Better Booty Video

During my launch of the 14 Day Better Booty Challenge, I received several requests for the exercises on video.  So I delivered . . . I present to you The Better Booty Video. Note: You can do this challenge at any time. In case you haven’t done the challenge yet and need some convincing, here are some quick reasons why I think you should do The Better Booty Challenge, and I encourage you to invite your friends to do it along with you.  (I also encourage you to post and tag #BetterBootyChallenge, as well as which day you are on, so that…

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Exercises to Avoid Post-Pregnancy

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So my two previous posts have been regarding Diastasis Recti – what it is, how to test yourself for it, and exercises that help in healing it. Although all of that is important, what is probably going to help you the most is knowing which exercises to refrain from post-pregnancy to not aggravate or cause a diastasis recti. To give you some perspective, I had my second son almost 14 months ago, and I’m still NOT doing the exercises mentioned in this video. Please, as always, let me know if you have any questions. Please share with anyone you know…

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Exercises for Healing a Diastasis Recti

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Last week I shared a post and video on what a diastasis recti is and how to check yourself for it.  I appreciate how many of you responded to it or shared it, yet at the same time it confirms how much more common diastasis recti is. Although I highly encourage anyone who thinks they might have a diastasis recti to check with their OBGYN or midwife, as well as check in with a pelvic floor specialist, I thought I would share with you some exercises that are safe and suggested for diastasis recti recovery.  Furthermore, these are just amazing…

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

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Yes, that means you!  I honestly believe that everyone should check themselves for a diastasis recti, but especially if you’ve had a baby. Your first question is probably “Diastasis what?”  The short version is that diastasis recti is when the tissue that holds your abdominals together stretches and thins too much so that the right and left sides of your abdominals separate too much. Some stats say that up to 2/3 of women who’ve had babies develop a diastasis recti. Based on my experiences and training, I’m starting to hypothesize that even people who haven’t ever had a baby, who…

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The Better Body Baby Workout

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I created this workout because I constantly get asked by parents for exercises they can do with their babies. It’s a quick circuit: 3 cardio exercises followed by 3 conditioning exercises. All you need is your baby and a comfortable place you can lay down (a yoga mat or carpet). Perform each cardio exercise for one minute followed by each conditioning exercise for 10-20 reps. Repeat the circuit as many times as you have time for.  Each round should last approximately 5-7 minutes. Please watch the video for details, but I’ve listed the exercises below in case you want to copy and…

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Easy Ways to Storytell with Your Kids

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Unless you know me from high school, you are probably unaware that I’m the daughter of Mother Goose.  What?? Yes, my mom is a professional storyteller. Long story short, she was an elementary school teacher before she became a mom to my sister and me. She stayed at home with us and then started her own storytelling business with a program called “Mother Goose and Her Friends” when I was in high school. Twenty years later, she now has 3 different storytelling programs for kids, teaches high schoolers how to story tell, and just recently started visiting retirement homes to share her gift…

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Free Father’s Day Cards

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Ahhhh! Father’s Day is just a few days away! For many of us, dads can be the hardest people to shop for. The reality is that most dads don’t actually want “stuff.” They just want to do something fun and know that you thought of them. Sooo . . . I invite you to check out my Mother’s Day video that has a tons of DIY gift ideas that apply to dad’s too, and if nothing else, I hope that you’ll download one of the two Father’s Day Mad Lib cards I’ve attached here.  Just print it, read it with your…

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Want a Better Booty?

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Seriously, who doesn’t want a better booty?  That’s the great (and the not so great) thing about booties . . . they can always get better. The only problem I’m finding is that as I get older, the more maintenance my booty needs. Hence, my creation of the Better Booty 14 Day Challenge. In Santa Monica right now, it’s June gloom, but I know the 4th of July is almost here and that means lots of pool parties and beach time, so I thought what better time then now to get the booty ready. Plus, I figured I could get…

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Cardio Modifications for Pregnancy & Post

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Do you ever wonder if your neighbor, the psychologist, is diagnosing you or if your friend, the nutritionist, is judging what you eat?  I would be willing to bet they are because when I see a pregnant woman working out, or moreover, someone I know is in early postnatal recovery, I’ll be honest, I can’t help but evaluate their choices.  It probably sounds crazy to say, but it’s only because I’m so passionate about what I do. Sometimes I can’t stop thinking about it! As of late, I’ve actually been really impressed with the prenatal exercise choices I’ve been seeing mommies-to-be make at they gym, however, what…

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Must-Haves for Prenatal Health

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As a pre and postnatal exercise specialist, I get asked all the time about my recommendations for prenatal health.  So, for this Friday Favorites, I’m sharing three of my very favorite products for prenatal health.     If you’re looking for more information, you can find prenatal gummies at most any drug store, or on Amazon.  The Mommi shakes are available at http://mommi.com/shop/ and Amazon, and I also recommend checking out their shake recipes at http://mommi.com/recipes/. Hint is available on their site at https://www.drinkhint.com, as well as Amazon and pretty much every grocery store in major cities. You can use their store locator to…

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