Your core and breathing muscles are one and the same – and after you’ve had back pain or a torso injury, relearning to use them properly is key.

Pregnancy, abdominal surgery, and that time you threw out your back and stayed on the couch for a week? All great reasons to pay attention to focus on your breathing and core muscles!

Since my conversation with today’s guest, physical therapist Jill Zimmerman, I’ve been paying closer attention to how I’m breathing and how it impacts my movement. And trust me, if you’re not practicing breathing, you need to be!

A little bit every day is enough to maintain your body so you can forget about soreness, tension and pain. Movement Mavens is the only program of it’s kind that not only teaches you how to maintain your body and move well, but also helps you craft your personalized plan so you can build sustainable strength, consistently. Learn more now at

 What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How to build better core + body strength
  • Why breathing is the best thing you can do for your back pain
  • Rebuilding core strength post-partum and with a diastasis recti

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