Pregnancy Tips

Ambassador Spotlight! Meet Jess Allen, Fitness Pro and Healthy Living Author

Ambassador Spotlight! Meet Jess Allen, Fitness Pro and Healthy Living Author

by For Two Fitness

If you haven’t already met Jess Allen, you’re in for a treat!  She’s the fitness expert behind the blog Blonde Ponytail. It’s not hard to trust her advice when she looks like this!  But Jess is more than her amazing looks – she’s  sweet, sincere, and as smart as they come.  We are so thrilled to have her as one of our official Ambassadors!..

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Ambassador- Sarah Canney from Run Far Girl!

Ambassador- Sarah Canney from Run Far Girl!

by For Two Fitness

Today we are proud to introduce another one of our wonderful Ambassadors – Sarah Canney!  You may already be following her on twitter or instagram.  She’s  been featured in Women’s Running Magazine – how’s that for HUGE?

Sarah Canney, a stay-at-home mom of two, is the girl behind RunFarGirl.com, where she blogs about all things related to running and motherhood. Sarah has chronicled her pregnancy and postpartum running journey in detail and offers tips and advice to other “mother runners.”..

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Ambassador Spotlight:  Katie Gagliano of Healthy Diva Eats!

Ambassador Spotlight: Katie Gagliano of Healthy Diva Eats!

by For Two Fitness

Have you heard? For Two Fitness® has recently announced a new Ambassador program, designed to feature top health bloggers and fitness professionals who embody the For Two Fitness® lifestyle. In celebration of pregnancy and fitness, we are thrilled to introduce one of our first official Ambassadors, Katie Gagliano!  You may already know her from her popular blog Healthy Diva Eats.  Read more about Katie, see her gorgeous bump and baby photos, and learn about and our new Ambassador program below…

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How To: Preventing Injury During Pregnancy

How To: Preventing Injury During Pregnancy

by For Two Fitness

Today’s topic is preventing injury during pregnancy, a guest post written by perinatal exercise specialist  Jennifer Johnson, the founder of Fit for Expecting.

Physical activity carries with it a risk of injury, whether you’re pregnant or not. Safety for mom and baby is of utmost importance for preventing injury during pregnancy. No matter the type of activity you engage in, you should take extra care to reduce the likelihood of  injuries during pregnancy...

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How To: Have a Healthy Pregnancy

How To: Have a Healthy Pregnancy

by For Two Fitness

We asked Dr. Natalie Shum, a full time emergency physician and the Associate Director of the Emergency Department at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center in California, her top tips for “how to have a healthy pregnancy.” Here is her advice below...

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How To: Pregnancy Exercise – What’s the Best Pregnancy Workout Plan?

How To: Pregnancy Exercise – What’s the Best Pregnancy Workout Plan?

by For Two Fitness

What activities are best for pregnancy exercise? How should I structure my pregnancy workout plan?  How much exercise is too much for a pregnant woman?  These are questions women often ask when they become pregnant, particularly if they are already very fit, or if they are concerned about gaining an unhealthy amount of weight...

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Top 3 Reasons Running During Pregnancy Can be Good for You

Top 3 Reasons Running During Pregnancy Can be Good for You

by For Two Fitness

Is running during pregnancy safe?  Will running during pregnancy harm my baby, or cause labor?  Is running during pregnancy too intense?  If not, then what is the basis for caution with running during pregnancy, anyway?  These are many questions women runners ask themselves when they contemplate continuing to run during their pregnancies.  The folks at Preggie Pals sent us this guest post, authored by fitness expert Leigh-Ann Webster.  Read on…

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What exercises are safe during the third trimester of pregnancy?

What exercises are safe during the third trimester of pregnancy?

by For Two Fitness

Is it OK to exercise during the third trimester of pregnancy?   Amanda Tress, personal trainer and founder of  Fit Pregnancy and Parenting online, is here to answer that question.   There is almost nothing more adorable than the pic at the end of this post, so be sure to read on.  Thanks for stopping by, Amanda!..

