Welcome to the Weekly News & Moves here on Fit2B. Below you’ll find a free sample of one of our shorter workouts + links to new content, a free resource, an exercise Q&A, a spotlight on one of our excellent contributors, and more!
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Testimony of the week
“This morning I was training a client at the gym. It was my second session with her, and I was really focusing on teaching her movement cues, and engaging the core properly during whatever part of the movement required the most effort, like you teach us. She’s a moderately fit, late-20’s, former competitive swimmer, no kids or DR issues, but half-way through our hour together she stopped and asked why her core was so shaky and tired when we hadn’t done a single ab exercise. I laughed and reminded her what I’d said at our first session: You can get an amazing ab workout in almost EVERYTHING you do without ever doing a crunch if you just engage your core properly through the movement. She was blown away and said no trainer or coach had ever taught her this, but she could FEEL that it was 100% true. Thank you, Beth, for not only helping me heal my body, but educating me so I can help others do the same. You’re truly changing the fitness world one body at a time.”
MAY SPOTLIGHT: LAUREN FERRIN
Many brilliant minds have contributed to our ecourses, been guests on our Fit2B Radio podcast, and even provided workouts for us to stream here on our platform. We use this space to give a little extra credit to someone special each month because they certainly deserve it!
FREE Shortie: Basic Latin Dance 1
Learn the basics of Salsa dancing to a fun Latin beat while getting some heart-healthy cardio activity with guest instructor Jahnea Lecouris. She happens to be the only instructor who has been successful at teaching me how to dance, so – yeah – she’s that good. If you love this, look for BLD2 on Fit2B. This exercise video is rated “E” for easy due to its simple, upright motions and “TS” for offering tummysafe cues and strategies for Diastasis Recti awarenesses. Members can bookmark this routine here. By clicking play on this or any video on this website, you signify that you have read and agreed to our terms here.
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Exercise Q & A with Beth
Question from Catie about leaking while jogging:I’ve recently started jogging again and my pelvic floor is *definitely* struggling. I had to change my pants when I got home I don’t want to delay walking/jogging, but I don’t want to just suffer through leaking, either. SO…what videos would you do to start rebuilding pelvic floor strength, specifically for “impact” exercise?
Answer From Beth: There’s a fantastic guide to help women returning to running that was published by our research partner, Grainne Donnelly. It has exercises to help your pelvic floor get ready for running. I reviewed it here where you’ll find a video with some of the exercises she recommends along with a link to her full guide as a free download. It’s helped thousands of women!
“I did Fuschia Fascia for the first time. By the end, I was crying with relief of letting some things go. Definitely confirmed it is time to move my career in another direction. So thankful for this workout and the joy movement brings!!”
“I just did Green Gertie this morning with my new-to-me 25 lb kettlebell. Wow! I love the education along with the workout. I felt safe the whole time and could feel when to modify or take a break. This was awesome, thanks!”
“I was leaning toward aerobics 2 which isn’t easy for me at this point, per se, but is in my comfort zone. My younger kids (7 and 4) pushed me to the color series and then to Blue Belt. honestly, I was reluctant. I LOVED it! They did it with me, which was a bonus.” —Mandy T.
I’m so glad you guys are so into education. Knowing why is definitely helping motivation to do the things. I’m trying to get my mom to watch the peri menopause course too. I joined Fit2b premium in October and am feeling so empowered.”
“I’m 6 weeks postpartum and my midwife actually checked for diastasis at my appointment! Just wanted to share because my mom went through 9 pregnancies before even learning about it, so I was excited that my midwife knew about it. She checked it by my belly button and said it was about a 1(finger width). I did fit2b throughout my pregnancy and I’m excited to keep going!” –Elizabeth B.
“I accomplished something incredible today!!! I did the Fusion Mix on Fit2B and could actually do the head stand!! I thought- “no way in this world will you be strong enough” but I guess 9 months of fit2b and Kelly Dean’s core foundation class last December really did help me more than I ever thought! I feel soooooooooo accomplished! I came into Kelly’s class feeling broken forever and with daily back pain and lots of random numbness and now that I stretch and strengthen slower I’m so much stronger!! I’m so thrilled today!!” (Members: watch Andrea’s headstand video in the Fit2B forum here)
“I just did the interval training on my bike. It definitely pushed my limits in a good way! The bike says I did 6.5 miles!”
“Tried the new Lower Back Love routine on Fit2B – TummySafe Fitness this afternoon and my lower back is feeling great! For those who don’t know, I have scoliosis and it really is important that I take time to care for my back.”-Kelli M.
“I did the new mermaids routine this morning and my hips are so much happier! It will be going into regualar rotation.”
