Tag Archives: core

It was a huge honor to be the special guest for The Birthful Podcast: Diastsis & Tummy Fitness with Adriana Lozada earlier this week. She said she chose me out of all the other experts she researched as possible guests because my program is the most comprehensive, evidence-based, straightforward, mama-friendly one she could find. The show […]

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? Well, if you want to get rid of your poochy tummy for […]

According to Tom Meyers of Anatomy Trains, fibroblasts make new fibers when they are stimulated by mechanics and chemistry. But how do we facilitate new fibers in the linea alba which is the bit of fascia in our abs that must thicken and regain tension to pull our diastasis recti narrow again? And how might our […]

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 Emotions Affect Your Diastasis Recti,” and I’ll talk about biomechanics and some new tools and props in Part Four. Here in Part Two, I want to […]

As you work to improve your alignment and overall strength from your core outward {like we do in Fit2B routines} it’s important to NOT sweat the small stuff. Working on the little fitness things, just one at a time, has really payed dividends to my overall wellness in the past several years. Most of us […]

Remember Aesop’s fable about the tortoise beating the hare? The majority of the fitness world screams at us to be rabbits, but most of us are turtles who feel like quitting when we’re told we have to be like the rabbits, and go fast or go home. Workout fast or don’t workout at all. Heal […]

Many people with weak cores and back pain turn to yoga for help, but if you have diastasis recti, many yoga poses should be approached with caution. This shocking photo will hopefully help all of you better understand how DEEPLY a diastasis recti affects your abdominal’s appearance, function and integrity. That is one my members […]

Every now and then, we get an odd message from visitors to Fit2B who watch our diastasis recti self-check videos and then get all judgey about Kelly’s body type. “Great video, but why would I do your program when you’re not in shape?” Um, first of all, Kelly Dean is in great shape! She’s an elite masters swimmer who has […]

Be sure you click here read Part 1: Protecting Your Abs When You’re Coughing & Sneezing {and Jumping} if you haven’t already… now onward!   In the first article of this mini series on how to protect your core and pelvic floor from diastasis recti, prolapse, incontinence and other unpleasantries when you’re fighting a cold or bouncing […]

Join Beth in her country kitchen as she leads you through some basic chair fitness moves and stretches. You will feel so yummy and relaxed YET ready for more at the end of this video. Notice the dishes in the sink? We’re real people here, and we’re excited to provide yet another routine that benefits […]

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