women's fitness

Diastasis recti can happen to anyone, from newborn babies to athletes with six-pack abs. Here are 5 facts that everyone should know about abdominal separation, pregnant or not.
The International Cesarean Awareness Network, or ICAN, provides education and support for women who have had c-sections and want to attempt a natural birth.
Numerous studies do show that a healthy, fit mom produces a healthy, fit baby. Building a strong body can lead to an easier pregnancy, better recovery, and a vibrant baby.
We hear a lot about natural birth these days. Learn how to get in touch with your psoas to improve your chances of natural delivery, with some tips from psoas expert Liz Koch.
Studies show most people don't get as much choline as they need. This is particularly critical for breastfeeding and expecting moms. Find out why it's important and get a great egg recipe, too.
My husband is the most accomplished athlete in our household, and we're a competitive crew. It's important to me and my daughters to be with him when he competes, even at the USTA Nationals.
Sarah Wilson of Fashletics has organized an amazing CrossFit event for ladies, inspired by the ancient Spartan Heraean Games.
A new study looks at the effect of long-term oral contraceptive use on endurance performance in active women. Is the pill interfering with your oxygen uptake ability? Well, yes, science says it is.
Breastfeeding isn't always easy, and active moms face a few unique challenges. Here are some tips from a mom who has learned the hard way.
You may have heard the word doula, but do you know what a doula actually does? A doula is not a nurse or a midwife, but a special supporter there for the mother, during and after childbirth.
Read all about Jenny Fletcher's decision to go pro, and what life as a professional triathlete looks like in the second part of our interviews.
A few years ago I found myself in a bit of a low. I was training with no real purpose or goals. Then one day I told myself, "I'm going to be the best I can be." For me, this means being BirthFIT.
Professional triathlete, model, pentathlon competitor, and amazing person...how do you begin to describe Jenny Fletcher? I decided to just start at the very beginning.
It might not get talked about outside the locker room, but women know breast size has an effect on their running. Now science takes a look and examines the actual kinematics that occur.
You can never do too many Kegels, right? Wrong. Katy Bowman of the Restorative Exercise Institute discusses how to really strengthen your pelvic floor - during pregnancy and otherwise.
Preventing bone loss for women doesn't have to be require medication. New research shows physical activity increases IGF-1 levels and decreases sclerostin, a known bone-growth inhibitor.
The secret to staying fit as a mother is not frequent gym trips. It’s not Bosu balls, treadmills, or any other piece of fitness equipment. The real secret is: Keep it simple.