Author Archives: Beth Learn

Hot Yoga Flow I – C/TS 💙

This builds on our 'Hot Yoga Prep' workout which is a set pattern of 26 poses practiced in many studios around the world. It’s far from TummySafe, yet it’s very beneficial for flexibility, spines, knees, lymphatics, digestion, and more. So I’ve been studying it and breaking it down into a Diastasis-aware series you can practice at home. This workout contains all the standing poses at a harder level than the prep video we already released, yet still “holding back” and modifying. Hot Yoga Flow II (releasing 2024) contains all the floor poses. Please note that the autogenerated captions don’t speak Sanskrit even though 2 million people do LOL!

This challenging routine builds on our ‘Hot Yoga 26 + 2 Prep‘ workout which would be wise to do before this one. Hot Yoga is a set pattern of 26 poses practiced in many studios around the world. Traditionally, it’s far from TummySafe, yet the poses are scientifically proven to be very beneficial for flexibility, […]

Kettlebell Core – M/TS 💚💛

Strengthen your abs and improve your diastasis with this Kettlebell Core workout you can do at home, anytime or anywhere!

How about some standing, creative core work with a kettlebell that also offers an amazing arm workout? And what if we use two off-set, imbalanced kettlebells (or other weights) to draw your obliques into every exercise? This is the NEW short, effective upper body workout you’ve been waiting for and that you’re going to come […]

Shoulder Bridge Blast – E/TS 💛

Want a better booty without the squats? Then shoulder bridges are your ticket to training that tush, but how about we play with allll the variations and throw in some counter-motions and stretches between all that work? Let's go!

Want a better booty without the squats? Then shoulder bridges are your ticket to training that tush. However, how about we play with allll the shoulder bridge variations I could think of + throw in some counter-motions, release work, and stretches between all that work? The best part is that you’ll be laying down the […]

Lymphatic Length & Strength – E/TS ❤️💛

Based on “The Big 6” lymphatic drainage points emphasized by Dr. Perry, this exercise routine offers movements and techniques to strengthen your lymphatic system, lengthen your muscles, and prime your whole body for better fitness response. Plus, there’s a brilliant move for your Diastasis Recti that will help speed healing in your core! This workout […]

Chunky 5×5.3 – M/TS💚💙💛

Chunky 5x5.3 - A diastasis aware full body workout you can break apart into chunks to fit your busy lifestyle

Welcome to the third installment of our popular Chunky 5×5 series which “chunks” apart one longer workout into 5 “chunks” that are about 5 minutes apiece with 5 different exercises per chunk in 5 different categories: Warm-up, Upper Body, Cardio, Lower Body, and Cool Down Stretching. Do it all at once, spread it throughout your […]

Ballistic Bells – M/TS💚💙💛

Need some seated motions you can do at meetings, church sermons, zooms, and other classes to keep your blood circulating and your muscles happy without drawing attention to yourself? Watch this video, take some notes, or play it on silent during your next event. Be sure to check out "Subtle Standing Moves" as well.

Grab a dumbbell or kettlebell and discover how a few “airborne” additions to your lifting motions can stimulate your muscles and bones in new ways while also boosting your brain health! We know that ball-type play improves mental health and fights brain diseases, and I wrote a big article with links to our other tossing/catching […]

Subtle Seated Moves for Meetings – E/TS

Need some seated motions you can do at meetings, church sermons, zooms, and other classes to keep your blood circulating and your muscles happy without drawing attention to yourself? Watch this video, take some notes, or play it on silent during your next event. Be sure to check out "Subtle Standing Moves" as well.

Need some seated motions you can do at meetings, church sermons, zooms, and other classes to keep your blood circulating and your muscles happy without drawing attention to yourself? Watch this video, take some notes, or play it on silent during your next event. Also, be sure to check out its sister routine, “Subtle Standing […]

Hot Yoga 26+2 Prep – M/TS

Have you been curious about "Hot Yoga" but nervous to try a class because you've heard that it's intense and sweaty + you suspect that your core, knees, and shoulders aren't ready? Well, Beth headed to a local studio to learn the flow and be able to break it down to basics for you. In this video, you'll be introduced to simple modifications for the 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises that are done in every traditional "Bikram" style hot yoga studio.

Have you been curious about “Hot Yoga” but nervous to try a class because you’ve heard that it’s intense and sweaty + you suspect that your core, knees, and shoulders aren’t ready? Or maybe you’ve tried a class, but the script they follow was fast and overwhelming? Well, I’m passionate about helping everyone make a full […]

Subtle Standing Moves for Meetings – E/TS

Need some quiet motions for meetings, church sermons, zooms, and other classes to keep your blood circulating and your muscles happy without drawing attention to yourself? Watch this video, take some notes, or play it on silent during your next event. Also, be sure to check out its sister routine, “Subtle Seated Moves for Meetings” […]

Wind Releasing Routine – E/TS

The Wind Releasing Routine on Fit2B will teach you a sequence of moves to help your digestion and relieve gas.

Got gas? Get ready to say goodbye to bloated bellies with this sequence of specially ordered movements and poses that will aid digestion and banish the bubbles! This routine starts standing and finishes in a supine, laying down position. The order of movement is important to work with how air wants to rise + the […]

How Trauma Affects Your Tummy Muscles

Here on Fit2B we provide specialized workouts for women whose cores need extra attention. Often – not always – there is trauma somewhere in their past. However, as I begin this blog about how trauma can affect our tummy muscles – keep in mind that the pelvic floor forms the bottom of our core canister […]

Shining Savasana – E/TS

Filmed at the closing of our Winter Conference in 2021, this routine wrapped up the day and helped all of us relax and reward ourselves. Savasana is the yoga term for “corpse pose” where you’re laying down, flat and settled, like you’re grey and dead. Except it’s one of the most life-giving poses to me. […]

Sterling Center – E/TS

Solid sterling silver has great value. It can form a strong ring that supports more precious gems, or it can carry nourishment to our mouths in the form of silverware. Let’s learn how to keep our centers “sterling” strong with some sparkly new exercises in this routine! No Equipment Needed. By clicking play on this […]

Silver Linings – M/TS

Every cloud has a silver lining, and moving our limbs in straight lines is a shining example of long-lever motions that create a core workout like no other. As we age, it’s crucial to maintain bone density and power output. These goals are achieved by continuing to challenge our balance, practice resistance training, and keep […]

Silver Streaks – M/TS

Who cares if you are starting to get silver streaks in your hair? Let’s streak some silver through the air, improve our peripheral vision, develop our fast-twitch muscle fibers, and have fun feeling powerful (and a little silly) during this creative cardio fitness routine. Equipment needed: 2 Swords (or two sticks wrapped in tin foil) […]

Argentum Aerobics – C/TS

Argentum is the latin word for the chemical element ‘Silver’ which is why it has the symbol ‘Ag’ on the periodic table of the elements. Argentum means “shiny” or “white” and is defined as a soft, white, lustrous transition metal with the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal. Silver nitrate dilutions […]

Silver Bells – C/TS

Even if it’s not Christmastime in the city, you can enjoy this metallic set of movements. If you don’t have a kettlebell, you can tie a square-knot in the handles of a sturdy bag to make your own “bell.” Along our silver theme of fighting the effects of aging, this routine adds load to exercises […]

Bosu Step & Sculpt – C/TS

Take your coordination to the next level by adding balance to your step aerobics workout! No bosu? No problem, go ahead and use a regular step or just do the stepping motions on the floor. After our fun choreography, we wrap up this workout with some sculpting work, so grab those weights and let's go!

