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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 […]

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Eliminate the Pain of Wrapping Gifts

Eliminate Gift Wrapping Pain - Fit2B.com

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

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Foam Rolling (Water Bottle) Fun Release Routine

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

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Diastasis Recti & Belly Button Integrity

Diastasis Recti & Belly Button Integrity - Fit2B.com

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

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Grace x Strength Prenatal Practice

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

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

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Big {longer} Circle Band Workout – M/TS

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

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

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#walkthankful — Join Our November 30-Day Walking Challenge

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

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

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All the Best Walking Resources

All the Best Walking Resources - Fit2B.com

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

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Dumbbell Workout – M/TS

Dumbbell Workout for Arms & Upper Body - fit2b.com

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

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3 Ways That Epsom Salt Baths Help Your Fitness

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

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

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Animal Acrobats Kids Workout

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

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How to Work Out While Traveling

How to Work Out While Traveling - Fit2B.com

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

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Heart & Hamstrings Yoga Flow – M/TS

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

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

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John R. Wooden’s Pyramid of Success

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

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Sail Away Kids Workout

Sail Away!" Workout for kids on fit2b.com

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

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Giving Gifts Based on The 6 Dimensions of Wellness

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

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Fit2B Girls is in the 2018 Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle!

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

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

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Fit2B Contributing to Natural Fertility Course

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

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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 […]

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Baby Feeding Routine: Upper Body Exercises – E/TS

Baby Feeding Upper Body Exercise Routine - fit2b.com

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

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Can Online Focus Groups Help Your Fitness?

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

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

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Aerobics – M/TS

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

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How Emotions Affect Your Diastasis Recti

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

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

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5 Fitness Sports You Can Keep Enjoying With Diastasis Recti

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

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

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Yoga for Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction – E/TS

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

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

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

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

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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 […]

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Can I Do Planks if I Have Diastasis Recti?

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

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

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Plank Progressions – M/TS

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

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Hope for When That Diastasis Recti Will NOT Close!

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

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Wall Yoga – M/TS

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

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How to Have a STRONGER, More FLAT Stomach!

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

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

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Circuit Workout – C/TS

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

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Top 5 Non-Crunchy Ab Moves!

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

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Brace Yourself – K/TS

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

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Crossing the Midline | Motion for Kids

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

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Face Exercises – E/TS/R

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

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My New Tummy

My New Tummy - Fit2B.com

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

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Instagram Highlights – A huge thanks to Dr. Michelle

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

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Instagram Highlights – Started brewing a batch of kombucha yesterday

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

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Why I Disagree with Banning the Word “Broken”

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

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Quad Burn – M/TS

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

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Workout In The Car – E/TS

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

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How We Launched a Successful Online Fitness Business

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

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Squat Work With A Partner – K/M/TS

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

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

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Comforting the Core: Interview with a bereavement doula

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

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

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

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

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

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Instagram Highlights – ❄️#snowday

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

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Instagram Highlights – Be sure to watch our live story

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

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Neck Routine 2 – E/TS/R

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What I {Really, Truly} Read in 2017 + Plans for 2018

What I {Really, Truly} Read in 2017 + Plans for 2018 - Fit2B.com

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

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Instagram Highlights – Coffee work date with my executive assistant

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

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

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

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

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

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Mellow Slow Flow – M/TS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tai Chi Inspired Core – E/TS/P

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Instagram Highlights – Snowshoes at #mthood this past Saturday

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

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Instagram Highlights – We are jumping in the podcast bandwagon!

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

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

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

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Instagram Highlights – New Workout Release: Kids Cross Over!

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

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Midline Cross Over Routine for Kids – K/TS

Kids Midline Crossing Exercise Routine - Fit2b.com

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

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Instagram Highlights – Behind the scenes of our last shoot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Impact and bone density

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

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Getting An MRI

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

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Discussing discs

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

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The Garden

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

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Scrubbing Tubs

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

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Car Stretches

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

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Thrifting for Fitness

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

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Sweet Feet Moves

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

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Beth In Real Life | Bad Clothes

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

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Beth In Real Life | At the Car Wash

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

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Beth In Real Life | Lifting Loads

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

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A Snowy Walk

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

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Beth In Real Life | Stoking Fires

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

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Eating Food

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

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Gas Station Stretches

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

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Beth In Real Life | Sweeping & Vacuuming

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

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Trampolines and Diastasis Recti

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

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Bike Riding

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

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My Belly After Diastasis Recti

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

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My Training Begins!

