Category Archives: Weights & Resistance

Lazy Weights – M/TS

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

Weird Weights – M/TS

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

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

Tone & Flow – M/TS

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

Push-Up Prep

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

Tabata Tone & Stretch Workout – M/TS

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

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

Kelly’s Pelvic Floor Stability Exercise Routine

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

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

Pull-Up Prep Exercises – M/TS

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

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

Battle Rope Blast: Standing Arm & Core Workout

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

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

Color Series: Silver Home Workout Videos

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

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

Color Series: Pink Home Workout Videos

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

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

Color Series: Green Home Workout Videos

Green Color Series of Home Workout Videos - fit2b.com

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

Color Series: Blue Home Workout Videos

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

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

Color Series: Black Home Exercise Workouts

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

Color Series: Red Home Exercise Videos

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

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

Kids Weightlifting

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

Color Series: Purple

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

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

Beth’s Big Band Routine – M/TS

Beth's Big Bodylastics Band Routine - fit2b.com

Home Workout with Bodylastics Bands

Big {longer} Circle Band Workout – M/TS

Circle Band Workout - fit2b.com - Use a stretchy band to explore circular motions and tie a knot in the ends to make a circle of resistance! Fun workout! #theraband #stretchyband #exercise #homeworkout #homefitness #exercisevideo #fit2b

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

Circuit Workout – C/TS

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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Weightlifting 201 – C/TS

Weightlifting 201 - C/TS - Fit2B.com - 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 […]

5 Minutes With Fit2B

5 minutes with Fit2B - fit2b.com - 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 Morning Moves 5 Minute Calves 5 Minute Resting Routine 5 Minute Face Exercises 5 Minute Jump Progression 5 Minute Arms 5 Minute […]

C/TS – Classic Flow B

C/TS - Classic Flow B - Fit2b.com - Yoga Classic Flow B. Learn the traditional sun salutation Surya Namaskara series with tummysafe modification and better breathing.

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 […]

M/TS – Weightlifting 101

M/TS - 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 […]

C/TS – Fusion Mix II

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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 + […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

C/TS – Basic Step Aerobics with Weights

Disclaimer: By clicking play and participating in this routine or any other video on Fit2B, you signify that you have read and agree to the terms of our conditions and disclaimer found here. When I taught step aerobics classes at a local community college, I’d always finish the class with 10 minutes of basic step […]

C/TS – Bag a Better Booty

Bag A Better Booty - fit2b.com

Thanks to all your positive feedback on the Bag A Better Back routine, we are excited to debut this, and we have plans for “Bag a Better Bust” as well 😉 And in case you’re wondering if it’s awkward to control a swinging grocery bag as the training tool for a toned tushie, yes! But wow! […]

M/TS – 21 Tone Up

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This routine was designed on a quiet day in our tiny off-grid shabby cabin in Montana, dubbed “The Shabin.” There isn’t much room in it, and it was raining outside. I needed to move or go crazy! So I just stood up and started playing with basic leg and arm combinations. It was easy to come […]

M/TS – Great Glutes

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Goodness gracious great glutes of fire! That’s what you might be saying when you finish this long set of booty burnin’ moves! The glutes are major stabilizers and players in your core and pelvic floor function, so having a strong set of buns to support you is crucial. Learn how to work your rear-end from […]

M/TS – Bag a Better Back

How about recycling some grocery bags and using water bottles as weights to create a fun and unique workout for your upper and lower back!?! Here at Fit2B we are all about using what you have on hand to facilitate a great workout. If you’ve got dumbbells, great! But a lot of people don’t, or maybe […]

M/TS – Big {little} Band Workout

Big {Little} Band Routine - fit2b.com

Guess what? Beth – that’s me, the one who writes all these descriptions – doesn’t spend a bunch of time on her arms at the gym each day. I spend about 10 minutes, 2-3 times per week doing the same moves you’ll see in this band workout and the other routines in the “Amazing Arms” […]

