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Author Archives: Beth Learn

Diastasis Recti and Sex: What to Consider

Fit2B is a family-friendly fitness site that specializes in workouts for a little-known issue called diastasis recti that can make the two sides of your abs feel as if they’re in separate zip codes. Diastasis rectus abdominis is actually a major symptom that often shows up as part of a vicious cycle of core weakness […]

Intimacy With A Dysfunctional Core

by Gillian Sukachevin, MSPT Sexual dysfunction is painful, disruptive and debilitating in so many ways and can arise from many different issues. But think about it. Even if you don’t have a debilitating condition, who wants just so-so sex? Sex is supposed to be something amazing—-something we look forward to. A simple weakness in one […]

Bathtub Routine – E/TS

Stretch sore muscles with this Bathtub Routine produced by Fit2B Studio - fit2b.com

I love baths, especially ones containing about 4-6 cups of epsom salts. I also enjoy stretching. Many moons ago, I figured out that I could fit quite a few stretches into bathtubs big and small. We’re already warmed up. We’re already relaxed. Why not grab a leg and ungrip some muscles? Of course, I keep […]

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Exercising & Your Breasts

Exercising & Your Breasts - Fit2B.com

We pride ourselves on being a very modest and family-friendly workout site here at Fit2B Studio. After all, we want to encourage women, not intimidate them. You will never see breasts or bum-crack hanging out of our clothes, but sometimes we do need to devote some time to discussing those body parts. The pectoral muscles run […]

The Core Connection to Your Calves + A FREE VIDEO

Do you feel like you’re fighting with calves that are “too big” for those you boots you want to wear? Did you gain weight and then lose it, only to have your lower legs remain larger than before? When you lift weights, do your calves bulk up really easily? “I find it hard to find […]

Tabata Cardio – M/TS

#cardio #tabata #hiit #workout #homefitness

This amazing sweat session with Beth includes 7 different exercises done in the Tabata tradition which hails from Japan. Each exercise is done for 20 seconds at a time with 10 seconds of rest in between for 8 rounds with a 1 minute rest before starting the next exercise. Within the repetitions, you are provided […]

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Leaking Urine During {or After} Exercise Isn’t “Normal”

Leaking Urine During or After Exercise Isn't Normal - Fit2B.com - Just because it's common for women who've had children to leak some pee when they cough, laugh hard, make love, or jog to catch up with a runaway toddler THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT LEAKING URINE IS NORMAL or acceptable. Common does not equal normal. I refuse to accept what is common if it is damaging me. - #physicaltherapy #physio #physiotherapy #pelvicfloor #nerdfitness #fit #fitness #incontinence #diastasis #diastasisrecti #core #corestrengthening #crunches #crossfit #fitmom #obgyn #gynecologist #health #healthy #selfcare

Do you or someone you know have issues with incontinence during daily life activities?  Then this post is for you. There is hope, friends.   Just because it’s common for women who’ve had children to leak some pee when they cough, laugh hard, make love, or jog to catch up with a runaway toddler, THAT […]

You Might Be a Fit2B Member If …

You Might Be a Fit2B Member If... - Fit2B.com

It started in our private member forum one day with a hilarious comment from a longtime Fit2B customer. She was checking in with a comment about her workout that day on our weekly challenge thread. She said something about how she knew she was Fit2B member because of something kinda quirky she’d done. I decided […]

What I {Really, Truly} Read in 2018 + Plans for 2019

What I Really Truly Read This Year - Fit2B.com

Once again, I’m slightly irked at people who post pictures of stacks of books they plan to read along with lengthy literary lists. Life just isn’t like that. I take my books one at a time, as I’m in the mood, circling back to old favorites, and keeping my “plan to read” list very short. […]

Transverse Flow – M/TS

Transverse Flow Workout: Add some gentle transverse pulses to key positions and find your core in new ways! - Fit2b.com

Filmed in the Autumn of 2018 – thus the happy bat and fall foliage on the fireplace mantel – this full body workout routine will elevate your abdominals’ game. As we go through this Yoga flow, we add some gentle transverse pulses to key positions. You’ll find your core in new ways! Isn’t it amazing […]

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If You Could Do Any Fitness Thing …

What fitness goal would you reach for if you could eliminate all of your current physical, financial, mental, or emotional barriers and do ANYTHING? Forget the fact that this is a Tummy Safe™ fitness site, and that you may have a diastasis. Put EVERY injury, every ache, every pain aside for a moment and write down […]

Announcing NEW TummySafe Fit Pro CEU course!

Announcing NEW TummySafe Fitness Professional CEU Course! - Fit2B.com

If you work with people who are dealing with diastasis recti and other symptoms of core dysfunction, you need to understand their fitness choices. Even more importantly, if you are a fitness instructor, personal trainer, physical therapist, body worker, chiropractor, or anyone who prescribes exercises of any sort, you need to know how to teach […]

Eliminate the Pain of Wrapping Gifts

Eliminate Gift Wrapping Pain - Fit2B.com

The children were nestled all snug in their beds on a quiet night in December when I first watched this video from The Tummy Team about the pain of wrapping gifts. Turns out this simple task may require some technique to protect a tummy with diastasis recti, or a core that’s just given birth, or older […]

Foam Rolling (Water Bottle) Fun Release Routine

Okay, so this was supposed to be a 5-minute foam rolling routine, but I got a little carried away (as usual) because I got a new idea while filming! I’m so excited about all these soothing motions, and I can’t wait for you to try it! Learn how a small roll can serve in this […]

