If you have noticed that your …

  • Abs seem to get worse when you do crunches, sit ups or planks.
  • Belly button is an outie now when it was always an innie.
  • Lower back always bothers you or “goes out.”
  • Bladder leaks when you sneeze, cough, laugh, stand up, lift things.
  • Core connection hasn’t felt the same since abdominal surgery.
  • Middle ia still muddled years after giving birth.
  • Body feels like a limp noodle that always needs propped up.

 If you’ve noticed any of that, you may also have an ab gap known as diastasis rectus abdominus, another symptom of a weak core.

Having diastasis means you core needs more… more strategies, more attention, more care.

These 2 videos will help you check for diastasis recti.

Many thanks to our colleague, Kelly Dean, licensed physical therapist, core rehabilitation expert, and owner of The Tummy Team for filming the longer video with us that explores the big picture. She provides a more detailed check for DR and greater details on the impacts of diastasis.

Use Your Fingers In Your Abs To Check For Diastasis Recti

How to check for diastasis recti - Fit2B

Keep calm and move on!

Consult with a local specialist who can asses you in person and provide personalized rehab tailored to your needs. If you cannot find a good local provider, then please consider online rehab with The Tummy Team.

Use Fit2B to educate yourself and learn how to exercise in a way that doesn’t make the situation worse. We provide over 200 professionally filmed home workout videos that are designed to help you make a safe, strategic return to fitness while you’re dealing with diastasis recti. 

Strengthen your body while protecting your core with our portable, affordable workouts!

We have something for every exerciser – even kids – beginning with the most basic breath work and progressing to interval training, cardio, weightlifting, stretching, floor and step aerobics, body resistance, stretchy bands, circuit training, foam rolling, kettlebells – we have it all – even walking workouts, Yoga, Pilates, Tabata, kickboxing, and so much more + it’s all designed around core & pelvic floor awareness! 

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Transverse Flow Workout: Add some gentle transverse pulses to key positions and find your core in new ways! - Fit2b.com

Fit2B is known globally for our streaming, family friendly home exercise videos.We are the world’s premier provider of diastasis-aware workout videos that are specifically designed to help you return to fitness without wrecking your abs again.  We have helped thousands in 40+ countries return to fitness while dealing with diastasis recti, prolapse, hernia, abdominal surgeries like C-sections, and other core traumas. We are the fitness piece of your core rehab.


We offer fitness for all bodies, all ages, all levels.

I just wanted to thank you for Fit2B! I joined in August and have been so grateful for the fact that it is on Roku, and there is a kid channel! I am also a homeschooling mom, and it’s great to have another option for fitness besides the sports and things I try to do with my children.

C. Cardwell / Fit2B Member

It is working for me! I love Fit2B! Also worth noting that my husband has a doctorate in physical therapy. He checks my diastisis for me, sees improvement, and fully supports the program.

Holli B. / Fit2B Member

I love fit2b. I have carried 60 pounds of baby in 9 years. The core workouts: have changed my life for the better. The videos really explain how to.use your core the right way. I feel more educated now and having the knowledge helps me put my core to work in everyday situations.

Meaghan S. / Fit2B

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

Here’s the deal, banana peel…

Your abs have layers. They are more than your six-pack, and we believe true fitness is soooo beyond a bikini belly. Our mission is changing lives one tummy at a time, so you can be stronger for your family, community, and world. 

If you’re dealing with diastasis, and you’re feeling overwhelmed by information right now, you can trust us to boil it down for you while you learn to move with tummysafe strategies. You’re in the right place.

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

I LOVE fit2b!!! I’m in the process of closing my dr. I’ve gone down from a 4 finger width at my belly button to a 3. I also love the varying options for each workout based on skill level and enough different options given to keep it different several times. I can’t sing her praises enough!!!!!

Amy A. / Fit2B Member

I’m truly amazed at how these workouts have strengthened my core. I didn’t realize so much strength could come from such simple movements. I’ve learned to appreciate & celebrate where I am now, not just look at my goals and what I can’t get accomplish. She’s been a great teacher and a wonderful guide for me.

Tasha B. / Facebook

I had a FIVE FINGER width, very deep DR after my second pregnancy. Thanks to fit2b, I had it almost completely closed before I got pregnant with number 3.

Brittany G. / Fit2B Member

Thank you for learning and sharing

The more people who know about diastasis recti, the better informed the world will be on how to prevent, address, manage, and treat abdominal separations. 

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