Category Archive for "Uncategorized"

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Labor and Delivery Involves Aerobic as well as Anaerobic Energy Systems

As many of you know, BirthFIT offers remote programming as well as one-on-one training in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX for pregnant women. Our training is deliberate with the focus on being physically and mentally fit to take on…

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BirthFIT Brings You a Soul Cycle Celebration

Hello Los Angeles!  We are bringing you a Soul Cycle Celebration on Thursday, September 4th at 1pm. Soul Cycle is welcoming all pregnant women (regulars and non-regulars) in this lunch hour class at no charge. We will be there to…

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The Turkish Getup

The Turkish Getup   Training Every Minute on the Minute for 12 minutes: Perform 2 Turkish Getups. *Alternate arms each round.   2 Rounds for time:  200m Run or 400m Walk 20 Squats 15 Push Ups 10 Pull Ups 5…

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Cedars-Sinai Third Annual Gathering of Los Angeles Birth Community [RECAP]

Last night we attend The Cedars-Sinai Third Annual Gathering of Los Angeles Birth Community. I’m completely in awe and wanted to share with you all.   This was the third gathering of MD’s, CNM’s, Home Birth Midwives, Doulas, RN’s, Birth…

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Postpartum: When Your Identity is Intertwined with Athletics

To everyone who read my birth story, I’m sorry. Not only did I glaze right over the transition from competition-fitness goals to birth-fitness goals, but I made it sound like this mental/emotional transition was seamless. The truth of the matter…

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[Video] Downward Dog

Downward Dog  The downward dog pose is as much a decompression and stretch as it is an inversion. During this pose, I want you to think about really pushing your thighs back and your heels into the ground as your…

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Encapsulate Your Placenta; Austin, TX

Encapsulate Your Placenta  We talk a lot about postpartum fitness but there are a ton of other subjects that need to be addressed during the postpartum phase aka the FOURTH TRIMESTER. Most fourth trimester subject matters can be addressed and…

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Attention Coaches, Personal Trainers, & Group Fitness Instructors

  It is my dream that every pregnant woman feels comfortable in her exercise environment. This means in her gym, or a gym that she visits. This includes yoga classes, spin classes, or any class that she wants to participate…

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[VIDEO] The Strict Press

Video: BirthFIT presents The Strict Press  The strict press is one of ten favorite movements. It is arguably the most functional shoulder pressing movement. This movement is not only great for building strength but also rehab and demanding proper shoulder…

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Pulse Rate is Not Ideal for Monitoring

Pulse rate may not be the best measure for intensity in regards to a workout, pregnant or not. Pulse rate, heart rate, is equal to the number of times your heart beats per minute. In my opinion, using one’s pulse…

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