“I feel like Beth met me where I was. There were chair workouts, short workouts, and lots of encouragement and education along the way. I’ve slowly worked up some stamina and can do longer harder workouts now. I have a long way to go but I feel like I have a support system to keep going. It’s been positive influence on my kids. They see me making fitness a priority in the mornings (ahem, most mornings ). And they love the kid workouts. I feel like Beth, the workouts, the support team have literally gotten me on My feet again. And when I falter and start to slack off, I know there are lots of different workouts where I can jump back in and get going again. No guilt or fear that I can’t start again. Thanks for all you do.”-Mandy T.“I finally tried “Hippy Yoga” this morning and wow! It is my new fave! My 4yo joined me, too. We both loved Winston and Mandy’s presence and participation. Our family is going through a big transition currently and a lot of things are just heavy right now. This was a beautiful workout and the sweet doggies just brought an extra element of comfort. Thank you, Beth!”
“I have tried so many different programs and workout routines for the last 35 years or so and never have I ever felt so confident that I have the choice to do the right thing to care for my body…it honestly can bring me to tears. Thank you, Beth! I’m starting with ‘Orange Openers‘ this morning!”-
“I’m so grateful for this group and what you created, Beth! My 8 year old daughter is so curious about her body and what will happen as she gets older. Like so many, I grew up with shame around these “private” matters and wouldn’t have even dared to ask about them. I have the language and the resources to talk to her about the amazingness that is a growing girl’s body. We’ve been going through the Fit2B Girls’ Course little by little as she asks about various things (when will her period start? Why do girls get a period? Does everyone get cramps? And so on and so forth). Thanks Beth and everyone here who is so open and honest!!”
“Warning!! Do not I repeat Do not underestimate the effectiveness of Black Battlesticks. My legs and butt are sore today! Okay, carry on…”
“If you need a lil’ something to work out the kinks after sitting a lot, try Silver Savasana! I had missed that one, but the stretches were just what I needed after working at the table most of the day. Thanks Beth!”-Jennifer M.“When you can’t decide which workout to choose, so you do ten 5-minute workouts.”-Sarah M.
Explore Membership options Shop Fit2b“Top2Toes: Normally I do bigger workouts on Mondays but I’m honoring where I am today, which is that my kids gave me their germs I’m sick but was feeling restless and antsy. This was the perfect amount of movement.”
“I love that I can do some of the Fit2B workouts in jeans and know that I’m still getting something from it!”
“Thank you, Beth, for kicking my booty while simultaneously showing its ok to be human. Orange Over/Under is a great one if you wanna work!”
“Doing these workouts by Fit2b and Beth Learn has helped me close my gap by 1 finger already. We’re looking at a month now, and it’s already closing. That’s phenomenal! She gives you so many neat cues! I am trimming down and closing my Diastasis with these workouts, and I can’t thank her enough!”-Kelly M.
“Weightlifting 301 I wasn’t sure I’d finish. I gave myself permission not to. I skipped the last half of the plank-fly combo because my legs wouldn’t properly hold my weight. I kind of wanted to see how it ended so I pushed forward, doing fewer reps or even skipping sets if needed. I got to the end. Everything that can shake is and I’m a hot, sweaty mess. Not sure when/if I’ll come back to it, but at least I know. I CAN.” –Bethany V.
“I tried out Sterling Center and Shining Savasana to relax tonight. Loved both of them! Beth, you look so pretty in these silver videos!” -Erin H.
See All workout paths“I just tried Rebound Cardio and…that was the most fun I’ve had on my rebounder, ever! I loved it! I was putting off trying it because I didn’t know how my pelvic floor would handle it, but there was a lot of variation in the intensity and I’m glad I gave it a go! Beth, I loved the music too – so fun!”-Jennifer M.
“I’m feeling pretty darn proud of myself. I’ve done a routine every day for the past 3 days during my kids nap time which is the most consistently I have ever done anything fitness related! Kept it easy today with a stretching routine but on previous days I did the walking routine as well as Basic Aerobics. I like the way that amount of exercise makes me feel.” -Courtney C.
“The variety alone is reason to join! There are workouts that are gentle and slow for tired or rough days, there are workouts that are the complete opposite that will get you sweating and working! The creativity of the workouts… you’d never be bored!” – Ericka I.
“Seriously thankful for the kid workouts today! We are in quarantine with my husband having covid (not serious). Kids are bouncing off the walls – Beth to the rescue 😂 ” -Cynthia D.
“Sooooo, what do you do when your daughter says, ‘Umm, Mom, your butt looks tighter. Is it okay to say that?’ Well, I don’t know about you, but this mom got super excited #fit2bforthewin“
“I love Fit2B because there is constantly more to do! I never get bored because there is always something new to try and so many ways to fit it into my lifestyle!” -Leslee O.
