5 Common Mistakes When Exercising During Pregnancy

Shifting the way we move during pregnancy can make all the difference in maintaining a fit pregnancy while avoiding many of the injuries that some of us fear. It’s common for most women to continue doing what they’ve always done to stay active but are they allowing for the modifications needed? We want to break […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

“Miscarriage” The ugly truth we rarely talk about.

  After 14 years together and three years married, my husband, Pete and I decided we were ready to expand our love and start a family. We chose to start in April with the attitude of “not, not trying” and in May when we found out we were expecting, we were stunned & thrilled that […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

“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 […]

Read More

When Prenatal Fitness Meets Lagree

When I became certified in Lagree Fitness, I had no idea that it would have such a huge effect on how I trained my clients. As the creator of The Bloom Method, an exercise method focusing on women before, during & after pregnancy, I’m always researching and trying other fitness methods to make sure that […]

Read More

Why Pregnancy Exercise?

I get asked all the time, Why & How did you get into pregnancy exercise? I suppose the extreme amount of curiosity exists because I don’t yet have children and I haven’t experienced life as a pregnant woman. I always pause, never knowing how to truly answer this question. That’s probably because there isn’t just […]

Read More

Body Shaming during Pregnancy?

Almost every week, I read a new article bashing a woman for exercising during her pregnancy. It seems that we are judging these women based upon what we think the average woman should look like while pregnant, as if all women should look and act the same while carrying their children. Why do we even […]

Read More