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Weekly Moves & News

Beth Learn - founder of Fit2b.com

Welcome to Fit2B and this week’s featured workout, contributor spotlight,  fresh lifestyle exercise tip from me, a brand new podcast, and an exciting package offer from Julie Tupler! We update this page weekly on Thursdays and send out an email reminder to come check it out! You can also bookmark this page to your favorites! […]

Does Doming Equal Diastasis Recti?

Does Doming Equal Diastasis? - Fit2B.com - Fit2B knows core exercises have busy moms asking, “Should I be worried that my belly is bulging?” and “Does doming equal diastasis recti?” Click through and let us connect you to a free video and let us connect you with the answers and home exercises that you can trust will keep your core safe. #fit2b #diastasisrecti #workouts #exercises #fitness #homeexercises

If your abs make weird shapes when you sit up, lean back, or do crunches, that can tell you a lot about your core. Doming can be a physical sign of abdominal separation and dysfunction, but does doming equal Diastasis Recti every time it happens? Here’s a video with my thoughts on bellies that dome, […]

9 Home Fitness Props – No Machines Required

9 Home Fitness Tips No Machines Required- Fit2B.com

Here at Fit2B we provide subscription access to almost 300 home workout videos, and our prop list of optional exercise isn’t expensive. We realize most people don’t have a lot of extra money to buy fitness gear they will only use for a little while, so we get creative with what you probably already have […]

4 Exercises for a Safe Return to Running After Baby

4 Exercises for a Safe Return to Running After Baby - Fit2B.com - Fit2B knows it’s a sad day for many postpartum women when they try to return to running, only to discover it doesn’t feel right. If you’re a woman who has had a baby (or several) and you want to make a safe, strategic return to running so you can avoid injuring yourself or making your prolapse, incontinence, or diastasis recti worse, click through for the free video. #diastasis #diastasisrecti #diastasisrectiworkouts #fit2b #homefitness #exercise #free #guide #postpartum #running #run

Straight up, I’m not a runner, but I have trained a lot of clients who thrive better when they can run. It’s a sad day for many women when they try to return to running after having a baby, only to discover it doesn’t feel right: their bladders may leak, their abs may pooch out […]

New: Shareable Story Images for Your Instagram

Instagram story shareable about January 2020 fitness & workout goals! Save this image then post it to your IG story with your answers in the blanks! Be sure to tag us!

NEW: Shareables for your IG Story! I’ve always loved those cute images that let me copy and share a picture that has blanks for me to fill in, circles for “either/or” questions, and “get to know me” stuff. So we are releasing one shareable image that’s presized for IG stories each month in 2020 for […]

Color Series: Black Home Exercise Workouts

Fit2B Color Series - Black Bouncing: Grab a bouncy ball and experience time flying as you move your body while improving your eye-hand coordination + get a great workout! - fit2b.com

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 […]

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Ways to Move Your Tissues beyond Exercise

Ways to Move Your Tissues Beyond Exercise - Fit2B.com - Fit2B knows what it's like to be a busy mom trying to do all the things including exercise. But what if fitness goals shouldn’t just be about workouts, but about purposeful movement? Could massage therapy count? Click through for a short video and blog to spark new ideas on how movement can work for your healthy lifestyle! #fitnessmotivation #fitness #homeexercise #busymoms #busymomworkouts #fitnessgoal #exercise #exercising #fit2b #diastasis #diastasisrecti #homeworkout #movement #healthy

What if “working out” isn’t the only way to exercise, move your tissues, and strengthen your body?  Moving tissues beyond exercise is easier than you think! When we go beyond thinking of movement as exercise that repetitively shifts one or several parts of our body from one spot to another and we start to look for […]

Color Series: Orange Home Exercise Workouts

When I surveyed our fans on Instagram to ask what ORANGE means to them, just like the rest of The Color Series so far, I received a huge variety of answers: Autumn, shelter, caution, hunter safety, optimism, caution cones, pumpkins, warmth, happiness, the orange fruit, Vitamin C, showing off, beauty, wealth, endurance, strength, the value […]

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The Domino Effect of Diastasis Recti is Very Treatable

Diastasis Rectus Abdominus is finally getting some of the attention it deserves in the wide world, and people are learning that — while Diastasis Recti is very treatable — it can be part of a domino effect in core dysfunction and your abdominal appearance. For some people, their diastasis may be deep and wide enough […]

Three Things {Besides Exercise} that Help Women’s Heart Health

Two of my immediate family members have recently had major heart issues, so recent scientific news about women’s health has grabbed my attention. Exercise is a regular part of my life, though, so I shouldn’t have to worry about it, right? Well, friends, I’ve never been one to rest on my laurels, so let’s talk […]

Energy Drinks & Your Core: Is it Time to Rethink?