M/TS – Plain Ol’ Pilates

Plain Ol' Pilates - fit2b.com

Focusing solely on Pilates workout movements you can do at home, there really isn’t anything plain about this routine. It’s just all about mat-style Pilates and nothing else. With several levels and modifications provided for each portion, we know it will be a favorite for anyone wanting a straightforward, fun approach to some of the best […]

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 […]

C/TS – Body Sculpting

Body Sculpting 1 - fit2b.com

As you get strong and ready for more challenges, this will become one of your favorite routines. Bethany packs a set of great moves into this short 20 minutes that will safely leave you sweaty and breathless. Get out those handweights and find a wall, because there’s not much downtime in this video! Let’s go! […]

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 most of the general videos on YouTube that show how to work with kettlebells are unsafe for the beginner exerciser or anyone with knee, hip, shoulder and core injuries such as diastasis recti […]

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 […]

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, […]

TS/C – Insane Upper Body

Insane Upper Body - fit2b.com

As we build our own set of slightly insane workouts, you must be aware that this series will leave you with more “muscle reminders” that you exercises. If you are too sore to lift your arms the next day, that’s not a good thing. Working should fatigue your muscles without hurting you or hindering your […]

Ankles & Upper Body

Ankles & Upper Body - fit2b.com

Strengthen your ankles and tone your calves while doing some gentle upper body work at the SAME time! Talk about multitasking, eh? Bethany sure knows how to pack a lot muscle into every minute, so that you can “FIT” an effective workout into your busy schedule. Click play and discover how you can wake up […]

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 […]

C/TS – Insane 2

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Do you believe you can get a HARD workout without jumping around, doing crazy contortions, or lifting extreme loads? We believe it! We believe that all you need is your body to get one TOUGH workout. This 20-minute routine has some crazy stuff you may have never seen before, but it is straightforward and simple […]

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 […]

C/TS – Insane I

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If you’ve heard of the Insanity workouts, well here is one of the most insane workouts we’ve ever filmed. Why is it insane? For starters, it’s super hard and the moves are just plain crazy! Even Bethany is out of breath in this one, but it’s totally safe as long as you have a baseline […]

C/TS – Jump Change

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Newly filmed and re-released, this routine will put a jump in your step! Every transition in this workout is accomplished with a jump, but several options and levels are provided. The pace and attention to the transverse abdominus makes this a very “tummy safe” workout. It is good for bone density and your heart rate, […]

M/TS – Hold It!

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How long can you hold a pose? This workout encourages you to hold each position for at least 10 deep breaths. Don’t let the lack of repetitive motions fool you into thinking it won’t get your heart pumping. Holding a muscle in place can be harder than moving it! This workout was originally filmed in […]

M/TS – Tabata

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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. […]

E/K/TS – Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me - fit2b.com

Have a baby who wants to come along for the ride? Introduce him/her to movement with mommy just a few minutes at a time. This 12-minute session makes a great warm-up for mom or dad. A baby carrier such as an Ergo or Snugli is needed, and if you start while your child is small, […]

C/TS – Weighted Warriors

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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 […]

TS/C – Functional Workout I

Functional Workout I - fit2b.com

Functional fitness workouts involve exercises that use multiple joints, multiple limbs, multiple muscles, all at once! Grab your dumbbells {or cans of food} and get a terrific workout that exercises every area. The total-body movements really escalate your heart rate and calorie burn. This TummySafe™ routine is a re-do of the original which wasn’t diastasis friendly nor […]

Thigh Workout

Thigh Workout - Fit2B.com - 15-Minute TummySafe Thigh Workout for Diastasis Recti

Thighs. We all have two sets of them, and they need care and attention like all the rest of our body parts. Did you know we have THREE routines dedicated to these lovelies? This one you’re about to do is actually an updated, refilmed version of the original done in 2011 which you can see […]

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: […]

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 […]

M/TS – Pilates Yoga Blend

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Originally filmed in 2010 as part of our first set of workouts, there were some seriously unhappy members when I took it down to refilm AND then we had a glitch with the new one! Needless to say, I’m very excited to debut this new version. It’s almost ridiculous how many attempts we’ve made to do this. […]

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 […]