Fit Moms

Can you exercise right up until due date?

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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5 ways to ease lower back pain during pregnancy

  Did you know that by simply engaging a few muscles and being more aware of your core you can alleviate the majority of that lower back pain during pregnancy? In the second trimester, your posture is everything! And it is usually around this milestone that you will begin to experience that lower back pain.…

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Get out, get active this December!

  Both my husband and I (Kit) love adventure. We’ve both travelled to over 27 countries and we were THAT couple that woke at 6am every morning whilst on honeymoon in Bali in 2012, to go for a run {even in the rain one morning}. We love the outdoors, the sea, mountains, you name it..…

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What is that sudden sharp shooting pain you may feel during pregnancy?

  Are you in the second trimester and experiencing a sharp shooting abdominal pain that runs from your hip bone to your groin? So sharp that it feels like someone has stabbed you with a knife and you have to stop everything, gather yourself and then continue moving… Those intense, quick, stabbing like of pains…

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We’re no fitness models

At our first photoshoot, our photographer suggested that we take off our tops in order to see our bumps (and bodies) better. We had a good laugh at the bras we’d both chosen to pack in (old and faded)…and Kit had just finished a toasted sandwich whilst Robs downed a big cappuccino. HELLO bloated tummies!…

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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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