When you’re looking for extra energy to improve your workout or just to get through a slumpy afternoon, it’s easy to crack open a can of carbonated caffeine. Let’s take a look at energy drinks and your core. Some people are sensitive to certain ingredients. If you have a history of core weakness, injury, or […]

Fit2B Molly: Finding Fitness at Home

Cartoon images were popular when Fit2B launched in 2010, so our original logo was a gal we called “Molly.” She is still represented on our Roku Channel, and we had some cartoons drawn (scroll down) of her everyday life to remind all of us that we aren’t alone on our fitness journeys. Molly looks a […]

The Most Moving Summer Bucket List

My friends are always confessing their missed workouts to me. They say things like, “I haven’t exercised all week!” Not only do I not keep track of the exercise habits of my friends, sometimes they baffle me when they say things like that while we are paddleboarding or picking berries together. It’s like there’s this […]

If Your Abdominal Scar Bothers You, Watch This!

If Your Abdominal Scar Bothers You, Watch This! - Fit2B.com - When you are working to strengthen core muscles after surgery {post csection, appendectomy, hernia surgery, etc.} don’t miss out on this home workout video great to add to your rehab exercises safe for diastasis recti. - #postpartum #recovery #healing #momlife #diastasisrecti #diastasis #fitmom #newborn #fitmomlife #fitmom #homefitness #abworkout #homeworkouts_4u #healthylife #healthylifestyle #coreworkouts #diastasisrecti #diastasis #diastasisrecovery #fit2b

When an incision is made in your belly for any type of surgery — Cesarean, appendectomy, hernia mesh installment, hysterectomy, etc. — the nerves in that area are left somewhat exposed by the remaining scar, and the area can hurt for years to come. However, it’s never too late to do something about it!  When […]

Announcing Our New “Color Series” of Home Workouts

Announcing our new "Color Series" of Home Workouts - Fit2B.com - Looking for something different for your cardio summer home workout? How about adding some color to your weight lifting fitness routine? As always, Fit2B workouts are tummy safe and diastasis friendly. #fitnessjourney #fitnessmotivation #bodypositive #strongnotskinny #homefitness #homeworkouts_4u #healthylifestyle #coreworkouts #abworkout #fitmom #healthylife #healthylifestyle #cardio #armworkout #legworkout #rehab #diastasis #diastasisrecti #diastasisrecovery #fit2b

What’s the story behind our Color Series? It began with an innocent question over dinner when I was 38. My business partner asked me I thought I would still be doing this when I turned 40 years old. Y’all, his face (and my husband’s) when I answered with the following was priceless. “Of course! But […]

Color Series: Red Home Exercise Videos

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 […]

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28 ToneUp Cardio Workout

28 ToneUp Workout - Fit2b.com - #toning #homeworkout #videoworkout #exerciseathome #diastasisrecti #cardio #fitness #exercise #postpartum #core #fitness

… Now 21 ToneUp has a friend! The time will fly during this full body workout that explores 7 exercises done for 1 minute each for 4 rounds. If you loved 21 ToneUp and you’re ready for a more lengthy workout + more challenging exercises, well, get ready to get your sweat on! This home […]

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Can Hypopressives Help Diastasis Recti?

So how might hypopressives help diastasis rectus abdominus? During the training, we got to see two ultrasounds done in real time. One was on Dr. Tamara as she performed various hypopressives in supine, kneeling, and all-fours positions. She did not have diastasis, and her linea alba held strong with every breath-hold (apnea). Then a course […]

Three Exercises for a STRONG Birth

Three Exercises for a Strong Birth - Fit2B.com - Whether you are going with a natural birth, epidural, vaginal, or c-section, strong abdominal muscles will help you deliver and recover faster. Here are 3 exercises you can work on NOW for a better birthing experience. #fitpregnancy #fitmom #fitness #pregnancy #weekspregnant #pregnant #healthypregnancy #fitnessmotivation #fit #momtobe #momlife #babybump #pregnantbelly #fitfam #maternity #postpartum #thirdtrimester #pregnantlife #mommytobe #preggo #bump #fitnessmodel #workout #fitspiration #fitnessjourney #fitmama #gym #fitlife #fitspo #bhfyp

Birthing a baby takes strength, power, resilience, and awareness, regardless of the method of delivery. I’ll add flexibility to that list because, no matter how you plan for your birth to go, so many factors are in play — between you, the baby, the birth environment, your support team, and your access to additional resources […]

Kids Weightlifting

Kids Weightlifting Workout - fit2b.com - #kidsweights #kidslift #kidsworkout #fit2b #fitkids

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 […]

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International Diastasis Recti Awareness Month

Researching Diastasis Rectus Abdominis: Please take our survey to help us learn more about abdominal separation.

