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Your Vagina is Great!

Hey mama! Just a friendly reminder…your vagina is great!    After having our babies our bodies often don’t look or feel the same. Sometimes it can be hard to even recognize these bodies. And this is especially true when it comes to our vaginas. When things don’t feel right, or if things don’t function properly […]

Exercising after baby: what to do about knees that cave in

Getting back into the gym after having your baby can be like stepping into an alternate universe. Maybe everything looks the same. Same old treadmills. Same old stretch area. Same old weights. But everyone is speaking a language you don’t recognize. What the heck happened to my core? Why do I feel so weak? Why […]

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 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. […]

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 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. […]

Mastering the Resolve for Patience: My New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year again…. It’s the birth of a brand new year with all of the hopeful expectations that come with it. This can be an incredibly exciting time for a trainer. It’s the time of year that I get the opportunity to help so many people reach their goals and change their lives! I […]

Quickie for Sickie: A Short Workout for When You’re Short on Time

It was a couple of days after my extended family’s Christmas gift exchange. I looked at my husband and said, “I hate to say this, but I think my throat is sore….” I don’t get sick very often, but I can tell when it’s coming on. And I was right, I got a full blown […]