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

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Pushing Strollers

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

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About My Nails

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

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At The Park

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

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On The Toilet (fully clothed)

Beyond using a stool to elevate your feet so your knees are higher than your hips – thus, putting you in a supported squat – is there a good way to poop? Does alignment matter when you’re going to the bathroom? We have a whole lesson on bladder and bowel health in the Fit2B Girls […]

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Brushing Teeth

Brushing my teeth is soooo boring. I hate it. I have a serious gag reflex and genetically soft teeth, so I often wonder what the point is (just kidding, please don’t write me long letter about tooth health) The only way I’ve made peace with it is to perform other meaningful things while I’m doing […]

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More Laundry Tips

I have quite a few BIRL videos about laundry because I do quite a bit of laundry. Yeah, no maids here. My kids are old enough to do their own, but there “ain’t no dirty like farm-dirt dirty.” Because laundry isn’t just one motion but rather several, and because it involves arm actions, carrying and […]

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Sorting Laundry

If you are in the early stages of restoring core function, then sorting your laundry in an upright position is critical. This may look like sorting on a table or hanging out in a deep squat if you can maintain a vertical torso. Being able to squat deeply with a vertical core takes some progressive […]

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Beth In Real Life | In The Kitchen

This video is part of the original, profesionally-filmed BIRL series so it’s a little prettier than some of the others I later did with my iPhone. You see, I just can’t always wait for my film crew, and I don’t believe you always want to see me all snazzed up. So this is still me […]

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In The Kitchen

Our members have access to MEA courses, one of which is the Beth In Real Life series, also known as the BIRL videos. Mea is an ancient word for the deep core “seat of our desires” and also the loins. We’ve co-opted it here to also be an acronym for motivation, encouragement and application. This […]

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10 Ways to Hygge Your Fitness

Hygge is a Danish word that means cozy and comfortable. It’s pronounced a bit like “hug” and indicates a feeling of being special, loved, accepted, and belonging. It also means warmth, but that’s not the only reason that I’m connecting it to working out. Your workout provides a time for you to connect and care […]

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Are You Fit and Trained To Deal With Disaster?

Would you be strong and organized enough to evacuate your home in less than 30 minutes if a blazing inferno suddenly surrounded your neighborhood like the California Wildfires? Would you be resilient and self-powered enough to live without electricity for over a month like Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria? Would you have the resources to […]

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C/TS – Weightlifting 301

Weightlifting 301 - Workout with dumbbells, kettlebells and stretching with Fit2b.com

This workout builds on Weightlifting 101 and 201, but there is so much more I could (and will) spin off of this strenuous series. The human body can move in thousands of ways, and this challenging workout packed with tummysafe strategies will get your heartrate up as you explore several creative motions while carrying load. […]

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If You’re Raising a Girl, You Need This New eCourse!

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My daughter was almost 11 when this course started to materialize in my mind. It happened because hundreds of other moms in the Fit2B Forum kept getting angry: “All I got was sex-ed in high school, but by then I’d used tampons wrong and had horrible posture! Why can’t anyone teach about those things? Beth, […]

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5 Ways Wearing Flexible Shoes Helps Fitness

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A picture that spoke a thousand words to me several years ago showed two feet balancing on two small rocks, wearing two different shoes. One was encased in a hiking boot with ankle support, while the other was in a minimal shoe. It was instantly very clear to me how flexible shoes help our fitness. […]

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When You Miss a Workout, Remember These 3 Things

So, you missed a day or two of exercise? Yeah, I do it all the time which actually surprises a lot of people. I’m a bona fide fitness pro who doesn’t workout every day? Nope! Integration matters more than conflagration The little motions mean more than the big, burning workouts. I usually enjoy a “workout” […]

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That Time We Were Featured in Huffington Post!