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5 Reasons You DON’T Need Exercise

You’ve seen the studies on all the so-called benefits of exercise, but perhaps those things don’t apply to you. I mean, does exercising even actually do all that stuff? It could all just be propaganda from the fitness industry trying to sell you another dumbbell. Maybe you don’t need no stinkin’ exercise! We work with […]

Diastasis Recti & Belly Button Integrity

Diastasis Recti & Belly Button Integrity - Fit2B.com

A belly is a sensitive thing. Talking about it, touching it, assessing it for diastasis recti … all of that nudges at a woman’s emotional, spiritual, and physical core. For every gal who wants to flaunt her flat abs in a bikini there are many more who would rather cover up, and not just for reasons […]

Grace x Strength Prenatal Practice

#prenatalfitness #holyyoga #homefitness #homeworkout #pregnancy #mummytummy #exercisevideo

Get active with 20-week pregnant Danielle as she guides you through a prenatal practice with lots of breath and movement. This beautiful medium-level Yoga routine is suitable for those who have maintained their practice throughout pregnancy with no pelvic pain. Flow joyfully with your bump knowing that bubba is made beautifully with love.This workout is provided to […]

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Fit2B in the 2018 Birth Healing Summit

When you’re planning to have a baby, It’s important to plan for your recovery from birth and your return to fitness, not just labor and parenting a newborn. For example, knowing how to heal your diastasis recti and protect your pelvic floor take some education and preparation. However, the postpartum stage might be the most […]

Big {longer} Circle Band Workout – M/TS

#theraband #stretchyband #exercise #homeworkout #homefitness #exercisevideo #fit2b

Break out of the “linear” box of motion and learn how to use your stretchy exercise bands for circular motions. In this total body routine that gradually builds the workload, we also play with tying knots in them to make a circle of resistance! You’re going to be delighted at several new motions you’ll be […]

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#walkthankful — Join Our November 30-Day Walking Challenge

#walkthankful - Join Our November 30-Day Walking Challenge - Fit2B.com

— With the American Thanksgiving holiday coming, we’re all seeing the typical thankfulness posts. As a fitness pro, I’m also seeing a lot of exercise challenges, many of which aren’t feasible for people with core dysfunction. So, I put together my own challenge that will keep me peaceful, keep me walking, and keep me thankful as […]

All the Best Walking Resources

All the Best Walking Resources - Fit2B.com

While we provide over 200 home video workouts here on Fit2B for all ages and abilities, we still think walking is pretty much the best. According to biomechanist Katy Bowman, author of Move Your DNA, walking naturally lengthens and strengthens every muscle in your core. It’s great for your heart, lungs, abs, pelvic floor, legs, […]

Dumbbell Workout – M/TS

Dumbbell Workout for Arms & Upper Body - fit2b.com

A long time ago, in a poorly-lit room far away, with a cheap microphone we could barely afford, we filmed the first version of this routine. The audio was scratchy. My hair was long. The lights came from the garage. We cobbled together those first few Fit2B routines on prayers and tight budgets. Now, look […]

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3 Ways That Epsom Salt Baths Help Your Fitness

3 Ways Epsom Salt Baths Help Your Fitness - Fit2B.com

I take hot Epsom salt baths every week for several reasons, only one of which is quiet time to myself. It’s so nice to be able to tell the kids, “I’m in the bath right now, so please go find the parent who has clothes on, and he’ll help you with that.” From both mental […]

Animal Acrobats Kids Workout

Do your children like to meow like cats and bark like dogs? What kid doesn’t like to act like an animal? Yes, this behavior can be annoying in certain venues (church, funerals, Great Aunt Ruth’s hospital room, etc.) but acting like an animal is also EXERCISE! This simple home exercise will help your children get […]

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How to Work Out While Traveling

How to Work Out While Traveling - Fit2B.com

Traveling can disrupt the most avid exerciser’s routine. Being in a car or airplane for any length of time involves lots of sitting, and long journeys can leave you with sore, tight muscles. I enjoy finding creative ways to exercise on the road (or in the air) on my way to various events, so here […]

Heart & Hamstrings Yoga Flow – M/TS

Heart & Hamstrings Yoga Flow - 45 Minute workout on fit2b.com

You know all that tension in your chest and thighs? Let’s release those tight places with a full body Yoga workout designed to open your hamstrings and heart-center. You’ll finish this full-length routine feeling relaxed, lengthened, blessed, and released. No props are required, but you may want to have a blanket on hand for the […]

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John R. Wooden’s Pyramid of Success

What factors feed into a successful, consistent exercise plan? I’ve had a print copy of John R. Wooden’s Pyramid of Success since my second year in college at OSU where I received my bachelor’s degree in Exercise & Sport Science. It was handed out to me one sleepy morning in the lecture hall of my […]

Sail Away Kids Workout

Sail Away!" Workout for kids on fit2b.com

So many exercises and poses have names that come from sailing, water, fish, and boats! Join us for this fun maritime-themed routine that will put a smile on the face of every child, young and old. Sadie made her debut in Fit2B routines when she was just a toddler, and out of all the children […]

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Giving Gifts Based on The 6 Dimensions of Wellness

As we head into the year’s biggest giving season, I’ve been pondering wellness and fitness gifts again. I want to give in ways that nourish whole beings: heart, soul, mind, and strength. Actually, this article was originally written for Christmas, but there are many reasons to engage in giving year-round, so I figured it was […]

Fit2B Girls is in the 2018 Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle!

