Nutrition and Healing

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Well Rounded NY article!

Post Pregnancy brings many surprises!  Read here about how diastasis recti may be one of those surprises and how mom's are turning to the Tupler Technique to get help!!

article here

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Pictures Speak!

Twins momma day 1

Same twins momma after 6 weeks!

This twins momma was having a rough time re-identifying with her VERY different  body after having twins.
She made big progress over the course of 6 weeks of Tupler Excercises, holding off on most other forms of exercise and with the help of wearing a diastasis rehab splint.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Workshop Client Results!

Client A
Her Story:
"I have one 3 y.o. girl who was 4lbs 14 oz, c section. I've been told I have diastasis recti.  I'm have a small build with a large abdomen. I have to wear big blousy shirts so people won't constantly ask me if I'm pregnant. I actually had a large abdomen prior to getting pathology."
 Day 1 (above), Day 14 (below)






Week 1

Week 4

From her chart, you can see she lost 3 inches at the belly button, and from the pictures, you can see in two weeks, her outtie went to a innie!
 Day 1 (above),  Day 15 (below)

She writes after attending my workshop:


Thank you for a life changing experience!

God Bless You,


Client B is 39 years old and has three children ages 7, 4 and 2.
Day 1 (above), Week 4 (below)

Her story:
"I have been doing ab exercises (tracey anderson being the latest one) and while the rest of me tones up great my stomach has been getting worse and worse.  Coupled with this I have been having terrible back problems.  An MRI revealed two herniated disks in my neck and stenosis of the spine.  I was suffering debilitating headaches due to the herniated disks.  I went to see an amazing manual physio here in Annapolis who spent quite a while getting my body realigned.  The pain has virtually disappeared which is great.   still feeling frustrated about my stomach I stumbled across Julie Tuplers book.  It seems like I found the final missing piece of the puzzle.  In fact I think that I may have been one of those children whose muscles never stitched together to start with.  I say this because I always stood with my stomach stuck out, and could never stand on both legs.  All of my children literally hung outside of my body.  I have a feeling that the root cause of my misalignment is my diastisis.  

As you can see, she had awesome results in her first 4 weeks of the program.

Client SR






Week 1





Week 4



Her gap did not seem wide to begin with, but it was signifigant for her. With the tupler techniqe exercises, she lost 4 inches at the belly button in 4 weeks.  She lost 2.5 off the top abs and 2 inches off the bottom.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Today's Before and After pics!

I hope to post more before and after pics so all of you can see the progress real people are making in my classes and with private training. Hmmm, maybe when I get much more efficient with my tablet I can make that happen!

Here is a client i saw today.  She has an adorable 16 month old.    This her change after two weeks!!! Rockin! She told me she didn't quite do all the exercises she was supposed to because she had a CRAZY two weeks.

She went from a 3 fingerwidth deep diastasis on top to .5 fingerwidths and shallow.  In the. Middle she went from 5.5 -6 very deep , to 2.5 deep, and on bottom she went from 2 deep to .5 shallow.  She came in at least two inches on top and 1 in the middle and 1 on bottom!

She said her husband has noticed and change and does not understand how things could change like that in two weeks

, her co-workers and even her ex-boyfriend's parents who she randomly bumped into at a restaurant noticed!  She is quite emotional and excited there is already a change for the better as this has affected many aspects of her life. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

FREE BELLY CHECK Columbia , MD tomorrow!!

Are your jeans not fitting the way they should?

Are you a guy with a bit of a gut?

or a woman who

would like to get OUT of Maternity JEANS that should have gone already?

Lets get your abs back to flat and NOT look pregnant?

Reclaim Your Core will be doing a FREE BELLY CHECKs (for diastasis recti) at
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The Rock Your Jeans Fashion show
put on by CA to be held in Lord and Taylor in the Columbia, Md  Mall 12-3pm

see flier

Columbia MD Lose Your Mummy Tummy class is moving to a new location!!
 It will be held in the Columbia Gym in Clarksville, MD  to register, call Columbia Gym. 410-531-0800 6151 Day Long Lane, Clarksville (Located in the River Hill Village Center)

Starts Thursday Sept 12th 7-9:30, (3 sessions long) details and dates

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Featured this month!!

Go to to the belly blog  as I am featured this month!!
Go    here to see!

Also go here to see the late summer classes we are holding in September! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

LAST CALL Anne Arundel - Edgewater

this class starts this SATURDAY, tomorrow is the last day to sign up!!
We are up to 6 attendees so far!

JUNE Anne Arundel, MD Area  Lose Your Mummy Tummy workshop
(includes all three days of class)
Class 1: Saturday June 22nd  2013 (9:00am - 11:00am)
Class 2: Saturday July 13th 2013 (9:00am - 11:00am)
Class 3: Saturday Aug 3rd 2013 (9:00am - 11:00am)

In the large meeting room at the Edgewater Library
25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, MD 21037

Cost: $150 - sliding scale  - $125 if we have 6 -9 participants, $110 for 10 -15 participants

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New York Times Article - splinting postpartum to get those abs back!

