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The Fitnessista Podcast: Healthy In Real Life

Jun 19, 2019

Hi friends! I’m so excited for this week’s episode because I’m chatting all about core training with Erica Ziel!

I have to say that this is one of my top three favorite episodes. If you haven’t checked out the podcast yet, please give this one a listen! Erica drops so many knowledge bombs and I think it’s an extremely important topic.

So much of our everyday movement comes from the core! Our core strength and stability can affect our posture, alignment, pelvic floor function, back function, and SO MUCH MORE.

Here are some of the things we chat about: 

- The muscles of the core and favorite functional core exercises

- What is fascia?

- Favorite exercises by trimester

- Thoughts on belly binding post-birth

- Tips for building fitness levels back safely after birth

- Diastasis Recti: how to close the gap and restore function

- If you have DR, do you have to modify core exercises forever?

Here’s a little bit about Erica if you haven’t met her yet!

Erica Ziel, founder of Knocked-Up Fitness, is a sought-after expert for fitness-infused Pilates and pre/postnatal exercise specialist.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology & Health from Iowa State University and is a Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Nutrition Coach and “Mom of 3″. 

Author of 'The Knocked-Up Fitness Guide to Pregnancy' book, she has created prenatal and postpartum workout dvd's and programs. Along with instructor trainer pre/postnatal courses and certifications and her Core Rehab Program and Certification.

Erica has been featured in and contributed to many publications such as, The New York Times,, Oxygen Magazine, Fit Pregnancy, Pilates Style Magazine, Pregnancy and Newborn Magzine, and many others.

I LOVED talking with her and I hope you enjoy this episode! Be sure to connect with her and say hi over on Instagram or her website.


Knocked Up Fitness site

Pregnancy Fitness membership

Core Rehab Program

Check out my Post Baby Bod Fitness Plan here!

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