New moms rejoice… This program is incredible!
If exercise isn’t touching your “mommy tummy” and your stomach domes as you work your abs, STOP! You probably have diastasis recti (DR), and you need to heal it with a specialized fitness program.
I have bits of DR info in my book and on my blog… However, if you want a program that was specifically created to treat DR (and personally vetted and recommended by me), then you need to check out MuTu System.
MuTu System isn’t a cure for “the gap” (DR) in isolation. Rather, it’s an approach that conditions the entire mid-section to get the pelvis properly aligned and the core in good working order. It helps you to:
-Adjust your alignment, so your body can use your core muscles naturally and effectively
-Identify and properly engage your core + pelvic floor
-Strengthen your core + pelvic floor with the right exercises
-Flatten your abs with exercises tailored for your postpartum body
-Lose the fat on top through intensive workouts + good nutrition
When you do all of this, the gap will narrow. Side effects include a trim waist, flatter tummy, functioning pelvic floor, and — most important of all — body confidence that comes with feeling strong, secure, and sexy. Learn more about MuTu System by clicking here! MuTu is all online and full of so much great information… Heck, just go straight to the store. You’ll want to order straightaway!
I am so pleased to finally be able to offer a quality resource for women with DR, because it’s something I’m often asked about. Even though I didn’t create MuTu myself, I feel like I could have… It aligns with my philosophy and I can wholeheartedly recommend it. I’ve been through the entire 12 week course and it’s fantastic. Shop now.
I’ve been using my Squatty Potty for years, and I feel grateful for it every day. Seriously!
Pelvic health accessories with a CAUSE!
I am in love with my gorgeous 3D Sterling Silver Pelvis Pendant Necklace from Inceptance Design! Use promo code femfusion at checkout for a $10 discount on orders over $50.
Want more info about Inceptance and the awesome cause they support? Click here to read more!
Feel-Good Fitness and Yoga Starter Kit
If you’re just getting started on the feel-good fitness journey, you’re going to need a few tools. In addition to a sturdy pair of walking shoes (since walking every day is my favorite way to get the blood pumping and the body moving!), you’ll need a quality yoga mat. In many of my YouTube videos, I also use yoga blocks, which can be used to add resistance and can also help ease into stretches. If you’re on the stiff side, a yoga strap can also be helpful for stretching.
I love yogaoutlet.com. It’s a one-stop shopping experience with EVERYTHING you could ever need for your home fitness + yoga practice, and with their low-price guarantee you know you’re getting the best possible deal. It’s like going to a mall dedicated to yoga and fitness, WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR OWN HOME. In addition to a great selection of starter kit essentials (see above), self-massage tools such as foam rollers, balance balls, and more, they also have meditation tools, aromatherapy diffusers, and an incredible selection of clothes. And let me tell you, a cute new workout outfit is one of the best fitness motivators!
Click here to go to Yoga Outlet’s main page and explore on your own, or click here for the FemFusion Fitness shop. In my shop, I’ve hand-picked my favorite options for your “starter kit” as well as fun extras for self-massage and more. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in my shop, no worries! You’re still on the Yoga Outlet site; simply click any of the links in the black bar at the top and keep shopping on your own.
The guidance and motivation of a trainer synced with the perfect playlist… Get your first 30 days for FREE!
If you like the “push” of a personal trainer but you don’t have the time (or resources!) to make it to the gym, then you’re going to love Aaptiv, an audio fitness app with awesome music and motivating trainers.
Want unlimited access to classes for running & walking, cycling, elliptical, yoga, strength training, and meditation?
Go to www.aaptiv.com, navigate to the monthly plan, and enter promo code FEMFUSION at checkout for a FREE 30 day trial! This is a much better deal than their regular free trial, which is only 7 days… So don’t forget to enter the code.
Want to know more about my thoughts on Aaptiv? Click here to read more.
Break your sugar addiction TODAY!