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Recently, the diastasis recti awareness movement received some interesting press when this NPR article about 1 exercise that can be done for 10 minutes a day to get rid of your mummy tummy went viral. It’s catchy, isn’t it? The thought that you can do one thing for just a few minutes, and you’ll have […]

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“Your Core Is Like a House.” – Carrie Koziol, WHPT

"Your Core Is Like a House." - Carrie Koziol | Fit2B Studio

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Carrie Koziol from Pilates By Carrie. She’s unique because she is also a licensed Women’sHealthPhysical Therapist who is highly trained and knowledgeable about diastasis recti and pelvic floor dysfunction. Carrie compares cores to houses with your transverse abdominis being the front door, the roof being your diaphragm, and […]

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M/TS – Stair Interval Workout

Stair Interval Workout for AWESOME cardio exercise - Fit2B.com

Those stairs you have in your house, or the ones at that park or store you frequent… Why not turn them into a toning tool and use them for some cardio and body resistance work? This is the first of a big set of workouts that utilize stairways, and I’m so excited to make more! […]

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M/TS – Water Aerobics

Cardio Water Aerobics Workout - fit2b.com

I taught “aquarobics” for several years, including my pregnancy and recovery with my son. I’d set him in his carseat on the pool deck, and the class participants would coo and croon to him whenever they went by. It was so fun to teach, but I admit I was a bit stumped to get repeated […]

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K – Ninja Moves Kids Workout Routine

Kids Workout Routine: Ninja Moves - fit2b.com

Our kids have grown up with Fit2B filming sets popping up in their living rooms. They know how help screw in stage lights, set up tripods, run the gauntlet of wires, and they definitely know what “Quiet on the set” means. Turns out a couple of our youngsters have also picked up a few other […]

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My Interview with a Male Midwife

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Working with a core rehabilitation specialist or physical therapist is crucial if you want to fully regain your core function and strength after having a baby so you can make a safe return to fitness. However, what about that woman living in a small town that lacks such an amazing resource? Jacob Mearse is a midwife […]

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E/TS – Kids Bedtime Stretches

Partner with your child for some relaxing bedtime stretches - fit2b.com

This routine can be used with any willing partner. When my daughter went through a MAJOR growth spurt and started complaining of sore muscles, I did some research. I felt like I could see her body fold into itself – knees not wanting to straighten, shoulders rounding – as her bones literally grew faster than her muscles and […]

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E/TS – Grief Recovery Routine

The Grief Routine: Gentle workout to help women process any past loss, trauma or abuse to their core - fit2b.com

When a grieving member of Fit2B whose belly had been through a great many hard things mentioned that she wished we had a series of gentle moves and words to help her with grief recovery, process her past, and do some deliberate releasing of the tension stored in her core, her request was instantly echoed by […]

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E/TS – Prenatal Barre-Inspired Workout

Join special guest instructor, Dr. Shannon Anhorn DC, who filmed this beautifully gentle, prenatal barre-inspired routine while she was in her 2nd trimester with twin boys! Dr. Anhorn is a contributor to our Experts on Diastasis Recti ecourse, and she’s also my personal chiropractor. She is the founder of Cloud Chiropractic that operates within The […]

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How Bad Bras Can Affect Your Core Fitness

How Bad Bras Hurt Your Core Fitness - fit2b.com

When I was recently being adjusted by my chiropractor, she announced I was wearing bad bras and that it was past time for me to get a new one. Now, my chiropractor, Dr. Shannon Anhorn, is very unique. She’s the owner of Cloud Chiropractic that operates out of The Tummy Team clinic in Camas, Wa. She […]

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M/TS – Kelly’s Big Band Workout

Kelly's Big Band Workout with Bodylastics - Tummysafe Fitness with Fit2B.com

If you were to visit the guest star of this workout, Kelly Dean, in person at The Tummy Team core rehab clinic in Camas, Washington USA, you’d likely see several sets of BodyLastics gear which is what she uses and recommends with many of her clients. Beth has used them during appointments, and so have […]

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Fitness Hacks – Free Resources from Fit2B Studio

Fitness hacks are tips or tricks that help you accomplish a goal faster, more efficiently, usually with less waste and frustration. Fit2B Studio has expanded so much since launching in 2010 that it now has loads of free info all categorized to the nth degree. Of course, our fans and customers want the most important free resources […]

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Why Does My Skin Pucker When My Diastasis Recti Narrows?