Made On skincare products are bonuses in the 2018 Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle - fit2b.com

Since 2012, Ultimate Bundles has been creating the annual Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle. Fit2B was a part of that very first one with a free trial membership. We were asked to contribute again this year, so we offered up our Fit2B Girls Course. The Fit2B Girls course is my own answer as a MOM to my fruitless […]

Fit2B Contributing to Natural Fertility Course

Science has repeatedly proven that exercise improves bone density and heart health. It lowers risk of breast cancer and depression, but what about its role in fertility? How does exercising impact a woman’s cycle and her ability to get pregnant? I believe working out plays a massive role in fertility, but it’s not as simple […]

All the Little Things About Squats: An Introduction to Squatting

All The Little Things About Squatting - Fit2b

Squatting is thought by some to be one of the simplest way to work your abdominal muscles, lower body, whole core, and legs PLUS your pelvic floor BUTT (mispelling intended since squats work your glutes) many people do them wrong and approach them with poor strategies. If you squat poorly, you may not get the […]

Baby Feeding Routine: Upper Body Exercises – E/TS

Baby Feeding Upper Body Exercise Routine - fit2b.com

Infants can spend up to 11-12 hours per day feeding by bottle or breast. This calm, beautiful exercise video we filmed with pelvic floor physiotherapist, Gillian Sukachevin, discusses alignment beneficial to a healing core and takes you through many arm exercises. Once you have watched the video, you can begin it again at 2:50 where […]

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Can Online Focus Groups Help Your Fitness?

Research studies have proven over and over how being part of a group can bolster your fitness success. For example, this 2017 study by Yorks et al involved stressed-out medical students. It showed that participation in regular group fitness classes led to an increase in physical, mental, and emotional quality of life compared with exercising […]

To the Mama Who’s Falling Apart With No Energy to Exercise …

Hey Mama, If you are falling apart then it’s time for a hard reset. You know, like when you hold down all the buttons to power down your phone and leave it off for a few minutes so all the things can reboot? Yeah, because moms need breaks too. We can “run a lot of apps,” […]

My Naturopathic Doctor’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet Guide

 When my husband was hospitalized overnight for severe abdominal pain and given all the tests: MRI, CAT, X-ray … but told it was in his head and pronounced healthy because nothing could explain his nausea, lethargy, loss of appetite, and constant, grinding discomfort, we didn’t give up. He wasn’t healthy, and he was also experiencing […]

How Your Positioning Affects Your Poochy Tummy

As I wrap up this 5-blog series on dealing with plateaus in fixing diastasis rectus abdominus (DRA), two things have been a recurring theme: Time and Consistency. Unfortunately, we impatient humans want everything our way, right away with extra pickles, no tomatoes, hold the mayo, right? However, narrowing a diastasis (and getting it to stay that way) requires […]

Gentle Exercise Videos for Those Living a Chronic Life

Is exercising regularly challenging for you due to chronic pain and low energy? Are you trying to workout with sickness like Hashimotos, endometriosis, lupus/SLE, thyroid imbalance, MS, adrenal fatigue, SPD, or another condition that means mainstream workouts could leave you exhausted for days? The gentle, progressive approach to fitness that I teach here on Fit2B […]

Aerobics – M/TS

  If you’ve done our 4 basic aerobics routines, starting with these two here, and you’re ready to add a little more choreography and bigger motions to your cardio repertoire, then this floor aerobics workout is your next favorite routine! You’ll be grapevining, squatting, twisting and do a little cha-cha too! This workout is rated […]

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How Emotions Affect Your Diastasis Recti

Your emotions affects how you hold yourself up which affects how fast your diastasis recti narrows - fit2b.com

This blog about how your feelings and moods can have a huge affect on the speed of your healing from various injuries and issues — not just DRA — is actually the third installment in a 4-part series called The Unclosed Core that was originally published in 2015. I’ve been writing and praying this will offer hope to those […]

5 Fitness Sports You Can Keep Enjoying With Diastasis Recti

5 Fitness Sports You Can Keep Enjoying with Diastasis Recti - Fit2B.com

If you have diastasis recti, can you keep paddleboarding? Rowing? Climbing? We field a lot of questions about fitness sports people can enjoy with diastasis recti. While some see a diagnosis of diastasis recti as a time to stop moving completely, here at Fit2B we believe that once you have done core rehab with a […]

Yoga for Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction – E/TS

Yoga for Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction (SPD) on fit2b.com

Sore pubic bones are very common in women who are pregnant or recently given birth. This is because the bones stretch apart to make room for the baby to come out. Sometimes, the bones do “too good of a job” at widening, and if your core muscles are weak as well, then your pelvis will […]

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Online Fitness Videos with Closed Captioning for the Hearing Impaired & Parents of Napping Children

It’s hard enough to not have your core muscles working well for you, let alone your ears. Closed captioning isn’t just for the hearing impaired, though, it’s also for parents who want to workout quietly while their children take naps. It’s for those midnight feeding sessions where you need our Neck Routine while nursing or […]

How Your Chemistry Affects Your Diastasis Recti

How Your Chemistry Affects Your Diastasis Recti - Fit2B.com

Continuing our flashback of “The Unclosed Core” series, we thought you would appreciate this updated blog with current information that will encourage you to persevere. In Part One of this 4-part series, I introduced our general topic of “hope for when that diastasis recti will not close.” In Part Three, I will discuss “How Your […]

Can I Do Planks if I Have Diastasis Recti?

