Category Archives: Upper Body

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

5 minutes with Fit2B - three 5-minute workouts at fit2b.com

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) 5 Minute Calves NEW: 5 Minute Pilates 5 Minute Face Exercises 5 Minute Jump Progression 5 Minute Arms 5 Minute Stair Workout 5 Minute […]

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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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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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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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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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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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E/TS – Blissful Block Moves

Blissful Blocks - fit2b.com

So light. Surprisingly soft. More sturdy than you think. Blocks are an awesome tool to encourage movement and explore your flexibility. Learn how to use this fitness prop to pursue some of the most blissful block moves ever! This routine is a delightful combination of gentle, restorative work + relaxing stretches. Perfect for days when […]

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E/TS – Restorative Poses

Restorative Poses - fit2b.com

Stretching via pulling or reaching is one way to lengthen tight muscles, while relaxing into restorative positions where no “work” must be done – only releasing – is a whole different approach. This valuable method is useful to all fitness levels and abilities. For this “routine” you will need to find a quiet place where […]

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C/TS – Wall Workout with Beth

Wall Workout with Bethany - fit2b.com

Oh! Such a sweet surprising challenge to the whole body, this short – yet full – total body routine brings the whole body to bear strongly on your core. Forgive the heavy breathing, but these moves are challenging and Bethany was JUST getting over strep throat while filming this! Also, this routine features our very […]

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C/TS – Kettle Bell II

KettleBell Workout II - fit2b.com

Kettle Bell training is HOT but “tummy safe” the moves often are NOT … In this second, slightly more advanced installment of Bethany’s “how to” kettle bell series, you’ll learn more moves in a safe manner that will protect your core and tune you into the proper form and breathing patterns, so that one day when you […]

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E/TS/R – Neck Routine

Neck Routine - fit2b.com

Oh the neck… how small it seems, yet how important is it’s role? Very! If the muscles in your neck are tight they cause headaches and pull the rest of you out of alignment. If you’re out of alignment, your neck will be tight. It’s a vicious circle, and one that we here at Fit2B […]

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C/TS – TummySafe Kickboxing

TummySafe Kickboxing - fit2b.com

Want a literal booty kickin’ with some boxing on the side? This fun workout will introduce you the basics of kickboxing in typical “Fit2B Style.” Get your attitude, intensity and heart rate all elevated as you jab, jack and kick your way through 23 minutes of simple, no-nonsense cardio that could double as self-defense. Note: […]

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Newest Exercise Routines

Top 10 Newest Routines from fit2b.com

The 12 Newest Exercise Routines! Apparently, we now have so many videos here on Fit2B that members find it hard to find the new ones! What a great problem to have, right? And so easy to fix! Several members suggested making a page or pathway with just the “Latest 12” exercise routines on it, so […]

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M/TS – Kettlebell Workout I

KettleBell Workout I - fit2b.com

Kettlebell training is very popular right now, but most of the moves are demonstrated in such a fast and hyper-extended manner that general videos showing how to work with kettlebells are unsafe for the beginner exerciser or anyone with knee, hip, shoulder and core injuries such as diastasis recti abdominus. So Bethany set out to […]

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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 – Mommy & Me III

Mommy & Me III - fit2b.com

  This standing fitness routine is safe and FUN for mom and baby. If your child fits in a carrier of any sort (wrap, pack, ergo-style, sling, etc) then this routine will be awesome for you. Leah’s little guy literally went to sleep while we did this workout! We keep the motions smaller and soothing, […]

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M/TS – Ultimate Upper Body

Ultimate Upper Body - fit2b.com

This simple yet stimulating upper body workout will reshape your arms if you stick to doing it at least twice a week for a period of 6 weeks. Or combine it with other workouts in our “Amazing Arms” pathway that is coming soon! Don’t have dumbbells? Grab two gallon-size milk jugs, and fill them with […]

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M/TS – Tabata

Tabata - fit2b.com

This workout features six exercises done tabata-style, meaning each movement done for 8 sets of 20 seconds each with a 10 second rest between each set. However, unlike mainstream tabata classes that perform the exercises as fast as possible, Bethany pays careful attention to form and core positioning and keeps things at a safe pace. […]

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M/TS – Kelly Dean’s Wall Workout

Kelly Dean's Wall Workout - fit2b.com

Kelly Dean from The Tummy Team makes a guest instructor appearance in this quick, total body workout that offers some excellent ways for men and women dealing with diastasis to further strengthen their core. If you haven’t gone through any of the amazing Restore Your Core” workshops with Kelly via webinar or live seminar, we strongly recommend you invest […]

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C/TS – Weighted Warriors

Weighted Warrior - fit2b.com

The Yoga Warrior poses are powerful enough all by themselves, but what if you held hand-weights while flowing through these poses? Find out how to use weights in a safe but stimulating manner to greatly increase your warrior workout intensity! Tummy Safety Tip: Remember to maintain neutral alignment and actively recruit your transverse abs whenever […]

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E/TS – Maternity Mix

Maternity Mix - fit2b.com

As a mother herself, Bethany has been through two healthy, fit pregnancies and births. She has a real heart for new moms and mommies-to-be, and you can see that shining through in this workout. Experience gentle queues that will connect you to your changing body and the precious life within you. Find out how to […]

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M/TS – Rockin’ Yoga & Pilates

Rockin' Yoga & Pilates - fit2b.com

This moderately intense, total-body exercise routine was refilmed in early March 2013 for better TummySafe cues and lighting. The music is a bit more upbeat, and the transitions are faster. So if you want a more mellow workout, this isn’t really it. If you want a total body floor workout, this is it! Equipment Needed: […]

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C/TS – Tabata Ball Workout

Tabata Ball Workout - fit2b.com

Just hearing the word “Tabata” is enough to make some folks’ knees ache. But Bethany takes the risk of knee injury out of the equation by slowing down the reps a wee bit. It’s still the same pattern: 8 sets of one exercise. 20 seconds per set. 10 seconds rest between each set, for five […]

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C/TS – Pilates & Yoga Loaded

Pilates & Yoga Loaded - fit2b.com

Here is our most recent routine of blended Pilates and Yoga moves that are not only TummySafe but also “loaded” with goodness for your whole body. Go from standing to kneeling to sitting to laying all within 25 minutes, and all while utilizing your core to move your limbs. Equipment needed: a pair of handweights […]

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