• As a fitness-minded, (semi) stay-at-home mom, I knew I needed to find a jogging stroller so I could fit in my outdoor runs with the baby. My BOB stroller saved me from the stir-crazy feeling of being home all day with a baby. Any model of BOB is great for running, but check out the options (some in this blog review) to see which style is best for you.

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  • After giving birth, my body needed some serious rehab. I was NOT expecting the long fitness road that was ahead of me. Thankfully, Pure Barre helped me get my abs back into place and regain the core strength that I had lost throughout the pregnancy. I highly recommend Pure Barre for post-natal women as it targets the core, thighs, seat, and upper body—basically, all the trouble spots.

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  • Life with a newborn can be utterly exhausting. You're stressed, you're deliriously tired, and you don't know if you brushed your teeth yet today. While all the bliss of a newborn is great and amazing, sometimes, you just have to listen to your body—rest! De-stress! Try to take a BREAK. I know I needed it. These tips are extremely helpful in finding your new-mom calm.

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  • Getting back into a running routine post-baby can be a challenge in itself. I learned to ease back into it—mix it up with some walking AND running. This treadmill workout keeps you entertained and works on all areas of the body.

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  • After having my baby, I experienced some dizzy spells. Part of this was because I was NOT hydrating enough. Make sure you stay on top of your water intake, especially if you are breastfeeding. Read on for extra tips on hydration.

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  • Though I didn't necessarily want to buy a whole new workout wardrobe for my post-natal body, I did grab one good workout outfit to make me feel a little more confident. This Athleta top, with the looser fit and short-sleeve coverage, was just what I needed to feel good while exercising.

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  • After the long journey that pregnancy is, areas of your body are displaced and fatigued once the baby has been delivered. Consider using a foam roller during your recovery to help loosen up tight muscles. It feels so good after a long day!

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