Erica started experiencing knee pain when she was five and the doctors told her it was growing pains. When she stopped growing at 14, her parents took her to the Mayo Clinic and the specialists there told her she needed to strengthen her legs. This was the turning point for Erica and she began her journey into strength training at a young age. She found success in her training and eventually became a specialist in the field. Erica shares her story with Beverley on the show.
Erica experienced the power of movement to heal the body at a young age and was fortunate enough to learn how to do Olympic lifting with a great coach. She went on to study exercise science and Pilates, which further opened her eyes to the world of movement and healing the body. She was able to get rid of her own knee pain by the time she was 21 and continues to help her clients with their own movement and healing.
Erica is a serial entrepreneur and Pilates instructor who started exploring fascia and...
This episode is incredibly relatable for moms. Also, if you coach, train, or work with moms you're going to want to get to know Dr. Sarah Duvall!
We hold nothing back in this conversation about women's health, the things women experience in their bodies leading up to and after pregnancy, training, recovery and pelvic floor health.
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About Today's Guest
Dr. Sarah Duvall is a wife, mom and adventure sports athlete. Sarah is a women's health and fitness specialist. As founder of Core Exercise Solutions – a center for continuing education and online programs – Sarah is passionate about empowering individuals to learn and grow in their own journey of healing. When she is not hanging off the side of a mountain, Sarah enjoys writing and presenting at http://www.CoreExerciseSolutions.com and figuring out how her patients can continue to pursue their dreams and lead strong,...
As many of you know, prior to my big shift into the marketing world, I worked with a lot of moms as a personal trainer, and as a mother myself, I know the importance of finding trustworthy sources that you can adapt to your own specific needs.
The truth is: up until a few years ago, finding a space for pregnancy workouts that was more than prenatal yoga but not as intense as workouts meant for bulking and shredding.
Thankfully prenatal workouts have come a long way, and pregnant people have more great choices than ever before.
Joining me today to unpack that fit pregnancy journey the industry has taken is Kim Perry. Kim is a mom of three, and we dive into all sorts of myths and expectations that pregnant women face when it comes to both health and wellness as well as navigating the fitness industry. It was my pleasure and privilege to invite her on, compare our fitbiz journeys, and hear how she helps expectant mothers stay fit and healthy.
Kim joins me to talk...
Coaches, this informative episode is a must listen. Today I have the pleasure of sharing an interview with Dr. Rachel Parrotta, a physical therapist out on Long Island. During this conversation, we dove deep into Rachel's specialty: Pelvic Health. As a mother of two, I was eager to unpack the topics of pregnancy, birth and postpartum care with Rachel.
Rachel leads us through a discussion on anatomy and less discussed topics such as prolapse, what its symptoms are, and who the right professionals are to seek help with for it. Pelvic health is a topic that applies to all genders, but it is not frequently discussed openly, and I'm pumped to have Rachel joining us for this episode.
You'll hear us talk about:
- How you can help and support moms through their pregnancy.
- What a mother can do to prepare for pregnancy and birth.
- The differences and symptoms of both hypertonic and hypotonic pelvic floors.
...and so much more!
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Alison B. Marsh of Pregnancy Pilates Impact joins me today to talk all about pilates. She educates us on the definition of "perinatal" and why she uses that term when talking about her work, and she walks us through some pilates history and why it is a great form of exercise for pregnant and postpartum clients.
You'll hear us talk about topics such as:
- Why Alison believes pilates is the best fitness system.
- The importance of recognizing that some medical professionals are focused on healing specific organs rather than providing therapy for an entire system.
- Some misconceptions about pilates.
About Today's Guest
Alison B. Marsh is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher and the founder of Pregnancy Pilates Impact.
Teaching Pilates since 2002, Alison has dedicated her career to educating and supporting Pilates teachers in developing the confidence and competence to teach and positively impact...
In this episode, Meghan Barrington joins me to discuss a variety of topics regarding women's wellness, looking at them through her unique lens. Meghan grew up doing all sorts of outdoorsy activities, played volleyball, and has a background in bodybuilding, and I jumped at the chance to talk about how a woman's body works and how it should be taken care of. We touch on how she intends to blend her various areas of expertise to educate her female clients on how to live better in their daily life.
Meghan & I dive into:
- The problem with kids specializing too early in sports.
- Sleep hygiene and what it means to run as an optimal human.
- How pelvic floor work can apply to women, men, athletes, and artists.
This is a great episode that everyone should check out, particularly though if you are dealing with female clients!
About Today's Guest
Meghan Barrington is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Baylor University....
Today I sit down with a very special guest – Brianna Battles – to discuss training the pregnant and postpartum client. She has been instrumental in educating me and changing the trajectory of my career as a trainer, and I am so happy to share this interview with you all.
Pregnancy and postpartum athleticism is an area that can be lacking in trustworthy information online and on social media. Often times on social media, one trainer might suggest you take this or that easy. Another might push the idea that you can keep going at the rate you always have. The truth is that just like with everything else, training during pregnancy and postpartum is highly specific to the individual.
In this episode, Brianna Battles talks all about...
- How postpartum is forever – a fact many people do not take into consideration – and your athleticism does not need to end when your motherhood begins.
- Pregnancy introduces a number of physiological factors that...