Heck Yes

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is today. As the Secretary-General of the UN says, a devious source of violence against women is power imbalances. One of the biggest power imbalances I see today is the weaponizing of women´s bodies against themselves. I don´t want an adolescent girl to walk up the […]

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People Commenting on Your Weight When Your Body Just Produced a Beautiful Baby, for Crying Out Loud

I had actually forgotten about this issue, but recently, I introduced myself to someone in a workout class. This person was much younger than me–nowhere near thinking about having kids, and someone whose friends are also nowhere near thinking about having kids. I happened to mention that I had two children, and she raised her […]

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Class vs. Individual Coaching

Which is better? Are you wondering? Here are some scenarios and my suggestions. Which one is like you? Go-Getter GracieGracie is very motivated and already has a strong understanding of body mechanics. She wants to continue to improve her fitness, but she´s not experiencing any major body issues. She takes in the information presented in […]

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For My Entrepreneur Squad

A lot of you mamas are small business owners–about four million of you here in the US. Want to know more about your cohort? Here’s a cool little infographic. As a busy small business owner (as well as likely being the main caretaker for your children), you may not be aware yet of a powerful […]

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New Mamas Class Starts Tomorrow

Wednesday mornings at 9:30 this summer, come on down to Fairlington Rec Center for an awesome workout that is: safe for any postpartum body okay to bring your child to full of tips on how to keep your body feeling amazing breastfeeding-friendly great for women who’ve given birth weeks ago or years ago We’ll learn […]

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Dance Party on Your Diaphragm

The Mysterious and Misunderstood Diaphragm “Sing from your diaphragm!” the choir teacher exhorts. The diligent students nod, and try to sing…louder? More diaphragmily? “Let’s do some nice, deep, diaphragmatic breathing,” coaches your yoga teacher. She knows what she’s doing. So you breathe…deeper? Louder, maybe? Despite being frequently invoked by professionals who work with breathing, the […]

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Walk Well

The last few weeks in our Mamas Fitness class, we explored some concepts for improving walking mechanics in your body. Here are some key points, but first some… Disclaimers, or grains of salt Not an issue of good and evil. As of right now, within the available research, there isn’t definitive consensus on the “best” […]

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