“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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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