I credit The 21 Day Sugar Detox (21DSD) with helping me to establish a healthy relationship with sugar. As a proud “graduate” of the 21DSD, I am happy to report that I no longer use and abuse sugar! I no longer feel an aching NEED for nightly desserts, and — most important of all — I have stable blood sugar, which contributes to proper hormone balance.
And all without deprivation!
Click here to see my favorite “not sweet treat” that is 21DSD compliant. It’s a recipe that I still use TODAY, even though I’m no longer doing the sugar detox program.
The 21DSD is a comprehensive, real-foods based program that helps participants break sugar and carb cravings. Choose between an online membership only, OR printed books + online membership. I happen to love the printed books… Both of them have beautiful, full-color photos!
If you have a sweet tooth, or a full blown sugar ADDICTION, I highly recommend and stand behind this program. Click here to read more about The 21 Day Sugar Detox.
Plant-powered meal plans, natural weight loss, and SO MUCH MORE…
I recently joined the Healthy Grocery Girl team (I’m their new fitness expert!), and I’m so pleased to offer YOU the opportunity to join the Healthy Grocery Girl community. For a low monthly fee (I’m talkin’ SUPER VALUE, my friends) you’ll have access to NEW weekly recipes, seasonal meal plans, shopping guides, a video library, and expert support from dietitians and wellness experts including a Natural Weight Loss Group that’s free for members. Learn more here!
Healthy Grocery Girl (HGG) is a small, family-run business with special touches, such as a personal welcome email from Megan Roosevelt, the HGG founder. After joining, let Team HGG know that Brianne Grogan sent you!
Carry your oils with you all day long!
If you follow me on YouTube or online, you might have noticed a necklace that I wear EVERY SINGLE DAY… I wear it more than my beloved Tiffany necklace my husband got me for Valentine’s Day a few years ago (sorry, honey)! It’s an essential oil diffusing necklace from Diffusing Mamas, and I adore it. I particularly like the silver “om” pendant pictured at left, which you’ll find when you scroll through their necklace section.
All Diffusing Mamas necklaces are made of 100% surgical grade (316L) stainless steel with heavy locking magnets and a solid back. These lockets are built to last for everyday use without staining your skin or clothes! And if you prefer other types of jewelry, they have bracelets and earrings too. Shop the entire Diffusing Mamas collection here. If you’re an essential oils lover, these “personal diffusers” are a must!
Speaking of oils…
Essential oils have become a small part of my business and a HUGE PART of my personal life. I use essential oils every single day to detoxify my home and personal care products, and to support my health NATURALLY. If you’d like to know about the brand I love and personally use, click here. I can help you get the best prices on these life-changing products!
If you have pelvic health concerns and want to know more about how essential oils can help, click here. I’m passionate about sharing OIL the love.
I love this green drink:
Mighty Maca Greens is my favorite way to support my adrenals and get some SERIOUS nutrients and antioxidants into my body, fast. Just a tiny scoop is all you need! Formulated by Dr. Anna Cabeca, who’s board-certified in gynecology and anti-aging/regenerative medicine, Mighty Maca Greens is a blend of nature’s most potent superfoods all in one delicious drink. It blends into any smoothie, or even just tea or water. Easy peasy. And of course, since I promote it, it’s CERTIFIED gluten-free. Cabeca (literally!) traveled the world to formulate this product… And I can attest, it rocks. Learn more here.
Gelatin – a surprising “superfood!” Here’s where I get mine:
I can’t say enough about Vital Proteins brand pasture-raised gelatin and collagen. Just like Mighty Maca Greens (above), Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides are a great protein-rich addition to smoothies and shakes, and Vital Proteins Pasture-Raised Beef Gelatin gels perfectly to make “detox jello” and satisfying mocha superfood squares. Gelatin is an excellent protein supplement and helps promote bone, joint, and skin health. Click here to explore!
Confused about protein powder?
