight.  Many come to me in tears: they are consistent with their workouts, their nutrition is on point, and yet… they’re not reaching their goals.   Or even worse- they’re GAINING weight.&n ...[Read More]

Is Protein Powder Safe While Pregnant & Nursing?

Is Protein Powder Safe While Pregnant & Nursing?

“Is it safe to use protein powder while I’m pregnant or nursing?” This is a question I am asked MULTIPLE times per day.(Seriously!) And I don’t blame new moms. When I became pregnant with my first son, I asked the same question as well! Experts recommend women who are pregnant and nursing to take a minimum of an extra 25 grams of protein a day. This means that during pregna ...[Read More]

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Fit Girls

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Fit Girls

By Kate Horney With the season of love upon us, show some TLC to the fit girls in your life with these Valentine’s Day gift ideas for fit girls. We’ve got gift ideas in ALL PRICE RANGES for ALL FIT GIRLS in your life–fit moms, fit girlfriends, fit wives, or fit friends!  From yoga essentials to gym swag, there are plenty of ideas for your sweaty sweetie… or yourself! & ...[Read More]

5 Tummy Safe Stroller Exercises!

5 Tummy Safe Stroller Exercises!

By Kate Horney As a busy mom myself, I understand the mountain of obstacles that new moms face when it comes time to exercise. You want to look good, feel great and have the energy you need to keep up with your little one, yet sleep deprivation and crazy infant feeding schedules (on top of the million of other things you have going on) make it tough to get in any kind of routine. According to a st ...[Read More]

Proper Way to Push a Stroller + Jogging Stroller 101

Proper Way to Push a Stroller + Jogging Stroller 101

By Kate Horney When it comes to pushing your stroller, proper posture and alignment is key.  Before beginning to exercise with your baby and stroller, it’s important to learn the basics of how to properly push your baby without adding pressure to your core. When it comes to impact on your pelvic floor, core and back, if not done properly, pushing a heavy object, like a stroller, is no differe ...[Read More]