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Beautiful Belly

We can all agree that pregnant bellies are beautiful, right? They provide a safe and healthy home for the miracles that grow inside of us. Well what if I told you this belly wasn’t actually carrying a child? Be honest – would we still find it beautiful? Some events this week caused me to give…

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Pause For a Moment and Give Yourself a Pat on the Back

As busy moms who struggle to get it all done, it’s far too easy to be self-critical and forgot to appreciate everything we do accomplish in a day. I am the queen of this. It’s so much easier to get down on myself and think about everything that’s not getting done the way I’d like,…

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Crunches v. Reverse Crunches – Understanding Why One Can Be Safe and the Other Damaging

Crunches and sit ups are two of the most damaging exercises we can do as moms. Each time you lift your head and shoulders while laying on your back (as you’d do in crunches and sit ups), you put pressure on your already weakened abdominal wall. Regardless of how your stomach looks, this area has…

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Fitnotic Selected As A Finalist For Red Tricycle’s 2016 Totally Awesome Awards

There is nothing more rewarding to me than helping women feel good about  themselves as they progress through pregnancy and motherhood. That’s why being a finalist in Red Tricycle’s “Totally Awesome Awards” in the “Invigorating Fitness Programs” category means so much to me. I’d really appreciate it if you would vote for Fitnotic and forward this to…

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Pelvic Floor Strengthening [A Step Beyond Simple Kegels]

When most women think about Kegels, they think about squeezing and releasing their pelvic floor as if stopping the flow of pee, and then releasing. Although doing Kegels this way is important, like with anything else, variation is key. During pregnancy and after, it is imperative to strengthen the pelvic floor by doing ALL of…

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7 Tips to Make Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Last [“Hella Cravings”]

What a perfect video to go viral just as New Year’s Resolution season rolls around. “Hellla Cravings” is a parody of Adele’s “Hello” song, performed by a husband and wife making fun of their efforts to live a healthier life. All kidding aside, replacing cravings for sweets with veggies, and going for a run instead of for…

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Fit Tip Friday: Glute and Core Activation Before Cardio

  What do you do before heading out for a run (or other cardio)? If the answer doesn’t include some glute and core activation, keep reading! Getting the glutes and core fired up before a run or other form of cardio will help you avoid injuries and ensure that you get the most out of…

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Transformation Tuesday Inspiration

They say everyone enters our life for a reason, and I believe that now more than ever. This past Spring a friend brought me to see Live with Kelly & Michael. As a huge fan of the show, I set my DVR to record it, just in case there was something I wanted to show…

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Fit Tip Friday: Squats – Proper Form is EVERYTHING

There is no question that squats are an enormously beneficial exercise, but doing them with poor form can cause more problems than benefits. I’ve found that instead of just telling my clients to keep their chest up, send their hips back behind them, and prevent their knees from extending past their toes, putting them in…

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Fit Tip Friday: Tricep Dip Progressions

Let’s face it. No one likes arm jiggle. And although we know working our triceps is important, it can be confusing and overwhelming when trying to figure out what exercises to do. The truth is, tricep dips are a great way to strengthen and tone the upper arms, but doing them the same way over…

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