What Athletes are saying
"Thank you so much for helping me get my body back to pre-pregnancy shape so I can do what I love - run! You are so amazing to work with and I'm so grateful for our friendship. You are changing lives for the better!"
Gwen Jorgensen 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist (Triathlon)
Read about her delivery here
"Having a safe postpartum core routine helped me rebuild stability and get back to running with out complications!" - Neely Spence Gracey - pro runner for Adidas
"Get down to the #CORE of it! Working on rebuilding my core with the support of my #FITsplint Thanks ReCORE Fitness!”
-Sarah Brown @SarahMB15 Professional Runner, Olympic Trials 2016
"...and at home each night I did
30-40 mins of core training designed by Celeste Goodson from ReCore. I’ll be writing another blog devoted to this and my DR." - Stephanie Bruce, professional runner, Olympic Trials qualifier
"...went to pee AGAIN and remembered my #FITsplint that I hand't quite fit into yet, it made a world of difference, so much so that I wanted to see if my "speed" legs were still there-ish...--Alysia Montano, 2012 Olympian and 7 time USA Champion
"ReCORE was exactly what I needed to get back to the high intensity workouts I love. As an athlete and first time mom I wanted to go 0-60 (but know better), and ReCORE was the perfect way to stay active and working toward my goals without overdoing it. Thank-you for helping me gain my strength and body back!!" - Lauren @sissfit
"I was your client over a year ago- my son is now 17 months. This is my second baby and I struggled with a separation of 1-2 inches after my first child. Using your program was THE TICKET! It got my inner core solid and my split is now consistently .5-1.5 at most. The best part is now I am very conscious of my core and sure to do inner strengthening just as much as outer. Thank you for your program!" - Heidi Smith, Health & Wellness Coach, Triathlete
What other moms are saying
… about FITsplint:
“You definitely need to check out the @recorefitness FITsplint! It has been a game changer for me. I’m ~36 weeks and downhills on trail adventures without it are so uncomfortable and it feels like a lot of strain on my back and pelvic joint… it helps a ton with bladder pressure, and keeps me from feeling like my core is straining to hold everything in when I workout. Cant recomend enough!” -@bacrunner4646
“FAVORITE PRODUCT ALERT! The FITsplit by @recorefitness is a support belt that can be worn during pregnancy to help support your growing belly, reduce bladder pressure, reduce motion during exercise, and to provide hip support as your little one grows. Made with breathable, lightweight fabric, this belly support band is able to grow with you from the very beginning of your pregnancy through almost all stages. Even better, ReCORE Fitness also offers a post-natal FITsplint, that offers core support following your pregnancy!” -@sarahjanesandy
I am SO thankful I purchased my FITsplint maternity band early on in my pregnancy. I have found it to be a "must have" item and have recommended it to many other friends. I found it useful early on in the first trimester for lower belly/bladder support and now that I am in my third trimester I am wearing it every single day to help lift and support my big baby belly! It really helps me, I wouldn't be without it. -Hannah
"I just had to share how extremely happy I am I found your product. As an active pregnant runner (or any pregnant mom), this item is a MUST HAVE! After ordering another brand and hating it, I returned it and order a FITsplint. It arrived today and I am in love with the fit and feel already. This thing feels so good, I might wear it all the time!!! Thank you...I just had to share!" -Kacey Lane on our Facebook page
"I am 29 weeks pregnant with my first baby and was experiencing sciatica pain for about 6 weeks. I tried yoga and chiropractic care and, although those helped alleviate the pain somewhat, I was still in pain throughout the day. Then I found the FITsplint and within one day of wearing it, my sciatic pain was reduced by about 85%. And now that I’ve been using it for almost a week, I’d say it’s close to 100% better. I would highly recommend the FITsplint!”
-Marci, Orange County, CA
"I used the Maternity FITsplint during the last 8 weeks of my 3rd trimester and remember thinking it probably wouldn't do much to help me in anyway. I was shocked after the first day when I took it off before bed and felt the entire weight of my belly... the splint had supported it all day and made such a huge difference! I highly recommend it for anyone who is pregnant - whether they exercise during the pregnancy or not!"
-Carrie, Johnstown OH
“I ordered my FITsplint in August and started wearing it the day I received it! I was 6 1/2 months pregnant and I was struggling with continuing to run due to low back pain and the increased weight of my baby belly. With the FITsplint, I was able to run into my 7th month of pregnancy and continue walking up to 3 miles even past my due date! I don't know that I would have been able to be as active without the extra support and added comfort of the FITsplint! I even wore it as I continued working as a Certified Athletic Trainer when I covered High School and College athletic events. It definitely helped when I needed to get out on the field or court to an injured player quickly! Our baby girl came 11 days late, and I started wearing the FITsplint after she was born."
