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6 Ways on how to achieve Tummy Safe Fitness

At The Tummy Team, we strive to help educate and motivate people to be strong for life. We are functional core rehabilitation specialists.  Our approach is to reconnect clients to their internal corset muscles and then train them to integrate that functional strength into everything they do in their life. While fitness can be an…
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“The Best Money I Have Ever Spent”

As frugal women, we often are reluctant to spend money on our own self-care. We will pay for violin lessons or soccer teams for our kids and maybe occasionally splurge on a new outfit but when it comes to investing in our own health it is often last on the list. You are not the…
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Bringing Truth to the Controversy of Abdominal Splinting

The Tummy Team recommends abdominal splinting with about 95% of our core rehab clients. Abdominal splinting can be an effective component of the comprehensive rehab process. However, there are several misconceptions about splinting and as a result, some controversy in the medical community about the use of an abdominal rehab splint. The controversy is that…
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The Unexpected Truth about Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti is a medical condition where the abdominal wall separates due to stretching of the connective tissue of the linea alba. This is an incredibly common (but not normal) condition that is a symptom of a much bigger issue, functional core weakness. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about diastasis, the cause, the…
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Is there Hope for my Diastasis Recti?

YES!! Diastasis recti is treatable! Initial awareness of diastasis recti leaves most of us feeling a bit overwhelmed and hopeless. But we are here to tell you that there is HOPE for your diastasis! Diastasis recti is very treatable. The Tummy Team has specialized in the nonsurgical treatment of diastasis recti since 2009. There is…
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Prepare Your Body to be Stronger For Birth

If labor and delivery is the most challenging physical event most women will ever do…why do we not train our bodies for it? We would never sit around for 10 months prior to a marathon and expect for the race to go well. The woman’s body was absolutely designed to give birth. However, that does…
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Diastasis Recti & Pregnancy – What You Need to Know

The Tummy Team works with prenatal and postpartum women to prepare the core and pelvic floor for a strong pregnancy and delivery and healthy birth recovery. One of the conditions we specialize in is diastasis recti. We get tons of questions about diastasis recti and pregnancy and hope to help expecting moms everywhere have the…
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10 Life Lessons from US Masters National Swimming Championships

Many of you know that before The Tummy Team was ever a dream, I was a competitive swimmer. I swam in high school and in college for UNM for 4 years. Swimming was my life and a huge part of my identity as a young adult. Then I went to grad school to become a…
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You’re doing it Wrong: 4 Stages of Core Activation

Activate your core! We hear this all the time. We are told, “you need to strengthen your core”, “make sure you are engaging your core”, “if your core was stronger, your pain would improve, your posture would be better, your back would not keeping ‘going out’.” But what does it actually mean to activate your…
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