July is International Diastasis Recti Awareness Month. Since we provide home fitness workouts and education that specifically address abdominal and pelvic health for women here on Fit2B, we are always participating. We’d also like to introduce you to a few other key players who work in the trenches of torn-apart tummies with us. While Fit2B […]

Woman On Fire: Beth Takes TummySafe Fitness to the Global Stage

Woman on Fire - Fit2B.com - Bethany Learn is a GLOBAL SUPERSTAR in the world of Women's Wellness with her heart-felt and hugely intelligent company, Fit2B. She's a massively respected member of the women's health online community and transcends the title of Pregnancy/Post Natal fitness and wellness education by a country mile. - #fitnessjourney #fintessmotivation #getfit #fitmomlife #bodypositive #fitmom #thefitlife #sweateveryday #strongnotskinny #homefitness #abworkout #homeworkouts_4u #healthylife #healthylifestyle #fitnessroutine #coreworkouts #core #diastasisrecti #diastasis #preggo

Taking TummySafe Fitness to the Global Stage It was my immense honor {and lots of fun} to speak at Woman On Fire, a global event for womens health professionals put on in Brighton UK by Burrell Education in April, 2019. My presentations covered two topics: Authentic Puberty: Raising Girls Who Get It, based on my […]

Diastasis and Tummy Tucks vs. Abdominal Rehab: One Mom Shares Her Story of Both!

Diastasis and Tummy Tucks vs. Abdominal Rehab - Fit2B.com - When should you consider getting a tummy tuck? Read on and discover one woman’s tummy tuck before and after journey. - #surgery #plasticsurgery #tummytuck #fitnessjourney #fintessmotivation #getfit #fitmomlife #fitmom #thefitlife #sweateveryday #homefitness #abworkout #homeworkouts_4u #healthylife #healthylifestyle #fitnessroutine #coreworkouts #core #diastasisrecti #diastasis

Every day I talk to women all over the world who want — not just to tone or flatten their tummies — but to fully heal their cores with the right exercises for diastasis recti. Occasionally, someone will detail their journey in writing to me like T.A. has done here. I am sharing her story […]

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!

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What is TummySafe Fitness for Diastasis Recti?

What is TummySafe Fitness? - Fit2B.com - What if crunches, unmodified planks, and sit-ups could be doing more harm than good to your core? What is “tummysafe fitness” for diastasis recti? - #fitnessjourney #fintessmotivation #getfit #fitnessblogger #fitmomlife #bodypositive #fitmom #thefitlife #sweateveryday #strongnotskinny #homefitness #abworkout #homeworkouts_4u #healthylife #healthylifestyle #fitnessroutine #coreworkouts #core #diastasisrecti #diastasis

What is “tummysafe fitness” for diastasis recti? It means that every exercise reinforces and increases your core strength without involving any crunches or crunch-like motions, unmodified planks, jack-knifing motions, or sit-ups. It was originally coined by my colleague and good friend, Kelly Dean of The Tummy Team, whose core rehab protocol fixed my diastasis rectus […]

Beth’s Big Band Routine – M/TS

Beth's Big Bodylastics Band Routine - fit2b.com

Home Workout with Bodylastics Bands

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Music & Your Midline: Cues For Your Core

Featuring Kathryn Brunner of Musik At Home Crunches are always the first thing blurted when I ask random people how they believe their abs work — which means my work isn’t done yet — however, the deep abdominal muscles of your core perform hundreds of actions all day long. Your abs help you breathe, stand […]

Intimacy With A Dysfunctional Core

by Gillian Sukachevin, MSPT Sexual dysfunction is painful, disruptive and debilitating in so many ways and can arise from many different issues. But think about it. Even if you don’t have a debilitating condition, who wants just so-so sex? Sex is supposed to be something amazing—-something we look forward to. A simple weakness in one […]

Bathtub Routine – E/TS

Stretch sore muscles with this Bathtub Routine produced by Fit2B Studio - fit2b.com

I love baths, especially ones containing about 4-6 cups of epsom salts. I also enjoy stretching. Many moons ago, I figured out that I could fit quite a few stretches into bathtubs big and small. We’re already warmed up. We’re already relaxed. Why not grab a leg and ungrip some muscles? Of course, I keep […]

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The Core Connection to Your Calves + A FREE VIDEO

