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It is 6 weeks and your doctor has given you the go ahead to start back to running…does this mean your body is ready? After my first, I was freaked out about keeping the baby weight on that I signed up for a 1/2 marathon six months postpartum. I do the thing they always tell […]

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November 13, 2019

Return to Running Postpartum

How Strong Are Your Ab’s?   If you have ever had a baby (or three), you may have noticed the strain pregnancy and delivery can have on your abdomen. Have you ever wondered if you have a diastasis recti or why you continue to sport that mommy pooch? You know… the stomach that looks like […]

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How Strong Are Your Abs?

November 5, 2019

Last week I announced my plans to open a CrossFit gym and Onward Torrington Physical Therapy. I had a TON of positive vibes but some misconceptions too. I think a lot of people believe that CrossFit is an injury-prone cult but if you actually try a class you may find a very supportive community of […]

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October 27, 2019

How CrossFit Has Changed Me

I often hear from women that they don’t want to lift weights because they fear they will bulk up and no longer fit into their clothes.   From a physiological standpoint, building muscle is more challenging (than men) for women to “get bulky” without spending hours in the gym and taking in a good amount […]

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Why Women Should Lift Weights

October 22, 2019

Do you have a Mom Bum? Do you notice your toosh being a little less defined? Maybe a smidge flatter or dear I say…flabby? Or maybe you find your legs going to sleep often if you sit down for long periods. I know this is a weird theory but after I had my kids, my […]

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October 15, 2019

Do you have a Mom Bum?

After my last rant on “Is your Back Really out of Alignment”, I had numerous people reach out to me for ideas on what to do for their back pain! So glad you reached out because I want to help! If you missed that rant you can find it here. If you read my post […]

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Three Exercises to Help Your Back Pain

October 7, 2019

On this week’s blog we are talking all things feet! More specifically, the toll pregnancy can have on your feet.  I myself suffered from plantar fasciitis during pregnancy due to the weight gain. Unfortunately after my babies, my feet didn’t just shape back up and actually played a huge role in my chronic knee pain. […]

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September 29, 2019

Postpartum Feet

Buckle up for this one boys and girls! I am climbing high up on my soapbox.  Yelling it out across the mountains for all to hear!    The past two weeks have had me up in arms. I have been waking up with rebuttals and stressing over the topic of “structuralism”. Let me define structuralism […]

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Is Your Back Really Out of Alignment?

September 24, 2019

First off, what in the Harriet’s Hornets is the Pelvic Floor? Well Ms., you came to the right place!   The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that lie like a hammock from your pubic bone to your tailbone. They function to: keep you from peeing and pooping your pants, help you enjoy intercourse, […]

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September 17, 2019

Knowing Your Pelvic Floor

  Holy torpedo you guys! What is it about sending a child to school for the first time that turns your household into a whirlwind of total chaos! This past week we sent our oldest off to Kindergarten and started our youngest in pre-school.   I have had several mom fails and we are only […]

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Surviving Motherhood

September 8, 2019