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Recovery Tips Postpartum + Diastasis Explained

By Allison Oswald (DPT, WCS, CPT) Physical Therapy, Board Certified Women’s Clinical Specialist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and mother (http://www.allisonoswald.com ) Recovery Tips Postpartum During pregnancy there is so much attention paid to how to take care of yourself, as well as how to prepare for labor and delivery….but then what? You have this beautiful bundle of joy and then is your body supposed to magically come back together again? I wish! In practice, I help to navigate this time with […]

EWC’s Top 10 Pregnancy Superfoods!

Hello everyone! We get asked all the time: What should we eat while pregnant. Well, here is our list of the top 10 superfoods to eat while pregnant. Hint: They are amazing for you when breastfeeding too…. and just for everyday health and wellness! After our list, keep reading for some recipes to sneak them in! EWC’s Top Ten Pregnancy Superfoods: (Goal: one or more per day!) Lentils – protein, iron, folate, fiber and calcium Spinach – folic acid, iron, […]

Anti-Inflammatory Banana Muffins

I love to cook, but I am not a baker. I experiment in the kitchen, making concoctions and adding in a little of this and some of that, an avid recipe reader, but not a very good recipe follower. So, baking, which is more of a science than an art, is not really my forte. So, when Olivia’s first birthday approached and I knew I wanted to make her a healthy Smash Cake, I got a little anxious. How would I make […]

Tribeca’s Exceed Athlete of the Month: Embody’s Co-founder Stephanie Rapp

Our very own Co-founder and CEO of EMBODY Wellness Company, Stephanie Rapp, was named Tribeca’s Exceed Athlete of the Month! Every month, an Exceed instructor at each location chooses an Athlete of the Month. There are many reasons one might be chosen as the coveted “Athlete of the Month.” Some reasons could include: brings positive energy to class, always gives 100% effort, recently reached a goal or overcome a personal obstacle, etc. Get inspired by Stephanie! (She worked out the day before she […]

What I didn’t Expect while I was Expecting

Readers! Pay close attention to what I’m about to say. After talking to countless mothers and many doctors, the only “normal” thing about a healthy pregnancy is whatever you are experiencing. Based on the “normals” I read about in the pregnancy books and websites, my pregnancy was definitely not following the rules. But each check up I was reassured by my doctor that everything was looking great. Being the epic googler, daughter-of-two-lawyers, and uber-investigator that I am, I decided to […]

Tips for Quelling Nausea During Pregnancy

You’re pregnant! You’re excited and nervous and anxious and giddy. And then the nausea hits. Or, it did for me. Hard. And unrelenting. From about week 6 to week 18 with intensity and little reprieve, and then from week 18 to week 26 as a constant shadowy companion. Long days in the office and smells of co-workers’ lunches and hot NYC air did not make it any easier. But I learned a few tricks to help ease the queasy. 1.) […]

New Workout Expectations

  27 weeks pregnant, I was in Arizona on a “Babymoon” when I had a real expectation reset. Pre-pregnancy I was a pretty intense person. I worked hard, lived hard, played hard, loved hard. My inner motto was: If you are going to do something, really do it! Throw yourself into it and be present and focused. That applied to my workouts too. I loved classes because I could turn off my brain and relinquish control to the teacher, following […]