Category Archives: Diastasis Recti

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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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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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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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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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 – 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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E/TS/R – Pelvic Floor Connections

Pelvic Floor Connections - fit2b.com

The perfect routines to do all by yourself, these candid yet tasteful videos are designed to help women connect to the most intimate part of their core: the pelvic floor. Using straight anatomical terms and tender talk, I will offer you several non-invasive methods and movements for the purpose of reconnecting your control over your most […]

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E/TS – Kelly’s Total Body Stretching

Kelly Dean's Total Body Stretching - fit2b.com

Now an official part of our F5 series, this fantastic stretching routine introduces Guest Instructor Kelly Dean, licensed physical therapist and owner of The Tummy Team, as she joins Fit2B Studio to share how it’s not always about flexing and “working” a muscle back into shape; it’s also about lengthening the tight muscles that are […]

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M/TS – Kelly’s Floor Core Routine

Kelly's Floor Core Routine - fit2b.com

  What if you could have a core workout designed by a physical therapist? Especially one who is world-famous for her work in providing continuing education training for instructors, midwives, doulas, nurses, and many more who work with the true core? Well, here you go! Join guest instructor, Kelly Dean of the Tummy Team, for […]

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K/TS – Bitty Bellies

Bitty Bellies - fit2b.com

Even the smallest bellies can establish a healthy core connection! Let your child join our children for some bitty belly moves that teach how to activate the transverse abdominus. Plus, learn how lots of other fun moves and tricks utilize our core on a daily basis. Leave lots of room in your exercise area for […]

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Basic Transverse & Mula Bandha

Equipment needed: Bench or straight back chair. Maybe a pillow for your lower back. Here is one of our most basic routines designed for those who need to dial it back to the most simple aspects of “finding” their core via the basic breath. The title comes from a term that means “root lock” in […]

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M/TS Baby Lift

A sweet thank you to member, Leah, for lending us little Patrick for this workout where you will learn how to exercise with your baby in a safe manner. This interactive routine is gentle yet thorough, dealing with alignment while holding your child, fun movements with your baby as the “weight,” and total body moves […]

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E/TS – Align It Flat

Align it Flat - fit2b.com

There are TWO versions of this routine on this page because every BODY is different. The more I research the core and diastasis, the more I’m learning a simple truth: our body’s position throughout the day matters a lot! You can workout with perfect form… but what about the rest of your day. How are you […]

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M/TS – Gentle Blend

Gentle Blend - fit2b.com

This therapeutic routine is gentle but also a thorough workout of the entire body. It starts in a standing position and then transitions you to the floor with safe queues. The routine starts and finishes with some deep spiritual connection imagery that will leave you centered and peaceful. By clicking play and watching any video on […]

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E/TS – Mula Bandha

Mula Bandha - fit2b.com

According to our members, this routine is where many things click. It’s where all the pieces from the other Foundational Five “F5” fall into place. Mula means root or source and Bandha means lock or bond. Simply put, it’s about controlling the root-like bundle of nerve connections at your trunk’s base. I have to tell […]

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E/TS – Totally Transverse II

Totally Transverse II - fit2b.com

  “Welcome to my home and this workout!” -Bethany This routine was filmed in my old home in Portland, Oregon! It’s not as swanky as some of other places we’ve filmed, but these are my pictures and my 1940’s fireplace, and the green chair is where I spent many an hour nursing my sweet boy. We’ve […]

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TS – Totally Transverse

This quick crunch-free, plank-free mini-workout you’re about to do will connect your breath and alignment to your core throughout several simple motions. The second video summarizes the first video in a short recap. You’ll find two videos below, the long and short version, but Fit2B has more when you’re ready! You don’t need to lie down […]

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M/P/TS – Maternity Mix II

Maternity Mix II - fit2b.com

This is the sequel to Maternity Mix I and both workouts are perfect for the soon-to-be mother. Safe for virtually any stage of pregnancy, this short workout gets every muscle without stressing loose ligaments and blossoming bellies. This workout is “tummy safe” and uses core exercises that keep the abdominal area toned during pregnancy. Rock […]

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M/TS – Transitions

Transitions - fit2b.com

 If you’ve been rehabbing your abs, and you are feeling stronger and ready for more, this workout will keep you standing and moving the whole time while helping you safely transition to slightly more intense motions while also showing you how to incorporate your transverse abs with breath and activation at the proper times. This […]

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TS/C – Ab Attack!

Ab Attack - fit2b.com

Normally I’m not a big fan of “attacking” our abdominals, because in the mainstream fitness industry, that can often mean “shredding” and “ripping” our core apart, literally. This routine, however, will focus on all four layers of your abdominals with a safe intensity. Learn how to recruit every muscle fiber in your core while keeping […]

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