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Understanding Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Pain can be a common complaint during most females’ pregnancy experiences. Around 45% of pregnant females will experience pelvic pain at some point in their pregnancy! When it comes to managing discomfort, it is important to understand what structures may be behind the symptoms and more importantly what exercises and habits can be implemented to find relief. We hope this...
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Top 5 Exercises for Back Pain During Pregnancy

Struggling with back pain during your pregnancy? You are not alone. Learn the five best exercises for back pain during pregnancy! 50-80% of women deal with low back pain during pregnancy (1). Unfortunately, many are dismissed and told it is just part of being pregnant. But that’s not true! There is a lot you can do to help prevent, manage,...
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Top 5 Causes of Pain During Pregnancy

Congratulations! You are pregnant, growing a tiny human that you can soon share with the world. And while many may make it seem like sunshine and rainbows, the reality is that your body is going through some pretty massive changes that affect how you feel and function. For many women, those changes come with pain. In this article, we will...
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C-Section Scar Management

No matter how much you try to prepare yourself for labor, nothing can truly make you feel ready, especially when it comes to a cesarean section. As you transition from pregnancy to new mom status, most women are left with a few reminders of what their body has endured. For women who gave birth via cesarean section, this often means...
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 Female Athlete
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First Trimester: The Fitness Athlete’s Pregnancy Guide

Whether this is your first pregnancy or you’re a “seasoned pro,” you probably have questions about how to navigate your fitness journey with now being pregnant.  This 3-part blog series is for you if you:  Identify as a fitness athlete: CrossFit or Burn Bootcamp; F45 or powerlifting; weightlifting or HIIT (or if you’d like to start one of these!) Want...
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Top 3 Tips to Improve Your Recovery & Performance

R.E.C.O.V.E.R.Y Recovery and performance go hand and hand. As we look for performance to improve, our ability to recover must be riding right there next to it. This is true for both physical and mental performance. If we are in the gym or in the office, we need to learn to master this relationship. Let’s be honest, we could all...
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Training & Hormones: How to Unlock your Potential

The female body is an incredible machine. Similar to the changing of the tide, there is a calculated surge and subsequent reduction of important hormones that are responsible for building muscle, supporting our thyroid, breast tissue and beyond. But do you monitor your training and hormones? Understanding how these fluctuate during the month can be a powerful way to unlock...
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CrossFit and Pregnancy: Modifications & Mindfulness

“Can I?” vs. “Should I?” While working with many pregnant athletes, it is a common conversation to discuss when it is necessary to modify a movement despite the athlete still being able to perform it. With the increase in social media in our life, it can provide a false sense of security to see others perform high-level skills while deep...
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Running While Pregnant: The Bottom Line

I’ve had many women approach me with similar questions regarding the safety of running while pregnant and how to progress through this exciting time. Becoming pregnant is an extremely exciting time. However, it can be stressful to navigate ensuring the health of your baby and the overload of information you often receive. In this article, we will cover the following:...