You’re probably here because you feel like you have an entirely different body after having a baby.
And you’re worried that you’ll never feel as good or as strong as you used to feel.
Or that you won’t be able to push yourself in the gym like you used to without worrying if it’s safe for your body.
Or maybe you’ve got some issues creeping up, like feeling like you’ll pee yourself if you go too hard, having pain or pressure in your pelvic floor, or dealing with a stubbornly weak core or diastasis recti that doesn’t seem to be getting any better.
And you’d love to feel like yourself again.
You want the freedom to live the active life you used to live. You want to be a healthy, happy, fit mom – for yourself and for your family. You want the strength to keep up with your kids now and forever.
You know that if you can just safely get back into the workouts you want to do and gain some strength back, you’ll feel so much better, so much happier, and things will just be easier.
Hey, I’m Jenna Dalton. Certified Postpartum Fitness & Athleticism Coach and Mom of Two.
After I had my first baby I wasn’t prepared for the postpartum experience I had.
I’d been working out pretty consistently for years. Fitness was a huge part of my identity.
And I had what I thought was a fit pregnancy. I kept exercising – even if I had to modify everything. Because that’s what I thought I should do. Everyone kept saying “train for birth”. So I tried my best to stay fit and strong and healthy.
I thought I would have an easy recovery.
I thought I would bounce back and be doing my usual workouts by 8 weeks postpartum.
But instead, I didn’t recognize myself. I felt so weak. I couldn’t even do a simple lunge or hold a plank for longer than a few seconds without feeling like I would fall over or my body would break.
I felt like my entire identity was in jeopardy. Fitness is who I am. It’s my happy place. My mental health therapy. I need it to get clarity and deal with stress.
Who was I if I couldn’t exercise the way I wanted to?
I was so scared. So frustrated. So overwhelmed.
I was so worried I would never feel like myself again.
Never be able to stand in front of a heavy barbell again. Never be able to jump, or run, or dance without feeling like my pelvic floor would give out. Never be able to do the fun, athletic-y things I love without worrying if my body could handle it.
I wasn’t expecting to feel so weak.
I hadn’t been a beginner exerciser in so long that this was a huge blow to my ego. I didn’t want to be a beginner. I just wanted to get back into my usual workouts and have my strong body back.
I was supposed to feel this immense sense of joy in becoming a mom. It was something I’d always wanted.
And there was joy. I loved being a mom to this tiny, adorable human I created with my own body.
But I also felt lost and frustrated and I had no idea what to do.
In prenatal class and postpartum appointments we’re taught how to take care of our babies.
But very few moms are shown how to properly take care of themselves after giving birth.
After deciding that I must have missed something, I did a ton of research, gained four postpartum fitness and athleticism certifications, rebuilt my own strength (twice – since I have now had a second baby), and have helped over 2,600 moms who were struggling with the same frustrations that I had.
Moms who have bodies that feel weak and foreign to them.
Moms who think they just need to push themselves harder or find the right workout.
But really, it’s all about adopting a whole new mindset and implementing four key strategies that all moms need to know if they want to get back into the workouts they love.
Because you’re a mom now. Your body and life is suddenly drastically different.
Doing what you’ve always done isn’t the answer.
It’s time for a new approach.
And let’s be honest, there’s a huge gap in the postpartum fitness industry.
There’s a lot of “get your body back after baby” programs out there. But postpartum fitness goes so far beyond that simple idea.
And the truth is, you can’t just do a bunch of “mom safe” core exercises for a few weeks and then dive back into your pre-baby workouts.
There’s way more to the picture than that. And I’d love to show you the whole story.
Because you deserve to feel strong, happy and confident.
You deserve the freedom to enjoy an active life you love.
More About Me
I’m Mom to my 4-year-old, Avery and 1-year-old, Nora. I spent almost 10 months growing each of them and they look pretty much exactly like my husband, Adam. I’m obviously totally okay with that. 😉
I’m a complete nerd for all things psychology – mindset, goals, habits, motivation – and actually have my Honours Degree in Psychology.
I will never stop collecting health and fitness certifications because I apparently love learning as much as possible! I currently have a huge handful of them, including:
- Personal Trainer Specialist certification from canfitpro (2010)
- TRX Suspension Training certification (2011)
- Postnatal Fitness Specialist certification from JMG Fitness Consulting (2017)
- Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism certification from Brianna Battles (2018)
- Pre- & Postnatal Coaching certification from the Coaching & Training Women Academy (2019)
- And I’m currently working on my Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist certification from Dr. Sarah Duvall
Yes. I’m definitely into this stuff 😆
I love that feeling you get after a really good workout where your muscles are burning and you’re sweaty and a little (or a lot!) out of breath and you’re thinking, “Yeah. That was a good one!” 💪🙌
I believe that focusing on your health and putting yourself first doesn’t mean you’re a bad mom. You deserve to feel awesome. Not just so you can be a better mom, wife, partner, friend… for you.
I’m committed to ensuring I stand for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity in my business. Here’s exactly what that looks like.
I’m known as that optimistic coach who will use a proven strategy or tip to lovingly nudge you to keep going.
And I do all this research because I know you need more than a workout program.
I can give you all the cutting-edge postpartum exercises in the world, but if you don’t have the right foundation, habits, or mindset, you’re gonna get stuck and you probably won’t keep going.
But don’t worry. I’m not the type of person to abandon you. You’ve got this. I’ve got you.
Welcome to your new and improved postpartum fitness journey that’s designed to help you feel stronger, happier and more like yourself again – without pressuring you to fit into your pre-baby jeans at 6 weeks postpartum.
If you’d like to learn more about working with me to help make that happen, head over here.