Take your coordination to the next level by adding balance to your step aerobics workout! No bosu? No problem, go ahead and use a regular step or just do the stepping motions on the floor. I rated this workout as challenging because of the wobbling platform, but it would be easier if you use a […]

Fuchsia Fascia: Breath & Warm-up Routine – E/TS

Perfect for warming up or use as a stand-alone workout, this exercise video will wake up all your fascial tissues and get you ready for more movement. Swinging motions are wonderful for your fascia and your entire lymphatic system. Your fascia is all the connective tissue that holds you together. Fascia encases your muscles, contains […]

Pink Piriformis – Hip Stretches – E/TS

Your piriformis is a muscle in the back of your hips under your gluteals that can wreak havoc if it’s upset… and it tends to get upset more often in females than males – likely due to our wider hips and softening hormones. Speaking of females, pink is for girls, right? Well, Japan sees pink […]

Coral Contralaterals – M/TS

One thing your core loves is contralateral motion, meaning unbalanced movements that work oppositional parts. Thus, this ab + arm workout from our Pink Color Series will not disappoint when it comes to “pinking up” the circulation to your midsection. Your arms may also get a bit rosy as you explore different weights. This pink […]

Salmon Spheres – M/TS

This full body workout was inspired by the circular life of Salmon, and it is packed with a variety of circular motions and spherical objects that will improve you ability to balance loads. The Salmon fish is native to where I live in the Pacific Northwest, and they are known for their athletic jumps up […]

Pink Pedaling – C/TS

I designed and taught a class called “CycleShape” for 8 years before, during and after having my two children. I see cycling workouts as a tremendous cardio exercise, and I had so much fun picking a range of motivating music for this video. Get ready for constant motion and lots of sweat. My pink hair […]

Perimenopause: 5 ways to improve it

As I press publish on this post, it’s International Women’s Day, and my social media feeds are full of well-wishes and women’s health advice for fitness, nutrition, and even menopause, but most women don’t realize three crucial things: Menopause is only one day long. Perimenopause can last 10-15 years. What we do during pregnancy and […]

One Arm Wonder – E/TS

When you only have the use of one of your arms, but you still want a wonderful workout, this is the upper body routine you need! Not only does this home exercise video offer shoulder, bicep, and tricep exercises, you'll also be offered some lower body work + balance training and core integration for Diastasis Recti awareness. Beth goes through the exercises twice, giving you the chance to do two sets or bring in that second arm if and when you're able.

When you only have the use of one of your arms, but you still want a wonderful workout, this is the upper body routine you need! Not only does this home exercise video offer shoulder, bicep, and tricep exercises, you’ll also be offered some lower body work + balance training and core integration for Diastasis […]

5-Minute Booty Burn With A Band – M/TS

Grab a long stretchy band and prepare to have your buns burned 🔥 Your gluteal muscles are the powerhouses of your lower trunk which is all part of your core, so let’s fire up those cheeks! Feel like doing more when you’re done? Click here for the rest of our 5-Minute workouts! By clicking play on these […]

5-Minute Calves – E/TS

Smoke the calf muscles in your lower legs in just 5 minutes and get that lymphatic drainage system pumping gunk out while you tone your lower legs! Feel like doing more when you’re done? Click here for the rest of our 5-Minute workouts! By clicking play on these or any video on this website, you signify that […]

5-Minute Cozy Bedtime Moves – E/TS

This comforting 5-minute routine has just five easy movements that are meant to be done on or in bed at the end of days when you’re feeling tight and tired, want to ward off restless legs or arms, have some extra energy to burn before bed, or you didn’t manage a workout. You’ll love how […]

5-Minute Face Exercises – E/TS

Give yourself a mini facial as you strengthen, stretch, and tone the muscles of your jaws, mouth, forehead, and tongue! Feel like doing more when you’re done? Click here for the rest of our 5-Minute workouts! This workout is also part of our awesome 14-Days To A Better Neck course. By clicking play on these or […]

5-Minute Jump Progressions – M/TS

Nervous to jump because your pelvic floor is dodgy? Watch this video through one time, and notice how it’s broken down into 1-4 minutes per day, starting with the first part of this videos and the easiest moves. Do the first bit, then do the next part a few days later, and then do next […]

5-Minute Morning Moves – E/TS

Starting on the edge of your bed or a chair, let’s wake the body up slowly and gently, preparing you for a beautiful day! Need more exercises for bedrest? Find them here! Feel like doing more when you’re done? Click here for the rest of our 5-Minute workouts! By clicking play on these or any video on […]

5-Minute Resting Routine – E/TS

Stuck in bed? How about a few gentle motions to improve circulation to your muscles? This short routine covers a lot of ground in a short time without raising your heart rate or pushing any limits. Just stay right there in bed and enjoy the movements. If you like this one, you might also like […]

5-Minute Stair Workout – M/TS

Got a few steps in your house? Around your house? Use them to exercise your legs, chest and arms in this short but efficient workout! Feel like doing more when you’re done? Click here for the rest of our 5-Minute workouts! By clicking play on these or any video on this website, you signify that you have […]

5-Minute Thighs – M/TS

Technically it’s 10 minutes because we do 5 minutes on each leg. Sorry #notsorry for being sneaky like that, but we promise it will be worth it. Your thighs will be feeling this for sure 😉 Feel like doing more when you’re done? Click here for the rest of our 5-Minute workouts! By clicking play on these […]

5-Minute Yoga In A Field In A Dress – E/TS

… Because, why not do yoga in a dress in a pretty field? Stretching can be done anywhere! Oh, and we promise no gusty breezes will lift Beth’s skirt while she does warrior poses with you. Feel like doing more when you’re done? Click here for the rest of our 5-Minute workouts! By clicking play on these […]

Blue Bells – C/TS

When you hear the term “kettlebell workout” you likely think of a round weight with a handle being swung in all directions. The great thing about KB workouts, though, is that they don’t have to involve fast swinging. If you want to learn basic tummysafe strategies for traditional KB moves, check out Kettlebell Workout 1 […]

Turquoise Tabata – M/TS

What if you could get stronger just 20 seconds at a time? That’s what Tabata is! You do an exercise for 20 seconds, then you take a 10-second break. You can do anything for 20 seconds, right? We have a few other Tabata-style workouts you can find in our A-Z section, but this one is […]

Blue Belt Kickboxing – M/TS

Straight up, I was going to offer this in the black color series, but I’m not a black belt or even a blue belt. I’m just a certified kickboxing instructor who wants to help you get some aggressive energy out while making you sweat. The best part about this workout is the core cues to […]

Cobalt Core Hypopressives – M/TS

For the first time ever, you’re going to be seeing a lot of my belly in a Fit2B workout. This was very emotional for me (I cried later) but blue stands for courage and truth. You seeing my true tummy will allow you to fully comprehend the power of  this highly specialized technique and what it […]

Sapphire Standing – E/TS

Remember our foundational routine, Align It Flat? Well, this routine will offer a refresher on your alignment with some subtle, soothing, stacking motions that will bring newfound stability to your spine. Some believe the sapphire stone brings protection, and we know for sure that elongated posture protects your core and spine. Look at this routine […]

Blue Breathing – E/TS

There is a way to breath that sounds like an ocean in the back of your throat. It’s a way to strengthen and stretch your voice and deep neck muscles that surround your trachea and larynx. The name of this breath translates to “victorious breathing,” and it’s also known as “Ocean Breathing.” Can you make […]

Azure Awakening – E/TS

Sometimes, when you’re feeling blue, it’s hard to get out of bed. When your mind and body are struggling to wake up, we hope this gentle start will help. You’ll go from laying down under your covers, to doing some easy stretches and core work, to sitting on the edge of your bed, a bit […]

Bathrobe Blues – E/TS

Living in your bathrobe lately? Feeling the need to connect to your core? What if you could one or two essential movements for your core and key tension holders? This routine keeps you cozy yet contains lots of essentials for your whole body. The best part is how Beth shows you how to use your bathrobe […]

Chunky 5×5.2 Full Body Workout – M/TS

Y'all loved the first one, so we had to make a second edition of this popular Diastasis Recti aware 5x5 workout with 25 exercises formatted to be done in 5 chunks including a warmup, weights, cardio, and a cool down stretch sesh. Feel free to do it all at once, but you can also "chunk it up" throughout your day or a whole week! Equipment needed: two sets of hand weights or two water bottles and two matching canned goods + A bench or sturdy low table (you can also just lay on the floor)

Y’all loved the first one, so we had to make a second edition of this popular 5×5 workout with 25 exercises formatted to be done in 5 chunks including a warmup, weights, cardio, and a cool down stretch sesh. Feel free to do it all at once, but you can also “chunk it up” throughout […]

5-Minute Back Attack – M/TS

Nail all your back muscles (in a good way) in this short 5-minute workout designed to strengthen your posterior movement chain. Get ready for a killer soundtrack! Feel like doing more when you’re done? Click here for the rest of our 5-Minute workouts! By clicking play on these or any video on this website, you signify that […]

