woman walking on a treadmill

I’m sure you’ve seen the chart, maybe on a poster at your gym or even right on the elliptical or treadmill. The one that shows you your target heart rate (using only your age) and that had the big red bars to highlight your “fat-burning zone”. The idea being that training in this zone is…

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why a no excuses mentality doesn't work for everyone

I have a confession: I used to have the “no excuses” mentality. I worked in corporate fitness for 15+ years in several different companies, all of which provided onsite fitness facilities to their employees that made it that much more convenient to exercise. My coworkers and I would often talk about how we were surprised…

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Postpartum Fitness

There’s really no way to be totally prepared for postpartum, right? There were definitely times where I felt like I was living in someone else’s body. Returning to (or starting) a postpartum fitness routine can feel a little overwhelming. And one of the things that surprised me the most-especially in the beginning- was how weak…

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connection breath

Breathing seems pretty easy, right? Most of the time we’re not even paying attention to it happening. So what exactly is the connection breath? And why is it so important for helping the function of your core and pelvic floor postpartum? There’s more to your core than just abs… When you think of your “core”,…

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mom and baby

Did you experience lower back pain during pregnancy? What about pelvic girdle pain? Are you still experiencing postpartum pelvic pain even months after having your baby? I had some pretty significant pelvic girdle pain, specifically around my pubic symphysis, which is the joint right at the front of the pelvis. For me, it basically felt…

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Postpartum Fitness

  If you’re a new mom, you are probably still getting used to being responsible for a small human. You may also be trying to figure out how to survive on little sleep and a lot of coffee. (we can sleep when they go to college, right?) So getting back into a fitness program may…

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Achieve Your Goals

As moms (and really, as women in general), we see lots of mixed messages about what we should be doing with our bodies. It’s so easy to let outside influences dictate our personal health and fitness goals. “Get your pre-baby body back in 8 weeks or less!” “You shouldn’t worry about losing weight.” “Flatten that…

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 Are you workouts the first thing to suffer when you’ve got a busy week? Do you resort to take-out or drive-thru meals because you didn’t plan anything for dinner? It doesn’t have to be that way! And before you say “but Kate, I just don’t have time!”, I’ll just say this: If you want something…

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