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March 14, 2018

One of our Members brought up a great question!  What abdominal exercises can she be doing while she is progressing through the Mommy Ready Program?  

Although, my best advice is to stick strictly with the Program sequencing and remain consistent with the EXACT exercises of each phase, I know that we are impatient and want to do MORE.  I know, because I have been the same as I progress myself through the program.

I have been taking classes at my local gym and most classes have a core sequence at some point or another.  A good trainer will give you options and warn against doing an exercise that increases back pain or improper form.  I also like to have my own set of rules.

RULES for Abdominal Exercises when your Core System is st...

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One of the Mommy Ready Membership benefits is having a personal coach.  Someone to listen, guide and direct you through the program to suit your specific needs and concerns. Someone who will help you reach your goals!  And, lets be honest, someone who will push you to do things out of your comfort zone.

So how do you work with a coach while doing an online exercise program?  How can you get the most from your coach to maximize the benefit of your Mommy Ready Experience?

Let me start by introducing myself.  I am Amanda Baker, PTA (physical therapist assistant), CSS (core system specialist) and the Program Director for Mommy Ready.  I have...

4 Steps to Effective Exercise

Whether you haven’t lifted a weight in a decade or you frequent the gym, the following steps will help you get started and make sure your workouts will get you the results you desire.

If you are unsure where to begin an exercise program or worried about fitting exercise into your schedule start here!

Step 1.  Do something! 

Choose anything you want!  You used to run in high school, lift weights or a friend wants you to join Zumba - Start it! Maybe park your car at the far end of the parking lot or decide to take the stairs.  That works too.  Pick 2 days per week and exercise for 20-30 minutes.  Or do 15 minutes every day, like we use in the Mommy Ready Postpartum Program.  Decide, plan it and do it!...

Ready to start working out but not sure how to get started?  You can plan an effective workout plan, that fits your lifestyle - by asking yourself the following four questions.  

1. What do I like to do?   Identifying what you enjoy now, and have enjoyed in the past is a great starting point.  Not only will you be more motivated to participate in your workouts but you likely already have the equipment/experience to do this activity well.  On the other hand if you are someone who likes to try new things - what may motivate you more is selecting an activity that you've always wanted to do - and go for it!

My example:  I like spending 15 min/day on weights/HIIT in my home.  It gets me going in the morning and is acce...

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