As a fit and petite woman before babies, losing the weight after each of my sons’ births was a real struggle. In those postpartum months, I felt as if I was wearing a 20-pound fat suit, and I wanted no part of the gym. I wanted — and needed — a comfortable setting where I could exercise with and among other new moms who were experiencing the same things that I was going through. Lucky for me, after the birth of my first son in 2005, I stumbled upon a postnatal fitness class in Central Park. That class changed my body, and my life.
Fast forward a few years. I moved to Brooklyn, had a second son, worked my butt off to lose the weight a second time, and eventually left my 10 year career as a corporate attorney to start up the Brooklyn chapter of Mommybites NY — a company that hosts events and provides other resources for parents with young children. I quickly learned that running a small business was the ideal fit for my personality and lifestyle.
Fast forward a few more years. I started leading bootcamp fitness classes in Prospect Park, and eventually came to realize that I could combine my two greatest passions — fitness and motherhood — to start a business of my own. Move It Momma was born. My current fitness certifications include ACE-Certified Personal Trainer and TRX (and that list continues to grow).
As set forth in my Mission Statement, my intention for Move It Momma is that it be more than just a health and fitness business, and I will be blogging about a whole lot more than just planks and chia seeds. I aim to be a full fledged momma support system.
Here are the 2 who inspired it all…