Why does my skin pucker when my diastasis recti is closing? -fit2b.com

As your belly muscles regain proper tension and strength, and your diastasis recti begins to narrow, the skin on your tummy may pucker and dimple as the pressure from within your core is more controlled. This isn’t about sucking it in and constantly flexing your abs, rather, as your transverse abdominus “corset” muscle that wraps […]

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Weightlifting 201 – C/TS

TummySafe Weightlifting 201 Workout - fit2b.com

If this workout doesn’t turn your muscles to mush {in a good way} then you’re ready for heavier weights, because, as I say many times throughout the routine itself, “Oh. My. Goodness.” I practiced and practiced this workout to prepare to not be so sweaty and out of breath while filming, but nope! This pattern […]

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5 Minutes With Fit2B

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Sometimes we only have 5 minutes {or less}  Enter this new series of Fit2B routines. Titles Include: 5 Minute Thigh Workout (may take up to 10 minutes as it’s 5 per leg) NEW: 5 Minute Morning Moves 5 Minute Calves 5 Minute Face Exercises 5 Minute Jump Progression 5 Minute Arms 5 Minute Stair Workout 5 […]

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Collagen Can Help Your Core + Top 5 Brands Reviewed!

How Can Collagen Help Your Core + 4 brands reviewed - fit2b.com

I love my morning coffee. I love the smell. I love the conversations and community around it. I enjoy 1-2 cups to start my day, and an occasional cup of decaf at night. Being able to sneak collagen into it for bonus nutrition just makes it that much more enjoyable to me!Here’s how I make it: […]

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Prepping for Childbirth: What You Need to Know for Recovery

Isn’t it wonderful that a baby takes 9 months to prepare for its first breath of air? While it was hard to wait for my babies, I found myself grateful for all that time spent prepping for birth and recovery even though nothing could have fully prepared me for birth and becoming a mother. I’m […]

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Sweet Talk for Your PSOAS – 4 Ways to Find Release!

If you sit a lot for work or nursing a baby or just out of pure exhaustion, it’s highly likely that your psoas is tightening up to tell you something. Basically, your psoas connects your spine to your thigh bone. While it is often named alongside the iliacus as “iliopsoas,” the meat of it is […]

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To All the Flipping Mothers Sitting on the Sidelines

I was sitting there in a crowd of other mothers, watching our kids through a thick glass window as they practiced their gymnastics, flipping and tumbling around. Then, as is so classic of me – since I can’t have normal conversations with anyone because they ask me what I do, and then we proceed to […]

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M/TS – Half-Round Foam Roll Workout

Half Dome workout with a half foam roll on Fit2B.com

I love this half-round of a foam roller – or “half dome” as I call it in the video – for so many reasons, not least of which is how I can lay it on the floor, and it’s like a magnet. It attracts people to it to play with it: kids will treat it like […]

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Happy New Year 2017!

As I look at the long list of goals that I intend to accomplish in 2017 for myself, my family, my business, my home, my faith… I have to admit a small part of me is eyeballing a couple of the bigger ones and whispering a tiny “Um, yeah right. That’ll never happen.” Then again, […]

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What This Pelvic Floor Therapist Says About Poise and Diva Cups Must be Shared!

What this pelvic floor specialist says about Poise and Diva Cups must be shared! ~ Fit2B.com

While I was at a local birth pro meet and greet recently, I started chatting with Gillian Sim Sukachevin, pelvic floor physical therapist at The Tummy Team, about diva cups, pessaries, prolapse, poise plugging products, and more! Gillian has contributed her expertise to several workout video routines I’ve put together which are available here on […]

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E/TS – Basic Breath Work

Basic Breath Work - fit2b.com

What could be easier than sitting in a chair while connecting to your core? How about getting into a position where gravity helps you do some of the work? When we are upright, even in a chair, gravity is pulling our weak tissues down and out. If we lay down, lift our hips and support […]

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What I {Honestly} Read for Work and Fun in 2016

Confession: I find it super annoying when people post a list of books they plan to read, and they have this pretty picture of a stack of titles organized alphabetically or by size, because seriously, how does anyone know for sure what they’ll be reading a couple months from now? That stack of books on […]

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Who Moved Me at Women in Women’s Health LIVE 2016

I’m a country girl who mostly enjoys just. being. home. It takes something really precious or super sparkly to lure me away from my cozy farmhouse and regular routine. When my colleague Beth Jones of MamaSport invited me to share a cab and hotel with her in New York City for Women In Women’s Health LIVE put on by the Integrative Women’s […]

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C/TS – Classic Flow B

Yoga Classic Flow B - Fit2b.com

Many mainstream Yoga studio classes will begin with 3-5 rounds of Surya Namaskara A followed by B. It’s meant to be a rigorous warm up, and few form cues are given as it’s understood (or assumed) that everyone in the room can execute the proper technique and breathing. However, many people haven’t been taught. They […]

