EP 32 - A Weight Neutral Approach to Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness
Pregnancy and the postpartum period are full of changes – physically, mentally and emotionally and moms struggle to accept themselves and their body during this time. That can lead to restrictive food behaviour, or engaging in exercise that is too intense or demanding and can potentially delay healing or cause damage. This only adds to the shame, pressure and confusion that is already often felt at this time.
Our guest on the show today is an expert in non-diet pre and post natal fitness and she’s all about helping pregnant and postpartum people to feel their best inside, and then moving joyfully to support feeling good physically, emotionally and mentally.
About our Guest:
Jessie Mundell is a Kinesiologist, Fitness Educator, and Fitness Coach specializing in prenatal and postnatal exercise training. Jessie is the creator of the Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy, Core + Floor Restore, To Pregnancy & Beyond, and co-host of the To Birth and Beyond podcast. She’s focused on effective exercise during pregnancy and postpartum, rehab of the core and pelvic floor, and C-section recovery. Jessie teaches people how to exercise safely and strongly in pregnancy, and how to regain their core, confidence, and fitness as moms and parents. Jessie has worked with hundreds of women during and after their pregnancies and is extremely passionate about giving them the care they need. She also runs a Certification program for hundreds of trainers and health professionals who want to learn methods for training postpartum clients. She aims to steer the conversation away from the ‘pre and post-baby body’ madness and into a place where women feel supported, encouraged, strong, and confident
What you’ll learn by listening:
- How the pressures postpartum people face to “get their body back” affects their physical, emotional and mental health.
- How moms can feel better in their bodies without focusing on fat loss.
- How you can make the most of your limited self care time – what types of movement to focus on and how to safely progress
- How we as fitness professionals can best support pregnant and post partum people by focusing on the whole person rather than their body composition.
Mentioned in the show:
For fitness professionals who wish to become certified in postnatal fitness, visit this link to learn about Jessie’s Postnatal Fitness Specialist Course (starting June 2021) https://programs.jessiemundell.com/pfsa-spring/?ref=451
Connect with Jessie
About the Host
—Kim Hagle is a certified Personal Trainer, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, mom of four and founder of Radiant Vitality Wellness. Through mindset coaching and intuitive movement and eating, Kim helps women go beyond the desire to lose weight so they can feel confident in their now body.
Can’t get motivated to move? Download “The Motivation Secret” – Kim’s FREE guide that will help you understand why you feel stuck. Inside you’ll learn the three secrets to cultivating motivation that lasts and the one mistake we ALL make that is a motivation killer! www.radiantvitality.ca/motivationsecret
Ready to get off the start-stop cycle with exercise for good? “Discover Joyful Movement”, is a personal training and mindset program that will help you transform your relationship with movement while learning how to move intuitively by listening to your body’s cues. Spaces are limited but you can apply to get on the waitlist by visiting our website www.radiantvitality.ca/discoverjoyfulmovement
If you’re ready to quit dieting for good by getting to the root cause of your poor body image, then Right Body for Me is the program for you. This 4 month mindset coaching program will help you reframe your thoughts, heal your body image and transform your relationship to food, movement and yourself. www.radiantvitality.ca/rightbodyforme
For fitness and wellness professionals looking to adopt the non-diet approach in your business, visit Kim’s mentor, Stephanie Dodier’s site for free resources to get started. https://www.stephaniedodier.com/proseries/?oprid=2324&ref=21517
Let’s stay in touch! You can connect with Kim via her social channels – drop a DM and say hi!
Kim is on Instagram and Facebook @radiantvitalitywellness. Or visit her website at www.radiantvitality.ca