-Mary, Athletic Trainer, NJ
"When I found out I was expecting twins, one of my concerns was how my body was going to carry the weight of not only one but two babies. I knew immediately that I would need something to support my back and my growing belly. A lot of the other support belts I found were stiff, bulky and downright uncomfortable. When I tried on the FITsplint, I felt the difference immediately. The material is soft, flexible and stretches for a perfect fit - not thick and bulky like other support belts. I found the FITsplint to be very helpful in relieving my back pain during the pregnancy and used it up until I delivered at 38 weeks. I would definitely recommend this product to other moms. " -Lucy, Orange County CA
Thanks so much Celeste! I'm so happy I found you on the internet. Using the [Maternity] FITsplint throughout my pregnancy helped me protect my abs and feel more stable as I exercised. After finishing ReCORE at 10 weeks post partum, my abs look and feel stronger. I feel more confident returning to exercising the correct way!" -A.A. from Orange County, CA
"I just got my Maternity FITsplint in the mail today! I instantly tried it on--and I was SO shocked at how COMFY this thing is!! Full support with full mobility--I didn't know that was possible! Good job designing this thing Celeste! Im looking forward to my healing during this pregnancy :):):)" - Katrina
"I would recommend the FITsplint maternity belt by ReCORE Fitness for running. I began using it as 20 weeks and feel almost naked if I forget to put it on before leaving the house for a run! It was $50, but well worth the price." - kseltzer, myfitnesspal.com
"I have this one: http://www.mombodfitness.com/fitsplint-maternity.html and it has been exceptional for helping me. it has made a huge difference. I wore a 10 pre-preg and ordered a medium. It's very adjustable and I liked that it had two options for wearing. I found it more supportive to have one band high and one band low. At 36 weeks, I want both bands low so that I don't have to pee every 5 minutes at the gym, though.
Doc also recommended it for ligament pain, which it helped a TON with!"
-BLACKBIRD GOLD / POMEGRANATE from hellobee.com
"This belt has turned my whole pregnancy around! A pregnancy must have!
"I wore the FITsplint from ReCORE Fitness while I was pregnant (and post-partum) and I loved it! Highly recommended! "– @KatieRUNSthis
"I can't say enough good things. I really liked the support it gave. It was extremely comfortable." - Laura, ReCORE Client
" I really like the FITsplint. I wish I would have started wearing it sooner. It really helped me feel more stable & like I could move around normally. It was comfortable & easy to adjust..." - ReCORE client
"The FITsplint was the best of all the splints I've tried, and I've tried them all." -Online client
"Just got my splint in the mail today and LOVE it! Thank you sooo much. I've had 4 different kinds of splints and they dig into my skin and bunch up terribly. Yours are sooo soft and comfy and stay in place. What a relief to finally find a good splint!" -Jennifer
"I am so very thrilled with my postnatal FITsplint, that I had to stop by and thank you for your amazing design! Also for the fast shipping! ;) I had tried every other type of splint I could find or make for diastasis recti, but this is IT!!! I LOVE the stretchy but firm fabric, and how it DOESN'T MOVE even when I'm wrangling a sweet wiggly baby boy, or tossing around trying to get comfy in bed! :) I'm so excited about your business and will be promoting the FITsplint as much as I can! :) Can't wait to try the pregnancy FITsplint whenever I have another baby! I feel SO blessed to have found your site...THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK TO HELP MOMS!" :D -Blessings, Lindsay :D
“The FITsplint has been a godsend postpartum for me too! It was my first [pregnancy] and I was not prepared for how much I would feel like a wet noodle with my core all stretched out. Ive been wearing the splint every day and my back/hips feel so much more stable” - Instagram comment
I have been using my FITsplint this week and it helped lift the baby off of my completely pinched urethra in the middle of the night ( I was close to needing a catheter)….So…Thank you! - FITsplint user
“Ive been wearing my new FITsplint this week too. Much more comfortable than the belly bandit and easier to hide under clothes” - Rula
… about the ReCORE program:
"I highly recommend ReCORE for all post-partum women. My only regret is that I had known about it before my 3rd child. 3-pregnancies (& c-sections) in less than 4 years really left me with tremendous core weakness and moderate ab separation. ReCORE offers a progressive stabilization program to retrain your muscles. Celeste is knowledgeable & encouraging. After 6-weeks, I feel stronger and can feel my core engaged. I have much more work to do to reach my ultimate goals, but I have a strong foundation to work from" - Anne, ReCORE client
"Thanks so much Celeste! I'm so happy I found you on the internet. Using the FITsplint throughout my pregnancy helped me protect my abs and feel more stable as I exercised. After finishing ReCORE at 10 weeks postpartum, my abs look and feel stronger. I feel more confident returning to exercising the correct way!" -A.A. from Orange County, CA
"The [ReCORE] program was the perfect way to get my core strength back! It had been 3 years since my last pregnancy so I was surprised at how quickly my diastasis recti closed up. The exercises were challenging and extremely effective. With the help of the instructional videos I never felt like I didn't know how to do an exercise properly and Celeste was always super supportive and motivating. I will definitely be recommending ReCORE Fitness to my friends and family."