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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. But all I want to do is chill out with my family and friends (minus all of the stress!) And can I please FINALLY locate a festival of lights or gorgeously lit neighborhood that doesn’t charge me my first-born to walk through […]

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M/TS – Classic Flow A

In traditional yoga, if you practice in the classic style, several rounds of sun salutations or Suryanamaskara are woven into nearly every class. The most simple sun salutation is often called “Surya A” and the more complicated version is “Surya B.” This string of motions hasn’t been included in Fit2B because an INHALE is often […]

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How to Find {and What to Ask} a GOOD Pelvic Floor Therapist

How to find {and what to ask} a good pelvic floor physical therapist - Fit2B.com

Bottom line: Surgery isn’t your only option when you have diastasis recti, or feel like your vagina is falling out, or intimacy is painful, or you’re personally keeping Poise and other panty products in business. The right women’s health specialist can provide you with the right rehab and the right exercises that will change your life. […]

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So You Have Diastasis Recti… Now What?

different types of diastasis rectus abdominus - fit2b.com

When you first find out you have abdominal separation, and you start learning about how that “diastasis recti” will impact your exercise choices and basic activities of daily living, the awareness can be overwhelming especially because the internets will typically try to convince you to have surgery  or just accept it as normal. But watch […]

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M/TS – The Get Up {And Down} Routine

The Get Up {and down} Routine - fit2b.com

Being able to get up and down off the floor is important. It helps if you can do it without hurting yourself because no one wants to say they injured themselves while getting up off the ground. Yet people do that every day because they don’t use the proper mechanics and muscles to get up […]

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E/TS – Shoulder Stretches

Beautiful Shoulder Stretching Routine - fit2b.com

When your shoulders are bound up tight, that tension carries over to our neck, jaw, chest, core… it’s no fun! So let’s relax and release our deltoid {shoulder} muscles during this delightful set of moves that I’ve been using almost daily to keep my own clavicles out of my ears! This routine would go nicely […]

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M/TS – Weightlifting 101

Weightlifting 101 - fit2b.com

What happens if you’re ready to go back to the gym after going through all the Fit2B routines? What if you want to lift heavier than 5 or 10 pounds? How can you stay “tummysafe” while lifting heavy? This first installment in a carefully planned and choreographed set of three routines goes over some basic […]

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If Your Abdominal Scar Bothers You, Watch This!

How to massage your abdominal scar -- Fit2b.com

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 hurt for years to come. However, it’s never too late to do something about it! In […]

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K/TS – Kids Bedtime Routine

Kids Bedtime Routine - fit2b.com

Think about it: Even as grownups, we don’t just hop in bed, shut off the lights and fall asleep. We chat with our mate, read a book, maybe watch a short show, write in a journal, and take a while to get our own wiggles out. Children are no different, and actually they have so much […]

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E/TS – Fingers & Toes

We spend a lot of time with our hands curled around devices and our feet shoved into socks and shoes. Yet, no muscle is an island. Everything that happens in the top of your body travels down. Everything that happens in the bottom of your body travels up. And sideways. And crossways. The tension in […]

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Restorative Poses

Restorative Poses III from fit2b.com teaches how to apply props to 5 different stretches!

Restorative poses simply remove some of gravity’s pull with the use of props. They enable people to sink into deeper stretches with support and safety, and I’m convinced that anyone can do restorative work wherever they are with whatever they have. It feels so good to add props to stretching positions, and I’ve seen and felt […]

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E/R/TS – Restorative Poses III

Restorative Poses III from fit2b.com teaches how to apply props to 5 different stretches!

In this third and final {for now} installment of our Restorative Poses Series, you will learn how to use various props to relax further into the 5 stretches listed below. Please, take a close look at the image you’re seeing in the video preview before you click play since it shows the second variation of […]

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C/TS – Fusion Mix II

Fusion Mix 2 - challenging workouts on Fit2b.com

The second installment of a 3-part series, this challenging workout is a blend of advanced movements pulled from Yoga, Pilates and natural body resistance methodologies. It’s long and strenuous, requiring a solid baseline of deep core strength as we’ll be doing full planks (which are fine once your diastasis has narrowed and regained fascial tension + […]

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E/TS – The Xiphoid Process Routine

The Xiphoid Process Routine - fit2b.com

Here’s to all my fellow rib thrusters out there who struggle with proper rib alignment. This routine is for you, friends! No more struggling to understand the role of your xiphoid process. Your xiphoid process is the pointy lower end of your sternum and doesn’t attach to any ribs. It’s a central marker for the whole […]

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Why Should Women Avoid Inversions During Menstruation?

