Lisa Ryan , CF - L2, Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism SpecialistLisa Ryan / P & P Athletics
After having my second son, I decided to change careers from a high school English teacher of 12 years to a pregnancy and postpartum athleticism trainer. I never thought I would change careers; however, this has become my heart project that I cannot ignore. I am on a mission to help moms avoid the misinformation, confusion, panic, pain, and fear that I experienced during my return to fitness. Even though advertisements on social media show a “one size fits all” answer for postpartum fitness, each situation is drastically different. By really listening to each woman’s story, I provide an individualized approach to both empower them and help them heal their mind and body. After having my own abdominoplasty/tummy tuck procedure I have found that it is very rare for women to have specific guidance on return to fitness after “clearance” from the surgeon. A similar issue as with postpartum but with even less guidance, often accompanied with more shame and guilt. Therefore, helping women recover from these surgeries has become another passion of mine, along with normalizing the length of the process. Each woman needs a unique plan depending on surgery procedure and movement goals; but, there is a way to recover with intention and progressive strategy. I will provide you with an individualized plan that will help you feel empowered throughout the healing process.