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Eating for Two, but Keeping it Clean!

Eating for Two, but Keeping it Clean!

by For Two Fitness

Today, we are delighted to feature Tiffany, a  personal trainer and health blogger. As an expecting mother dedicated to clean eating, she crafted us a recipe to share that hits the spot when cravings kick in! Yum!..

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Bump Alert!  Super adorable blogger “Sweet Tooth Courtney” loves For Two Fitness maternity workout apparel!

Bump Alert! Super adorable blogger “Sweet Tooth Courtney” loves For Two Fitness maternity workout apparel!

by For Two Fitness

We love to showcase bumps wearing our apparel, so we just can’t resist introducing you to Courtney over at Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life.  You’ll want to be sure to check our her blog, and follow her journey through this first pregnancy!  She is sooo cute.  We added her to our Pinterest Belly Gallery too, of course.

Here’s an excerpt of her post.  Click the link above to visit her site...

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Must-Haves for Expecting Moms!  Celebrity Expert Rachel Florio-Urso on NBC…

Must-Haves for Expecting Moms! Celebrity Expert Rachel Florio-Urso on NBC…

by For Two Fitness

There are tons of amazing brands mentioned here, including us!  Rachel Florio-Urso, the Celebrity Baby Trend Expert, wore our apparel all throughout her pregnancy (that’s her, below!) and looks amazing in this video clip, just six weeks after her beautiful Brooke was born!...

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Final Video in Jennifer Johnson’s “Fit For Expecting” Prenatal Series!

by For Two Fitness

Congratulations, you made it!   Here’s the  5th installment  in our prenatal exercise video series! 

This week’s video includes exercises done in an all-fours position, which is a comfortable position for a lot of moms. We’re doing total body work today...

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Fit For Expecting Prenatal Workout Series by Jennifer Johnson – Week 4

by For Two Fitness

WELCOME TO WEEK 4!   PERINATAL EXERCISE SPECIALIST JENNIFER JOHNSON HAS DEVELOPED A SERIES OF PRENATAL EXERCISES FOR OUR FOR TWO FITNESS® MOMS.

This week’s video features a compound exercise…

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Prenatal Exercise Video Series by Fit For Expecting

by For Two Fitness

Welcome to week 3! Once again,  perinatal exercise specialist Jennifer Johnson has developed a series of prenatal exercises for our For Two Fitness® moms.

Strengthening your upper back is important during pregnancy, so we start off this set of exercises...

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Prenatal Workout Series by Fit For Expecting and Jennifer Johnson

by For Two Fitness

Welcome to week 2!

If you’re just joining us for the first time, here’s a little background. To jumpstart the New Year, perinatal exercise specialist Jennifer Johnson has developed a series of prenatal exercises for our For Two Fitness moms...

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Fit for Expecting Prenatal Exercise Series

by For Two Fitness

To jumpstart the New Year, perinatal exercise specialist Jennifer Johnson has developed a series of prenatal exercises for our For Two Fitness® moms. We will be posting a new video each week, so be sure to check back for your next workout.

This first set of exercises will increase your endurance, lower body strength and help reduce back pain...

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Yoga, Running, Cycling, Kickboxing! A New Mom Shares Her Prenatal Workout Variety

Yoga, Running, Cycling, Kickboxing! A New Mom Shares Her Prenatal Workout Variety

by For Two Fitness

Today we are happy to feature guest blogger Allison Whitman, who recently added a new baby to her already busy household of a husband, two dogs and a lizard. She loves fitness…talking about it, working out, finding more information to devour.  You can find her blog at www.allisongettingfit.wordpress.com, on Facebook and on Twitter @allisonwhitman. This reflection on fitness during pregnancy was written in early November, just days before Allison’s due date, and in the midst of the widespread power failures associated with Hurricane Sandy...

