I recently came across a social media post stating “Halt the Kegels!” It went on to say that pregnant women should not be doing Kegel exercises (pelvic floor contractions) and was followed by a long comment thread re-affirming this statement. As a Physical Therapist who specializes in pelvic health I am blown away by this linear and absolute way of thinking. Knowing what your pelvic floor does, and learning how to contract it and release it is INTEGRAL to a healthy pregnancy, delivery and recovery.
Oh Baby! Fitness is in Reader’s Digest! They asked owner Kathleen Donahoe for her best tips for exercise after baby (and she accidentally told a slightly embarrassing story about her husband– ha!). Check it out for 8 tricks to sneaking
(hint: be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 Athleta gift card!) So, you’ve signed up for your first pregnancy workout class! Maybe it’s an Oh Baby! Fitness class, or maybe
A couple of my clients have work trips coming up and asked if I could share some workouts they could perform in a hotel room. I wanted to share with you guys what I came up with– these are great