Because All Mamas Deserve Better
From as young as kindergarten, I've been involved in sports. As a 3rd grader, I feel in love with sports, the competition, and the adrenaline rush, and never looked back.
I attended college at Dakota State University on a softball scholarship. I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science with a Minor in Coaching. I then went on to complete my Master of Science in Sport Facility Management from the University of South Dakota.
During my pregnancy, I was working at a YMCA as a Fitness & Youth Sport Director. I was in the best shape of my life and basked in the light of people complementing me while I worked out. Their amazement drove me to do as much as I could, "Because I did it prior to becoming pregnant" and "I could".
Little did I know the complications I would have postpartum. Once, "cleared", I hopped right back into my workouts, but deliberating back pain and leaking accompanied too. I continued to push because I wanted my body back until one afternoon, I couldn't get off the toilet I was in so much pain.
As a fitness professional in the industry for 11+ years and a BS in Ex. Sci, I was so shocked about what I didn't know in terms of the core and pelvic floor and how they must be integrated into female training. If I didn't know these things, then how would the common woman know?!
Can I just say it?!? Infertility and pregnancy loss f'ing suck! First, you grieve a child you've never met, then you grieve a child and all the dreams you had for them from the moment you found out you're pregnant. Then you begin to wonder why no one is shedding light on these topics because you've never felt so alone in your life.
I hear you Mama, me too.
My husband and I endured a long infertility journey - 4 years and we both had problems. Three surgeries, hundreds of doctor appointments, thousands of supplements, a million tears between the two of us, we chose to try IVF.
Our miracle child Oliver was born in Nov. '19. We thought our hard roads were behind us, especially after our next transfer was also a success. But then...
Gabriel Rae was born at 16 weeks gestation.
Infertility and pregnancy loss are sensitive times in your life, but you don't have to walk away from fitness. You may not be able to relate to your body, you may even feel mad or frustrated...all of which is
okay. I want you to know you're not alone and I'm choosing to shed light on these topics to support you emotionally and physically.
I show you that you're body is still good, even when you think it's broken.
Now I'm a stay-at-home mom who is on a mission to change the narrative.
I educate and help you find the inner strength your body posses through your breath & inner core unit to create support and stability through all chapters of motherhood. I want you to feel empowered to make decisions on when you need to scale back your training and when you can advance.
I help mamas take the fear out of exercise while trying to conceive, while pregnant, or while postpartum. Even if you've never worked out before, you can start! Being told to "continue what you did prior" or "stick to yoga" is outdated and poor advice for all mamas, but especially those who have have a passion and drive for exercise and competition.
I educate mamas to not view motherhood as a competition, but instead, to consider the risks vs. the rewards in the long-term game of life. I help mamas see that bringing life into the world, is such a short game, but what you do during it can lead to injury later.
Let me help you live a more functional life so you can be the most Resilient Mama!
I'm a mama who was told I could "Continue doing what I did prior to becoming pregnant"
No on told me about the prevalence of infertility
& pregnancy loss
I'm now a mama striving to educate other mamas
because we all deserve better
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Dakota State University, SD
Master of Art in Sport Facility Management from The University of South Dakota, SD
National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach
11+ year career in the fitness industry working as a Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Enstructor, & Fitness/Youth Sport Director