Do you feel like you’re fighting with calves that are “too big” for those you boots you want to wear? Did you gain weight and then lose it, only to have your lower legs remain larger than before? When you lift weights, do your calves bulk up really easily? “I find it hard to find […]

Tabata Cardio – M/TS

40-Minute Tabata Cardio Workout Sweat Session on fit2b.com - fit2b.com - #cardio #tabata #hiit #workout #homefitness

This amazing sweat session with Beth includes 7 different exercises done in the Tabata tradition which hails from Japan. Each exercise is done for 20 seconds at a time with 10 seconds of rest in between for 8 rounds with a 1 minute rest before starting the next exercise. Within the repetitions, you are provided […]

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Leaking Urine During {or After} Exercise Isn’t “Normal”

Leaking Urine During or After Exercise Isn't Normal - Fit2B.com - Just because it's common for women who've had children to leak some pee when they cough, laugh hard, make love, or jog to catch up with a runaway toddler THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT LEAKING URINE IS NORMAL or acceptable. Common does not equal normal. I refuse to accept what is common if it is damaging me. - #physicaltherapy #physio #physiotherapy #pelvicfloor #nerdfitness #fit #fitness #incontinence #diastasis #diastasisrecti #core #corestrengthening #crunches #crossfit #fitmom #obgyn #gynecologist #health #healthy #selfcare

Do you or someone you know have issues with incontinence during daily life activities?  Then this post is for you. There is hope, friends.   Just because it’s common for women who’ve had children to leak some pee when they cough, laugh hard, make love, or jog to catch up with a runaway toddler, THAT […]

What I {Really, Truly} Read in 2018 + Plans for 2019

What I Really Truly Read This Year - Fit2B.com - Beth from Fit2B had no idea that her reading list blog as a fitness expert would become an annual treat with her clients. But since the majority of her clients are busy moms recovering from diastasis recti while juggling all the things, sharing amazing books she found entertaining and educational has been a huge hit. Click through to learn more here. #fit2b #diastasisrecti #core

Once again, I’m slightly irked at people who post pictures of stacks of books they plan to read along with lengthy literary lists. Life just isn’t like that. I take my books one at a time, as I’m in the mood, circling back to old favorites, and keeping my “plan to read” list very short. […]

Transverse Flow – M/TS

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

Filmed in the Autumn of 2018 – thus the happy bat and fall foliage on the fireplace mantel – this full body workout routine will elevate your abdominals’ game. As we go through this Yoga flow, we add some gentle transverse pulses to key positions. You’ll find your core in new ways! Isn’t it amazing […]

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Announcing NEW TummySafe Fit Pro CEU course!

Announcing NEW TummySafe Fitness Professional CEU Course! - Fit2B.com

If you work with people who are dealing with diastasis recti and other symptoms of core dysfunction, you need to understand their fitness choices. Even more importantly, if you are a fitness instructor, personal trainer, physical therapist, body worker, chiropractor, or anyone who prescribes exercises of any sort, you need to know how to teach […]

Eliminate the Pain of Wrapping Gifts

Eliminate Gift Wrapping Pain - Fit2B.com - Wrapping gifts during the holidays gets you down on the floor, but creative gift wrapping techniques can help you avoid soreness and get a short workout in with stretching if you click through to follow these tips! - #clicktoread #clicktolearn #fit #fitmama #fitmom #health #healthy #core #corestrengthening #fitness #alignment #posture #diastasisrectirecovery #christmas #giftwrapping #wrappinghacks #christmasshopping #shopping #christmasgifts #shopaholic

The children were nestled all snug in their beds on a quiet night in December when I first watched this video from The Tummy Team about the pain of wrapping gifts. Turns out this simple task may require some technique to protect a tummy with diastasis recti, or a core that’s just given birth, or older […]

Foam Rolling (Water Bottle) Fun Release Routine

Foam Rolling Water Bottle Fitness & Fun Releasing Routine - fit2b.com - Here's a quick 8 minute foam rolling routine. I’m so excited about all these soothing motions, and I can’t wait for you to try it! Learn how a small roll can serve in this quick, rapid release routine! #homefitness #diastasisrecti #fit2b #homeworkout #workoutathome #homeworkouts #coreworkout #workouttime #workouts #core #foamrollerwaterbottle #foamroller #balance #exercises #homegym #strength #squatting

Okay, so this was supposed to be a 5-minute foam rolling routine, but I got a little carried away (as usual) because I got a new idea while filming! I’m so excited about all these soothing motions, and I can’t wait for you to try it! Learn how a small roll can serve in this […]

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5 Reasons You DON’T Need Exercise

