I’ve been passionate about all things fitness and wellness since the birth of my third child 6 years ago when I began strength training and practicing yoga. I fell in love with how fitness and healthy food made me feel in both mind and body, and I wanted to help other women regardless of what stage in their motherhood to feel the same way. Not only that, but I wanted to share knowledge on how they could make wellness a permanent part of their lives with small, daily practices. I became a certified fitness coach and began training women one on one and teaching group fitness classes as a side gig, all while working as an Early Childhood Educator & Registered ECE (RECE). I have over 15 years of dedication in the field of Early Childhood Education, including a certificate as an Infant/Baby Massage Instructor (IAIM) and also Infant Mental Health, (Community Training Institute Series IMPH*). Now, I’ve put 1000% into combining my passion for fitness with all my expertise, so that I can share the gift of maternal wellness with others.
As a graduate with a BA in Sociology, I also often spend most of my time indulging in my other most fervent cause and passion; researching and analyzing the racial disparities that exist in maternal care for black women and their babies. Many studies show that black women are less likely to initiate pre and postpartum care than those of their counterparts, putting the mother-baby bond at risk in the early stages of life. Movement and meditation can be used as ways to help balance the physical and mental stresses that postnatal women may experience.
I started this blog to help moms like myself, who look like me understand the importance of physical fitness as it relates to other wellness components of their life with fitness tips and resources, healthy recipes, and tips to handle all that motherhood brings.