Can I Do Planks if I Have Diastasis Recti? - Fit2B.com

“Can I do planks if I have diastasis recti?” It’s one of the most common questions we receive here on Fit2B where we provide tummysafe workouts that cater to those dealing with separated abs. With planks being a popular default core exercise, and plank challenges constantly circling social media, people want to know: can I […]

Plank Progressions – M/TS

If you’re wanting to learn how to do planks safely and with good technique WITHOUT redamaging your diastasis recti, this 4-part video is what you need! It’s designed to start you with the most basic concepts of planking, encourage you to practice those, and then motivate you to come back for the next part. Please […]

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Hope for When That Diastasis Recti Will NOT Close!

Hope for When That Diastasis Recti Will NOT Close - Fit2B.com

As promised, here is the second installment in our flashback of the popular Unclosed Core series. We hope you will take a few minutes to tell us what you are struggling with and how this is encouraging you in your commitment to persevere.  It is an amazing time to be a core fitness specialist ministering […]

In Defense of Those Who Exercise at Home

Those who exercise at home have many valid reasons for working out in their living rooms. However, being the founder of an online gym has shown me how home exercisers are sometimes scorned, as if activities that are easy for one person to do outdoors — like a casual walk around the block — or at […]

Giving Diastasis Recti Time To Heal: Be Consistent

This blog inspired an entire series called The Unclosed Core. The information and encouragement you will find here is timeless and we trust you will find hope as we continue this journey together. Most of Us Are Turtles Remember Aesop’s fable about the tortoise beating the hare? The majority of the fitness world screams at […]

Gift Ideas for Pregnant Women, New Mothers, and Grandmothers!

      Looking for the perfect gift for a beloved mom-to-be, new mom, mom of three (or ten!), or your own mom or grandmother? It’s hard, because most women with children focus all their energy on their kids and don’t ask for or want much, but you want to get them SOMETHING . . […]

Belly Love: Seeing Beauty in Brokenness

Your Core: What if it's not just about accepting what you can't change but having courage to change the things you can?

This post may be from August 2013, but the struggle to appreciate and cherish our bellies is a common theme. Are you and your core on good terms, or is there still some relationship work to be done? We’d love to hear from you in the comments! My son turned 5 this past week, and as I […]

The #RealMOMrealCEO Challenge on Instagram – Join me!

The #RealMOMrealCEO Challenge on Instagram - Join me! - Fit2B.com

The pressure on female business owners like myself to do all the things is huge. We run companies and kids in carpools. We take classes on QuickBooks and core fitness, yet we still struggle with isolation. I’ve found that it’s far too easy to buy the lie that no one understands the daily paradigms we’re […]

Wall Yoga – M/TS

If you have a bit of blank wall – or if you can easily move furniture out of the way – your home’s very structure can offer some stability and depth to key Yoga positions. This short yet thorough sequence peaks with “Balancing Half Moon” and features many wonderful warming motions + final relaxation with […]

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How to Have a STRONGER, More FLAT Stomach!

How to Have a STRONGER, More FLAT Stomach! - Fit2B.com

This blog was originally published in July 2011 and has continued to connect with those searching for information about diatsasis recti, so we decided to update and republish it in April 2018. Regardless of your background (surgeries, pregnancies, age, etc.), you CAN obtain flatter, stronger abs. It’s NOT about your six-pack, and it IS all […]

Circuit Workout – C/TS

One of my favorite ways to get a quick, challenging workout – that’s also easily scalable if I’m low on energy – is to set up a home circuit. I put various props around my house and go through them two times, doing anywhere from 5 – 20 reps of each activity. This workout will […]

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Top 5 Non-Crunchy Ab Moves!

We have been looking forward to reposting this fan favorite in our {Flashback} Friday series! Which one of these ab moves works best for you?  Crunches are often thought of as the most simple, easy-peasy, go-to exercise for your belly muscles. Turns out, crunching requires a fair amount of technique, especially when a diastasis recti […]

Brace Yourself – K/TS

Bracing a broken bone doesn’t have to be a bummer. Using a therapeutic splint to support your core while your diastasis recti heals needn’t keep you from connecting to other body parts. When you’re wearing a wrap around a healing place, many other joints and muscles are still free to move. This brief educational routine […]

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Crossing the Midline | Motion for Kids

When this article about how crossing the midline helps kids was posted in the Fit2B member forum, it generated deep discussion. It also created calls for us to produce a midline-crossing video for our Fit2B Kids section of workouts. What our members said about midline crossing “We do some of these with my son! He […]

Face Exercises – E/TS/R

Your facial muscles need to be exercised just like any other muscle group. Sure, we use them for talking, expressing, chewing, and even breathing all the time. However, those everyday motions are just a fraction of what they’re capable of. Consciously flexing and releasing the tissues that support the bones of your jaw, neck and […]

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My New Tummy

My New Tummy - Fit2B.com

Welcome to the new {Flashback} Friday series from Fit2B! The following post from 2011 has continued to resonate with so many of you that we thought reposting it with a few updates for clarity would prove beneficial.  ____________________ March, 2011 – Seven weeks ago, I started diastasis rehab with The Tummy Team. I didn’t think […]

