Strong as a Mother: Live helps you achieve your strength & physique goals without sacrificing your core & pelvic health.
Traditional weight-lifting is designed for people with penises. Same with yoga. Same with Pilates.
These formats have never taken into account the female core and pelvic floor or the unique needs of people who have had a baby. You want to get strong AF, but you don’t want to throw out your back or create pelvic dysfunction in the process.
During my first pregnancy in 2018, I was a fitness instructor looking for just a little guidance on what was safe for me to do while pregnant. Like you probably have, I very quickly realized that there was a ton of mediocre and incomplete information regarding the prenatal and postpartum fitness space. Most experts and programs coach you to do what you were doing before you got pregnant, teaching only the bare minimum to modify those things for pregnancy.
What I set out to do is create a set of programs that focused on the birthing person’s body as the baseline, with exercises tailored exactly to your needs, to help foster the best possible outcomes before, during and after birth. My Strong as A Mother: Live program is what I affectionately call my “Master’s level” course. We take all of these fundamentals of recovery, and from there build a functional strength, mobility, and core recovery program that helps your absolute best.
This is NOT a “get your body back” program. We are not hyper-focused on weight loss or aesthetics. This program is about moving and performing with confidence and strength and power. The best part? When you focus on the process of how you move, those aesthetic results are often a pleasant result.
I am a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-200) and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT), and a realist. I completed an alignment-focused vinyasa yoga training at Yogamaya New York in 2015, became a Barre instructor in 2017, and began teaching Pilates in 2019. I’m passionate about helping women through every stage of life from prenatal to postmenopausal. Prior to quitting my job to travel the world in 2016, I worked at health & fitness startup, Noom, where I led content and community marketing efforts and soaked up everything I could learn about psychology and behavior change.
Don’t get me wrong, ClassPass is fun — I loved it when I had no kids, no injuries or special needs, and I could juggle my workday around making random class times work.
But, the “random classes” approach doesn’t work when you don’t have the footloose and fancy-free schedule of a 20-year-old. And doing whatever random stuff the instructor decides to throw in will NOT help you achieve your long-term goals.
If you want to actually get progressively stronger, you need an organized, thought-out strength-training program. Yes, it’s kinda boring. But, we keep the process from sucking by complementing strength with a couple yoga, Pilates, and cardio classes each week, so you still get to mix it up and move in ways that are unique and fun.
This program is everything I want in a fitness plan that I could never find anywhere else, and I know it’s what you’ve been looking for, too.
You get home workouts to follow each week, including yoga, strength, cardio, and more from the online studio.
In progressive overload training you repeat a strength workout weekly for a period of time (4 weeks in our case). This is how you ACTUALLY get stronger.
Direct chat access to Kelly every day to ask your questions and get immediate actionable answers. Plus, get alternate class/ homework suggestions as needed.
Inside our Facebook community, you’ll have access to weekly Zoom Office Hours calls, as well as access to all video call replays and weekly check-in posts.
Only you can decide that. I have years of experience working with ALL different levels of experience, injuries, and limitations. However, this is a template program. I can offer you modifications for individual movements, but this is not a custom program.
Live class times change week to week so that as many people as possible are able to attend live. There is always a recorded option if you can’t attend live.
I can’t promise specific outcomes (no one can), because we’re all human and every person is different. However, I do guarantee progress.
You will feel better, stronger, and more pain-free after 3 months with me or your money back. No questions asked. Read more about the guarantee here.
As a strength-centric program, this program will require more equipment than others I offer. You will definitely need the basics, like yoga blocks, blanket, foam roller, massage ball(s), yoga strap, and mini loop band. But you will also need either a couple light to medium weights (think 5-12 lbs) and a set of super bands (search Amazon) OR a larger set of weights ranging from 5-25 lbs. A variety of dumbbell and kettlebell options would be nice, but is not necessary.
I have kept this program VERY affordable in the hopes that you will use your savings to build out your home fitness equipment.
Yes. By enrolling in this program, you will automatically have access to my Ditch the Diet Drama course to complete at your own pace.
First, you should always have clearance from your doctor before starting any fitness program. Assuming you are cleared for exercise, I am delighted (in fact, it is my expertise) to work within the constraints of your physical abilities and to dynamically offer modifications as your condition changes.
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