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Goodbye, plans! (And hello new ones)

“I think I want to wait until after Christmas next year to have another baby.” This was part of a conversation that I was having with my husband over breakfast the morning of December 5th. I had just received an email that StrongFirst was hosting a SFG 1 Kettlebell certification course in Seattle next September. […]

Too big? Says who?

“You’re too big for him.” Growing up I never gave much thought to this idea. That I was “too big.” Sure, I had insecurities and struggled with self esteem. I wanted to look pretty, have nice clothes and wished that some things about my body had been different, but I never really considered myself “big.” […]

The Best Exercises For An Amazing Sex Life

Sex is important.   It is.   Even if you are a mom…ESPECIALLY if you are a mom!   Sex can help you stay connected with your partner. It can help you feel a little less like a woman covered in baby spit and yoga pants and more like a woman-hear-me-roar!   On a physical […]

The Top 3 Exercises that Directly Apply to #momlife

You’ve said it. I’ve said it. We’ve heard our other mom friends say it. “Chasing after my toddler all day is my exercise!” Isn’t that the truth? Those little rascals are always on the move and they’re quick! And Jack is no exception. He is on the move constantly, never content to just sit in […]

6 Ways to Get Your Workout in with a Toddler Around

Putting my phone, remote and keys as high as possible? Check. Bumps and bruises? Check. Crying when I take away the waffle iron that he just broke into small pieces and tried eating? Check. Mashed potatoes going everywhere on his body besides his mouth? Check. Yep. It’s been confirmed. We had arrived to toddler land. […]

Could Our Pregnant Bodies Take Down the Diet Industry?

A few weeks ago something miraculous happened.   As a trainer working with mainly women, I spend a LOT of time talking with women about loving their bodies. I routinely talk women down off the ledge of self-flagellation through starvation and over-exercising. I’ve made it my mission to empower women to love their bodies. But […]

Cardio through the Trimesters

When women find out they are pregnant, they often experience a whirlwind of thoughts and emotions. They might be happy, surprised, or relieved. But after the happy dance around the pee stick, the call to the significant other or the quiet contemplation of what is to come, most of us think a singular thing: What […]

“She’s just a little girl!” – Breaking Gender Stereotypes

“She’s just a little girl!” the man kept yelling. I had joined up with my family for a camping trip at the Coast over Labor Day weekend. Our camp site was at an organized family camp, which means there were lots of other campers and a lot of family activities planned. One of those activities […]

The Safest Exercises for Pregnancy

A few months ago, a picture of a very pregnant woman performing Olympic lifts during a Crossfit workout went viral. What surprised me was not only how passionate people felt about what this expecting Crossfitter was doing, but also how diverse the opinions were. People have pretty strong opinions about exercise during pregnancy. In an […]

What To Do About Diastasis Recti: Four tips to getting your mama body back, and it’s not what you expect!

When I had my oldest son, I had never heard of diastasis recti (DR). It took a while before I really came to understand what it is and how it affects my mama clients. But lately, DR has become an epidemic. The new scary way for your new mom bod to fail you! You only […]