Instagram Highlights – A huge thanks to Dr. Michelle

A huge thanks to Dr. Michelle @femalesinfinefettle for having me on your amazing podcast to talk about fitness impacts on hormones and vice versa! I had a lot of fun recording this while walking in the sunshine, and her questions really kept the show moving!! Find it on iTunes and subscribe 🏃🏽‍♀️p.s. I have no […]

Instagram Highlights – Started brewing a batch of kombucha yesterday

Started brewing a batch of kombucha yesterday (see profile for link to my fermenting adventures) and THIS made me smile because it’s what @chrisbehnke asked me at a Christmas party in 2009 which led to he and I starting to film #fit2b workouts 8 years ago this month 😍 this dream we are chasing – […]

Why I Disagree with Banning the Word “Broken”

Words carry weight. In a rapidly-blending global culture, every word is scrutinized, weighed, and judged. Phrases that were once common to one group are now understood to be inflammatory and hurtful to another group, so they are understandably banned and become “non-politically correct.” However, I’ve also seen quite a few articles written to fitness professionals […]

Quad Burn – M/TS

Your quadriceps are crucial to almost every motion your legs make. While many people tend to have dominant quads – the 4 muscles in the front of your thigh – this doesn’t mean they are always long enough and strong enough to play their quintessential roles. Your quad goals should be squad goals, meaning the […]

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Workout In The Car – E/TS

If you’ve ever been stuck in a vehicle, feeling stiff and longing to move, this routine will save you from some sore muscles!You’d be amazed at all the motions you can do while remaining safely buckled in your car seat. If you will not have internet service on your trip, we recommend “pre-loading” the video […]

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How We Launched a Successful Online Fitness Business

Here we are, about to celebrate eight years of filming TummySafe, diastasis-aware workouts for members in 45 countries worldwide, and I get asked all the time: How do I do it? How have we managed to launch a successful online fitness website and keep it running this long? How do I juggle exercise, motherhood, being […]

Squat Work With A Partner – K/M/TS

Partner up and leverage each other to improve your squatting technique!

Partner up and leverage each other to improve your squatting technique! While I filmed this routine with a child, it could also be used by two teens, two adults, one adult and one teen… You get the idea! Notice our special guest puppy, Mandie? Other Fit2B routines that would improve your squat would be Squat […]

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Comforting the Core: Interview with a bereavement doula

The first “real” book I ever read at age 6 was a Life Cycle Library book about pregnancy and birth. You can all thank my mother for being so open and unflappable as she dealt with my ensuing barrage of questions, because that early passion to understand the female body was indicative of my career path […]

Instagram Highlights – It’s been snowing here, which is as it should be since it is winter

It’s been snowing here, which is as it should be since it is winter ❄️ a season of rest and rehab can feel long, but I promise: the improved function and pain-free motion is worth it! The dry underwear is worth it! The new strategies that improve your ability to work even harder are worth […]

Instagram Highlights – Behind the scenes of filming 5-Minute Chest Exercises February 20th 2018

Behind the scenes of filming 5-Minute Chest Exercises ⭐this took two attempts since one transition didn’t film as #diastasisrecti aware as I liked. So I redid the whole thing with a different transition. That’s right, it wasn’t even one of the exercises, but a transition between exercises that nagged the edges of my mind. I […]

Instagram Highlights – ❄️#snowday

❄️#snowday #returntoplay #fitmom #fit2b #pacificnorthWET #functionalfitness #sledding #squats #lunges #hikesliderepeat #fitspo #keepitreal #getoutthere #getoffthecouch #patagonia #columbia #fit2bmama A post shared by Beth Learn – Fit2B® (@fit2bstudio) on Feb 19, 2018 at 10:45am PST

Instagram Highlights – Be sure to watch our live story

Be sure to watch our live story ☝🏼☝🏼with clips from several of the exercise routines we filmed today including this beautiful, peaceful wall yoga workout ⭐️many thanks to today’s #fit2b film crew @chrisbehnke & @alicebehnke ☀️#wallyoga #homefitness #filmallthemoves #diastasisrecti #tummysafe #homeworkout #onlinefitness #onlineworkouts #familyfriendly #modest #digitalfitness #digitalworkout #modifiedplank A post shared by Beth Learn – […]

Neck Routine 2 – E/TS/R

New NECK workout with stretches and releases! - fit2b.com

Beth is back with a whole new set of releases and stretches for your scalines and other muscles which support the head and neck. If you love our original Neck Routine but have always craved more, you’ll enjoy this second installment for sure. If you have a premium membership, you also have access to our […]

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Instagram Highlights – New on the #fit2b blog: my actual reading list from 2017

📚New on the #fit2b blog: my actual reading list from 2017 + what I’m (hopefully) trying to read this year 📚link in profile, then go to blog 📚#readingallthebooks #fitreaders #strongmind #educatedwoman #strongreader #readingfitness #1000gifts #onlinefitness #homefitness #homeschool A post shared by Beth Learn – Fit2B® (@fit2bstudio) on Feb 14, 2018 at 8:02am PST

Instagram Highlights – I don’t exercise so I can workout more.

