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Guide to Exercising: Second Trimester

Guide to Exercising: Second Trimester

The second trimester often brings relief and renewed energy for many pregnant women. This is due in part to some combination of reduced nausea, boosted energy, reduced chance for miscarriage and increased social support as parents start to share the news. (1)

This can also mean a renewed desire to get back to an active routine! You have energy, you don’t feel sick, and your hormones are making you feel like a GD warrior goddess, so bring on the training right?

The goals of training through the second trimester are to build strength and stamina, keep feeling awesome, reduce the risk of injury, and find movement you enjoy!

Guide to Exercising: First Trimester

Guide to Exercising: First Trimester

I see most pregnant clients go one of two ways when approaching exercise during pregnancy.

  1. Become overly cautious and stop their exercise routine entirely.

  2. Throw caution to the wind and exercise at a high-intensity through the very end.

Now I vote for a happy medium. Some routines will need to be put on hold for a bit. But movement and training is an important part of your prenatal care routine.

5 Products You Need in Your Summer Gym Bag!

5 Products You Need in Your Summer Gym Bag!

I've been taking my show on the road these days, sneaking a quick workout in when I can, and then freshening up as quickly as possible before my next meeting. Showers immediately post workout are RARELY an option. But rather than show-up at my next meeting a hot mess, I've stocked my gym bag with five essentials to help me refresh quickly and easily. 

With the summer months almost upon us (and sweatier workouts waiting), now is as great time to refresh your gym bag with these five essentials.   

A New Focus + Slow is Fast

A New Focus + Slow is Fast

You may or may not have noticed a shift in content recently, the small changes to the website, a word here or there. But this is my formalish (as formal as I’ll get probably) announcement to share that I’ll be shifting my focus to support prenatal and postpartum wellness. This isn’t a sudden move for me; I’ve always been passionate about women’s health. But during my own pregnancy, like many other mamas out there, I sifted through the mess of confusing and sometimes downright dangerous fitness and nutrition information gifted to women by Dr. Google and realized there had to be a better way. So I began dedicating my time and energy to learn from the best when it comes to pre/postnatal care, so I could better help my mama clients and friends.  

I am strong. I am awesome. I will embrace the struggle.

I am strong. I am awesome. I will embrace the struggle.

The competition this weekend was an awesome experience-- I was lucky enough to be part of a really supportive and killer team who gave it their all. And I think we did great.

The experience was also really humbling. As unrealistic as it sounds, part of me was expecting to walk onto the competition floor and pick up where I left off two years ago. Two years ago when I was training consistently, competing regularly, oh and hadn't recently carried and birthed a small human.

So when I couldn't clean close to what I wanted or had to drop the bar, a little part of me felt like a failure.