new mama coaching
The transformation of a woman's body throughout pregnancy and postpartum is nothing short of incredible. While women have historically been told to just "take it easy" or, more recently, to "do what you've always done", the appropriate response to determining one's capacity for exercise is always "it depends". I have spent the last three years working exclusively with pre- and postnatal women, as well as coaching and educating the trainers who work with this population. Having gone through this process myself provides me great empathy in the challenges that may present, but it's my education and the experience I've collected, having worked with hundreds of mothers, that qualifies me as an expert in this field. I have mentored under the top researchers and educators in the field of women's health and strive to stay on top of the most up-to-date research and methodology so that I can best serve my clients.
I know how emotionally and physically taxing this time can be, and I strive to become a trusted resource, a firm supporter, and an advocate for you and your incredible body as we navigate fitness and the journey of motherhood together.
I have extensive experience working with women with pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, diastasis recti, and other conditions common during the perinatal period. While they are common reasons women stop exercising, you can absolutely continue to live an active life while managing prolapse, leaking, and core concerns.
Through pregnancy, we can train in your home, outdoors, or in a local studio.
Once baby arrives, I typically see mothers in their homes, as adding one more appointment to need to leave the house for can be one more thing to stress about.
I screen for core function, diastasis recti, and refer to trusted pelvic floor physical therapists for further assessment when indicated. I work in conjunction with your care team, so that we are all on the same page of supporting you.
We will work together to identify and accommodate the needs of your body so that you can feel confident, strong, and capable of meeting the demands of motherhood.
Price per session ranges depending on how many sessions are purchased and the location of training, but is competitive with the average rate of personal trainers in San Francisco (typically $100-120/55-minute session). Being a parent myself, I know how quickly costs add up and I strive to keep my rates accessible to those who want to work with me.
I accept two sliding scale clients each month; if cost is a barrier, don't hesitate to contact me. I am willing to work with you to figure out a way we can work together.