Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Guidelines for Exercising During Pregnancy

Let me preface this post by setting the record straight: I am not pregnant. Can I repeat that? I am NOT pregnant. I am, however, extremely passionate about exercising during pregnancy. I have two kids, and I worked out straight through my third trimester both times. And in addition to my personal experience with pregnancy, I've also taught a number of pregnant mommas in my group fitness classes. Honestly, pregnant mommas are my favorite! So when Fix reached out to me with an opportunity to write about staying healthy while pregnant, I jumped at the chance.

You can read the full article on Fix. In it, you'll find tips on how to exercise safely during pregnancy, plus notes on how the body changes during pregnancy, benefits of exercising during pregnancy and guidelines for exercising during pregnancy:

Fix, Fitness, FitPregnancy, Pregnant, Fit Mom, Workout out during pregnancy
The article also provides reasons to stop exercising during pregnancy, because it's absolutely essential to exercise safely when you're pregnant.

Question: If you've experienced the joys of pregnancy, how did fitness play a role?

Monday, October 5, 2015

I am #BOSUStrong.

Disclaimer: The following post is sponsored by BOSU via my partnership with Fit Approach. All opinions are, of course, my own.

Today is Monday, and it marks the fourth and final week of the #BOSUStrong challenge with Sweat Pink. Have you been following along? The hashtag is exploding with BOSU inspiration, and I'm newly energized to use the BOSU trainer in my personal workouts and my group fitness classes. To mark this final week, we're going to focus on things that make us #BOSUStrong.

Sweat Pink, BOSU, Fit Approach
To get you thinking, here are 10 things that make me #BOSUStrong:

1) I am a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, fitness director, wife, mother, friend, sister and daughter.
2) I will always make fitness a priority.
3) I never tell people they can't. I always encourage them to try.
4) I do what I can when I can.
5) I love to run (obviously).
6) I am inspired to be that old lady at the race, the one that's still running strong after all those years.
7) I love to encourage others to take that first step toward better health and fitness.
8) I have an incredibly awesome staff full of talented fitness instructors and trainers.
9) I am proud of my children (they're the best thing I've ever done) and my husband (the best thing that's ever happened to me).
10) I hope to inspire others to get their daily dose of fitness.

Now it's your turn.
Here are this week's prompts. You can also find them HERE.
Use the following tags: #BOSUStrong #FitFamily #SweatPink @bosu_fitness @FitApproach

Monday, 10/5: It's #moveitmonday. BONUS: It's also #jumpjoymonday

Tuesday, 10/6: It's #tempotuesday, so show us what makes you #BOSUStrong. BONUS: It's always #triceptuesday, right?

Wednesday, 10/7: Plank it out! BONUS: Show us how you #workitwednesday!

Thursday, 10/8: It's #totalbodythursday. BONUS: Give us a #tbt of your favorite moment from the #BOSUStrong challenge.

Friday, 10/9: #FreeFriday. Have at it! BONUS: Happy #forearmfriday, y'all! 

Don't forget, you don't need a BOSU...and the more you participate, the greater your chances of winning one! Stick with me, let's do it. Let's have one more week of BOSU fun.

Question: What's the one thing that makes you #BOSUStrong?


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