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What Coaches Need to Know About Postpartum Depression

What Coaches Need to Know About Postpartum Depression

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Your clients who have or who will have a baby are amazing. These women endure a 40-week metamorphosis to grow a human, involving constantly changing size and shape, as well as increasing their blood volume by approximately 50 percent, their estrogen production exponentially, and the world population by 1. These women have experienced a powerful series of events that will impact them for the rest of their lives. Women not only have to recover from the physical and psychological journey that is conception, pregnancy and childbirth, but they also have to acclimate to becoming the caretaker of a delicate, dependent life. Babies do not come with a sleep schedule, and demand food at all hours of the night and day. Combine these demands with recovery from pregnancy and childbirth, and yo...
How to Talk to Your Client About Their Birth Experience (and Why It Matters)

How to Talk to Your Client About Their Birth Experience (and Why It Matters)

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Not all mothers identify strongly with motherhood, just as not all mothers give the birth of their child much thought after the fact. However, for a large number of women, birthing a baby is one of the most transformative moments of their life: it is when a new part of their identity is revealed, that of becoming someone’s mother. Birth itself is a process that can be physically demanding, exhilarating, unnerving, joyous, heartbreaking, life-changing, frustrating, happy, unpredictable, empowering, and so much more! There are as many descriptions of birth as there are mothers on the planet. Women make up to 75 percent of all training clients and, in the U.S. alone, 85 percent of all women will be pregnant at some point in their lives. As a coach and trainer, if you work with women,
Coaching & Training Women Academy Spotlight: Sandra Flores Gheno

Coaching & Training Women Academy Spotlight: Sandra Flores Gheno

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Name: Sandra Flores GhenoAge: 49Location: Mexico City What was your first thought when you learned about the Coaching & Training Women Academy and the Pre- & Postnatal Coaching Certification?The first word that crossed my mind was Wow! I felt it was an opportunity to learn more and improve what I am already doing now. I was pleasantly surprised to learn about the existence of an Academy specializing in training for women and even more a Certification in Pre & Postnatal fitness care. I thought that if I got certified, I could provide a better service and also help future mothers to continue training in a safe way. What do you do?I have a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Sciences, I am a Pilates trainer, Yumeiho therapist, PNL2, OTC and I am currently doing the GGS-1 certif
6 Surprising Ways Improving Your Thoracic Spine & Shoulder Mobility Can Help You Reach Your Goals

6 Surprising Ways Improving Your Thoracic Spine & Shoulder Mobility Can Help You Reach Your Goals

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As a yoga teacher and personal trainer, I love when I’m able to find ways to connect the dots between what I teach at the yoga studio and what happens at the gym. I get a little giddy when I hear a strength coach suggesting a mobility warm-up that’s essentially a yoga pose with a different name. It makes me feel like I have some sort of secret superpower when it comes to strength training. Except I don’t want to keep it a secret. I want everyone to know about the joys of training mobility. As much as I’d love for everyone to make regular yoga classes a part of their routine, I know that it’s not always realistic. The good news: I believe in mixing it up. In the same way I like to add the occasional non-traditional mobility drill to my yoga class, I also have no problem whipping ou
Harmful or Normal — What’s the Deal With Gossip?

Harmful or Normal — What’s the Deal With Gossip?

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Gossip, defined as casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, occasionally involving details that are not confirmed as being true, can feel really enticing at times. That said, I will also be the first to concede that I have engaged in gossip far more times than I care to admit and that I have secretly really enjoyed it sometimes, even though I know it can be very damaging. Sharing vs. Gossip: What’s the Difference? Here’s an important question: Is there a difference between sharing a situation with a friend for perspective and gossiping? I happen to think there is. Generally speaking, we find comfort in sharing challenging or frustrating situations with other people. If you have been wronged or treated maliciously by someone, or if you’re feeling trigger
Common Knee Issues and What to Do About Them

Common Knee Issues and What to Do About Them

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Knee discomfort is something that many of us experience during a workout or when performing specific exercises or activities, including squatting, lunging, or running. This experience has prompted many of my clients to ask me what exercises they can do for their “bad” knees. While there is no clinical diagnosis or specific exercise prescriptions to help “bad” knees, understanding why you might have knee discomfort can help you: Identify some strategies to address it. Reduce pain during activity Know when you should go to a medical professional for diagnosis and treatment. Knee Anatomy To understand why you might have sore knees, it helps to know a little bit about knee anatomy. Your knee is what is sometimes called a modified hinge joint. It is made up of three bones and is wher