welcome to A Balanced Life Training
I help women like you reduce stress, eat for energy, and exercise to let go of toxic beliefs and emotions that are holding you back.
And yes, second-guesser, you truly belong here with me!
Even if you feel like your life is the furthest thing from balanced, there's no better place to start than exactly where you are.
THE BALANCED LIFE BELIEF SYSTEM:
Postpartum isn't just the first year of motherhood - it's ALL of it. I don't care if your kid or kids are 5 days, 5 years, or 15. Moms never stop being busy and no one gets that more than I do. I speak from experience - and I remember thinking I had to choose between being a healthy mom and being a good mom.
But that belief simply isn't true.
Here's how I know...
I'm a busy mom of two girls that are eight years apart. Talk about conflicting schedules! With my first daughter, it was just the two of us. I worked and took care of her around the clock. I taught dance. By the way, I'm a classically trained dancer with a BFA concentration in dance. I was trying so hard to be super mom. I took everyone else’s kids, helped with girl scouts, coached softball, was "room mother," --- the list goes on, and in the course of all that, I forgot about myself.
Fast forward, I got married and had another child. Again trying to be super mom, only this time I ran into postpartum depression. My marriage fell apart and I was in a dark place that I never want to go back to. I had complications after the C-Section as well which only made things worse.
I finally got some help and I took a job at the front desk of a gym. I had been doing some yoga and was able to take class there. One day, the teacher was stuck in traffic and wasn’t going to make it so I was pulled off the desk to go teach the class. I was terrified but so began my journey on getting well and back in balance.
I went on to become certified to teach yoga. In the meantime, I was filling in for a lot of the other group exercise classes. Thanks to a great boss who pushed me and my sister who wouldn’t take no for an answer (she worked there too!) I went on to certify for group exercise and eventually as a personal trainer. I certified for TRX. I already had Barre and Pilates from college. I became a POUND Pro. I started teaching cardio boxing.
I took as many courses as I could find on the woman’s body and how to help it best.