Spin Classes & Cycling for Pregnancy & Postpartum – VIDEO

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Cycling or Spin Classes are an excellent, low impact exercise for pregnant and postnatal women. I have been instructing Spin / RPM classes for over a decade and continued to during my first trimester of pregnancy. However, like any forms of exercise during pregnancy and postpartum there are a few tips you need to follow…

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Ease and prevent BACK PAIN – pregnancy & postpartum

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At least 10% of the world’s adult population suffers from of back pain at some point in their lives, with nearly a third of all female adults suffering from lower back pain compared to only a quarter of males. This includes a staggering 50% of all pregnant women having significant back ache. You can be…

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Safe Pregnancy Workout – Lunges & Squats

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An exercise that many women find challenging during pregnancy and postpartum is lunges. Lunges can feel challenging due prenatal postural changes and also hip and pelvic pain. I am passionate about helping all women stay fit and healthy during and after pregnancy, I have added many safe pregnancy / postpartum workout videos and wellness tips in my…

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Pregnancy Exercise – should you monitor your HEART RATE ?

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Planning to exercise during pregnancy ? You might have been told you need to monitor your heart rate or that it can only be at a certain level. Do not raise heart rate above 140 bpm. 140 bpm (or beats per minute) was the so called “safe” level set several years ago. Women were told it…

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How to measure your Diastatis Recti / Abdominal Separation

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Diastasis recti (DR) can be a big concern both during and after pregnancy. If you aren’t sure what diastasis recti is – it’s abdominal separation that occurs during pregnancy and continues both birth. This separation is completely normal and HAS to happen during pregnancy –  your core needs to separate to make way for your…

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Stop counting CALORIES and lose weight – I did !

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I am often asked …How many calories should I eat during pregnancy?How many calories should I eat to lose baby weight ? Did you know… CALORIE counts are just estimates. The actual calories your body receives from foods varies – depending on so many factors. So trying to chase the “right amount” of calories is…

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How to BREATHE during Pregnancy / Postpartum workouts

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BREATHE OUT !  Is a cue I repeat with all my clients who are pregnant, postpartum or having pelvic floor and diastasis recti concerns, during any form of movement. By this I mean ….exhale on exertion or the hardest part of the exercise and especially when you lift. Why you need to exhale on exertion –…

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How to use a FOAM ROLLER during and after Pregnancy

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Foam Rolling during and after Pregnancy is a fabulous way to release your lower back and hip pressure, and tight glutes. Also if you are experiencing leg cramps and any swollen limbs, foam rolling is a fabulous way to incorporate regular movement into your day. It should help alleviate any discomfort. My short video will…

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Fascia and deep core connection during pregnancy postpartum

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The importance of fascia during and after pregnancy …and exactly what is it ? Fascia is basically collagen as it makes up the fibrous parts of the fascia. This is the soft, connective tissue that runs all throughout your body including around your organs, nerves, muscles, through your abdominal wall, and more! Fascia sometimes thought of…

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