Why should women avoid inversions during their periods? - Fit2b.com

Fit2B now has several advanced routines in which I teach strenuous arm balances and moves that put you upside down where your hips are higher than your head: My Wall Workout, the Fusion Mixes, Balanced Inversions, and a couple others. They’re fun routines and not “dangerous” at all. They can also feel good when the pelvis is cramping. So […]

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Can Fit2B Help Improve Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Can Fit2B tummysafe home fitness routines help improve pelvic organ prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a serious condition that affects many women’s quality of life, but there is therapy available to help stabilize the area and even improve it. I’ve worked closely with many physios and physical therapists to create several routines that can help a woman start connecting with her pelvic floor while she […]

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M/TS – Foam Rolling II

Fit2B releases 2nd Foam Rolling workout routine as fourth in series - fit2b.com

Our foam rolling routines have been so popular due to the TummySafe education we include in them that members keep asking for more! So here I am in my own little farm house with the Summer sunshine streaming through the windows and photo albums of my babies in the background, bringing you the sequel to Foam Rolling… and […]

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1 Scar Story + 2 Tummy Massage Videos

Two tummy massage videos and a powerful testimony from Fit2B Member, Josie L.

 When there are deep wounds and scars that leave behind fascial adhesions and disconnect, it can be very hard for a woman to look at her tummy, let alone touch it. When you have a scar on your belly or abdominal fascia that won’t pull back together {or fascia that pulls too hard} practicing tummy […]

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Fit2B Teaching Other Teachers

Diastasis Aware Yoga Training - fit2b.com

The training for which I wrote a huge section on diastasis awareness in Yoga also gave me 5 hours with the instructors over this past weekend!! This group soaked up everything I said, asked so many high-level questions, and we all finished wanting more! It was very encouraging to be invited to contribute my knowledge […]

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K – Basic Kicks & Punches with Owen

Do you have children who want to learn the basics of self-defense but you’re not sure they’re ready for full-on lessons and training? Why not start them here and see if it builds their interest? Owen was just 7 when we launched Fit2B and now he’s 13 with 3 years of Tae Kwon Do under his […]

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The Unclosed Core

The Unclose Core - Blog Series by Fit2b.com

When a woman with an unclosed core discovers the massive amount of resources that Fit2B offers those experiencing abdominal separation, she typically gets super excited and then a bit overwhelmed. And it’s no wonder! I’ve written multiple ecourses and close to 300 articles on here plus created almost 200 fitness workouts that support the stomachs of […]

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K – Small vs. Big

Kids workout routine with Small vs. Big motions - fit2b.com

Many movements can be done on a small scale AND on a big scale. Your children will get so much exercise with this innovative routine starring SadieBell. Her energy and spunk as we explore various ranges of motion are such a delight! And remember: Tell your kids you’re happy to let them have the first turn […]

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E/TS – Scarf Down Some Stretches

Scarf down some stretches... with a scarf? -fit2b.com

On a colder day recently, I was watching Netflix and not feeling like “exercising.” However, I forced myself to just start by standing up and stretching a bit while I watched the show, and as I got warmer, I took off my scarf that I’d been wearing in our drafty farm house. Only I didn’t put […]

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C/TS – Fusion Mix 1

Fusion Mix Workout - Fit2b.com

This is the first of a 3-part series of playful yet intense total body strengthening moves that combine elements from Pilates, Yoga, and natural transitional movements like tripods, single-leg squats, arm balances, and even planks done safely! While this routine has zero crunches or sit-ups, it’s not for someone whose abdominal fascia is still thinned out with a wide […]

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E/TS – Defining Deltoids

Arm Workout: Defining Deltoids - fit2b.com

This workout for your deltoids (shoulder muscles) is a super special addition to all of our other arm workouts for two reasons, one silly and one serious: The serious reason is that it’s taught with major stability in mind for those dealing with sacroiliac (SI) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD). The silly reason is that it’s […]

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Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction Routine with Diastasis-Aware Exercises!