-Stefanie, West Richland WA
"I really liked this program! And, am SO GLAD I did it!" - Amanda, ReCORE Client
"I feel stronger all the time, and honestly, I can't remember when my back felt this good, even before I ever had kids! I saw my chiropractor on Thursday and he said that for the first time in, maybe ever, he didn't have to adjust my lower back because it had held its adjustment. Amazing!" -Justine, online client
"I will say I tried [a popular] program three different times and my diastasis never improved, so I'm very pleased it got a little smaller this time. And I also thought your exercises were easy to incorporate into my life (as opposed to programs with tons of reps). The FITsplint was the best of all the splints I've tried, and I've tried them all. Overall, really pleased with the program. As I said, I wasn't expecting my diastasis to get any smaller, so was pleasantly surprised to get it down." -Online client progress after just 6 weeks
"I am SO PLEASED with how much it has improved my core. It's pretty insane that I've probably never used my core 'properly' until this program, the exercises and the foundation really helped my body figure out how to put itself back together (literally!) can't wait to keep using these exercises and implement a more intense workout regimen with a great foundation. Thank you so much!! I'm recommending it to every pregnant or postpartum person I know. - Julia, online ReCORE client
"I have loved the ReCORE program. I can tell a huge difference and I feel stronger and slimmer. I was able to do the workouts at least 5 times a week, each week and felt that they were challenging. The FITsplint was amazing. I felt a difference right away. The program was laid out perfectly. Thank you so much for this program!" -Malinda, Mom of 4, TX
"I feel so much stronger after completing the ReCORE program and have seen incredible progress on closing my diastasis. I didn't know whether a weekly regimen via email would provide enough support, but any questions I had were answered immediately. It was the perfect workout regimen for the early weeks of having a new baby and being able to start and stop a workout throughout the course of the day was the only way to fit it all in."
- Amanda, online client
"Celeste was great to work with. She was able to give me clear directions and video demonstrations on specific exercises that would help close my diastasis recti. She was encouraging to me and gave me support to help me stay motivated. I made huge improvements on my diastasis recti and also lost 4" off my waistline. I would highly recommend her [ReCORE] program."
-Hilary, Cincinnati OH
"The 6-week [ReCORE] program was definitely structured to fit me and my needs. Celeste's videos were easy to understand and follow. When I had questions or concerns, she was responsive, helpful, and encouraging."
-Emily, Cincinnati OH
… about ReCORE In-Home program:
"I started working with Celeste at the end of last year. I had a 2 1/2 finger width separation. After 6 weeks of following her [ReCORE] program and wearing the splint religiously I dropped 4" around my waist and now fluctuate between totally closed and a separation of about 1 finger width. I feel incredibly grateful to have met Celeste and have learned the techniques she has taught me. I have surrounded myself with lots of information about health and fitness and yet everything she taught me was new. It allowed me to gain control over an area of my body I thought I had little if any control over. I now have tools I can implement for the rest of my life. Thanks Celeste!"
-Jennifer, Johnstown OH
"Doctors and new moms all need to know that diastasis recti can be healed, closed, and managed without surgery! I saw two well respected doctors regarding my diastasis, and neither suggested exercise as a possibility to close the gap. The first doctor told me she would surgically put in a mesh, and the second, my ob-gyn, gave me referrals for plastic surgeons. I am so glad I found Celeste. After six weeks of wearing the FITsplint and following her ReCORE workout program I lost 2" in my waist and have begun closing the 3 finger gap at my navel. I can now get up and down to play on the floor with my boy without any of the previous pain and discomfort. I am determined to continue the program to close this for good so that I can inform my doctors and get this information out to new moms."
-Carol, Santa Monica CA
"I had a wonderful experience with the [In-Home] ReCORE program using the FITsplint. Celeste was wonderful from my initial inquiry email through my six weeks. I saw results in just one week with my stomach shrinking in overall size. And I felt my core getting stronger each week. Celeste was great at tailoring the program to my fitness level and she challenged me physically without overwhelming me. She was very positive and encouraging and made it a fun experience.
