Family, Food, healthy living

The Vitamins I Take During Pregnancy

As soon as Matt gave me the go ahead on trying, I started preparing my body for Pregnancy. While most doctors recommend a prenatal for all women of child-bearing age, our bodies require significant amounts of nutrients to grow little brains. I read a lot from Dave and Lana Asprey's book, The Better Baby Book,… Continue reading The Vitamins I Take During Pregnancy

Christmas, Fitness, Gift Giving

40 Gift Ideas for your Fitness Friend

Gifting for a fitness friend can be somewhat tricky. They already have a gym membership and usually prefer a certain type of shoe or workout gear. As a personal trainer, not only do I love working out, but I have worked with all kinds of gym "rats." Here's an unconventional list of gift ideas that… Continue reading 40 Gift Ideas for your Fitness Friend

Fitness, Pregnancy, Workouts

How to Engage Your Pelvic Floor in Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, you have probably already heard or read a lot the importance of your pelvic floor, but how exactly can you improve those muscles? Be sure to check out the video at the end of this post! What are the "Pelvic Floor Muscles?" Your pelvic floor muscles run from your pubic bone… Continue reading How to Engage Your Pelvic Floor in Pregnancy

Family, Travel, Vlogs

Our Carolina Thanksgiving

Let it be known that after throwing up while driving to our big July family vacation, I told my husband we would not be traveling anymore while I was pregnant. We were going to spend the holidays laying low at our home in Virginia Beach, and are expecting family to visit us for Christmas before… Continue reading Our Carolina Thanksgiving

Fitness, Fitness Programs, Pregnancy

Pregnancy Workout Plans Black Friday Sale

What fun is Black Friday without a good deal? I recently launched my First and Second Trimester Programs for pregnant clients... and it wasn't enough. Since each pregnancy is different, I decided to offer a more flexible option. The Custom Pregnancy Plan now listed on my website is available at the same rate, but allows… Continue reading Pregnancy Workout Plans Black Friday Sale

Fitness, Workouts

Second Trimester Workout Program: Pregnancy Weeks 13-26

Welcome to the "Golden Period!" Maybe your body is starting to feel healthier, you are getting more sleep, or you feel that burst of energy everyone is talking about. This is the second trimester. This program was created while I was in the midst of my third pregnancy, testing every workout just like I was… Continue reading Second Trimester Workout Program: Pregnancy Weeks 13-26

Fitness, Workouts

Pregnancy Approved Cable Ab Exercises

Well into your second trimester, you may find it hard to incorporate abs. The good news is, you CAN still do abs, we just have to get creative. In fact, a strong core will help you in all those pushes you are anticipating during labor. A good pregnancy program will not simply ignore ab routines… Continue reading Pregnancy Approved Cable Ab Exercises