Sample some exercises for Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction from Fit2B.com

If you’re struggling with pain in and around your pubic bone due to symphysis pubis dysfunction, my heart goes out to you. It’s tricky when you can’t separate your legs or step over things without grief and grating in your groin, isn’t it? And if you have diastasis recti, too, some of the common exercises […]

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Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction Routine

Safe Workout for Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction - fit2b.com

If you’re struggling with pubic symphysis pain, my heart goes out to you. It’s tricky when you can’t separate your legs or step over things without grief and grating in your groin, isn’t it? I’ve spent months putting together this routine just for you! It has lots of moves that should allow you to keep […]

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Why My Mother Needed Foot Surgery to Have Her Toes Straightened

Bad shoes and Bunionectomies: My Mom's Story - fit2b.com

For just recently reaching 73 years old, my mom is in remarkably great shape even though her feet have always bothered her. She walks, eats healthy, is active in her church and community, and takes good care of herself and my dad. This past year, she finally began pursuing things to really deal with and […]

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The Belly Pictures She Took in her Pink Bathroom Went Viral, But Where is She Now?

Her pink bathroom belly pics went viral, but where is she now? -fit2b.com

Two years ago, Fit2B member Katie Goddard sent me her before and after pictures, giving me permission to share her story in this blog {click} “Mother of Son with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) shares how Fit2B is changing their lives.” Little did we know how many it would reach! Katie’s candid images continue to encourage discussion because they […]

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M/TS – Hipster Chair Moves

Hipster Chair Moves: Modern exercises for happy hips from fit2b.com

This routine is our current FREE SAMPLE for non-members! Feel free to share or Join here today! This unique routine will have you working on, around and behind a chair of your choice to stabilize, strengthen and mobilize your hip joints. Typical of Fit2B style, this set of moves is low-impact but high-payback, so don’t let […]

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E/TS – Totally {Original} Transverse

Totally {Original} Transverse from Fit2b.com

Okay, okay, okay! After an outcry from members, here it is! I had to smile when so many of you requested {demanded} that we bring back the “old skool” original Totally Transverse workout because you miss it so much! So, because I am nice, and because y’all promised me that you’d still take the updated […]

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E/TS/R – Restorative Poses 2

Restorative Poses with fit2b.com

This routine sets you up in several positions that let gravity do the work of stretching for you. Even though the video itself is quite short, you should spend about 20-30 minutes with these moves altogether, or anywhere from 2-10 minutes in each pose as your body allows. You’ll be shown how to get into […]

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Sample 5 Home Fitness Workouts Through Fit2B Mobile

Get 5 free home fitness routines via web app - fit2b.com

Get 5 Home Fitness Routines for 5 Days Free! If you want to try 5 of our most basic home fitness routines through our web app, just click here to learn more about this awesome offer! Our members have been using the full version of Fit2B Mobile since it’s launch in early January 2016, and […]

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C/TS – Get On The {Big} Ball

Get on the {Big} ball routine - fit2b.com

“Are those big exercise balls safe?” I get asked that question all the time, and the answer is that it depends what you do on them. This routine explores a huge variety of motions – everything from easy to hard stuff like mountain climbers and pikes – with my classic “tummysafe” cueing. IMPORTANT NOTE: Some […]

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E/TS – Walking Workout

Indoor cardio walking workout - fit2b.com

What’s a person to do when getting outside for a walk just isn’t happening? While walking in one spot isn’t the same as going for a real walk because there’s no propulsion or hip rotation, a workout like this has many benefits. Adding this fun variety of arm motions to a simple “march in place” can […]

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Must Watch! Shaggy Beasts and Other 2015 Outtakes

The 2015 Blooper Reel from fit2b.com

A couple years ago, we started putting blooper outtakes at the end of each of our workout videos. However, I’ve made so many bloopers while filming for our routines and online learning ecourses that we still had extras! So here is the best bloopers of 2015 from behind the scenes of Fit2B… Go ahead. Laugh. […]

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When You’re Setting Goals From a Hard Place…

When you're setting goals from a hard place, and you need encouragement, read this! -fit2b.com

While many people were setting goals around the first of this year, something different happened organically in the private Fit2B member forum when Holly J. posted her victory picture and long term success story about coming out of a very hard place thanks to Fit2B. Here’s what she wrote and posted:  “I want to post here because […]