You’ve seen the studies on all the so-called benefits of exercise, but perhaps those things don’t apply to you. I mean, does exercising even actually do all that stuff? It could all just be propaganda from the fitness industry trying to sell you another dumbbell. Maybe you don’t need no stinkin’ exercise! We work with […]

Diastasis Recti & Belly Button Integrity

Diastasis Recti & Belly Button Integrity - Fit2B.com

A belly is a sensitive thing. Talking about it, touching it, assessing it for diastasis recti … all of that nudges at a woman’s emotional, spiritual, and physical core. For every gal who wants to flaunt her flat abs n a bikini there are many more who would rather cover up, and not just for reasons […]

Grace x Strength Prenatal Practice

#prenatalfitness #holyyoga #homefitness #homeworkout #pregnancy #mummytummy #exercisevideo

Get active with 20-week pregnant Danielle as she guides you through a prenatal practice with lots of breath and movement. This beautiful medium-level Yoga routine is suitable for those who have maintained their practice throughout pregnancy with no pelvic pain. Flow joyfully with your bump knowing that bubba is made beautifully with love.This workout is provided to […]

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Fit2B in the 2018 Birth Healing Summit

When you’re planning to have a baby, It’s important to plan for your recovery from birth and your return to fitness, not just labor and parenting a newborn. For example, knowing how to heal your diastasis recti and protect your pelvic floor take some education and preparation. However, the postpartum stage might be the most […]

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 […]

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#walkthankful — Join Our November 30-Day Walking Challenge

#walkthankful - Join Our November 30-Day Walking Challenge - Fit2B.com - I put together my own challenge that will keep me peaceful, keep me walking, and keep me thankful as we move into a time of year that often threatens to steal joy instead of spread joy. - #thanksgiving #thankful #grateful #gratitude #walking #workout #healing #quotes #inspirationalquotes #fit #health #healthy #walking #lowimpact #core #corestrengthening #fitness #weightloss #motivation

— With the American Thanksgiving holiday coming, we’re all seeing the typical thankfulness posts. As a fitness pro, I’m also seeing a lot of exercise challenges, many of which aren’t feasible for people with core dysfunction. So, I put together my own challenge that will keep me peaceful, keep me walking, and keep me thankful as […]

All the Best Walking Resources

All the Best Walking Resources - Fit2B.com - Walking is so basic we might forget the amazing health benefits this daily routine can give. - #goals #goalsetting #quotes #inspirationalquotes #fit #fitfam #fitmama #fitmom #health #healthy #walking #lowimpact #core #corestrengthening #fitness #diastasisrectirecovery #motivation #weightloss #workout

While we provide over 200 home video workouts here on Fit2B for all ages and abilities, we still think walking is pretty much the best. According to biomechanist Katy Bowman, author of Move Your DNA, walking naturally lengthens and strengthens every muscle in your core. It’s great for your heart, lungs, abs, pelvic floor, legs, […]

Dumbbell Workout – M/TS

Dumbbell Workout for Arms & Upper Body - #dumbbells #upperbody #homefitness #homeworkout #onlinefitness #onlineworkout #weights #fitmom #homefitness #diastasisrecti #fit2b #arms#armsandabs #workoutathome #homeworkouts #triceps #lifting #delts #biceps

A long time ago, in a poorly-lit room far away, with a cheap microphone we could barely afford, we filmed the first version of this routine. The audio was scratchy. My hair was long. The lights came from the garage. We cobbled together those first few Fit2B routines on prayers and tight budgets. Now, look […]

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3 Ways That Epsom Salt Baths Help Your Fitness

3 Ways Epsom Salt Baths Help Your Fitness - Fit2B.com - Did you know that a self-care practice that includes a hot bath with epsom salts can enhance your fitness? - #fit #fitfam #fitmama #fitmom #health #healthy #gym #gymworkouts #core #corestrengthening #selfcare #diastasisrectirecovery #motivation #weightloss #workout #postworkoutsoreness #postworkoutsorenessremedies #postworkoutsorenessrecovery#fitness

I take hot Epsom salt baths every week for several reasons, only one of which is quiet time to myself. It’s so nice to be able to tell the kids, “I’m in the bath right now, so please go find the parent who has clothes on, and he’ll help you with that.” From both mental […]

Animal Acrobats Kids Workout

Animal Acrobats home video workout for kids - fit2b.com

Do your children like to meow like cats and bark like dogs? What kid doesn’t like to act like an animal? Yes, this behavior can be annoying in certain venues (church, funerals, Great Aunt Ruth’s hospital room, etc.) but acting like an animal is also EXERCISE! This simple home exercise will help your children get […]

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How to Work Out While Traveling

