The Mom Gets Moxie Story
I’ve be an athlete my whole life. Growing up with a coach as a dad, I was constantly around sports and I loved it. I grew up playing multiple sports throughout high school and college and always knew I wanted to be involved with athletics. I received a Bachelor of Science in Education and got a teaching and coaching job when I graduated. I absolutely loved my job, but knew that coaching was more what I was called to do, more so than teaching in the classroom. As my dad always said, “coaching is a higher form of teaching because people come and watch to see how well you have taught your athletes!”
I took a break from teaching and coaching to live overseas for a year and when I returned I got certified as a Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). I helped coach a college volleyball team for awhile, and as I was working on some continuing education credits, I took a course in prenatal and postpartum fitness.
I never knew there was so little being done in this field and I realized the tremendous need that pregnant and postpartum moms had for reliable, sensible advice concerning this chapter in their fitness journey. Pregnancy and postpartum is a stage of life unlike any other and needs to be approached as such. It’s not something to be feared or ignored. I knew there had to be a way to arm women with knowledge and the skills they needed to work out during their pregnancies and after giving birth – and thus Mom Gets Moxie was born.
The business started as just an idea and I didn’t really know where or how to start. I have to give a lot of credit to my husband for helping me in an innumerable amount of ways to get Mom Gets Moxie off the ground. He did so much research and helped and encouraged me through all of the frustration and tears and rejoiced with me when things went as planned.
Since receiving my initial CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification through the NSCA, I have taken multiple courses and classes to hone my skill set specifically to the prenatal and postpartum population. I definitely don’t know everything and I don’t have all of the answers, but I am always trying to learn more and pass that knowledge on. Gaining education, putting that education into practice and sharing it with those who can benefit from it is what I desire to do. Let’s grow together!