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 (at least not without worrying about issues like diastasis recti, leaking, or whether your body can actually handle that exercise without feeling pain or pressure somewhere).
You’d love to feel like yourself again.
You want the freedom to live the active life you used to have. 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 regain some strength, you’ll feel so much better, so much happier, and you’ll feel more like you have control of your life again.
Hey, I’m Jenna Dalton. I’m a Certified Postpartum Fitness & Athleticism Coach, Master’s of Counselling Psychology Graduate, 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 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 squat or walk up a flight of stairs without feeling like my body would break.
I felt like my entire identity was in jeopardy. Fitness is a huge part of who I am. It’s my happy place. My mental health therapy. I need it to get clarity, release stress, and feel like myself.
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 3,000 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 a mom to two girls. I spent almost 10 months growing each of them and they look pretty much exactly like my husband. I’m obviously totally okay with that. 😉
I’m a complete nerd for all things psychology, fitness, and nutrition and I’ve actually completed my Master’s in Counselling Psychology and am working towards becoming a registered psychologist. So yes, I bring a lot of mental health strategies and advocacy into my postpartum fitness work.
I will never stop collecting health and fitness certifications because I apparently love learning as much as possible! I currently have a 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
- Plus I’m also a Certified Nutrition Consultant
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 known as that optimistic coach who will use a proven strategy or research-backed tip to lovingly nudge you to try something different and keep going for your goals.
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 going to 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.