Pregnancy and abdominals is easily the topic our clients ask us about the most. This area has changed a lot in the ten years Oh Baby! Fitness has been open- a decade ago women thought ALL ab work during pregnancy was “bad.” Thankfully the tide has turned a bit and pregnant women generally understand now that they probably should be doing ab work during pregnancy. That said, they often don’t know what they should do (and what to avoid). The good news is, it’s not rocket science! Here are the five basic rules of pregnancy abdominal work:
One of the most important things we teach our clients about is DIASTASIS RECTI (abdominal separation) – a common pre/postnatal condition. It’s important to know what it is, as safe exercise can help control it but some types of exercise actually make it worse. Here’s what you need to know:
Hi guys! I decided to do a video blog this week after so many people asked for photos of my belly. You’ll hear in this video why I’ve been hesitant to share belly photos (though I promise I’ll take and
Almost all of our prenatal classes will include the yoga pose cat/cow. This stretch is one of the favorites of our pregnant moms. Benefits include: – Encourages mobility in a stiff spine – Strengthens the lower back – Helps lessen
One secret about pushups is they are a great abdominal exercise! Matthew McConaughey has said in interviews the only ab exercise he does is push ups — we figure if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for us!
Over the next few weeks we’ll be featuring some of our favorite mom and baby exercises. We love mom and baby exercises because they are both effective AND a great way to play and bond with your baby. For
We had a call today from a client who did a make-up in a Pilates class and was concerned participants spent some of the class lying on their back while exercising. The client was very concerned that women should never