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October 16, 2016 | 3 Comments

My Four Favorite Core Exercises That Are Safe for All Four Trimesters

  As a pregnant and postpartum woman, I have heard firsthand the following recommendations from midwives, nurses, and doctors. If you did it before pregnancy, it is safe to continue it throughout pregnancy. Don’t lay on your back after your first trimester. Don’t let your heartbeat go over 140 bpm during exercise. Make sure you do


February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

3 “Pregnancy Friendly” Travel Workouts

Pura Vida… Means that no matter what your current situation is, life for someone else can always be less fortunate than your own and no matter how little or how much you have in life, we are all here together and life is short…so start living the “pura- vida lifestyle”. This will be my first post since I got back from my honeymoon


January 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

FREE KETTLEBELL FLOW +Favorite Fitness Reads Of The Week!

This is one of my favorite kettlebell flows since becoming pregnant: I like to call it the “Prego Flow Deep Six,” its taken from StrongFirst and I have adapted it to my changing body’s needs :)))) 1- Arm swing, Snatch, Clean, Squat, Press, & TGU (modified) Hand to hand switch and repeat on the opposite side Can be used as a


December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Squats, Pizza + Pregnancy

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with friends and family and some of your favorite foods! If you are struggling to get back to your “norm” give this article by Josh Hillis a read! It’s Not Thanksgiving That Makes You Fat– Josh Hillis This week I shared my new favorite squat variation courtesy of Erik Börjesson.


December 7, 2015 | 4 Comments

An Honest Account of My First Trimester of Pregnancy

Learning how to listen to my body with regards to both exercise and nutrition are skills that will serve me well being pregnant.  I believe that strength training and healthy nutrition will not only help me throughout my pregnancy but also helped me to get pregnant in the first place. As it turns out I was pregnant at my wedding! Anthony and I had