NORTH PORT — Sarah Tar, of North Port Crossfit, will be featured Thursday on the “Today Show” sharing her experiences on fitness, pregnancy and postpartum health.

A mother of two, Tar said, during her first pregnancy, she was given the OK to work out. After the birth of her child, she began to have issues.

Tar was diagnosed with ditasis recti — the separation of the abdominal muscles. Ditasis recti is common after pregnancy as muscles in the abdomen separate to accommodate the uterus. Ditasis recti also can affect men.

Tar said Tuesday her doctor of obstetrics did not mention the damage was a possibility.

During her “Today Show” appearance, she will discuss the different aspects of it. Tar would also like to see physical therapy become expanded after pregnancy to help women recover.

She said she approached training differently during her second pregnancy and it’s something she advocates for women in her gym.

Tar has certifications to train pregnant and postpartum women.

Tar said she hopes to be a source for the condition and women who’d like to continue working out.

“It’s been humbling,” she said.

Tar will be on the “Today Show” Thursday morning, which airs on NBC beginning at 7 a.m. She is not sure what specific time the segment will air.


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