How to Work Out While Traveling - Fit2B.com - Traveling can disrupt the most avid exerciser’s routine, but once you understand how to optimize these 4 strategic fitness tips, you can look forward to a whole new exercise experience. - #traveltips #travelling #jetlag #soreness #fit #fitmama #fitfam #gym #gymrat #jetsetter #fitness #health #healthy #exercise #stretches #yoga #fitmom #diastasisrectirecovery #core #corestrengthening

Traveling can disrupt the most avid exerciser’s routine. Being in a car or airplane for any length of time involves lots of sitting, and long journeys can leave you with sore, tight muscles. I enjoy finding creative ways to exercise on the road (or in the air) on my way to various events, so here […]

Fit2B Celebrating 8 Years! Sale & Giveaway!

Fit2B Sale! - fit2b.com

  We are celebrating our 8th anniversary with wonderful giveaways here and a massive 25% off sale here! One of the things you can win here is a MOBOT foam rolling water bottle! But now, some personal thoughts as I look back over the past 8 years of building this business from scratch and plenty of literal […]

Heart & Hamstrings Yoga Flow – M/TS

Heart & Hamstrings Yoga Flow - 45 Minute workout on fit2b.com

You know all that tension in your chest and thighs? Let’s release those tight places with a full body Yoga workout designed to open your hamstrings and heart-center. You’ll finish this full-length routine feeling relaxed, lengthened, blessed, and released. No props are required, but you may want to have a blanket on hand for the […]

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John R. Wooden’s Pyramid of Success

What factors feed into a successful, consistent exercise plan? I’ve had a print copy of John R. Wooden’s Pyramid of Success since my second year in college at OSU where I received my bachelor’s degree in Exercise & Sport Science. It was handed out to me one sleepy morning in the lecture hall of my […]

Sail Away Kids Workout

Sail Away!" Workout for kids on fit2b.com

So many exercises and poses have names that come from sailing, water, fish, and boats! Join us for this fun maritime-themed routine that will put a smile on the face of every child, young and old. Sadie made her debut in Fit2B routines when she was just a toddler, and out of all the children […]

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Giving Gifts Based on The 6 Dimensions of Wellness

As we head into the year’s biggest giving season, I’ve been pondering wellness and fitness gifts again. I want to give in ways that nourish whole beings: heart, soul, mind, and strength. Actually, this article was originally written for Christmas, but there are many reasons to engage in giving year-round, so I figured it was […]

Basic Aerobics 1 & 2

Basic Aerobics 1 & 2 - fit2b.com

If you’ve never done aerobics before, have no fear. Bethany keeps the queues simple during these two short cardio workouts. The word “basic” in these videos means that the footwork and cueing is relatively simple compared to more advanced aerobics routines we have filmed, however these multi-joint moves are engaging! Please read more notes under […]

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Fit2B Girls is in the 2018 Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle!

Made On skincare products are bonuses in the 2018 Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle - fit2b.com

Since 2012, Ultimate Bundles has been creating the annual Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle. Fit2B was a part of that very first one with a free trial membership. We were asked to contribute again this year, so we offered up our Fit2B Girls Course. The Fit2B Girls course is my own answer as a MOM to my fruitless […]

Fit2B Contributing to Natural Fertility Course

Science has repeatedly proven that exercise improves bone density and heart health. It lowers risk of breast cancer and depression, but what about its role in fertility? How does exercising impact a woman’s cycle and her ability to get pregnant? I believe working out plays a massive role in fertility, but it’s not as simple […]

All the Little Things About Squats: An Introduction to Squatting

All The Little Things About Squatting - Fit2b

Squatting is thought by some to be one of the simplest way to work your abdominal muscles, lower body, whole core, and legs PLUS your pelvic floor BUTT (mispelling intended since squats work your glutes) many people do them wrong and approach them with poor strategies. If you squat poorly, you may not get the […]

Baby Feeding Routine: Upper Body Exercises – E/TS

Behind the scenes of filming the "Baby Feeding Routine" on set at Fit2B Studio - fit2b.com - Upper Body Workout To Do While Feeding A Baby - fit2b.com - Babies spend about 11 hours per day eating from a bottle or breast. Join physical therapist, Gillian Sukachevin, and her 12-week old bub for a lovely stretching and exercise session you can do while feeding your infant

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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Can Online Focus Groups Help Your Fitness?