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M/TS – Lorraine’s Barre Workout

Lorraine's Barre Workout - fit2b.com

Please welcome guest instructor Lorraine Scapens of Pregnancy Exercise in New Zealand. Lorraine has contributed to many sections on Fit2B including our “Experts on Diastasis Recti” ecourse, and I consider her a close colleague and friend. While I provide ongoing fitness, she has sever stellar programs that align well with what I do. I’m thrilled […]

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E/TS – Squat Challenge

Improve the depth of your squat for a stronger core and pelvic floor - fit2b.com

For most of my early group fitness career, I accepted the fitness myth that squatting would hurt the knees if the hips went lower than the knee. The mantra was “no lower than 90-degrees!” We understand now that knee injury is not about squat depth but about proper form during squatting, and getting low is CRUCIAL […]

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Are Heeled Shoes the Answer to Tight Calves?

Learn how to lengthen my calf muscles and prevent foot pain

Question about heeled shoes posted in our forum: “Beth is it possible for someone to have “short tendons”? My mom was told she needed to wear shoes with a heel because she has short Achilles’ tendons. Are their specific stretches to lengthen them?” -Lauren F. That question was posted in our private member forum, and […]

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C/TS – Step & Pivot Around The World

Step & Pivot Around The World routine from fit2b.com

Okay, I admit that title is long and cheesy, but it summarizes the choreography theme in the patterns you’ll be doing with me in this fun routine. You’re going to be all over your bench on every side, pivoting all over. As always, I’ve got your back with modifications if you’re not ready for jumping […]

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Bare Naked Gratitude

Bare Naked Thankfulness - fit2b.com

Naked is not a bad word. It’s not the “N” word, and it’s not vulgar. It’s how we were born, totally bare, but I’ve talked with far too many women who can’t stand the sight of themselves. They hide from mirrors and mock their own worth by reducing themselves to self-imposed labels like “Fat” and […]

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30 Fitness Blogs in 30 Days from Fit2B

30 Fitness Blogs in 30 Days

In addition to being a fitness professional, writing is a huge outlet for me. I’m fairly certain I have never gone to sleep at night without writing something somewhere about something, either in my journal, or online, or whatever. Even so, when I dove into a 30-day blogging challenge – which I am finishing today WITH […]

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Build a Better Belly: 10 Times to Align And Use Your Core

Alignment plays a big role in your belly's ability to flex and stay flat for you! Find out how at fit2b.com

As long as you’re moving and exercising that’s all you need for a healthy body right? Nope. You are more than your muscles, and since your posture affects not just the shape of your belly, but also your digestion, pelvic floor function, emotions, chemistry, and also how you present yourself to others, we need to […]

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Why Fixing Your Core Won’t Save You

Wait, there's such a thing as a perfect body? Fit2b.com

“Thinking that because you are good person, hard times won’t come is like thinking that because you are a vegetarian, the bull won’t charge at you.” After reading this pivotal article on GNOWFGLINS many moons ago about how eating real food didn’t stop severe illness in two families, I began pondering the same truth about fitness […]

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Practical Tips for PMS + A Special Routine

Don't let PMS stop your life! Practical tips to ease the pain - fit2b.com

Many women live with debilitating cramps, diminished energy and moodiness that affects their relationships in the days before and during their periods. You can blame Eve or pollution or modern stress levels, but PLEASE don’t just lay there when you can minimize most of the major discomforts of menstruation. Here at Fit2B Studio, we have a specialized […]

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Free Podcast: Diastasis & Tummy Fitness + My Births

Free Birthful Podcast: Diastasis Recti & Pregnancy -fit2b.com

It was a huge honor to be the special guest for The Birthful Podcast: Diastsis & Tummy Fitness with Adriana Lozada earlier this week. She said she chose me out of all the other experts she researched as possible guests because my program is the most comprehensive, evidence-based, straightforward, mama-friendly one she could find. The show […]

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How Sit-Ups Hurt Veterans with Diastasis Recti

Are military testing methods which still contain lots of situps hurting our veterans? -fit2b.com

Today is Veterans Day in the USA, and I am beyond grateful to our military and all those who serve in the armed forces here abroad, and in our communities. Therefore, it angers me to hear about outdated fitness testing methods hurting many recruits and soldiers. We need to stop thanking our veterans by giving them traumatic […]

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