Say Goodbye to the Mommy Pooch: 5 Effective Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

Are you tired of struggling with the notorious "mommy pooch" that just won't seem to go away no matter how hard you try? Suffering with a weak midsection is not just a normal part of pregnancy and recovery and it’s time we demand better from our fitness routines and healthcare professionals.  In this article, I will reveal five highly effective exercises that will help you tone your abdominal muscles and start feeling stronger in your center. Whether you recently had a baby or...

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Postnatal Pilates by Pilates by Carrie

I’ll never forget giving birth to my first baby and taking a bath sometime that first week. 

I poked, prodded, and pushed my new belly around in the water, wondering if I would ever get my old body “back.”  I remember feeling disconnected, un-tethered, and weak. 

As I slowly re-introduced exercise, I felt different, and I quickly realized that I couldn’t just jump back into my old, familiar exercise routine.  I felt like my 6-week postpartum...

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Let Go of These Exercises

“To Everything (turn, turn, turn) there is a season (turn, turn, turn). A time to gain, a time to lose.”

The Byrds were first to remind us, and then the migrating geese, and finally the Fall trees shedding their leaves are one final reminder that “letting go” is part of the natural order of things.  We humans don’t embrace change nearly as easily.

And from my experience, the same applies to women and their exercise regimens. It can be hard to let go of the...

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3 Reasons Mommy and Boot Camp Don’t Belong Together

Boot Camp:
1) A military training camp for new recruits with strict discipline;
2) A prison for youthful offenders, run on military lines;
3) A short, intensive, and rigorous course of training.

I rest my case.  

The words “Mommy” and “Boot Camp” do not belong in the same sentence together. Or at least a boot camp should not be a “Mommy’s” first choice of exercise post-baby.  

I like to compare your core to a house. The roof of your...

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