“Tonight, I thought I would try The Foam Rollaxing Routine as it’s helped me in the past with sore muscles. I feel so much better! I haven’t been able to get to the chiropractor this week because of a small cough, but now I’m thinking if I keep doing this routine (and probably one of the neck routines) then it will keep me from going crazy until I can get to the chiro.”-Samantha N.
“11 days ago I asked for advice regarding what I suspect is a rectocele. Since then I have been doing a lot of Beth Learn’s breathing and core connection workouts, eating/drinking to resolve constipation, and saw a PFPT. I’ve still got work to do to correct and then maintain the situation, but I am thrilled to report significant progress in healing! Thank you for your input and support and encouragement.”-Catie H.
“I always do a big/heavy weight routine on Monday afternoons, after school with my kids. I have upped my weights in the last little while, and I am feeling so proud to be able to do that! It feels SO good to be getting stronger, and to be feeling better. Couldn’t do it without Fit2b!!!!”
“Tried 21 Tone Up for the first time today; gotta be honest it kinda kicked my booty! But, as usual, Beth made it doable with all of her tips and suggested modifications; I listened to my body and did my best. There was such a great quote in there, too! Something like you have to choose to focus on the right thing. So good. Definitely going to come back to this one.”
“Oh this is yummy movement! As soon as Kelly said, “pelvic diaphram” it made sense and the visualization of the two diaphrams working parallel. I only did the first step today. I have been feeling weaker as I’ve neglected some of my exercises. I’m looking forward to coming back and doing it again”
“For me it’s the encouragement. You can get videos anywhere but a course that heals your core and your heart is amazing!”
I knew nothing about core health until after the birth of my first child when I realized something wasn’t right with my stomach. After lots of online research, I found and joined Fit2B. Your workouts helped me understand and strengthen my body. I had an AMAZING postpartum experience with my second child, and I attribute so much of that to what I’ve learned from you.-Erin M.
“Saw my PT today and she was so impressed by my ability to engage my PF and TA. There were little tweaks I had to do, but she said we covered 3+ appointments worth of exercises. Thank you Beth – it was all because of Fit2B, and I told her that!” -Sara S.
“Rough day. woke up tired/drained. 1st forced workout of the day was cleaning up mounds of dog vomit that I was greeted with. Last-also forced workout was helping my husband break away ice off our roof at 9 pm because it was causing leaks in the house. Chosen workout was ‘Neck Routine‘ because i needed to get some of my tension out and relieve my headache. Grateful for it the routine!”
“I had a four finger gap from the birth of my twins. It’s kind of hard to tell but seems to be at a two now. (Was at a four right before I started fit2B) So happy I found fit2B. I actually like working out now and am feeling so much healthier and stronger.”
“I watched/listened to the replay of the menopause webinar today and it was excellent. Videoed a clip of Beth talking through heart attack symptoms in women [see video here in forum]. I continue to be so #thankful for Beth’s for women and all she puts out into the world I’m someone who has personally benefitted healthwise from her posts and knowledge. We women get so focused on caring for everyone around us that we put ourselves on the back burner and it’s. not. okay! We need a kick in the arse sometimes! Ask me how I know?! “
“I want to be a mom who is able and Fit2B got me there! My 7 year old was taken into the woods at a local park by a stranger yesterday — know what Fit2B gave me there? The strength and energy to sprint about 100 yards faster than the speed of lightening to get my son. I’m still not over that, but man does it feel good to have a working and able body.”
“Hippy Yoga is my new favorite. Wow! I am so tight in so many of those areas! Great to have something to work towards for a while. I’m sure it will help me so much when I make some progress. I had no idea I was so tight in those areas. Like….so tight!! It is probably the source of my other sore areas and I’m looking forward to the relief I know will come when I’m a bit looser.”
“Thank you for Fit2B, but most of all, thank you for the encouragement you give. I received kettlebells for Christmas in 10lb, 15lb, and 20lb weights. Two days ago I did the Kettlebell I workout with the 10lb weight. Today, I could still feel the effects in my thighs and bum. This evening I did the first half of the Green Gertie workout, using the 15lb kettlebell. Wow! I’ll surely be feeling it for the next few days. Although I only made it through one set of Green Gertie, I watched the rest of the workout in order to pay close attention to your alignment and flow of movement. Then as the video was nearing the end, you said, “It’s only going to get better from here. You’re only going to get stronger from here.” I needed those words so much. Not because I only made it through the first set, but because it shifted my focus from the work to the long-term goal. I will keep coming back to the Green Gertie workout and know that each time I’ll get a little better and a little stronger. You have such a gift for encouraging people. You are amazing. Fit2B is amazing. Thank you and bless you for all you do!
“I did the dumbell routine with my 2 youngest today. Two year old started off with my 2 lbs and switched to a pen when they got heavy. 6 year old started with 5lbs and then moved to canned pineapples 😂 “