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BIRTHFIT Testimonial

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Practicing Self-Love: It’s the Opposite of Selfishness

  Indulging in acts of self-care used to leave me feeling dirty and shameful. Commitments to my family, Air Force career, CrossFit gym, and community service rendered me non-present in my own life. Taking even more time for self care would inevitably worsen my situation, not help it, right? At …

BIRTHFIT MOVEMENT: Box Lower Downs

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Birthfit Personal Training

Emily Russak CrossFit Level 1 | CrossFit Level 2 | CrossFit Strongman CrossFit Powerlifting | CPR Certified | DONA Doula     BIRTHFIT Personal Training   Coach Emily Russak leads the way in West Los Angeles for our Birthfit personal training program. Emily is a seasoned athlete with experience in Olympic lifting, rowing, …

BIRTHFIT MOVEMENT: THE HANG POWER CLEAN

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All Hail the Uterus

The Uterus is a misunderstood part of the pregnancy and labor process but is the most important, in my opinion, to learn about and understand in order to have a healthier, easier pregnancy and labor.   A few interesting facts about the uterus: Your uterus changes drastically in size during …

PRs During Pregnancy???

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I AM ENOUGH

  I work with a lot of women. On any given day I may work with a minimum of ten women and as many twenty women. Yes, there are a lot of laughs, tears, and chit chat about fashion. I love spending time with each one of them, moving with …

BirthFIT Movement: Warm Up

Below is a general warm up that you can do alone a few times through or add to the warm up that you already do. This is a general dynamic warm up just to get the blood moving a little bit. On days where you feel unmotivated or just not …

Bringing Sexy Back

Bringing SEXY Back! Sex brought that baby into this… now, let sexiness help that baby out! Seriously, though.  One of the most important yet oft-ignored ingredients to a rockin’ labor and delivery is a sexy, intimate mood. I’m not saying you have to have sex while in labor (although some women …