I don’t exercise so I can workout more. I exercise so I can do life stronger. Like today: we went snowshoeing with dear friends, one of whom is my executive assistant for fit2b.com 👩‍❤️‍👩 love this gal 💪🏼I think we will be sore tomorrow after doing about 6 miles total on the #pinemarten and #junelake […]

Instagram Highlights – Coffee work date with my executive assistant

Coffee work date with my executive assistant Erika who helps keep #fit2b running smoothly. She brought her own #drpepper 😆#girlbosses #coffee #workdate #oldtownbattleground #workingmoms #wahmlife #keepitreal #nohaters #homefitness #diastasis #homeworkout #diastasisrecti #streamingfitness #yoga #streamingworkouts #pilates #digitalworkout #behindthescenes #strongbeauty #digitalfitness #customerservice #familyfriendly #exercise A post shared by Beth Learn – Fit2B® (@fit2bstudio) on Feb 7, 2018 […]

Instagram Highlights – When you give #fit2b to a new mama, it won’t offend her because we aren’t about weightloss.

When you give #fit2b to a new mama, it won’t offend her because we aren’t about weightloss. We are about recovery & strength, flexibility & feeling fabulous again🌟We have workout videos that fit any schedule… and closed captioning for those quiet times 🌛Checkout our Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Programs as well as our memberships! 💪🏼Gift […]

Instagram Highlights – NEW FIT2B WORKOUT RELEASE: please give a warm welcome to “Mellow Slow Flow”

NEW FIT2B WORKOUT RELEASE: please give a warm welcome to “Mellow Slow Flow” which is a yummy yoga routine lasting 20 minutes. It’s rated as moderate for those who are ready for more after having mastered my basic #tummysafe cues for #diastasis awareness in Classic Flow A and B 🙏🏻it includes transitional plank progressions and […]

Mellow Slow Flow – M/TS

Mellow Slow Flow yoga routine for diastasis recti awareness - fit2b.com

This routine’s purpose is to gently build on other basic Yoga routines provided here on Fit2B such as Classic Flow A and B and other beginner workouts in our Intro to Yoga Pathway here and progress your strength as we flow through more classic Yoga moves together. It is rated as M for moderate because […]

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Instagram Highlights – Tummysafe fitness for #diastasisrecti in the car?

🚗Tummysafe fitness for #diastasisrecti in the car? Sure why not! My hubby is driving while @chrisbehnke sets up and @alicebehnke does my makeup in the backseat on our way to #victoriaBC for our yearly #fit2b planning retreat🚘this short portable 15 minute routine should release next month 🙌🏻#carfitness #chairworkout #portablefitness #digitalfitness #onlineworkouts #homeworkout #diastasis #travel #streamingworkouts […]

Instagram Highlights – Friendship can make or break your fitness. A buddy can hold you accountable or … not

Friendship can make or break your fitness. A buddy can hold you accountable or … not 🤔my childhood friend and cofounder @alicebehnke and I buddy up for the latest #fit2b podcast to get real about how our ups and downs have impacted our personal fitness and business 👩‍❤️‍👩 go to 👉🏻 fit2b.us/fit2b-Radio or look under […]

Instagram Highlights – We love the emails and pictures of triumph that flood in from women finding success

We love the emails and pictures of triumph that flood in from women finding success with our #diastasisrecti aware workouts BUT between you and me? It’s ones like this where their kiddos are using our #fit2bkids routines that get me like 😍😍😍 we started letting our kids on the set to film stuff just to […]

Instagram Highlights – Chris: do something cool with the walls, beth!

Chris: do something cool with the walls, beth! Me: okay… wait, nope 😆#tooshort #samson #chinatown #victoriaBC #poofhat #merrellshoes #fit2b #brickalley #movemore #wallworkout A post shared by Beth Learn – Fit2B® (@fit2bstudio) on Jan 28, 2018 at 12:07pm PST

Instagram Highlights – Did laps around the ferry deck on our way over to #victoriaBC for a planning retreat for #fit2b and TALK ABOUT wind!

Did laps around the ferry deck on our way over to #victoriaBC for a planning retreat for #fit2b and TALK ABOUT wind! Sheesh! #walkergirl #walkinglaps #ferry #canadaorbust #getmoving #movemore #dontjustsitthere #walkthankful #walkingasaworkout A post shared by Beth Learn – Fit2B® (@fit2bstudio) on Jan 26, 2018 at 7:39pm PST

Tai Chi Inspired Core – E/TS/P

Tai Chi Inspired Core Workout for prenatal and postnatal fitness recovery - fit2b.com

Enjoy this standing core workout inspired by Tai Chi with our adorably pregnant guest instructor Gillian Sukachevin. At the time of this filming, she was 19 weeks along and promising us a few more routines including a “Feeding Routine” once baby arrives. Not only is Gill a talented Tai Chi instructor, she is also the […]

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Instagram Highlights – My cofounder @chrisbehnke grabbed these stills of me while he was editing the NEW neck routine video

My cofounder @chrisbehnke grabbed these stills of me while he was editing the NEW neck routine video 🤣 #keepitreal #neckexercise #facestretch #allthefaces #rubberlips #ilovemylife #fit2b #onlinefitness #homefitness #streamingfitness #onlineworkouts #homeworkout #streamingworkouts A post shared by Beth Learn – Fit2B® (@fit2bstudio) on Jan 23, 2018 at 11:23am PST

Instagram Highlights – A client posted this of her cat chasing me during her workout

A client posted this of her cat chasing me during her workout 😆🐱 #fit2bcats #catsofinstagram #imamouse #fit2b #catswholift #icanhasworkout #fitspo #strongcat A post shared by Beth Learn – Fit2B® (@fit2bstudio) on Jan 22, 2018 at 9:34am PST

Instagram Highlights – Snowshoes at #mthood this past Saturday

Snowshoes at #mthood this past Saturday 😎it was gorgeous, sunny and 40-degrees so no need for thick layers! Five miles and felt amazing 💪🏼#fit2b #pacificnorthwest #fitmom #getoutside #snowywalk #snowshoeing #snowshoes #fitspo #athleta #diastasis #diastasisrecti #strongbeauty A post shared by Beth Learn – Fit2B® (@fit2bstudio) on Jan 18, 2018 at 8:52am PST

Instagram Highlights – We are jumping in the podcast bandwagon!