I’m not really “into” protein powders… I’d rather eat fresh, whole foods. But sometimes a smoothie needs a little boost – a little body – and a little bit of staying power. I’ve experimented with several brands over the years, and I keep coming back to Sunwarrior’s Warrior Blend. It’s a high-quality blend of raw, vegan, grain-free ingredients that will boost the nutrient content of any smoothie, especially if you combine it with a few drops of Sunwarrior Vitamin Mineral Rush (liquid supplement). Warrior Blend protein powders come in both vanilla and chocolate flavor. Both are good, although I like to add additional unsweetened cocoa powder to the chocolate flavor to make it richer and more chocolaty.
If you’re looking for other options, I encourage you to search for brands with minimal ingredients, no artificial sweeteners, and no refined sugar. If you prefer a “neutral” (unflavored, unsweetened) protein source, try Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides.
I love the coconut products made by Tropical Traditions! From coconut flour (perfect for gluten and grain-free baking), to unsweetened shredded coconut, to coconut oil, to natural cleaning products, Tropical Traditions has it all.
Don’t know where to start? Their organic expeller pressed coconut oil is economical with a very neutral, clean taste (not too coconutty). It’s great for baking, sautéing, roasting vegetables… Really, you can use coconut oil anytime you would use butter, shortening, or other cooking oils. Their Gold Label virgin coconut oil is what I use for all of my skincare — face, hands, and body. I also love their coconut chips… A great addition to trail mix! Click here to see everything Tropical Traditions has to offer.
An online health food store:
Vitacost.com is my go-to resource for supplements, natural foods, and low-toxin beauty and cleaning products — I place an order at least once per month. Vitacost’s online shopping platform is convenient for anyone, but if you live in a remote area or an area that’s not served by Whole Foods (or some other large “health food” chain with a huge selection), it’s more than convenient… It’s a God-send! Their customer service is great, shipping is free on orders over $49, and new customers can get $10 off their first order.
Where it pays to shop:
Have you heard about Ebates? It’s an awesome cash-back rewards program that seems too good to be true… But it’s legit! I’ve received several rebate checks from Ebates and I’m happy to report that there’s no catch. As someone who shops at Vitacost regularly, I was thrilled to learn that Vitacost is part of their rewards program as well as MANY MORE of my favorite stores:
Simply enter your favorite online shopping sites through the Ebates portal, then shop as you normally would, watch your cash-back accrue, and wait for your rewards check! To-date (early 2017) I’ve earned more than $750 just by doing my regular online shopping via Ebates.
Watch this simple tutorial that shows you — step-by-step — how to save $$ buying health food online.
Stinky? Freshen up (naturally)!
I’m a huge fan of Primal Pit Paste’s all-natural body-care products. Things I have tried (and loved): Popo powder, body whip, pucker paste (lip balm), and pit paste (deodorant). Their products WORK, and it feels good knowing that I’m keeping my body free from harmful toxins and chemicals. Click here to shop. When you use this link, you’ll get 15% off your first order!
Pieces of Flair (T-shirts and more!)
Remember “pieces of flair” from the 1999 cult classic “Office Space?” Now you can have your own flair! Proudly display your love for healthy living and pelvic health via custom designed apparel and accessories.
Orders are processed and fulfilled via spreadshirt.com, which offers a 30 day money back guarantee. I receive a small commission on each item purchased. Just another way to support my work so that I can further support YOU! Click here (or below) to view my shop:
Attention wellness professionals:
Interested in becoming a health coach? I am a graduate of the Integrative Women’s Health Institute and trained under my esteemed colleague, Jessica Drummond, a fellow physical therapist and truly one of the most intelligent women I know. If you’re in the health and wellness industry and want to learn more about women’s health and nutrition, check out the IWHI’s certification program to become a Certified Women’s Health and Nutrition Coach. Upon completion of the program I felt fully prepared to serve my clients on their personal health journeys.
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