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How To Mobilize Your Pelvic Floor After Your CrossFit Open Workout

This is my first year taking part in the CrossFit Open. I had joined CrossFit a year ago and it was the energy of the CrossFit Open I found inspiring. After the traumatic birth of my third baby, I wanted to feel strong. CrossFit has given that to me. When I first...

4 Fitness Mindset Strategies For The Mom Returning To Work

 There comes a time in every mother’s life where her life is flip-turned upside down, to quote the Fresh Prince. Sure, transitioning to motherhood or introducing a new baby into the family can be a bit of an upthrow, but I’m talking about another massive transition...

Will My Body Be The Same With A Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

This past week, several of the women I work with have come with concerns of their pelvic organ prolapse and the confusing symptoms popping in an out. No pun intended. All of these women have successfully completed pelvic floor physiotherapy or currently in rehab in...

Be Everything To Yourself First In The New Year

The last day in 2018. I hope you've had a good year and 2019 exceeds all your expectations.  Let me as you this, do you attempt a fresh start in the New Year? I've shifted away from New Years Resolutions over the past year. They never worked. So why fail when you can...

3 Strategies To Keep You Leak Free During Your Workouts

I remember the first time I leaked when doing a box jumps. It was about 4 years ago at a 7 am group training class. Being hardcore and all #noexcuses back then, I put my all into every single workout. But I was springing a leak with every jump.This was before I became...

Your Vagina And Shovelling Snow

 Ah, the snowfall. The essence of a Canadian winter. The first symbol of holiday cheer.  And...Shoveling. Lots and lots of shoveling.With shoveling, may come some pain in the pelvic floor ass. If you have a prolapse, you know exactly what I mean.Shoveling, believe it...

Flabby Bellies And Body Love

Body image is a funny thing, don’t you think? Yesterday, I was snapping some pictures for some upcoming content. Yes, the shirt had to come off. This is way out of my comfort zone. Clothes are my safety net. I'm not one to post booty of myself in a sports bra in...

Abdominal Separation Is Not The Devil

  Have you watched the movie “The Waterboy” with Adam Sandler? It’s one ridiculous piece of cinematic history simply because it’s so out there. And it goes to show you how far we’ve come in social acceptance. A movie like that, wouldn’t fly with most people...

Celebrity Silliness And Your Vagina

There is nothing short of celebrity silliness, especially when it comes to caring for your vagina. Gwyneth Paltrow praises vaginal steaming, claiming it cleans your uterus. I’m going to be straight here and tell you this. Your vagina doesn’t need a sweat...

Mysteries Of The Kegel…Solved

The kegel is the single most prescribed exercise for healing the pelvic floor. The mythical vaginal contraction, women are doing to keep their lady parts strong and tight. Because every woman needs a tight vagina to have a well functioning one, right? Yet,...

Find Your Pee Free Zone

I find it heartbreaking to hear the stories of women who’ve given up their training because of their symptoms. In my personal and professional opinion, I believe no woman should have to give up on her training when it comes to her symptoms. I did because...

Does Your Coach Ask About Your Vagina?

A while back, I was at CrossFit here in London, On, and I was doing some good 'ol back squats. I was feeling ambitious so I went slightly heavier than normal. And I went a little deeper to test this body's skills. I must say, not too shabby. As I was at the bottom of...

It’s Not Ok To Not Be Ok

I was inspired to write this thanks to Jessie Mundell, a prenatal and postnatal fitness expert, here in Canada. She sent out and email simply to check in. She wrote about how althought, it's great that the messages across the internet were telling those who are...

Not All Mom and Baby Bootcamps Are Created Equal

Spring is in the air and with it is new fitness goals and bootcamps in the park. Although if you’re Canadian, the dream of doing anything outside without snow seems far-fetched. Am I right? So, I have a question for you. What are your fitness goals for the spring? For...

From Postpartum Trauma To Finding Strength

I fell into a deep depression after my son was born. I was 3 days postpartum and started feeling a strange pain in my shoulder. (To read more about this, check out When Postpartum Recovery Goes Wrong). I brushed it off and went to bed. I was looking forward to...

From Prolapse To Proud & Powerful

  When I was first diagnosed with a pelvic organ prolapse (POP)  almost 3 years ago, I was crushed. It felt like I didn’t do a good enough job taking care of my body. I tried to do the right things by exercising regularly and eating well, but it simply wasn’t...

Ready For Impact Post-Pregnancy? Here’s What You Need To Know First

After the birth of my first baby, almost 7 years ago, I took the 6-week clearance as permission to go hard or go home. I began strength training like a bodybuilder without a second thought. The 6-week clearance is the guideline most women use to give themselves...

From Breast To Bottle: My Journey to Bottle Feeding

I didn’t expect to have this reaction to 20 pounds of frozen breast milk but I was hit hard. Seeing these full bags of unused breast milk made me briefly question whether or not I should have stuck it out and continued to make myself nurse my son. Should I have...