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Mindful Training  for the Third Trimester

Working Out in the Third Trimester Here we go, into the third trimester, you’re almost there! Soon you will get to meet your sweet baby you’ve been growing for the past 26 weeks.  As you and your baby continue to grow, maintaining functional movement is very important and valuable to …

Second Trimester BIRTHFIT Lifting Modifications

Working out in the Second Trimester – Weightlifting Welcome to the second trimester! By the numbers, this timeframe is widely regarded as weeks 13-27. This can be both an awesome and frustrating time for the pregnant athlete. It’s awesome because her cardiovascular and respiratory adaptations will have taken place resulting …

Foot Pain in Pregnancy? Try these tips!

Why Do My Feet Hurt?! The human foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons. All of the bones in the foot comprise about 25% of the bones in your entire body! And everyday, all of these bones, joints and ligaments are …

Box Squats During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Why We Love the Box Squat I recently started working with a prenatal mama and on day one, as I do with most prenatal clients on day one, we box squatted. This woman has been a member of my gym and taken my Postpartum Series after baby #1 and as …

Mom’s Intro to Dr. Romanov’s POSE Method of Running

Running Form Running is one of the most neglected and misunderstood forms of fitness with very little attention paid to running technique. Every form of fitness has a standard or points of performance to follow; running well is just as important as proper stabilization in a deadlift, executing with impeccable …

Butt Winking or Sticking Your Booty Out – What’s Right? (Part 2)

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Be sure to check out Part 1 of this blog series first! What is a neutral spine? A neutral spine is when the position of the diaphragm is aligned with the pelvic floor. The spine and pelvis …

Butt Winking or Sticking Your Booty Out – What’s Right? (Part 1)

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Whether you are sitting in a chair all day feeding your little one, lifting weights, or pregnant, the position of your spine matters. In fact, in all three instances we want the same thing: a neutral spine. …

Am I Being Safe While Lifting a Load?

Whether you are moving a sandbag, a barbell, some farmers handles, or even kettlebells, there are few universal ideas to keep in mind when lifting an external load. If you’re pregnant or postpartum, that throws a little asterisk in the equation, but the universal ideas still ring true. These are …

Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy

Low Back Pain & Pregnancy   Pregnancy can bring on many aches and pains as the body goes through many physical changes throughout pregnancy. Hormones released during pregnancy relax ligaments, muscles and joints which can cause instability. Women also naturally gain weight during pregnancy which can also put more stress …

The BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series

As February comes to a close, there are a handful of BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series that wrapped this week. To me, this is closure on such a special, empowering series and the birth of confident new mothers. For many of these moms this is the start to their fitness journey. For …