Pregnancy Doesn’t Have to Leave You with a Dysfunctional Core

Abdominal Separation or Diastasis Recti as it’s commonly called is currently one of the most predominant side effects of pregnancy. Millions of pregnant women are often told to expect to bare a “mummy tummy” after having children and most of them ARE suffering from Diastasis Recti, pelvic floor incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, or other post […]

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For The Love of Your Core STOP Pulling Your Bellybutton to Spine

Why is the bulk of the fitness industry providing us with incorrect ways on how to correctly connect with our inner core muscles? The cues most fitness professionals hear are unfortunately “pull your bellybutton to spine” or “scoop your mid-section”. While these cues  attempt to help our clients connect with their deepest core muscle, the […]

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Three Mistakes Fitness Professionals Make that Permit or Even Cause Diastasis Recti Written By: James Goodlatte

Fitness professionals have a unique opportunity to either heal or further worsen Diastasis Recti in their pregnant or postpartum clients.  Although “core” is now a staple fitness topic of the new century, appropriate application in fitness arenas can be lacking.  Lack of knowledge about deep core inner unit mechanics often means exercises that are classically […]

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Closing Diastasis Recti During Pregnancy: A Case Study For Fitness Professionals

Closing a four-finger width Diastasis Recti (DR) separation during pregnancy once seemed like an impossibility in my practice, but one case proved me wrong.  Closing a separation at the same time that the belly is growing just wasn’t in my realm of thought.  But using a technique that I often use with my postpartum clients […]

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How Pregnant Woman Can Incorporate Ergonomic Exercises into Their Workdays

As working women, you have a lot of responsibility: you create opportunities, you create ideas, you create growth, and you create revenue. In the 40 weeks that you are pregnant, none of that gets taken away, but a bigger responsibility gets added to that list: you create a life. You know how important exercise is […]

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Labor Prep + Prenatal Class in Boulder

Who’s This Class For? Any and all expecting moms who are wanting to “Train for the birth marathon” and have been active throughout their pregnancies. As much as we’d love to train all of our pregnant mamas for labor, we don’t recommend attending this class if you haven’t stayed active participating in at least 20 mins […]

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“The Birth Marathon” Bonnie’s Birth Story

When my first daughter was born, I wasn’t prepared.  While it’s fair to assume that most first-time parents are ill-prepared for the shock-and-awe experience of childbirth, my husband and I had adopted an “ignorance is bliss” philosophy early in my pregnancy and rigorously adhered to it right up until labor began.  Our birth plan was […]

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