5-Minute Arms – E/TS

Grab a pair of water bottles (or dumbbells if you have them) and get a quick, effective arm workout in just 5 minutes. Feel like doing more when you’re done? Click here for the rest of our 5-Minute workouts! By clicking play on these or any video on this website, you signify that you have […]

Verde Vagus Breathwork – E/TS

Your vagus nerve is incredible. Body nerds worldwide are still discovering what this cranial innervator does throughout your body, but we know for sure that it unites the jaw, core, pelvic, and all your diaphragms. If you want to wander down the rabbit hole, google ‘polyvagal theory’ and if you’re a birth junkie, just know […]

Sage Stretching – E/TS

Some stretches are particularly wise for the heart area. Studies have shown that women with heart disease also tend to have tight chest muscles and difficulty rotating their trunks, so opening the pectorals and improving oblique strength & flexibility is key. This gentle “E” for easy routine would be perfect after a harder routine or […]

Emerald Exhale Hypopressive Workout – M/TS

Please complete Ebony Exhale and Cobalt Core before doing this workout. This routine contains more advanced hypopressive “low-pressure” poses and breath holds. The goal is to elevate the pelvic floor during an exhale-based stomach vacuum, and this particular set of moves brings the obliques into the mix as we practice anti-rotation. I am a certified level 1 […]

Green Gertie – M/TS

She weighs 60 lbs. I got her for Christmas 2 years before filming this routine, right after I had spine surgery. She and I were not friends at first even though I asked for her, I wanted her, and I needed her. She forced me to approach her and my body with humility and a […]

Lime Launching Cardio – C/TS

My godfather loved Kermit The Frog, and I have waited a long time to film this leaping workout with these leggings that have Kermit all over them. Naturally, Kermit and I will have you throwing, launching, and laughing (at me because of an amazing blooper Chris left in to bring you joy at my expense). The […]

Orange Obliques – M/TS

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Overwhelmingly, when I asked for “O” alliterations to match the word “orange” from our fans, people said “obliques!” Of course, you know how much my brain enjoys coming up with core exercises, however – beyond rotation – your obliques are in charge of PREVENTING twisting between your ribs and hips. This brilliant core workout explores […]

Orange Oxygen – E/TS

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Something I have been exploring for a number of years now is how our breath moves our entire bodies. Here is one beautiful video that shows how the breath moves the lungs, ribs, shoulder muscles, thoracic diaphragm, and abdominal contents. I’d love for you to take a moment to watch that before you do this […]

Orange Openers – M/TS

Continuing with our brilliant orange focus on the muscles around the hips, this sunny routine shines light on lots of ways to open & extend our hip flexors. They tend to be chronically tight in most people for two reasons: sitting closes the hips, and we are forward-moving creatures who use our hip flexors for […]

Orange Orbits – M/TS

What if we move in circular motions for an entire workout? My two favorite planets are orange – at least the way I remember them in my childhood science books – and my mind filled with creative motions when someone suggested orbital motions for this orange installment of our Color Series. Our bodies often only […]

Orange Over Under – C/TS

Yeah, so this workout KILLED me almost dead, people! I was laying on the floor in a sweaty puddle by the end, so be warned: start with light weights, and set your ego aside like I did halfway through this vibrant workout that will build your muscular endurance with movements that go over and under […]

Orange Opposites – K/TS

Invite your children to join me and SadieBell on a fit, fun exploration of opposite movements. We will go fast and slow. We will pretend to be short and tall. The orangey options are endless, and we hope your family comes up with even more to do on your own! By clicking play on this […]

Rebounding Basics – E/TS

Learn some simple footwork while getting a fun, short cardio workout on your trampoline at home. This is the perfect routine to do BEFORE our “Rebound Cardio” series because it teaches the basics, helps you tune into your core and pelvic floor, and gets your heart rate up without a lot of impact. With bouncing […]

Dark Days – E/R/TS

Our bodies have been through a lot. We feel all of it physically, not just mentally. While putting together “Comforting The Core: Moving Through Miscarriage & Infant Loss,” I studied how people move when grieving, and I began planning the series of intuitive movements for grief that you’ll find in this routine. The first half […]

Black BattleSticks – C/TS

They handed me two wooden drumsticks and a permanent marker. Then they told me to write what I was fighting for on each one. I wasn’t sure where to start, so I wrote my children’s names on them. Then the music started, and I lost myself in the rhythm and drumming. I knew I had […]

Nightly Knees – E/TS

Whether your knees are naughty or not to you, taking them through these gentle ranges of motion before you sleep at night will strengthen the muscles around them and may help with restless legs. This routine starts standing, then seats you, and finishes with you laying down… perfect for bedtime! Equipment needed: A tennis-ball or […]

Black Bouncing – M/TS

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The bouncy ball routine we filmed called “Purple Passing” was such a hit — and so many people have told us it helped them break through mental barriers that were keeping them from exercise — I decided to film another version with a bigger ball! You’ll seriously enjoy how time flies when you’re concentrating on […]

Black Balance & Biceps – E/TS

Color Series: Black Home Exercise Workouts - fit2B.com - Fit2B knows women are looking for fitness motivation and asking the questions, "Is breathing exercise? Is there a bicep workout that is fun? Who can teach me how to do a cardio workout at home?" If you are looking for creative and fun workouts, Beth, our core workout specialist, has you covered. From diastasis recti exercises that will keep your tummy safe to a mental health routine that focuses you with grief quotes. Whether you need a beginner workout or more advanced fitness, click here!

What happens within your core when you hold a weighted object in one hand, and balance on the opposite foot? The answer: a whole lot of awesomesauce! But it’s not just about your belly. Balance work and loaded activities like weightlifting have both been shown to improve bone density better than medication at any age! […]

Ebony Exhale Hypopressives – E/TS

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There’s a mystery in the place between your exhale and inhale. Holding space after your breath out, before your next breath in, offers an opportunity for greater core control. Explore the depths of your exhale in this basic low-pressure fitness routine that takes you through the first 8 level one hypopressives poses as taught by […]

5 Interesting Facts About Your Abs & Diastasis Recti

Alright, alright… I’ll admit this now that I’m no longer in danger of being bullied for it: I’m a nerd. I have a degree in exercise and sport science, more fitness certifications than I have time to list at the moment (see them all here) and I could talk about brains and bodies all day. […]

5-Min Cozy Bedtime Moves – E/TS

This comforting 5-minute routine has just five easy movements that are meant to be done on or in bed at the end of days when you’re feeling tight and tired, want to ward off restless legs or arms, have some extra energy to burn before bed, or you didn’t manage a workout. You’ll love how […]

Purple Pump: Light Weight Workout Video – M/TS

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Did you know that your blood isn’t actually red? Inside your body, it’s more of a purplish-blue hue. Exercise makes your heart pump blood faster, and this gentle home workout video offers a combination of transverse-toning cardio and weights will leave you feeling heady, victorious and royal! Each move incorporates a “pump” of the deep […]

Strengthen Your Core in Bed: Tips & Exercises for Moms on Bedrest

Being on bedrest when you’re expecting a baby or recovering from an injury or surgery can be tough on your mental health, heart health, bone density, and fitness. Not only are you dealing with the physical and emotional changes of whatever situation you’re in, but you also have to find ways to avoid joint stiffness, […]

Catching Connections – E/TS

Have a ball while you catch some connections to a healthier heart and a brighter brain. Tossing, catching and bouncing a ball has been shown to ward off dementia and Alzheimers, and the rapid eye movement will improve your mood too! Don’t worry if you have to chase after you ball a few times because […]

Top Women’s Health Podcasts to Inspire Your Wellness

We launched a podcast called Fit2B Radio several years ago. Since then, we’ve produced so many women’s health & fitness episodes with experts on the topics of diastasis recti, maternal mental health, perimenopause, labor and birth recovery, female sports and athletics, and more! Making it easy to find all those topics for those who want […]

Reading Routine – E/TS/R

Grab that book you’ve been reading (or meaning to read) and allow me to guide you softly through several gentle position changes as we read quietly to ourselves. We’ll simply swap how we’re sitting or laying every 1.5-2 minutes-ish, and I keep my cues to a minimum so that I’m not interrupting your reading with […]

Walking Poetry I

Words and motion are intertwined in my mind. I was a writer first and a “worker outer” second. I literally went to college to be a political journalist, but exercise science called more loudly to my soul. Perhaps this is why quotes and poetry that contain a sense of ambulation and anatomy in motion really […]

