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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 […]

3 Things that You Need to Know About Your Pelvic Floor

If you’ve spent any time around Movement Duets, you know that we talk an awful lot about the pelvic floor. A lot of women (and men) suffer from pelvic floor dysfunctions, and especially moms. Broaching this subject has brought on a variety of responses including: “Why has nobody told me about this before?” “My doctor […]

Mom Guilt: The Definitive Guide to Mom Shaming

Motherhood. We don’t know any other aspect of life that brings on so many insecurities. When our baby makes his or her way into this world, we are suddenly faced with a very big and important job: caring for and raising another human being……and we really don’t want to screw it up. We walk around […]

How Two Moms Made Time For Themselves and “Got Their Bodies Back”

They say a baby changes everything. And that is so true! When our children enter this world, we feel our hearts explode with a love we have never felt. We have never been so excited about little (huge) achievements like smiling, eating, rolling and walking. We have never been so in awe of the miracle […]

A Letter to the Old Me Before Mom: I Still See You…..and You Still Matter

Dear Old Me, I still see you. Sprawled out on the couch with two pillows under your head. Binge watching Parenthood and Orange is the New Black, pondering what you will be doing that day. I see you quietly sitting, sipping on some coffee and working on a blog that you’ve been at for awhile. […]

How to Start a New Workout Regime and Stick With It!

When I was growing up I’d do my mom’s Jane Fonda workouts. Then I stopped. Later, it was Tae Bo with Billy Blanks. Then I stopped. Then, I was working out everyday at a gym for 2+ hours. Then I stopped. Then I started running everyday. Then I stopped. Then I did P90X. THEN. I. […]

What’s Your Bright Blue Elephant?

“That’s awesome! You’re going to win!,” one of my third grade classmates exclaimed as he looked over the coloring job that I’d done. Each one of us in class got a coloring sheet of paper. It had an elephant dressed in a policeman outfit directing traffic on it. Our teacher told us that we were […]

How Feminism Can Heal Your Diastasis Recti

When I had Dedrick I had never even heard of Diastasis Recti. In fact it was many years before I ever heard it uttered in my fitness-y neck of the woods. And it has been even more time since I feel like I’m really coming to understand what it is and it’s implications with my […]