During my 1st pregnancy, I quickly realized there was a lack of accessible information and education around how to train throughout pregnancy, into postpartum and beyond. Google leads you down a path of confusing and conflicting information with many of it incredibly outdated. The general guidelines & do's and don't of pregnancy do not factor the individual and training variables at hand and simply label movements as 'safe' or 'unsafe'. Or provide general advice like; ’just listen to your body’ and ‘you can return to whatever you were doing pre-pregnancy.’ Women deserve so much more than bullet points.
My approach is not about what fits my bias and rather driven towards your long term performance and interests. I understand, I empathize. I have been through this journey myself. Seeing your body change both physically and performance wise is HARD. Navigating those early postpartum weeks/month is both euphoric and monumentally overwhelming. When I found out I was pregnant I reevaluated my training goals, my mindset shifted and I exercised with the intention of building a different kind of strength and stamina. You're training for the marathon of labor and delivery; as well as the sleepless, hormonal marathon of caring for a newborn. 6 days after giving birth, I was carrying Theo in his car seat to his first doctors appointment. Each week he was getting heavier and throughout the day I was squatting, lifting, bending, carrying, getting up and down from the ground, all while trying to rest and heal. STRENGTH is key!
My effort is to provide ALL mamas with the same quality coaching during this chapter of their lives, so that it translates into life, fitness, and motherhood. Your performance potential does not end once motherhood begins. You can still do the workouts you love doing. You can move pain free. And you can THRIVE during pregnancy, feel EMPOWERED during birth and return to fitness postpartum with CONFIDENCE. I provide you with the tools to empower you to feel confident, as well as understand and honor your changing body.