That time I used a “Bandaid” on An Addict’s Abs

This has to be the most depressing blog I’ve ever written here on Fit2B, but this mama’s sad story must be told. Our article on Taping Diatsasis Recti: How to Tape Separated Abs is currently in our top 10 ranked blogs, but it has several major blind spots: Access & Affordability. Many physical therapists have […]

Chair Cardio Home Workout – E/TS

Stay seated while still getting an amazing aerobic workout using your arms but not your legs. You’re going to love the upbeat music and the fun moves, all from the safety of your chair. We have a lot more chair workouts on Fit2B for you to explore if you’re in a season of needing pure […]

When Healing Diastasis Recti Takes A Few Years | Guest Post

Here on Fit2B we provide a private support forum for our clients. It’s drama-free, full of helpful topics and discussions, and many authentic testimonies & stories about our diastasis aware workouts and courses get posted there. This one posted by Rachelle Nelson was literally a blog-length beauty of a pep talk, and she graciously allowed […]

Chunky 5×5 Fitness – M/TS

If you’re feeling chunky and needing fitness in smaller chunks, this workout offers 5 portions of 5 exercises each that can be done in 5 minutes per chunk – similar to our 5×5 challenge course – but all in one routine that is designed to be easily chunked apart. With a variety of weight work […]

Spin Cycling II – M/TS

Ready to take it up a notch, build your lifting and sprinting skills, and tone that core all at the same time? Spin Cycling II is our third spinning workout released on Fit2B and it’s got everything you need for a full body workout… yep, even some arm work! You’re going to love the transverse […]

Our Roku Fitness Chanel: Updates & Insights

It’s been 9 years since we launched our own fitness channel on Roku, and we’ve added a lot to it since then. We have over 300 workouts on there, including our color series, prenatal and postnatal workouts, and more! We’re currently in the middle of a masssssive update, and all the “construction dust” is making […]

Aerial Silk Stretches – E/TS

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You’ve seen the dangling people doing acrobatics on silky scarves, and they make it look so easy. Even the most simple hanging poses look a little scary though, right? What if we start with the utter basics, no fancy dangles, and use the silks for support and simple stretches? Ah, now that would be the […]

Lazy Weights – E/TS

Have you ever been so tired, and you know you need to lift weights, but you don’t even want to get off the couch? What if you could start your weight workout right there? Lazy Weights is an idea that came to me when someone mentioned the card game “crazy eights” while I was sitting […]

Perky Peach Glute Workout – M/TS

🍑This peachy workout for your buns will perkify your posterior with ONE easy movement. As we repeat the motion, the variety of arm motions make this a {almost} full body workout that will bless your booty! It’s short, simple, effective, and only 10-minutes long! Once you learn the basic motion and the fun arm movements, […]

Weird Weights – M/TS

Don’t have stuff like that? That’s okay! Grab 4 weirdly weighted objects that you do have, because they will work. This routine is NOT about using specific things. It’s about learning how to use weird, random objects to get the benefits of weight lifting like mental health, lower cholesterol, bone density, less risk of falls and many diseases! So grab what you got and get ready for one of the most interesting workouts where you’ll never look at stuff in your home the same again!

No dumbbells? No official fitness props? No problem! If you don’t have traditional “hand weights” like kettle bells, or if you just want to explore other types of homemade weights, you’ll enjoy how FUN it is to learn how to lift a variety of objects in meaningful ways.  Equipment Needed: This has to be the […]

Spin Cycling 1 – M/TS

Dust off that indoor spin bike, hop on, and press play so we can warm up, add some load, climb some hills, and do some sprint drills. Then we’ll stretch at the end together. This awesome indoor cycling workout video also features some fun core choreography and hand motions in one of the songs. It […]

Tone & Flow – M/TS

Did you know that many Fit2B routines are duplicates of what I teach in classes in my community? This particular workout was an 8-week series that I was blessed to lead at a local gym for women in recovery from substance use disorders. I came to that first class with a set of movements in […]

Foam Core Fitness – C/TS

This fun foam rolling fitness routine will have you using your foam roller in unique ways that challenge your whole body in core-centered ways with exercises that take you from standing to bending, kneeling to sitting, sitting to supine! The ending is the most fun of all, but you’ll enjoy the tremendous variety throughout the […]

Mermaid Mojo – M/TS

Mermaid movements are a Fit2B fave, and this hip-loving routine strings a bunch of variations together to make one very delightful workout for your core and entire body. Wait, what if mermaids haven’t been your friend? Well, I bet you’ll find a few variations you CAN do in this routine, and then you can use […]

Push-Up Prep – M/TS

Have you been wanting to learn how to do pushups? This tutorial will help you make progress as it goes over arm, hand, and shoulder positioning, core awareness, alignment, and more! Like any motion – especially one that’s loaded with your own body weight – there’s a learning curve and practice is key. In fact, […]

Top 2 Toes – E/TS

Looking for all the little things from the top of your head to the tip of your toes? Need something quick to just hit all the high points, connect to your core, and get moving in some meaningful ways? You’ll find it all right here in this short routine. However, please note a little error […]

3 Reasons I hate the BMI {and how it hurts women’s health}

Two situations from two totally different arenas of my life put the Body Mass Index (BMI) on my radar last week: My son’s homework assignment and a very sad client dealing with discrimination from her insurance program. Weight loss is a very personalized path for everyone, and Fit2B has helped thousands of people with managing […]

Use These NEW Diastasis Recti Theories for Better Workouts

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If you have diastasis rectus abdominus (DRA) you will hopefully feel reassured to know that more and more is being learned all the time. The science isn’t settled, and those of us who work deeply in the trenches (pun intended) of this topic never get tired of studying and discussing it. Here are some new […]

Tabata Tone & Stretch Workout – M/TS

Rebound Cardio: Mini Trampoline workout for Diastasis Recti on fit2b.com

Tabata is a style of workout that offers a a variety of exercises within a timed framework that provides a manageable level of interval training. If you want to learn more about Tabata and the country that created it, visit our Exercise Around The World course here. In this workout, we’re going to do just […]

3 ways to use your stairs for home workouts + 3 workouts

Stair Stretches: Exercise Routine with stretching you can do on your stairs, sitting down and shifting one step and one stretch at a time - fit2b.com

Have you ever eyeballed your stairs at home and wondered if you could use them for a workout? Maybe you’ve even walked or jogged up and down them a few times – or tried a few jumps – but then you weren’t sure about safety, or you got bored of endless stair laps. Maybe your […]

Stair Stretches – E/TS

Use your stairs to exercise with these stretches that offer a gentle workout for your whole body from top to bottom

Got stairs? Want to sneak in some stretches on your way up and down? Feeling so tired you’d like to just sit down at the top and slide down? This routine was created by me on a day like that. I had made umpteen trips up and down my stairs, and one point I just […]

Hippy Yoga – E/TS

Hippy Yoga: Home exercise video which offers strengthening and stretching of the front and back hip areas with special care for those with core issues like Diastasis Recti, prolapse, hernia, or spine and knee issues - fit2b.com

Whenever he’d see someone limping, my grandpa would say that person had “a hitch in their git along.” If you’ve got a hitch in the front or back of your hips, or your lumbar spine (lower back) feels unhappy for some unknown reason, this routine may bring a lot of relief. Mad muscles don’t just […]

Rebound Cardio II – C/TS

Rebound Cardio II - A diastasis aware cardio workout with fun dance and kickboxing moves

This total body workout will bounce you to better fitness with fun choreography and music! It’s rated “C” for Challenging because it’s full of big bounces, fun footwork, and multipoint motions. If you’re not sure whether your core and pelvic floor are ready for this, I recommend you complete the following routines first: 5 Minute […]

Pool Noodling – E/TS

You know those stray pool noodles that kick around your garage or yard long after your kids are done with their summertime swimming? Let’s grab one to improve your core + upper and lower body mobility between now and next summer! My kids got a lot of laughs out of me as I spent this […]

The Envelope System For Exercising Enough

It's important for women to exercise right and workout often enough in certain ways. Use this envelope metaphor w/ a free video to understand how to level up your fitness and ensure you're getting enough of the right exercises

When I got my first job vacuuming the neighbors house as a kid, my dad sat me down several times to discuss budgeting. One concept he taught me was about using envelopes to segment my earnings into saving, giving, and spending. I would put a dollar in giving, a dollar in saving, and the rest […]

Kelly’s Pelvic Floor Stability Exercise Routine

While it's technically impossible for the pelvis itself to be "unstable," it can sure FEEL that way which really messes with our minds and pelvic floor muscles. Let's join Kelly as she shows us how to strengthen the PFM's in ways that increase feelings of stability!

