Linda Melone, CSCS | Fit Pregnancy

Linda Melone, CSCS

Linda Melone is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a widely-published health and fitness writer. Her articles have appeared in Better Homes & Gardens, Glamour, Family Circle and Whole Living among others, as well as online at Health.com, Shape.com, MSN.com, iVillage and more. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two cats. Visit her online at LindaMelone.com.

The many benefits of exercising during pregnancy range from less weight gain to a lower risk of gestational diabetes and a general better mood. Overall, it’s a good idea. But recently a story about an eight-months pregnant mom doing a high-intensity exercise called CrossFit created a major online ...

Looser ligaments, a shifting center of gravity and other physical changes that occur with pregnancy will change the way your body responds to exercise. Such changes may cause back pain and other issues if you immediately return to your prior workouts.“Special circumstances such as a C-section, vag...