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Marissa Mayer’s Fortune Magazine Cover – Not Pregnant – Scandal Worthy?

Marissa Mayer’s Fortune Magazine Cover – Not Pregnant – Scandal Worthy?

by For Two Fitness

Below is an article written on The Stir, causing a stir about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and her choice to decline being photographed for the cover of Fortune magazine when she was very pregnant.  Is this a “diss to motherhood”?  Read on and weigh in!  And be sure to visit TheStir.com for the full article and all controversial the comments…

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A Pregnant Mommy’s Guide to Running with a Stroller

A Pregnant Mommy’s Guide to Running with a Stroller

by For Two Fitness

Thank you, guest blogger Sarah Canney for this wonderful piece on running with a stroller! Read on to see how to get the most from your jogging stroller experience…

Since my daughter, Sophia was big enough to ride in my jogging stroller we have been running together. Over the past two-and-a-half years we have logged many miles, from small trips around the block to a ten miler and every distance in between...

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Early Preparations for a Happy Pregnancy and Healthy Delivery

Early Preparations for a Happy Pregnancy and Healthy Delivery

by For Two Fitness

Today, we are happy to present guest blogger Katie Moore, who shares with us her tips for preparing for a healthy delivery. Read on for some great ideas and links to important resources…

No two pregnancies are alike, and no two women will experience the same symptoms while waiting for the newest member of her family to arrive. While some of this comes down to unavoidable issues, like age at conception, fitness level, previous medical problems, and the complexities of biochemistry, there are steps that can be taken to make pregnancy a happier experience...

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Pregnant Women Are Afraid to Exercise – Are You One of Them?

Pregnant Women Are Afraid to Exercise – Are You One of Them?

by For Two Fitness

Today we are sharing a post from WebMD.com. After all, it’s Pregnancy Awareness Month, and we want our mamas to be aware!   Apparently, despite the research that shows exercise is generally safe and usually beneficial during pregnancy, many women still have fears about it hurting their babies.  Read on to get the facts, and be sure to visit WebMD for the original post, full story including all the great links.  And hey, don’t you think their model would look much better in a fun For Two Fitness tank?...

 

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Maternity Fitness Support – Review of the MomBod FITsplint

Maternity Fitness Support – Review of the MomBod FITsplint

by For Two Fitness

Our CEO had the opportunity to review the MomBod FITsplint, created by fitness expert Celeste Goodson.  Here’s what she thinks:

Like many of you, I enjoy great belly support for a variety of activities.  During my day-to-day, I love a good supportive tank.  During my workouts, I love a great sports-specific support band, and between my last pregnancy and this one (I’m 22 weeks now), I’ve tried a few!  When Celeste offered to send me a MomBod FITsplint, I was excited.  When I tried it on and took it for a test run, I was delighted!  This product is really fabulous.  Here’s why...

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Have you heard of the "Pregnancy Police"?

by For Two Fitness

Today, we couldn’t resist sharing a piece from the New York Times.  The mommy wars are raging…

The ‘Pregnancy Police’ Are Everywhere (Even in Your Head)

Do pregnant mothers really “risk public scorn” to get their roots touched up?

It has been more than 10 years since I was pregnant for the first time, and six since I was pregnant for the last time (seriously, the last time). I do recall that drinking was discouraged, along with the consumption of coffee, soft cheeses and sushi...

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Five Ways for New Moms to Get Fit

Five Ways for New Moms to Get Fit

by James Stiegler

Today, we are pleased to feature Amanda Perry, a 31 year old nutrition and fitness fanatic and mom to a beautiful baby boy born on June 4, 2011. On her blog, Sistas of Strength, she provides nutrition and fitness advice, including recommended workouts and recipes.

Additionally, she shares tips for staying fit during pregnancy and getting fit after having a baby (banishing the baby bulge). She is currently training for the...

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