Bachelor of Kinesiology, Brock University, 2007
BCAK Practising Kinesiologist, 2008
ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Pregnancy & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist
Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach
Neurokinetic Therapy Practitioner Lvl 2
PMBI level 1 Mountain Bike Instructor
Find out the WHO and WHY behind "Mountain Mom Strong"?
My birth experience didn't go as planned (whose ever does?). At first I was devastated when I had to have a emergency c-section.
My baby was due Oct 28th and I had grand plans of returning to sport (snowboarding) as quickly as I could. I stayed active and kept fit throughout my pregnancy so I was convinced I would do my "rehab" (restore my core) and get back on snow quickly.
In hind sight having a c-section was the best thing that could have happened to me. It forced me to slow down and fully rehab. I had no choice, my abs were pulled apart and moved all around. There was no quick way to "bounce back".
I am now grateful for the experience, It forced me to take the time to heal with intention and properly restore my body. I can honestly say that at 9 months postpartum I was stronger than I was before I got pregnant.
Many people ask how I got back to riding in the mountains and even competing so quickly? The key was persistence and consistency. I took the time to recover and then rebuild from the ground up. I worked closely with a pelvic floor physio and even hired another trainer to be a second eye for me. You will learn all my strategies in "The Mountain Mom Strong Program".
I am not the norm, I'm highly motivated, educated and have amazing support from my husband and friends.
I've watched moms around me settle into "Motherhood" and not put themselves first. At first they were able to get by when their baby was small, but as the baby grew they started to struggle with pain, with drew from their favourite activities & sports and ultimately convinced themselves to settle for less or that they would get in shape when they were done having children.
I created this program so that no one needs to feel this way and everyone can have the support & education that they need to get back to living their best life.
I want to create a shift in how moms think and feel postpartum. I aim to educate, support and empower woman to take charge of their body and postpartum journey. So I created "The Mountain Mom Strong Program".
Over the 12 weeks I will help you increase strength both physically and mentally, so you feel more confident to take on motherhood and all the tasks associated with it.
Through out the 12 week program you will...
✔️ Learn to heal properly with intention.
✔️ Correct dysfunctions that can occur during or after pregnancy.
✔️ Decrease your diastasis recti and have it become functional.
✔️ Reduce your risk for prolapse and hernias.
✔️ Improve your pelvic floor dysfunction and thus improve incontinence
✔️ You will decrease back, neck and hip pain.
✔️ You will grow strong with your child and feel confident that you will be able to keep up to them.
✔️ You will feel stronger and more confident to return to your favourite spots & activities.
✔️Be supported, I will help you find balance in motherhood. Yes you can take care of yourself and your baby.
They say " You cannot pour from an empty cup, take care of yourself so that you can take care of others”.