women's fitness

Hormones play a critical role in achieving and maintaining pregnancy. Here are some hormonal changes that take place and how they affect your exercise.
Being physically active is important for the health of young women, both physically and mentally. But more of them are dropping out of sports than ever. How can we change this?
You're worried your birth control might be interfering with your athletic goals and your general health, but you're not ready to have a kid. What are your options? There's actually quite a few.
Did you ever wonder if the reason you haven't been able to reach your deadlift goal or see your abs might be related to that little pill you take every morning to keep you from having a kiddo?
I've resisted doing yoga because classes here in LA seem too competitive, but now I've got a personal invite from Bryan Kest to come try out his class - he says it's perfect for the pregnant ladies.
I think of the time after birth as the fourth trimester. There is a lot of deal with, mentally and physically. It's different for each woman, but here are 5 tips to help you through this period.
As a female athlete, your menstrual cycle can be frustrating to deal with. I've found the easiest way to handle it is to use a product called the Diva Cup - it's comfortable, reusable, and hygienic.
This was a big week - we got the results back on the CVS procedure and found out the sex of our baby! Also, I learned about "underfill" and why I feel so drained. Literally, it turns out.
The title says it all: "Beautiful Badass", designed by Nia Shanks, provides video demonstrations, reliable information, and enough programming to keep you strong for a long time.
You might have heard that exercise can impact fertility. While that's true, it's also important to consider the big picture if you're trying to conceive.
Women face some challenges when it comes to health and fitness. Here are 8 no-nonsense articles for ladies who want to get strong and be healthy.
I’ve only been to one Pilates class in my life. I’ve also only been referred to as “butch” one time in my life. Well, one time to my face. What if gyms were free of such alienating judgements?
Tired of the all-to-common approach to women's strength training? Nia Shanks has put together a comprehensive resource for women who want to know how to REALLY lift, eat, and think like a girl.
This week I finally got the CVS test done, and it wasn't nearly as stressful as I imagined. I also think my heart rate monitor is picking up both me and the baby? Plus, amazing 3D pics of the baby!
I’m so thankful not to have any morning sickness. While morning sickness is a medical mystery, I think it's because of the cleanses I've done and because I take a greens powder regularly, too.
My wife is worried that exercise - especially training with weights - will interfere with breastfeeding. Will exercise decrease her milk supply?
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