Category Archives: Foundational Five – F5

Kelly’s Simple Stretches

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

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

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Transverse Training Ab Exercise Routine

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

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

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Kelly’s Dynamic Pelvic Floor Exercise Routine

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

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

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The Original “F5” Workouts for Diastasis Recti

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

Cue Connections

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

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

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E/TS – Basic Breath Work

E/TS - 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 […]

E/TS – The Xiphoid Process Routine

E/TS - 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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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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Start Here

Start Here - Fit2B.com - Start Here with the Workout Basics

Welcome to the Core of Fit2B Studio  This is where we like everyone to begin their journey with Fit2B. We call this page the “Foundational Five” or “F5” pathway because each section has 5 parts. The 3 buttons below will give you a solid foundation so you can rebuild, reclaim and restore your body beginning with your core.      […]

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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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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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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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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