While it’s technically impossible for the pelvis itself to be “unstable,” the muscles surrounding it and supporting it can get really out of kilter, so that it sure FEELS that way which really messes with our minds and pelvic floor muscles. Let’s join Kelly, LPT and founder of The Tummy Team online core rehab programs, […]

#walkthankful — Join Our November 30-Day Walking Challenge

#walkthankful - Join Our November 30-Day Walking Challenge - Fit2B.com - I put together my own challenge that will keep me peaceful, keep me walking, and keep me thankful as we move into a time of year that often threatens to steal joy instead of spread joy. - #thanksgiving #thankful #grateful #gratitude #walking #workout #healing #quotes #inspirationalquotes #fit #health #healthy #walking #lowimpact #core #corestrengthening #fitness #weightloss #motivation

Here in America, the founding families of Fit2B celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of each November. Everyone has their own traditions, but ours include gathering with loved ones, enjoying a feast, going for a walk with full bellies, and playing games. Social media tends to fill up with thankful posts and exercise challenges – […]

Bosu Balance Workout – M/TS

Got a BOSU at home? How about a big flat book + a firm pillow? Any balance board, vibrating platform – someone even mentioned a skateboard – anything you think is safe for you could potentially serve as your version of a prop for this slow yet thorough full-body, balance-building routine! There’s so much we […]

Lower Back Love – E/TS

Lower Back Love - Learn a flowing routine to soothe, stretch and strengthen your lower back so that your soreness goes away for good! - fit2b.com

Learn a flowing routine of exercises to soothe, stretch and strengthen your lower back so that your soreness goes away for good! When my husband was suffering with a sore lower back, I lovingly designed this comforting routine for him to strengthen, stabilize, and stretch his unhappy spots in gentle ways. Turns out he has […]

Pull-Up Prep Exercises – M/TS

Learn how to perform pull-ups at home with safe strategies for Diastasis Recti - fit2b.com

Learning how to do pull-ups and gaining the strength to do them is an ongoing “use it or lose it” journey. This routine will teach you 6 progressive steps to improve your ability to do a pull-up! When I was in middle school, like, maybe 6th grade, I could beat all the kids – even […]

Pelvic Rest Exercises Routine – E/TS

Pelvic Rest Routine - Safe exercises for the core and full body to use when you've been put on pelvic rest and can't do squats or other fitness - fit2b.com

So… this routine of pelvic rest exercises is super personal for me, and I have a lot to say about it. First, I’ve been where you are. If you’re needing this exercise video, it’s not because life is peachy right now, am I right? My story: I was put on pelvic rest for 6 weeks […]

Battle Rope Blast: Standing Arm & Core Workout

Battle Rope Blast - Standing Arm & Ab Exercises for Diastasis Recti - fit2b.com

If you’re fortunate enough to find a set of battle ropes, then you’ll LOVE this quick standing arm and core workout that will tone your abs, shoulders, biceps and triceps!   There are several interesting things to note in this routine: First, I’m barefoot. I have worked toward being able to do this for my […]

Rebound Cardio: Mini Trampoline Workout

Rebound Cardio: Mini Trampoline workout for Diastasis Recti on fit2b.com

“On Friday, I did Rebound Cardio though I don’t have a rebounder so I turned it into a floor routine! And Quad Burn. I had a really stressful day… it really really helped to move my body.” -Melissa B. If your pelvic floor is ready for more, and you like to dance and bounce, then you’re […]

Kelly’s Simple Stretches

Kelly's Simple Stretches - Top 5 stretches for great abs and a strong body - fit2b.com

A tight muscle has trouble being a strong muscle. As we lay the foundation of strength in your core, we also need to open up those tight spots and loosen up any restrictions. We asked Kelly, founder of The Tummy Team, for her 5 favorite basic stretches that would benefit anyone making a fresh start, […]

Transverse Training Ab Exercise Routine

Adding small, easy motions to the most basic core work in a seated position should be simple, right? What if it's not easy because your abs need a minute? Don't we all when we first wake up? Your core is waking up again, and this routine will help your core recalibrate during some seated and standing motions that will enable you to quickly make progress. - fit2b.com

Adding small, easy motions to the most basic core work in a seated position should be simple, right? What if it’s not easy because your abs need a minute? Don’t we all when we first wake up? Your core is waking up again, and this ab exercise routine for your transverse abdominus will help your […]

Kelly’s Dynamic Pelvic Floor Exercise Routine

Learn strategies to involve the "floor of your core" in dynamic movements such as side steps, bounces, hops, side lunges, and jumping in this home exercise routine on fit2b.com

Learn some new strategies with internationally acclaimed physical therapist, Kelly Dean, who will be instructing you on the practice of involving the “floor of your core” in dynamic movements such as side steps, bounces, hops, side lunges, and jumping. Starting with easier movements and progressing gradually to harder & slightly more impactful levels, this pelvic […]

The Original “F5” Workouts for Diastasis Recti

As the premier provider of workouts for Diastasis Recti since 2010, here at Fit2B we work hard to stay at the forefront of of the fitness industry when it comes to progressively loading your abs. You want to get stronger stomach muscles, and we want to help… but we can’t keep doing it the same […]

Cue Connections

Cue Connections will help people with Diastasis Recti to connect with their core

Find a comfortable place to sit, stand or lay down on your back while you learn how to connect to your core with different cues. You’ll be trying many different cues that you’ll hear in your future Fit2B workouts. While Beth teaches from a seated position, you are encouraged to test the core cues she […]

5 Things I’m Doing To Help My Perimenopause

5 things you can do to ease your perimenopausal symptoms and improve your menopause - fit2b.com

If you’re between the ages of 35-50 then you’re likely Perimenopausal, but don’t freak out. As I write this short blog, I’m 42 myself, and I’ve found so many things that are helping me manage the symptoms of perimenopause. Exercising consistently – not always intensely – should go with out saying. Exercise improves bone density […]

How To Make Your Own Kettlebell Out Of A Bag

Silver Bells: Weight workout with a bag of items used in place of a kettlebell if you don't have one. -fit2b.com

The simple DIY tips in this free video will teach you how to quickly create a kettlebell weight to use in your home workouts. During our Winter Conference, Beth demonstrated to Chris and our participants how people who don’t have kettle bells at home can make their own by knotting sturdy bags a certain way. […]

Color Series: Silver Home Workout Videos

Join Fit2B for 6 Silver-Themed Workouts that will improve your muscular strength, bone density, balance, body tone, and gluteal mass - fit2b.com

The following “SILVER” workouts are the eighth and final installment in our Color Series of home workout videos, a 2-year project which uses color themes to explore the core, breath, and motion. I dyed my hair to match each part of the series, and I also provided cues, wore fun outfits, and set each stage in […]

Hypropressive Home Workout Videos

Color Series: Black Home Exercise Workouts - Fit2B.com - Fit2B Color Series of Workouts: Ebony Exhale hypopressive core exercises for your abs, Diastasis and prolapse

Beth Learn, the founder of Fit2B, is a certified Level 1 Hypopressive Instructor who trained under Dr. Tamara Rial. The following 3 low-pressure “hypopressive” workouts were originally filmed on 3 separate occasions as part of our Color Series of home workout videos, which is why my hair is 3 different colors. However, the intent was […]

My Top 5 Festive & Fit Resources {a.k.a. Christmas Goodies}

My Top 5 Festive & Fit Resources {a.k.a. Christmas Goodies} - Fit2B Studio

At this time of year, it can feel like the whole world is shouting for my attention. However, all I want to do is keep my family healthy, stay connected to my loved ones and the real meaning of the season, maintain my fitness through the holidays, enjoy some peaceful downtime, and locate some pretty […]

How To Set Up Your Indoor Spinning Bike at Home

If you don’t want to waddle around, looking  like you just got off a horse after you finish an indoor cycling workout at home, and you want to prevent injury, avoid chafing, protect your knees, then correctly setting up your home exercise bike is important! This short video will help you set up just about any […]