Even though sessions are only 30 minutes, you feel prepared and comfortable with each exercise for the week and Celeste is great at making herself available for any questions or reminders when needed. I would recommend this program to every woman and especially all of my friends that have had children. If finances allowed, I would train with Celeste 365 days a year!!! I am looking forward to taking another session in the near future and plan to purchase the Maternity FITsplint with my next pregnancy." -Britanny, Orange CA
… about ReCORE after C-Sections:
"After I had my twins (boys #3 & 4) I was extremely stretched out. The babies were over 12 pounds together and to top it off I had an emergency C-section. I was very bothered by the way my stomach was still sticking out after a month, but even more than that, my back hurt all the time. I had been wearing an abdominal binder since delivery, but it wasn't helping. I found Celeste through a friend who also has twins and got started on the ReCORE program at 4 weeks post partum. At my first consultation I was so separated and weak that I couldn't feel anything when I tried to engage my abs and I could fit my whole fist between the muscles. I wore the FITsplint all the time and fit sets of the exercises in between feedings and within a few days I could feel things starting to wake up. I saw results almost immediately and that kept me motivated to keep it up. Just having defined sets of exercise made it seem doable, even with the constant care needed by colicky twins. After finishing the program, my abs are closing up very well and my back doesn't ache all the time, even when I have to hold my two little chunky babies a lot. I'm so excited to get back to my routine and know that I have the knowledge I'll need to keep getting stronger instead of doing exercises that could make things worse. I recommend ReCORE to all my friends who are pregnant or have lingering separation." - Bethany, TN
"After 4 kids and 3 c-sections I felt like I had no abdominal strength at all. Ive always been a strict gym goer and it was frustrating that even crunches did not seem to exercise my abdominals and give me strength. After completing the 6 week ReCORE reconditioning program I am happy to say that I can feel my abdominal muscles! Not only can I feel them but I can see them! I am so much more aware of my core and when I am using it. I find myself engaging my core many times through out the day; when I put my baby in the carseat, when I do push ups or other weight exercises in the gym. I love the wide variety of abdominal exercises and the increase in difficulty.” -Sarah, Pleasant Grove UT
... and ReCORE with prolapse or incontinence:
"This [ReCORE] program was just what I needed physically and mentally. I started with a 3 finger separation all the way down, and was experiencing discomfort due to pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress incontinence. By the end, my separation had gone down to a 2-2-1, my waist measured 4" smaller, and the POP and stress incontinence were no longer an issue. As a result, my confidence and a healthy self-image returned. I would recommend this program to anyone in a heartbeat!"
-Corrie, Hainesville AL
"I definitely have increased core strength and function. No stress incontinence. Heavy feeling in pelvis is gone. My posture is so much better and my shoulders are now back and not hunched forward. And no lower back pain. I feel so much stronger and more stable when doing lunges and squats. I thoroughly enjoyed your program and definitely gained strength and function! I also loved the FITsplint. It was so comfortable that I felt better wearing it than not wearing it. I especially love using it while I exercise." - Sabrina, ReCORE Client
"I’m a mom of 5. Three of my children are 14 months apart and I was over 40 for three of them as well. Each of my kids was around 10 pounds at birth, and I carried extra fluid – needless to say, my never-in-great-shape abdominal muscles were worse for wear after the experience. Before having children, I made my living as a singer and with the damage done to my abdominal muscles, I found my breath control and support greatly diminished. It was also discouraging to find simply sitting up in bed an incredibly ungainly experience. I felt like a tuna flopping around on the deck of a ship. I also became concerned about my future ability to maintain continence. Celeste designed an exercise routine [ReCORE] for me and my specific needs. I was apprehensive about even the simplest exercises, but found during the course of the week, my ability grew. How exciting to see what had at first been incredibly difficult become routine. It was exciting to feel more power stronger each week. For the first time in years, I had a waist. I could actually wear a belt and have it sit where it was supposed to. That was the most exciting of all. I don’t know whether it was the exercises or the FITsplint or the combination of the two which allowed my muscles to come closer together, but I definitely felt the improvement in my singing, which allowed me to successfully complete my first full length recital in a long time and begin auditioning for professional opportunities again. Celeste’s program works even for us older women who weren’t much for physical fitness in our younger years. I’m most grateful! " -Suzanne, Boise ID
“Looking back to January 2018, I’m so glad that I learned about you via Alysia Montana on Instagram. During my pregnancy, I gained the right type of core and pelvic floor strength that helped me with labor and delivery. My midwife remarked how strong my pelvic muscles were and asked me what I had done to prep so well…Of course, I told her about you and recommended that every patient of hers should work with you! Postpartum, I can’t believe 6 weeks resulted in such progress! With ReCORE in my abdominal pocket, I can’t wait to slowly et back to running and maybe train for a race in 2019! - Kirtana ReCORE client
“ I can’t say enough great things about the ReCORE online coaching program. After baby #2, I was discouraged, feeling broken, and diagnosed with mild ab separation and bladder prolapse - such that the doctors/physical therapists said I was “normal/fine” but I did not feel like myself nor could I engage in the biking, HIIT, running and strength training that I used to love. ReCORE was extremely effective and I was so encouraged seeing improvement week by week. Celeste provided exercises that challenged me each week and were very efficient in engaging and activating my dormant core. After a couple of weeks I felt like my core “woke up” and I could feel improvement in mid daily activities - lifting my kids, squatting /sitting, and doing house chores became so much easier! I was also able to return to running and feel extremely stable, supported, and strong. My frequent urge and difficulty emptying my bladder went away and my abs are now very close to being closed. This program removed much of my anxiety around diastasis recti and prolapse and made such a difference in my daily life. I cant thanks Celeste enough.
