Fit Moms

4 weeks to a fitter YOU

  Yesterday we were tagged in a Facebook post by one of the moms in our current early postpartum; she had this to say.. “I have never been dedicated when it comes to exercising and gyming but thanks to flourishingfitmoms and their amazing workouts I have been able to make time for myself at least…

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Exercising right until the end of pregnancy? Yah or nah?

The theories out there regarding exercise during pregnancy are plentiful. We (Robs & Kit) often find ourselves sending each other pictures/magazine articles/fitness posts that literally blow-our-minds when it comes to the inaccuracy of information that people are putting out there with regards to exercise during pregnancy. We definitely don’t assume an expert role when it…

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I may have been the biggest hypocrite of them all

  So we’ve finally made it public that I (Robs) will be expecting baby Krause #2 early in December. I think (quietly and very politely) Kit started to get over me putting this announcement off since our 12 week scan (6 weeks ago already), but I have been really reluctant to announce this pregnancy for…

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The breastfeeding runner.. an oxymoron?!

  The words breastfeeding runner are for many an oxymoron. While there are a few privileged mamas whose milk is not affected by exercise, many women will not be able to practice vigorous exercise (cardio) and continue to produce adequate breast milk for their babe. I (Kit) learnt the hard way… After falling preggers just…

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The do’s and don’ts of returning to exercise after a caesarean section

Moms out there who have had or are planning to have a caesarean we’d like to give you a few tips and coping mechanisms regarding that sometimes very scary and difficult recovery period. First and foremost a caesarean delivery can be considered as major abdominal surgery therefore postpartum return to exercise must be delayed until…

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What is this abdominal separation everyone is talking about?

Diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation) is commonly defined as a gap of roughly 2.7 cm or 2 to 3 fingers between the inner two sides of the rectus abdominis muscle (A paired muscle running vertically on each side of the anterior wall of the abdomen). This distance between the right and left rectus abdominis muscles is created by the stretching of…

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Should you hold in your wee to strengthen your pelvic floor?

The Pelvic Floor is comprised of a number of superficial and deep muscles that line the base of the bony pelvis. It is a broad sling of muscles, ligaments and sheet-like tissues that stretch from your pubic bone at the front of your body, to the base of your spine at the back. The Pelvic Floor…

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Why wait ’til Monday? Make a habit of exercise today!

It’s Sunday and yes of course you eat that last chuckle, I mean everything only ever starts on a Monday right? On Mondays our dreams are reignited, our goals written down, alarm clocks set. We go into the new week with every expectation that THIS week it all changes!!! So why is it that by…

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