The postpartum period is often a delicate and emotionally taxing time for new moms. Everything is new and the healing process has just begun. Learn how to care for your postpartum clients and help them navigate their new world by focusing on a positive mindset and the goal of being fit for life.Read More
Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women, which means it is likely that you will have clients who are breast cancer survivors. While exercise can provide numerous benefits, it is important to consider certain aspects of the disease when designing exercise programs. Here are a few considerations for providing safe and effective exercise plans for these clients.Read More
It’s an amazing time to be training prenatal women, as research shows that exercise during pregnancy is not only O.K., it is, in fact, recommended. This is especially great news for women who are dedicated runners (or want to be), because they can continue training, provided they follow recommended guidelines. Here are a few basic things to keep top of mind when training women who want to continue running, or start running, during each trimester.Read More
May is Women’s National Health Month and is a time to focus on many aspects of health, from women’s fitness to mental and emotional well-being. As health and exercise professionals, we can help the women in our communities have a better understanding of how their bodies change over their lifetimes and then train them appropriately. The first step to training women more effectively is understanding the lumbo-pelvic complex.Read More
Relaxin is a hormone that increases during pregnancy to help a woman’s body accommodate a growing baby. However, it can also create instability in the joints and challenge a woman’s balance. Learn how to account for this instability in your programming for pre- and postnatal clients, along with three effective exercises that can help increase stability throughout the body.Read More
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