Episode #226: Helping Moms Regain Strength & Confidence with Ashley of Get Mom Strong

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On today’s episode, Steph interviews Ashley Nowe, a certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist. Ashley teaches women not only how to return to exercise safely and effectively, but how to kick butt while doing it! They discuss what a safe reintroduction to fitness looks like after baby and how it’s different depending on the mom’s experience with labor and delivery. They share what can happen if you jump back into fitness too intensely or too quickly. They also cover a popular topic many mamas are concerned about, diastasis recti–how to know if you have it and your options to heal. If you’re looking for inspiration and relatable fitness guidance from an expert who really gets it, Ashley is your new go-to and we’re excited to share her with you on today’s show! 

Topics Discussed:

  • How to safely approach postpartum fitness
  • How to know if you have diastasis recti and treatment options
  • What’s “common” vs. “normal” postpartum with leaking and pain
  • Signs you may be pushing your body too hard
  • Common myths about postpartum fitness 
  • One thing moms can do today to reconnect with their new body

Show Notes:

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This episode’s guest

After the birth of her twins and the ensuing battle to heal her own postpartum core, Ashley Nowe founded Get Mom Strong, a platform dedicated to helping moms regain their strength and confidence from the inside out. As an athlete and mother, Ashley was frustrated that pregnant and postpartum women were being told to simply accept postpartum “side effects” as the price of motherhood. She decided to change the narrative.

Ashley, a certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, teaches women not only how to return to exercise safely and effectively, but how to kick all the butt while doing it! Her home-based fitness program takes women from the postpartum basics through total body, high intensity workouts that strengthen the core and pelvic floor.