Research studies have proven over and over how being part of a group can bolster your fitness success. For example, this 2017 study by Yorks et al involved stressed-out medical students. It showed that participation in regular group fitness classes led to an increase in physical, mental, and emotional quality of life compared with exercising […]

To the Mama Who’s Falling Apart With No Energy to Exercise …

Hey Mama, If you are falling apart then it’s time for a hard reset. You know, like when you hold down all the buttons to power down your phone and leave it off for a few minutes so all the things can reboot? Yeah, because moms need breaks too. We can “run a lot of apps,” […]

My Naturopathic Doctor’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet Guide

 When my husband was hospitalized overnight for severe abdominal pain and given all the tests: MRI, CAT, X-ray … but told it was in his head and pronounced healthy because nothing could explain his nausea, lethargy, loss of appetite, and constant, grinding discomfort, we didn’t give up. He wasn’t healthy, and he was also experiencing […]

How Your Positioning Affects Your Poochy Tummy

As I wrap up this 5-blog series on dealing with plateaus in fixing diastasis rectus abdominus (DRA), two things have been a recurring theme: Time and Consistency. Unfortunately, we impatient humans want everything our way, right away with extra pickles, no tomatoes, hold the mayo, right? However, narrowing a diastasis (and getting it to stay that way) requires […]

Gentle Exercise Videos for Those Living a Chronic Life

Is exercising regularly challenging for you due to chronic pain and low energy? Are you trying to workout with sickness like Hashimotos, endometriosis, lupus/SLE, thyroid imbalance, MS, adrenal fatigue, SPD, or another condition that means mainstream workouts could leave you exhausted for days? The gentle, progressive approach to fitness that I teach here on Fit2B […]

Aerobics – M/TS

  If you’ve done our 4 basic aerobics routines, starting with these two here, and you’re ready to add a little more choreography and bigger motions to your cardio repertoire, then this floor aerobics workout is your next favorite routine! You’ll be grapevining, squatting, twisting and do a little cha-cha too! This workout is rated […]

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How Emotions Affect Your Diastasis Recti

Your emotions affects how you hold yourself up which affects how fast your diastasis recti narrows - fit2b.com

This blog about how your feelings and moods can have a huge affect on the speed of your healing from various injuries and issues — not just DRA — is actually the third installment in a 4-part series called The Unclosed Core that was originally published in 2015. I’ve been writing and praying this will offer hope to those […]

5 Fitness Sports You Can Keep Enjoying With Diastasis Recti

5 Fitness Sports You Can Keep Enjoying with Diastasis Recti - Fit2B.com - #fitness #sports #diastasisrectirecovery #mummytummy #fitmom #fitmama #core #corestrengthening #postpartum

If you have diastasis recti, can you keep paddleboarding? Rowing? Climbing? We field a lot of questions about fitness sports people can enjoy with diastasis recti. While some see a diagnosis of diastasis recti as a time to stop moving completely, here at Fit2B we believe that once you have done core rehab with a […]

Yoga for Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction – E/TS

Yoga for Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction (SPD) on fit2b.com - fit2b.com - If you have a sore pelvis or pubic bones, this workout is what you need 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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Online Fitness Videos with Closed Captioning for the Hearing Impaired & Parents of Napping Children

It’s hard enough to not have your core muscles working well for you, let alone your ears. Closed captioning isn’t just for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, though, it’s also for parents who want to workout quietly while their children take naps. It’s for those midnight feeding sessions where you need our Neck Routine while nursing […]

How Your Chemistry Affects Your Diastasis Recti

How Your Chemistry Affects Your Diastasis Recti - Fit2B.com

Continuing our flashback of “The Unclosed Core” series, we thought you would appreciate this updated blog with current information that will encourage you to persevere. In Part One of this 4-part series, I introduced our general topic of “hope for when that diastasis recti will not close.” In Part Three, I will discuss “How Your […]

Can I Do Planks if I Have Diastasis Recti?

Can I Do Planks if I Have Diastasis Recti? - Fit2B.com - #core #corestregthening #diastasisrectirecovery #mummytummy #fitmom #plank

“Can I do planks if I have diastasis recti?” It’s one of the most common questions we receive here on Fit2B where we provide tummysafe workouts that cater to those dealing with separated abs. With planks being a popular default core exercise, and plank challenges constantly circling social media, people want to know: can I […]

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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Hope for When That Diastasis Recti Will NOT Close!

