Melanie Darnell is part of that new breed of viral mothers known as "fit moms." Darnell qualifies as a member of this controversial club because she's a mom, she posts of a lot of Pilates-type things on Instagram, and it looks like she knows what she's doing.
But People is reporting that Darnell recently came under scrutiny for arguably going too far in her one of her at-home workout routines. No barbells and pregnant bellies were involved, but a real live baby named Olive was. Olive was hanging out in her older brother Sage's crib when her mom climbed on top of the structure and did some exercises.
While Olive didn't seem particularly bothered, the Internet has their panties in a bunch.
Darnell stepped in with her strong arms.
She talked to People about all the hate. "I would never encourage someone to perform an exercise outside of her comfort zone," she said. "We need to listen to our bodies. We know our capabilities better than anyone else."
So if you're not a Pilates guru/former gymnast like Darnell is, don't try to do pushups where your child sleeps.
"Being a mom is hard work, and no one understands that better than other moms," Darnell added. "We need to support each other." She meant emotionally, not like, let's get together and do handstands off each other.