10 years ago I created fitness and wellness sessions for pregnant and postpartum women to be around others going through the same experiences they were, to feel good in their body, mind and to learn what was suitable and safe for them creating an outdoor exercise experience too. With HIIT exercise sessions using kettlebells and other equipment evolving soon after for mums who were ready for this level.
I have never promoted body image centric messages, but rather strength, body and bone health focused ones. Even when I was personal training, I taught my clients everything I knew so they could make decisions based on scientific information, establishing their own plan and way that worked for their body with my guidance, expertise and knowledge. This is a way of empowering my clients to know the reasons behind everything they do and eat.
I chose to evolve my skill set to help mothers in a deeper way and expanded my knowledge in how to do this through further education, my own personal work and also as I have got older I have identified certain things that have created success long term.
In my time running group exercise sessions I saw directly the mums that were struggling to keep consistency and to prioritise themselves. Some years later I decided it was those mothers that I want to help, so they can see the value they bring to the world and realise their real worth. I also witnessed those that exercised regularly and didn’t have a healthy food habit mindset.
Taking all this in, I realised where I wanted to place my focus, to bring the message, that once we have children, there is no going back, we as human beings evolve with this experience. I am standing up for women to feel more than what their body looks like and birth their identity of themselves that they recognise and love.
This can often be around a time when a woman is either entering perimenopause or actually in menopause, which can make finding her happiest self even more challenging, with many of these symptoms making it an uphill struggle.
Birthing a new identity is shifting into the person you want to be, letting go of the thinking and habits that are not serving your best happiest successful self.
I have been working with women 40+ and taking their focus away from their body image, and taking their energy to how they feel about themselves, changing inner beliefs, attention to healthspan, and creating success in areas of their life they want help with like their career or personal goals.
This is the reason behind the name change of my business to Beyond Body Coaching. A women's mind, body and soul are sacred and special.
I want all women, to realise that it is never too late to take action to meet their own needs, become the person they want and deserve to live happier through any stages of their life, be it menopause, post-baby or striving through their career, or all of these together!
Health and body changes come when we begin from the inside, making small changes that equate to mind-set changes, health changes which will bring body shape and body composition changes, by letting go to chase this outcome takes the pressure away and women can focus on feeling good and their health and strength rather than weight loss.
My work with women and all the messages I promote is to put the spotlight on women's makeup; emotional, mental, nutritional, spiritual, and physical so they can be the human beings they want to show up to be as parents, leaders, businesswomen, and positive contributors to the planet.
Advocating for women to worry less about body image and focus on their healthspan, happiness, and mindset. My clients have found this refreshing, empowering, and fulfilling in achieving positive change and transformation in areas of their life they've struggled with.
Encouraging women to take action and to not wait thinking this transition they're experiencing, or feeling stuck will just pass, these months and years count.
These periods of your life are your opportunity to create new mindsets, ways of thinking, and habits, they don't just arrive. It is powerful coaching that enables you to see things you have never been able to see before and achieve what you've never been able to achieve before. This is called up-leveling yourself.
I also created the podcast Any Mum Can, to spread ideas of looking after yourself covering a wide range of topics in health and physical activity.
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