Hope for When That Diastasis Recti Will NOT Close - Fit2B.com - #core #corestregthening #diastasisrectirecovery #mummytummy #fitmom

As promised, here is the second installment in our flashback of the popular Unclosed Core series. We hope you will take a few minutes to tell us what you are struggling with and how this is encouraging you in your commitment to persevere.  It is an amazing time to be a core fitness specialist ministering […]

In Defense of Those Who Exercise at Home

Those who exercise at home have many valid reasons for working out in their living rooms. However, being the founder of an online gym has shown me how home exercisers are sometimes scorned, as if activities that are easy for one person to do outdoors — like a casual walk around the block — or at […]

Giving Diastasis Recti Time To Heal: Be Consistent

This blog inspired an entire series called The Unclosed Core. The information and encouragement you will find here is timeless and we trust you will find hope as we continue this journey together. Most of Us Are Turtles Remember Aesop’s fable about the tortoise beating the hare? The majority of the fitness world screams at […]

Gift Ideas for Pregnant Women, New Mothers, and Grandmothers!

Gift Ideas for Pregnant Women, New Mothers and Grandmothers! - Fit2B.com

      Looking for the perfect gift for a beloved mom-to-be, new mom, mom of three (or ten!), or your own mom or grandmother? It’s hard, because most women with children focus all their energy on their kids and don’t ask for or want much, but you want to get them SOMETHING . . […]

Belly Love: Seeing Beauty in Brokenness

Your Core: What if it's not just about accepting what you can't change but having courage to change the things you can?

This post may be from August 2013, but the struggle to appreciate and cherish our bellies is a common theme. Are you and your core on good terms, or is there still some relationship work to be done? We’d love to hear from you in the comments! My son turned 5 this past week, and as I […]

The #RealMOMrealCEO Challenge on Instagram – Join me!

The #RealMOMrealCEO Challenge on Instagram - Join me! - Fit2B.com

The pressure on female business owners like myself to do all the things is huge. We run companies and kids in carpools. We take classes on QuickBooks and core fitness, yet we still struggle with isolation. I’ve found that it’s far too easy to buy the lie that no one understands the daily paradigms we’re […]

Wall Yoga – M/TS

Wall Yoga screenshot - Fit2B.com

If you have a bit of blank wall – or if you can easily move furniture out of the way – your home’s very structure can offer some stability and depth to key Yoga positions. This short yet thorough sequence peaks with “Balancing Half Moon” and features many wonderful warming motions + final relaxation with […]

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How to Have a STRONGER, More FLAT Stomach!

How to Have a STRONGER, More FLAT Stomach! - Fit2B.com - Fit2B knows pregnant moms are searching for, "What exercises are safe while I'm pregnant?" while postpartum busy moms are wondering, "Why do I still look pregnant?" Either way, you need to know, "What exercises can I do get a stronger, flatter stomach and strengthen my core?" Let Fit2B keep you safe from or help you recover from diastasis recti and other core trauma issues. #diastasisrecti #fit2b #homeworkouts #exercise #fitness

This blog was originally published in July 2011 and has continued to connect with those searching for information about diatsasis recti, so we decided to update and republish it in April 2018. Regardless of your background (surgeries, pregnancies, age, etc.), you CAN obtain flatter, stronger abs. It’s NOT about your six-pack, and it IS all […]

Circuit Workout – C/TS

Screen Shot of Circuit Workout - Fit2B.com

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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Top 5 Non-Crunchy Ab Moves!

We have been looking forward to reposting this fan favorite in our {Flashback} Friday series! Which one of these ab moves works best for you?  Crunches are often thought of as the most simple, easy-peasy, go-to exercise for your belly muscles. Turns out, crunching requires a fair amount of technique, especially when a diastasis recti […]

Brace Yourself – K/TS

Screen Shot of Beth in neck brace - fit2b.com

Bracing a broken bone doesn’t have to be a bummer. Using a therapeutic splint to support your core while your diastasis recti heals needn’t keep you from connecting to other body parts. When you’re wearing a wrap around a healing place, many other joints and muscles are still free to move. This brief educational routine […]

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Happy New Year 2017!

As I look at the long list of goals that I intend to accomplish in 2017 for myself, my family, my business, my home, my faith… I have to admit a small part of me is eyeballing a couple of the bigger ones and whispering a tiny “Um, yeah right. That’ll never happen.” Then again, […]

My Top 5 Festive & Fit Resources {a.k.a. Christmas Goodies}

My Top 5 Festive & Fit Resources {a.k.a. Christmas Goodies} - Fit2B Studio

At this time of year, it can feel like the whole world is shouting for my attention. But all I want to do is chill out with my family and friends (minus all of the stress!) And can I please FINALLY locate a festival of lights or gorgeously lit neighborhood that doesn’t charge me my first-born to walk through […]

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction Routine with Diastasis-Aware Exercises!

Sample some exercises for Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction from Fit2B.com

If you’re struggling with pain in and around your pubic bone due to symphysis pubis dysfunction, 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? And if you have diastasis recti, too, some of the common exercises […]