We are jumping in the podcast bandwagon! Better late than never, right? 😜search for and subscribe to Fit2B Radio to find our first 4 with 3 morein the editing queue and 4 more scheduled to record in the next few weeks! ☕️ #fitnesspodcast #hormones #diastasisrecti #running #abs #fitspo #fit2b #homefitness A post shared by Beth […]

Instagram Highlights – This was posted in the private #fit2b member forum where my clients are having a good laugh.

This was posted in the private #fit2b member forum where my clients are having a good laugh. I don’t mind a bit😆I’ve got a rubber face for sure 😜this is from our Gentle Blend workout 💪🏼#realmomrealceo #fitmom #keepitreal #streamingworkouts #onlineworkouts #homeworkouts #streamingfitness #onlinefitness #homefitness #stretchyband #fireplace #hyggefitness #wheresmyband #pilates #sidelegseries #obliques #lovehandles A post shared […]

Instagram Highlights – New Workout Release: Kids Cross Over!

New Workout Release: Kids Cross Over! If you have been told your child needs exercises for #crossingthemidline (or maybe you do too 🤔) check out this new routine we just took LIVE today on fit2b.com👍🏼🙌🏻💪🏼 #midlinecrossing #crossingmidline #fit2bkids #notjustforkids #homefitness #homeworkouts #homeschool #occupationaltherapy #onlinefitness #onlineworkouts #streamingfitness #streamingworkouts #kidsfitness #kidsworkouts A post shared by Beth Learn […]

Midline Cross Over Routine for Kids – K/TS

Kids Midline Crossing Exercise Routine - Fit2b.com

Crossing the midline of the body has been shown to help both sides of the brain to wake up, communicate better, and get to work. Motions that cross the midline are frequently used in classrooms and prescribed in occupational therapy to help kids improve their motor skills and cursive, focus and attention, as well as […]

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Instagram Highlights – Behind the scenes of our last shoot

Behind the scenes of filming 5-Minute Chest Exercises ⭐this took two attempts since one transition didn’t film as #diastasisrecti aware as I liked. So I redid the whole thing with a different transition. That’s right, it wasn’t even one of the exercises, but a transition between exercises that nagged the edges of my mind. I […]

Instagram Highlights – How the girl is doing her math homework today

How the girl is doing her math homework today 😍I have always been intrigued by the movements she does intuitively when she is thinking hard 🤔are you raising a girl? Did you know that #fit2b has a #bodyeducation course just for her about #alignment #fitness #nutrition #periods #sports #anatomy #core #bodyimage #pelvicfloor #hygiene #selfcare and […]

Instagram Highlights – So fun to volunteer-teach a movement session at my kids’ school yesterday

So fun to volunteer-teach a movement session at my kids’ school yesterday. I brought along one of my fave #exercise props and we did a circuit with this, log rolls, air squats, desk push ups, inch worms, and hopping in place. The kids got 20 minutes of movement, and the teacher got calm for her […]

Instagram Highlights – Filmed a few more gorgeous #tummysafe workouts for #fit2b on New Year’s Day

Filmed a few more gorgeous #tummysafe workouts for #fit2b on New Year’s Day ♥️ this is from the “Mellow Slow Flow” yoga routine ❄️#homefitness #diastasis #athleta #lularoeleggings #diastasisrecti #onlineworkouts #homeworkouts #onlinefitness #core #strong #modest #familyfriendly #behindthescenes #winterscene #toesocks A post shared by Beth Learn – Fit2B® (@fit2bstudio) on Jan 3, 2018 at 7:06pm PST

Instagram Highlights – Dear 2017, you wounded and scarred me BUT it made me stronger

Dear 2017, you wounded and scarred me BUT it made me stronger. This scar (and all the others no one can see) will be treasured as evidence I can do all things through CHRIST who gives me strength 💪🏼 so here’s to wounds that heal and leave special scars behind to remind us that what […]

All {or Most} of the Reasons You NEED Some Fat

Your body needs fat, and the nutrition lesson in the Fit2B Girls course focuses on all the best sources of it. Why? Because we want our young girls to know the truth from an early age: they don’t need to be afraid of fat! Not only is fat the richest source of energy for longer […]

Impact and bone density

Am I wearing a neck brace? Yes, and I’ll explain why in the video + tell you about a cool study that linked impact to bone density that blew my mind! Because did you know that after menopause a woman’s risk of dying due to complications from osteoporosis LEVELS OUT with her risk of dying […]

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Getting An MRI

This was a scary time for me. Something serious was going on with my neck (read about it here) and my way of coping with this scan was to turn it into a teachable moment that I hope will help others. The injury has been dealt with, and I’ve filmed many new routines since then, […]

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Discussing discs

It doesn’t get much more real than me in my surgeon’s office, playing with intervertebral disc models while wearing a neck brace. In this video I am just a few weeks post-operation. I thought you’d like to see these cool models and understand what they put in my neck + what I was able to […]

