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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 in a bikini there are many more who would rather cover up, and not just for reasons […]

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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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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 […]

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Can I Do Planks if I Have Diastasis Recti?

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

“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 […]

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Hope for When That Diastasis Recti Will NOT Close!

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

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 […]

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That Time We Were Featured in Huffington Post!

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Recently, the diastasis recti awareness movement received some interesting press when this NPR article about 1 exercise that can be done for 10 minutes a day to get rid of your mummy tummy went viral. It’s catchy, isn’t it? The thought that you can do one thing for just a few minutes, and you’ll have […]

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“Your Core Is Like a House.” – Carrie Koziol, WHPT

"Your Core Is Like a House." - Carrie Koziol | Fit2B Studio

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Carrie Koziol from Pilates By Carrie. She’s unique because she is also a licensed Women’sHealthPhysical Therapist who is highly trained and knowledgeable about diastasis recti and pelvic floor dysfunction. Carrie compares cores to houses with your transverse abdominis being the front door, the roof being your diaphragm, and […]

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E/TS – Grief Recovery Routine

The Grief Routine: Gentle workout to help women process any past loss, trauma or abuse to their core - fit2b.com

When a grieving member of Fit2B whose belly had been through a great many hard things mentioned that she wished we had a series of gentle moves and words to help her with grief recovery, process her past, and do some deliberate releasing of the tension stored in her core, her request was instantly echoed by […]

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Fitness Hacks – Free Resources from Fit2B Studio

Fitness hacks are tips or tricks that help you accomplish a goal faster, more efficiently, usually with less waste and frustration. Fit2B Studio has expanded so much since launching in 2010 that it now has loads of free info all categorized to the nth degree. Of course, our fans and customers want the most important free resources […]

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Why Does My Skin Pucker When My Diastasis Recti Narrows?

Why does my skin pucker when my diastasis recti is closing? -fit2b.com

As your belly muscles regain proper tension and strength, and your diastasis recti begins to narrow, the skin on your tummy may pucker and dimple as the pressure from within your core is more controlled. This isn’t about sucking it in and constantly flexing your abs, rather, as your transverse abdominus “corset” muscle that wraps […]

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E/TS – The Xiphoid Process Routine

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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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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 […]

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Free Podcast: Diastasis & Tummy Fitness + My Births

Free Birthful Podcast: Diastasis Recti & Pregnancy -fit2b.com

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 […]

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What is TummySafe Fitness for Diastasis Recti?

TummySafe Fitness is unique to Fit2B where we have almost 200 videos for subscribers to explore and exercise!

What is “tummysafe fitness” for diastasis recti exactly? Originally coined by my colleague and good friend, Kelly Dean of The Tummy Team, the term means that every exercise reinforces and increases your core strength without involving any crunches or crunch-like motions, nor any unmodified planks, and especially no jack-knifing motions, curl-ups or sit-ups. Putting together a […]

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Are You Fit2B Running With a Diastasis Recti?

Ah, running… The activity that everyone thinks they should be doing to get super fit, but should you run with diastasis recti? Is running detrimental for a dysfunctional core? Some people truly love running; it’s a release for them just like race-walking is a vent for me. I understand that if you’re an avid runner, it’s […]

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E/TS/R – FoamUNrolling

Foam UNrolling Routine - fit2b.com

If you can see various props with new eyes, then you’ll gain a fresh perspective on playful movement. Playing with your foam roller {or similar objects} provides further avenues to safely get more action into each of your days. In this short video containing some unique foam roller exercises, you will learn how to use […]

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DIY No-Sew Abdominal Splint Liner

DIY No Sew Abdominal Splint Liner

Please welcome style coach, Lisa Landis, who has THE SOLUTION to uncomfortable, sticky belly wraps that are worn ’round the clock during abdominal rehab for recovering from diastasis recti. Lisa has two boys and lives in Colorado Sprints, CO where she is the founder of www.whitedovestyle.com   One of the best things we can do to extend […]

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E/TS – Kelly’s Total Body Stretching

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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 – 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 […]

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K/TS – Bitty Bellies

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Even the smallest bellies can establish a healthy core connection! Let your child join our children for some bitty belly moves that teach how to activate the transverse abdominus. Plus, learn how lots of other fun moves and tricks utilize our core on a daily basis. Leave lots of room in your exercise area for […]

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Basic Transverse & Mula Bandha

Equipment needed: Bench or straight back chair. Maybe a pillow for your lower back. Here is one of our most basic routines designed for those who need to dial it back to the most simple aspects of “finding” their core via the basic breath. The title comes from a term that means “root lock” in […]

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E/TS – Align It Flat

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There are TWO versions of this routine on this page because every BODY is different. The more I research the core and diastasis, the more I’m learning a simple truth: our body’s position throughout the day matters a lot! You can workout with perfect form… but what about the rest of your day. How are you […]

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M/TS – Gentle Blend

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This therapeutic routine is gentle but also a thorough workout of the entire body. It starts in a standing position and then transitions you to the floor with safe queues. The routine starts and finishes with some deep spiritual connection imagery that will leave you centered and peaceful. By clicking play and watching any video on […]

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E/TS – Core Wake Up

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Before any major abdominal training is done, it’s important to lay a foundation. This simple 4-minute routine will wake up your ab muscles in a safe and gentle way. As if setting a gently morning alarm, you’ll be tapping them on the shoulder and saying, “time to wake up and do your job for me!” […]

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E/TS – Totally Transverse II

Totally Transverse II - fit2b.com

  “Welcome to my home and this workout!” -Bethany This routine was filmed in my old home in Portland, Oregon! It’s not as swanky as some of other places we’ve filmed, but these are my pictures and my 1940’s fireplace, and the green chair is where I spent many an hour nursing my sweet boy. We’ve […]

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TS – Totally Transverse

This quick crunch-free, plank-free mini-workout you’re about to do will connect your breath and alignment to your core throughout several simple motions. The second video summarizes the first video in a short recap. You’ll find two videos below, the long and short version, but Fit2B has more when you’re ready! You don’t need to lie down […]

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TS/C – Ab Attack!

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Normally I’m not a big fan of “attacking” our abdominals, because in the mainstream fitness industry, that can often mean “shredding” and “ripping” our core apart, literally. This routine, however, will focus on all four layers of your abdominals with a safe intensity. Learn how to recruit every muscle fiber in your core while keeping […]

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Fit2B™ Beginning Workout Path

Fit2B Beginning Pathway of Basic Workouts - fit2b.com
Anyone is "Fit to Be" beginning this workout path! After you complete the foundational five (F5) exercises videos which teach the basics, then it's time for this clearly outlined path where you'll begin to gradually increase time, workload and coordination in a gentle yet empowering way. Visualize the buttons below like stepping stones on a well-traveled pathway. Review the [...]
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