Color Series: Pink Home Workout Videos

Pink Themed home workout videos from fit2b.com - The Color Series

The following “PINK” workouts were the seventh installment in our Color Series of home workout videos which uses centralized themes of color to explore the core, breath, and motion. The Color Series was a 2-year project that was completed in January of 2021. It reflects 8 colors and contains almost 50 inspiring workouts. Now remember, this […]

Beth’s Weekly 2-2-2 Fitness Training Plan

Are you familiar with the growth-mindset practice of adding the words “right now” to the ending or beginning of sentences? For example, with more time at home due to governmental restrictions on activities, the following 2-2-2 fitness training plan is working for me right now. It keeps me exercising in purposeful, structured ways for 30 […]

4 Hidden Health & Fitness Benefits of Babywearing

Hidden benefits of babywearing for baby's health and mom's core fitness and Diastasis Recti

For many fitness-loving moms, getting back to working out regularly is a top post-pregnancy goal. Of course, we quickly realize just how much of our time and energy our sweet new baby demands, which generally means adjusting our movement goals accordingly. Done properly, the fitness benefits of babywearing are undeniable: Carrying loads improves your bone […]

State of Fit2B Address – The First 10 Years of TummySafe Fitness

Fit2B 10th Anniversary Sale

We’re approaching October 1st, the day we opened our doors in 2010 after filming and building our home workout video website for 6 months. I’m doing a lot of reminiscing about our first 10 years as the world’s premiere provider of TummySafe Fitness (which means we offer pressure-reducing cues during every exercise that protect pelvic […]

4 Things to Observe in Your Bottom Muscles During Exercise

Fit2B Incontinence Diastasis Recti DR Pee

My word for the year of 2020 was ‘observe,’ and wow did I ever get loads of opportunities to pay attention to changes in the world! Never before has the ability to workout at home been so valued. One day, while I was working out in my living room – practicing for a future Fit2B […]

3 Ways to Improve Strength in Your Pelvic Floor and Deep Core Muscles

Home exercises to help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles to stop leaking pee and poo - fit2b.com | intimaterose.com

What are Your Pelvic Floor and Deep Core Muscles? Your deep core muscles consist of four muscle groups including your pelvic floor, transversus abdominis, multifidus, and diaphragm. Pelvic floor muscles provide support for reproductive organs and allow voluntary control over our bowel and bladder. The transversus abdominal muscle, or transversus abdominis, is a deep, horizontal […]

Color Series: Green Home Workout Videos

Green Color Series of Home Workout Videos - fit2b.com

The following green home workout videos are the sixth installment in our Color Series of home workout videos, a project designed to explore fitness around colorful themes that improve our connection to core, breath, and motion. Upon completion, The Color Series will reflect 8 colors and contain a total of 40-50 workouts. Prior to “The […]

Kelly’s Lower Body Workout – E/TS

Lower Body Workout for Diastasis Recti with LPT Kelly Dean on fit2b.com

Join licensed physical therapist Kelly Dean of The Tummy Team and award-winning master swimmer Kelly Dean for Kelly’s Lower Body Workout, a thorough diastasis-aware thigh workout that’s all standing, all tummysafe, and all fun + simplicity! She uses a chair to assist balance in some of the movements, and her cheerful professional cues will leave […]

Basic Latin Dance 1 & 2 – E/TS

Basic Latin Salsa Cardio Dance Workout on Fit2b.com

We’d like to introduce you to Jahnea Lecouris, a vibrant dance instructor whom we know you’ll adore! If you have been wanting to dance, but you need to ease into the footwork – wow – do we have a treat for you!! Fit2B Members have begged us for a few dance workouts (but Beth is […]

Fit2B Scored High in Review of POP-Safe Exercise Websites

Fit2B reviewed for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) by group of Physical Therapists - fit2b.com
We are delighted that Fit2B Scored High in Review of POP-Safe Exercise Websites. We have been selected as one of the leading platforms for women seeking exercise help with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in concert with pelvic floor therapy. Since our main focus is Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA) and pelvic health as it relates to [...]

Kelly’s Standing Abs Workout

Kelly Dean's standing abs workout for Diastasis Recti on fit2b.com

 With Kelly’s Standing Abs Workout, you don’t need to get on the floor to work your abdominals. The reality is that your core is very active in standing positions, and licensed physical therapist Kelly Dean of The Tummy Team will show you how to work your abs while standing up with this set of upright core […]

The PTSD Workout Pathway

Workouts for PTSD

According to the Mayo Clinic, Post–traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Psychology Today has reported multiple studies and research endeavors proving that exercise […]

TummySafe Gardening: Video Tips for Protecting Your Diastasis Recti

TummySafe Gardening: Video Tips to Protect Your Diastasis Recti - Fit2B.com - Fit2B wants women safe as they explore garnering for beginners. That's why Beth, our fitness and core expert who specializes in tummy safe diastasic recti exercises, put together this blog with a short video to help you avoid back pain. You know your gardening will be great as an abs workout when you learn how to breathe properly while engaging your core and practice a deep squat with proper posture. Click through to learn more! #gardeningforbeginners #diastasisrecti #fit2b #absworkout #fitness

More people are turning to gardening during these crazy times. However, as I learned while getting my degree in exercise and sport science, gardening doesn’t just yield plants. It also yields injuries if you’re not being mindful of how you move while digging, weeding, and harvesting. Here on Fit2B, we specialize in helping people with […]

FREE Walking Meditation {Audio Download}

Comfort Course Overview Playground - Fit2B.com - Comforting the Core: Moving Through Miscarriage & Infant Loss

For this walking meditation: Find a place to recline on your bed or couch. Press play and get comfortable while the introduction to the track plays. Then let my voice guide you on a “pretend” walk. You will visualize how your body moves while walking, practice your alignment in your mind, and imagine the terrain […]

Color Series: Blue Home Workout Videos

Color Series: Blue Home Workout Videos - Fit2B.com - Fit2B knows women are asking, “What are some things to do when bored? What's good for stress relief?” Click through for at home workouts that focus on core, breath, and motion. Because of this focus, you could do the more gentle exercises as part of your spa day at home. Beth, our core fitness expert, teaches hypopressives, the perfect ab workout at home. Also, check out the kettlebell exercises that safely care for abdominal trauma you may have, like diastasis recti. #fit2b #homeworkout

The following “blue” workouts are the fifth installment in our Color Series of home workout videos which is using centralized themes of color to explore the core, breath, and motion. Upon completion, The Color Series will reflect 8 colors and contain a total of 40-50 workouts. Prior to “The Blues” we have done: Purple Red […]

Taping Diastasis Recti: How to Use Kinesiology Tape on Separated Abs

Taping Diastasis Recti: How to Use Kinesiology Tape on Separated Abs - Fit2B.com - Fit2B knows busy moms are wondering not only “Is splinting my abs a good idea for my diastasis recti?” but also, “Would kinesiology taping help me during my postpartum workouts?” Click through as we discuss this and free videos to help you find what work will work for you at your stage of postpartum recovery. #diastasis #diastasisrecti #fit2b #busymoms #postpartum

In the 2008 Olympics, a volleyball player named Kerri Walsh Jennings won gold while wearing Kinesio Tape, which had been invented in the 1970s by Kenzo Kase, a chiropractor in Japan. Suddenly, the concept of taping trouble spots went mainstream, but using tape on tummies with Diastasis Recti has only recently gained attention. In this […]

Does Doming Equal Diastasis Recti?