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The Garden

Working in the garden, like many activities, isn’t just a single manageable motion. It’s many actions all strung together and done repetitively, usually without a suitable warmup. It’s therefore no big shocker that gardening results in more injuries than football. Strategy is required to avoid injury (or worsen diastasis recti) while gardening, and being outdoors […]

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Scrubbing Tubs

Would you believe me if I said I’ve filmed this video multiple times as I learn more? Of course you would! That’s how we roll around here, so it shouldn’t surprise you. I love the fluidity of a website for that very reason. As we learn more about cores and diastasis recti recovery, I can […]

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Car Stretches

When you are NOT the one in the driver’s seat, and the road is long, and the “when are we there yet” queries from the backseat are frequent, and your hip flexors or neck are telling you they’d like to get out of the car, but you’re all stuck… this video should help provide some […]

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Thrifting for Fitness

I love a bargain, and that might be why Fit2B is such a good deal. I have never bought a huge piece of bulky exercise equipment, and I don’t ever plan to because I don’t need it. The sporting goods aisle at any local thrift or second-hand shop is a treasure trove of fitness props, […]

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Sweet Feet Moves

One lovely morning, while waiting outside for our table to be called at a restaurant, Alice and I started talking about feet. She and I go way back as friends. She is one of my co-founders for Fit2B and has also contributed to the fashion & beauty lesson in the Fit2B Girls course… but she […]

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Beth In Real Life | Bad Clothes

I got stuck in a shirt, okay? Nothing to see here. Move along. Do I hate my body because it didn’t slide right into the cute top that turned out to be a size too small? Nope. There’s a lot of things I don’t fit in anymore. This body has been through many things that […]

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Beth In Real Life | At the Car Wash

At the car wash… At the car wash,  yeah! Admit it, you’re singing the oldie it in your head now. Seriously, though, while going through the car wash I had a few thoughts on how it applies to our own self-care. Do not watch this video if you don’t need a swift kick in the tush […]

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Beth In Real Life | Lifting Loads

Life involves load. It’s necessary to avoid heavy lifting when you have diastasis recti or prolapse, and you haven’t yet learned the strategies for managing your pressure systems. Once you dial in your technique, though, and you learn how to recruit your core instead of bulge it, you can start approaching heavy things with more […]

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A Snowy Walk

You wouldn’t know how rare snow is where I live based on all the snow videos I have in this MEA 2 mini course! This is one of those rambling philosophical videos. I’m basically sharing some musings while I bring you along on my walk. Don’t forget you should totally do MEA 4: Walking As […]

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Beth In Real Life | Stoking Fires

We life in a fixer-upper farm house with a wood stove as our primary source of heat. During our typically damp, cold Winters in the Pacific Northwest, I end up stoking our fire several times a day. I didn’t realize how much it was affecting my diastasis recti. You may have “missing link” in your […]

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Eating Food

Food can feel like the enemy when the world is full of fad diets and food allergies abound. Food is fuel, comfort, entertainment, and laughter with friends and family around a table. I like food, and I think you need to know that I don’t diet. I don’t restrict. I don’t avoid fat. I don’t […]

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Gas Station Stretches

A member asked if I might have any good stretches I do while “pumping petrol” … and it took me a full 27 seconds to figure out what she meant. Hehe! We call it “gas” around here, and that’s not the first time our forum has had some fun with the language differences we encounter […]

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Beth In Real Life | Sweeping & Vacuuming

Housework can be exercise, and exercise can be done while doing housework. It’s all about how you move and – as always – your strategy. This video will hopefully inspire you to quit slumping through the doldrum of daily chores and see these opportunities with fresh perspective. Vacuuming is your chance to do lunges. Hand […]

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Trampolines and Diastasis Recti

Is it safe to jump on a trampoline while you diastasis recti is healing? What about if you have prolapse or urinary or fecal incontinence? Let me just say straight up that leaking pee or poo when doing any activity is a RED flag to stop that activity and seek help from a women’s health […]

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Bike Riding

Get ready to laugh at my expense, people! Trying to video myself while on a bike path was some crazy fun. I go a little off-road with my bike and my tips on seat position, torso alignment, and diastasis recti awareness. As usual, what comes out of  my mouth is more than what you’d expect… […]

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My Belly After Diastasis Recti

My belly would like to share a few thoughts with you. It has its own story to tell after carrying three lives and healing from diastasis recti. While we keep things very modest on this family friendly fitness site, it’s time to for my tummy to show it’s true tone and tell you a few […]

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My Training Begins!

If you’ve been on Fit2B for any length of time, you know I love race walking. However, I don’t do it year round. It’s hard on my body, so I cross train during the winter. This is a video I took as I finished one of my first training walks of 2017… a year that […]

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Pushing Strollers

While out for a walk with a friend who was bushing a baby in a stroller, she was nice enough to hold my iPhone and record this for us. Thanks, Jessica! For a full lesson on stroller cautions and tummysafe moves, visit BeyondFitMom – Kate Horney’s lesson on stroller fitness in our Experts on Diastasis […]

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About My Nails

My reasons for having thick acrylic nails might surprise you. They’re deeply personal and necessary for my self-care. I don’t go into all of it here, but I do let you in how I do them and what it’s like. One thing I will tell you is that it’s part of my mental health, and […]

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At The Park

I remember sinking gratefully down onto park benches on many exhausting days as a young mom. If someone had told me to go play on the equipment with my child, I would have squinted up at them with one eye shut and told them, “I’m fine. I worked out earlier today.  Now I’m tired. My […]

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