A big secret to getting your post partum abs back to pre-pregnancy shape:  shhhhh don't tell anyone your secret!
Okay, its no secret, its splinting!!  Splinting plus exercising the core the right way!

Here is the link

Friday, May 3, 2013

Special Saturday Small Group N. Baltimore Workshop:
Location:  Private residence about 1-1 1/2 miles off of exit 77 from 95
In Abingdon, MD

Sat May 11th 12pm -2:00
Sat June 1st 2:30pm-4:00
Sat June 22nd 12pm -2:00

Please contact me if interested

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Northern Virginia Workshop - Starts Sat May 4th! I have 4 spots left!

This is the only Tupler Technique class in the D.C., N. Virginia area, and the only Saturday class I offer.

This class is for you if you want to :
  • Stop being asked if you look pregnant, even when its been weeks, months,years or decades since you have had a baby
  • Whittle down your waistline significantly
  • Close your Diastasis (Mummy Tummy)
  • Get rid of back pain
  • Fix your belly button issues
  • Heal your connective tissue between your muscles
  • Learn how to keep splitting your recti at a minimum when pregnant
  • Improve your pelvic floor
  • Help your hernia
Held at NOVA birth center in Chantilly, VA

 (includes all three days of class)
Class 1: Saturday May 4th 2013 (9:00am - 11:30am)
Class 2: Saturday May 18th (9:00am - 11:00am)
Class 3: Saturday June 1st 2013 (9:00am - 11:00am)

Email to register

go here for more info about this class, under workshops page

Friday, April 12, 2013

Sykesville Small group workshop

Small group Diastasis Rehab Lose Your Mummy Tummy workshop - Sykesville, MD $125 
 Sykesville is just off of I-70 halfway between Baltimore and Frederick, MD I am training a small group of clients and would like to open it up to a few more people. It starts
 Saturday April 27th at 8:30 - 10 am. The 2nd two dates are
 May 11th,8:30 - 10am
 May 23rd same time .8:30 - 10am

If you want to get rid of the mummy tummy and bring your waistline in, close your diastasis, smooth and flatten your tummy, reverse your hernia, strengthen the pelvic floor, then sign up now!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dates are up for the next N. Virginia workshop!

APRIL Northern VA Lose Your Mummy Tummy workshop.
 (includes all three days of class)
Class 1: Saturday April 27th 2013 (9:00am - 11:30am)
Class 2: Saturday May 11th 2013 (9:00am - 11:00am)
Class 3: Saturday June 1st 2013 (9:00am - 11:00am)    

Held in Chantilly, VA 
Nova Natural Birth Center
4200A Technology Ct

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Check yourself for diastasis

Am I a good candidate for the Tupler Technique?
          Many Many people have diastasis of the rectus abdominal muscles and don't know it and would benefit from the Tupler Technique!
  •  Postpartum women (no matter if pregnancy was days ago or 30 years ago)
  •  Pregnant women (to minimize diastasis, strengthen for labor, quicker recover) 
  •  Men :  may have it from exercise, genetics, abdominal surgery
  •  Women who have not had children (same reasons as above)
  •  Children - muscles usually come together on their own but not for all children
  • Anyone: who wants to strengthen their core  in a functional way, improve their posture, and body mechanics, and reduce back pain.
  • Anyone pre or post abdominal surgery, to better chances of surgery success and regain abdominal strength  

How do I know if I have diastasis? Can I check for this myself?
 watch this video from minute to check! (you can skip the first 3 minutes or so) 

How do I know if my diastasis is closed? 

Closing the gap, is all about bringing the two halves of the rectus abdominal muscles together through exercise ( the elevators and contracting) done with the transverse brought all the way back towards the spine. You can bring the muscles even closer together by splinting. Doing the exercises 3 times a day will help ensure you are continually bringing your muscles closer together and bringing blood flow to the area.  Wearing the splint to approximate the muscles, making them easier to strengthen and will help take pressure off of the stretched out connective tissue ( the linea alba) so that it can heal.

As your gap heals, the connective tissue separation will feel shallower when you put your fingers in the gap to measure. As the connective tissue becomes shallower, the muscles will come closer together. 
Your diastasis is closed when the connective tissue at the belly button is shallow and the two muscle bellies are close together, maybe a finger width.  By clinical definition one to two fingerwidths and shallow is not significant, but I find my clients with two fingerwidths can still greatly benefit in both waistline and strength by bringing it closer together.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Featured in BALTIMORE's CHILD Magazine March 2013 edition!!

 Check out this month's edition in Baltimore Child featuring an article on what I do!!!   It gives the background story of how I came about to find the Tupler Technique and how it became such a big part of what I do.   Check out the article
and get the story!