Does Doming Equal Diastasis? - Fit2B.com - Fit2B knows core exercises have busy moms asking, “Should I be worried that my belly is bulging?” and “Does doming equal diastasis recti?” Click through and let us connect you to a free video and let us connect you with the answers and home exercises that you can trust will keep your core safe. #fit2b #diastasisrecti #workouts #exercises #fitness #homeexercises

If your abs make weird shapes when you sit up, lean back, or do crunches, that can tell you a lot about your core. Doming can be a physical sign of abdominal separation and dysfunction, but does doming equal Diastasis Recti every time it happens? Here’s a video with my thoughts on bellies that dome, […]

9 Home Fitness Props – No Machines Required

9 Home Fitness Tips No Machines Required - Fit2B.com

Here at Fit2B we provide subscription access to over 300 home workout videos, and our prop list of optional exercise isn’t expensive. We realize most people don’t have a lot of extra money to buy fitness gear they will only use for a little while, so we get creative with what you probably already have […]

4 Exercises for a Safe Return to Running After Baby

4 Exercises for a Safe Return to Running After Baby - Fit2B.com - Fit2B knows it’s a sad day for many postpartum women when they try to return to running, only to discover it doesn’t feel right. If you’re a woman who has had a baby (or several) and you want to make a safe, strategic return to running so you can avoid injuring yourself or making your prolapse, incontinence, or diastasis recti worse, click through for the free video. #diastasis #diastasisrecti #diastasisrectiworkouts #fit2b #homefitness #exercise #free #guide #postpartum #running #run

Straight up, I’m not a runner, but I have trained a lot of clients who thrive better when they can run. It’s a sad day for many women when they try to return to running after having a baby, only to discover it doesn’t feel right: their bladders may leak, their abs may pooch out […]

Color Series: Black Home Exercise Workouts

Color Series: Black Home Exercise Workouts - Fit2B.com - Fit2B Color Series - Black Bouncing: Grab a bouncy ball and experience time flying as you move your body while improving your eye-hand coordination + get a great workout! - fit2b.com

The following “black” workouts are the fourth installment in our Color Series of home workout videos which is exploring breath and motion around central themes. Upon completion, The Color Series will reflect 8 colors and contain a total of 40-50 workouts. For extra fun, I’m dressing and dying my hair to match each color! Purple […]

Ways to Move Your Tissues beyond Exercise

Ways to Move Your Tissues Beyond Exercise - Fit2B.com - Fit2B knows what it's like to be a busy mom trying to do all the things including exercise. But what if fitness goals shouldn’t just be about workouts, but about purposeful movement? Could massage therapy count? Click through for a short video and blog to spark new ideas on how movement can work for your healthy lifestyle! #fitnessmotivation #fitness #homeexercise #busymoms #busymomworkouts #fitnessgoal #exercise #exercising #fit2b #diastasis #diastasisrecti #homeworkout #movement #healthy

What if “working out” isn’t the only way to exercise, move your tissues, and strengthen your body?  Moving tissues beyond exercise is easier than you think! When we go beyond thinking of movement as exercise that repetitively shifts one or several parts of our body from one spot to another and we start to look for […]

Color Series: Orange Home Exercise Workouts

Color Series: Orange Home Exercise Workouts - Fit2B.com - Orange Obliques Workout - The Color Series

When I surveyed our fans on Instagram to ask what ORANGE means to them, just like the rest of The Color Series so far, I received a huge variety of answers: Autumn, shelter, caution, hunter safety, optimism, caution cones, pumpkins, warmth, happiness, the orange fruit, Vitamin C, showing off, beauty, wealth, endurance, strength, the value […]

The Domino Effect of Diastasis Recti is Very Treatable

Diastasis Rectus Abdominus is finally getting some of the attention it deserves in the wide world, and people are learning that — while Diastasis Recti is very treatable — it can be part of a domino effect in core dysfunction and your abdominal appearance. For some people, their diastasis may be deep and wide enough […]

Three Things {Besides Exercise} that Help Women’s Heart Health

Two of my immediate family members have recently had major heart issues, so recent scientific news about women’s health has grabbed my attention. Exercise is a regular part of my life, though, so I shouldn’t have to worry about it, right? Well, friends, I’ve never been one to rest on my laurels, so let’s talk […]

Fit2B Molly: Finding Fitness at Home

Cartoon images were popular when Fit2B launched in 2010, so our original logo was a gal we called “Molly.” She is still represented on our Roku Channel, and we had some cartoons drawn (scroll down) of her everyday life to remind all of us that we aren’t alone on our fitness journeys. Molly looks a […]

The Most Moving Summer Bucket List

My friends are always confessing their missed workouts to me. They say things like, “I haven’t exercised all week!” Not only do I not keep track of the exercise habits of my friends, sometimes they baffle me when they say things like that while we are paddleboarding or picking berries together. It’s like there’s this […]

If Your Abdominal Scar Bothers You, Watch This!

If Your Abdominal Scar Bothers You, Watch This! - Fit2B.com - When you are working to strengthen core muscles after surgery {post csection, appendectomy, hernia surgery, etc.} don’t miss out on this home workout video great to add to your rehab exercises safe for diastasis recti. - #postpartum #recovery #healing #momlife #diastasisrecti #diastasis #fitmom #newborn #fitmomlife #fitmom #homefitness #abworkout #homeworkouts_4u #healthylife #healthylifestyle #coreworkouts #diastasisrecti #diastasis #diastasisrecovery #fit2b

When an incision is made in your belly for any type of surgery — Cesarean, appendectomy, hernia mesh installment, hysterectomy, etc. — the nerves in that area are left somewhat exposed by the remaining scar, and the area can be uncomfortable or numb for years to come. When you have a c-section scar on your […]

All About Our “Color Series” of Home Workouts

Announcing our new "Color Series" of Home Workouts - Fit2B.com - Looking for something different for your cardio summer home workout? How about adding some color to your weight lifting fitness routine? As always, Fit2B workouts are tummy safe and diastasis friendly. #fitnessjourney #fitnessmotivation #bodypositive #strongnotskinny #homefitness #homeworkouts_4u #healthylifestyle #coreworkouts #abworkout #fitmom #healthylife #healthylifestyle #cardio #armworkout #legworkout #rehab #diastasis #diastasisrecti #diastasisrecovery #fit2b

What’s the story behind our Color Series? Designing home workouts around central themes of color began with an innocent question over dinner when I was 38. We were on a business retreat with our spouses, and my business partner, Chris, asked me if I thought I would still be doing this when I turned 40 […]

Color Series: Red Home Exercise Videos

Color Series: Red Home Exercise Videos - Fit2B.com - Color Series: Red Workouts for diastasis recti and pelvic floor at fit2b.com

When I surveyed our fans on Instagram to ask what RED means to them, I received a huge variety of answers: Passion, fire, danger, pledging to stay drug-free, safety, caution, anger, HIV awareness, hearts, fire trucks, poppies, robin breasts, love, and blood. It’s a color that evokes strong – sometimes conflicting – feelings, and it […]

28 ToneUp Cardio Workout

28 ToneUp Workout - Fit2b.com - #toning #homeworkout #videoworkout #exerciseathome #diastasisrecti #cardio #fitness #exercise #postpartum #core #fitness

… Now 21 ToneUp has a friend! The time will fly during this full body workout that explores 7 exercises done for 1 minute each for 4 rounds. If you loved 21 ToneUp and you’re ready for a more lengthy workout + more challenging exercises, well, get ready to get your sweat on! This home […]

Can Hypopressives Help Diastasis Recti?

So how might hypopressives help diastasis rectus abdominus? During the training, we got to see two ultrasounds done in real time. One was on Dr. Tamara as she performed various hypopressives in supine, kneeling, and all-fours positions. She did not have diastasis, and her linea alba held strong with every breath-hold (apnea). Then a course […]

Kids Weightlifting

Kids Weightlifting - fit2b.com - #kidsweights #kidslift #kidsworkout #fit2b #fitkids

Members asked for a basic weight training video for children, and this is our answer: Sadie and I partnered to teach kids how to breathe, align, and have fun while lifting some easy weights. This isn’t about helping kids bulk up or trim down. This is about learning form and technique that will improve coordination […]

International Diastasis Recti Awareness Month

DR Research - fit2b.com - Diastasis Recti Research Collage, Researching Diastasis Rectus Abdominis: Please take our survey to help us learn more about abdominal separation.

