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Ab Rehab! C'mon People!

OK People listen up! I think you are all wonderful and amazing but it is time for an Ab Rehab wakeup call! I now have several of you on Ab Rehab Lite Programs in an attempt to get you back on track. Remember that the goal is to increase by 1 set per day each week, so GET IT DONE!

I have met with several of you recently who are 3-6+ months into this program and have had only modest success- maybe a few inches lost, connective tissue strengthening, a fingerwidth maybe 2 of closure. This is because you aren't doing it! Come on! All the investment you have made, the countless sets you have attempted. Make it worth it! Just GET IT DONE and BE DONE WITH IT! I closed 8 fingerwidths in 16 weeks working 90%. Just get it done ladies. Please. Then it's done. LOL.

Once you are closed to 2 fingerwidths at all 3 locations you can resume all the fun stuff- planks, push ups, pikes- the real core and upper body positions. Know that you are being HELD BACK with a diastasis recti. You can never reach your fitness potential with a compromised core. Get it done. Email me whenever you need a kick in the ass. I am more than happy to oblige.

Love!
Kate xo

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