- Brittany Breaux Read more about her story here.
What Professionals are saying:
"I'm a pelvic floor physical therapist and regularly recommend your FITsplint product to clients postpartum. I am currently pregnant myself and this weekend ended up sustaining a significant diastasis recti after a violent stomach bug with lots of vomitting. I had bad upper abdominal pain with walking, transitioning motions. I put on one of the pregnancy splints and had almost immediate 80% relief of pain all day yesterday. Today, I am completely pain free. I can't believe it! I have always recommended your product but am truly amazed at the difference it made so quickly. Thank you! I can't tell you how much my quality of life has changed in 24 hours." -Christina, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT Sullivan Physical Therapy
"I just wanted to tell you that this [Maternity FITsplint] is hands down the BEST device I have come across for pregnancy. I have tried everything out there for my patients and this is my go to device." - Dr. Yvette, Bay Shore Wellness
"I am an RN, childbirth educator, and mother of 5 and had never learned much about diastasis recti until after the birth of baby #5 when I found myself struggling with weak postpartum core muscle strength and abdominal separation. I used the FITsplint in conjuction with the exercises in the 6-week ReCORE program and feel like the combination was incredibly helpful! While I exercise regularly, I'll admit that I have neglected focusing on my core muscles over the years. The ReCORE program taught me how to identify and strengthen specific muscles groups, like my transverse abdominals, which ultimately helped to close the separation. Wearing the belt while I did the exercises was incredibly helpful because I could feel it tighten up when I tensed the correct muscles, so it helped reinforce when I was doing the exercises correctly. I've recommended this belt and ReCORE program to my family and clients -- LOVE IT!" - Katie Griffin
"I started doing the ReCORE program about 2 months after our daughter was born, and I couldn't believe how weak I was! I worked hard on the exercises every day and noticed improvements in my strength within the first few days! I was experiencing some discomfort in my hips and pubic symphysis, but as I got stronger doing the ReCORE program, my strength and stability increased! I was so excited to be able to run and walk without major discomfort! I couldn't believe what a difference the ReCORE program made in decreasing my low back pain and helping keep my hips from shifting and causing me more pain. I have a good knowledge of the human anatomy and muscles of the core, as well as injury identification and prevention as a Certified Athletic Trainer. As a sports medical professional, I've helped athletes restabilize their core muscles and decrease low back pain. But, I've never had to start with the very basic exercises needed for someone who had just had a baby and had all their abdominal muscles and tissue stretched and weakened! This was truly an eye-opening experience, and I'm so glad that I worked with Celeste on building on the basics of my strength before I tried any of the more advanced and difficult exercises I know from treating athletes. Celeste was amazing to work with- incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, professional, helpful when I had questions that needed to be answered and attentive to my personal needs in where I was in my healing and strengthening process. I feel I'm much stronger, more stable, and more knowledgeable since I have done ReCORE! I feel like this experience makes me a better Certified Athletic Trainer, a better runner, and a better mommy!"
-Mary, Athletic Trainer, NJ
“ ..A large majority of the patients I treat are pre- or post-postpartum and many have back or sacrolilac joint dysfunction and I commonly recommend your FITsplint. I find it works well both while pregnant and afterwards.” Kristin Christensen, DPT Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Rehabilitation Services