July is International Diastasis Recti Awareness Month. Since we provide home fitness workouts and education that specifically address abdominal and pelvic health for women here on Fit2B, we are always participating. We’d also like to introduce you to a few other key players who work in the trenches of torn-apart tummies with us. While Fit2B […]

Woman On Fire: Beth Takes TummySafe Fitness to the Global Stage

Woman on Fire - Fit2B.com - Bethany Learn is a GLOBAL SUPERSTAR in the world of Women's Wellness with her heart-felt and hugely intelligent company, Fit2B. She's a massively respected member of the women's health online community and transcends the title of Pregnancy/Post Natal fitness and wellness education by a country mile. - #fitnessjourney #fintessmotivation #getfit #fitmomlife #bodypositive #fitmom #thefitlife #sweateveryday #strongnotskinny #homefitness #abworkout #homeworkouts_4u #healthylife #healthylifestyle #fitnessroutine #coreworkouts #core #diastasisrecti #diastasis #preggo

Taking TummySafe Fitness to the Global Stage It was my immense honor {and lots of fun} to speak at Woman On Fire, a global event for womens health professionals put on in Brighton UK by Burrell Education in April, 2019. My presentations covered two topics: Authentic Puberty: Raising Girls Who Get It, based on my […]

Diastasis and Tummy Tucks vs. Abdominal Rehab: One Mom Shares Her Story of Both!

Diastasis and Tummy Tucks vs. Abdominal Rehab - Fit2B.com - When should you consider getting a tummy tuck? Read on and discover one woman’s tummy tuck before and after journey. - #surgery #plasticsurgery #tummytuck #fitnessjourney #fintessmotivation #getfit #fitmomlife #fitmom #thefitlife #sweateveryday #homefitness #abworkout #homeworkouts_4u #healthylife #healthylifestyle #fitnessroutine #coreworkouts #core #diastasisrecti #diastasis

Every day I talk to women all over the world who want — not just to tone or flatten their tummies — but to fully heal their cores with the right exercises for diastasis recti. Occasionally, someone will detail their journey in writing to me like T.A. has done here. I am sharing her story […]

Color Series: Purple

Color Series: Purple Workout - Fit2B.com - Purple stands for many things: Victory, royalty, sorrow, epilepsy awareness, opioid addiction awareness, recovery, processing, our crowns. Check out Fit2b's “purple” workouts where we explore those concepts through breath and motion. These home workout videos are the first in the spectrum of specialized routines slated to release throughout 2019. Upon completion, The Color Series will reflect 5 colors and contain a total of 25-30 workouts. For extra fun, I’ll be dressing and dying my hair to match each theme! https://fit2b.us/color-series-purple/ #homefitness #diastasisrecti #fit2b #homeworkout #color #colorseries #healthyishappy #workoutathome #coreworkout #core #pilates #homeworkouts #abs #muscle #cardio #strong #exercise #squat #strength #purplehair #purple

“I’m going to dye my hair a bunch of different colors when I turn 40 and film a bunch of colorful workouts to go with them,” is what I told my friends a couple years ago. I kept my word, and here are the first PURPLE workouts in the new FIt2B Color Series!

What is TummySafe Fitness for Diastasis Recti?

What is TummySafe Fitness? - Fit2B.com - What if crunches, unmodified planks, and sit-ups could be doing more harm than good to your core? What is “tummysafe fitness” for diastasis recti? - #fitnessjourney #fintessmotivation #getfit #fitnessblogger #fitmomlife #bodypositive #fitmom #thefitlife #sweateveryday #strongnotskinny #homefitness #abworkout #homeworkouts_4u #healthylife #healthylifestyle #fitnessroutine #coreworkouts #core #diastasisrecti #diastasis

What is “tummysafe fitness” for diastasis recti? It means that every exercise reinforces and increases your core strength without involving any crunches or crunch-like motions, unmodified planks, jack-knifing motions, or sit-ups while you’re first returning to fitness. It was originally coined by my colleague and good friend, Kelly Dean of The Tummy Team, whose core […]

Beth’s Big Band Routine – M/TS

Beth's Big Bodylastics Band Routine - fit2b.com

Home Workout with Bodylastics Bands

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 […]

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

Tabata Cardio - M/TS - Fit2B.com - 40-Minute Tabata Cardio Workout Sweat Session on fit2b.com #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 […]

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 […]

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

What I {Really, Truly} Read in 2018 + Plans for 2019 - Fit2B.com - Beth from Fit2B had no idea that her reading list blog as a fitness expert would become an annual treat with her clients. But since the majority of her clients are busy moms recovering from diastasis recti while juggling all the things, sharing amazing books she found entertaining and educational has been a huge hit. Click through to learn more here. #fit2b #diastasisrecti #core

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 […]

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 - Wrapping gifts during the holidays gets you down on the floor, but creative gift wrapping techniques can help you avoid soreness and get a short workout in with stretching if you click through to follow these tips! - #clicktoread #clicktolearn #fit #fitmama #fitmom #health #healthy #core #corestrengthening #fitness #alignment #posture #diastasisrectirecovery #christmas #giftwrapping #wrappinghacks #christmasshopping #shopping #christmasgifts #shopaholic

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

Foam Rolling Water Bottle Fitness & Fun Releasing Routine - fit2b.com - Here's a quick 8 minute foam rolling routine. 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 quick, rapid release routine! #homefitness #diastasisrecti #fit2b #homeworkout #workoutathome #homeworkouts #coreworkout #workouttime #workouts #core #foamrollerwaterbottle #foamroller #balance #exercises #homegym #strength #squatting

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 […]

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 n 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 […]

Big {longer} Circle Band Workout – M/TS

Circle Band Workout - fit2b.com - Use a stretchy band to explore circular motions and tie a knot in the ends to make a circle of resistance! Fun workout! #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 […]

All the Best Walking Resources

All the Best Walking Resources - Fit2B.com - Walking is so basic we might forget the amazing health benefits this daily routine can give. - #goals #goalsetting #quotes #inspirationalquotes #fit #fitfam #fitmama #fitmom #health #healthy #walking #lowimpact #core #corestrengthening #fitness #diastasisrectirecovery #motivation #weightloss #workout

While we provide over 300 diastasis aware workouts here on Fit2B, including full body home exercise videos 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 […]

Dumbbell Workout – M/TS

Dumbbell Workout for Arms & Upper Body - #dumbbells #upperbody #homefitness #homeworkout #onlinefitness #onlineworkout #weights #fitmom #homefitness #diastasisrecti #fit2b #arms#armsandabs #workoutathome #homeworkouts #triceps #lifting #delts #biceps

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 […]

3 Ways That Epsom Salt Baths Help Your Fitness

3 Ways Epsom Salt Baths Help Your Fitness - Fit2B.com - Did you know that a self-care practice that includes a hot bath with epsom salts can enhance your fitness? - #fit #fitfam #fitmama #fitmom #health #healthy #gym #gymworkouts #core #corestrengthening #selfcare #diastasisrectirecovery #motivation #weightloss #workout #postworkoutsoreness #postworkoutsorenessremedies #postworkoutsorenessrecovery#fitness

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

Animal Acrobats home video workout for kids - fit2b.com

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 […]

How to Work Out While Traveling

How to Work Out While Traveling - Fit2B.com - Traveling can disrupt the most avid exerciser’s routine, but once you understand how to optimize these 4 strategic fitness tips, you can look forward to a whole new exercise experience. - #traveltips #travelling #jetlag #soreness #fit #fitmama #fitfam #gym #gymrat #jetsetter #fitness #health #healthy #exercise #stretches #yoga #fitmom #diastasisrectirecovery #core #corestrengthening

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Behind the scenes of filming the "Baby Feeding Routine" on set at Fit2B Studio - fit2b.com - Upper Body Workout To Do While Feeding A Baby - fit2b.com - Babies spend about 11 hours per day eating from a bottle or breast. Join physical therapist, Gillian Sukachevin, and her 12-week old bub for a lovely stretching and exercise session you can do while feeding your infant

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 […]

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 …

To the Mama Who's Falling Apart With No Energy to Exercise ... - Fit2B.com

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 […]

Spoonie Pathway: 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 […]

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 - #fitness #sports #diastasisrectirecovery #mummytummy #fitmom #fitmama #core #corestrengthening #postpartum

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 - fit2b.com - If you have a sore pelvis or pubic bones, this workout is what you need 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 […]

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 deaf and hard-of-hearing, 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 […]

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 - #core #corestregthening #diastasisrectirecovery #mummytummy #fitmom #plank

“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 […]

Hope for When That Diastasis Recti Will NOT Close!

Hope for When That Diastasis Recti Will NOT Close - Fit2B.com - #core #corestregthening #diastasisrectirecovery #mummytummy #fitmom

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!

Gift Ideas for Pregnant Women, New Mothers and Grandmothers! - Fit2B.com
      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

Wall Yoga screenshot - Fit2B.com

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 […]