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Stephanie Sibbio is a holistic health coach, specializing in fitness and nutrition coaching for new and expecting moms.

She is the creator of Glowing Mama 101: Health & Fitness Fundamentals for New Moms. As a fitness coach she believes in functional movement training and works to help you move freely within your range of motion, while constantly challenging you to increase it for good health and longevity. When it comes to exercise, variety is the spice of life and the secret to pain and injury free movement.

She is a graduate from York University where she graduated with Specialized Honours in Kinesiology, a Certificate in Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counselling, and credentials as a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP-CEP)

She is also a Certified Holistic Nutritionist through The Institute of Holistic Nutrition (CNP), as well as a Certified Yoga Instructor through Downward Dog Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Posture and Back Pain in Moms

Posture and Back Pain in Moms

One of the most common points of pain for new (and experienced) moms is in the low back. There are many factors that work together to create pain in the low back, and it can usually be minimized by working with a pelvic floor physiotherapist in conjunction with a fitness professional who can help you to strengthen your core and make sure you’re moving properly and in proper alignment.


One major mistake people make when it comes to self-correcting the posture is that we focus on sticking the chest out without paying attention to what’s going on in the lower back.
 There is a phenomenon I like to call the Teeter-Totter Effect, where we fix our posture in the upper back, but lose it in the low back, and then vice versa.  

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7 Mom-Specific Exercises to Combat Potential Injuries

7 Mom-Specific Exercises to Combat Potential Injuries

Becoming a mom is like being thrown into a sport that you’ve never trained for. There are so many movements that you’ll repeat over and over again, and over time, these movements can cause injury if they are executed improperly. Sometimes it’s not even a matter of improper execution, but just repeating the movement too much without counter movements.

 

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3 Workouts to Rev Your Metabolism

3 Workouts to Rev Your Metabolism

As a new mom, your body has changed in so many ways. You have just performed a miracle. Over the last year your body has created a new life! It’s important that you give your body time and resources to heal, including optimal nutrition, lots of rest, and slowly starting to add movement back into your daily routine over the first 6 weeks postpartum.

 

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