I’m Leslie, and I help mamas feel strong, confident, and beautiful in their new bodies.

I most definitely didn’t grow up as an “athlete.” I was always the big girl in my friend group, and while they were never anything but kind to me – I still felt insecure about it for much of my life. When I discovered triathlon in college, everything began to shift for me. I was having so much fun exploring my limits that I kinda just forgot to be upset with my body. It opened up a whole new world to me!

A world where I was celebrating possibility rather than critiquing imperfections (and I was never fast, but I was loving stretching myself). So I jumped into fitness certifications because I couldn’t get enough of it, and I coached several women to their first triathlon finish lines. I thought beginner triathletes was going to be my specialty.

And then, I became a mom. . . It’s shocking what that can do to your body confidence! I didn’t feel like me. I don’t know how else to explain it. And I was all kinds of emotional about it. It was like I was a different person. And I didn’t know what to do. I LOVED being a mom, but I didn’t love not recognizing myself. It throws you off in ways you didn’t expect! Plus, I was so busy with my newborn, that it was a fresh surprise every time I passed a mirror.

So I enrolled in some in-depth postpartum fitness courses to learn more about all the changes that had and were occurring to navigate through that myself. And when I learned about it, I became convinced that this was where I needed to be. Every woman needs to be supported through this phase of life. Every woman needs to know about this.

Navigating health and wellness while you’re freshly postpartum or chasing toddlers is no joke. But it’s SO important! When we feel better we’re more level-headed, more optimistic, more patient, more energetic, and more playful. We’re better wives, mothers, sisters, friends, and all-the-other-hats-we-wear when we feel our best. It matters. YOU MATTER.

That’s why I work with mamas of little ones. Because it’s a challenging time full of servitude, but I believe that it can be beautiful and joyful. And my part to play is in helping you feel your best so that you can enjoy it.

My Promise to You

The fitness industry regularly tells you all the things wrong with you, it’s a common marketing tactic called “agitating the pain” to get you to buy their products.  But I want to be different – I never want to be someone who puts more burden on you. I want to lighten it. There’s enough pressure on mamas already.

So I have some promises for you:

  • I will never tie your value as a woman to the current state of your body - you're so much more than that and you were made in the image of God, never forget that.
  • I will never make you exercise to work off or earn food - movement and nutrition are two distinct things.
  • I will never tell you what your goals should be - YOU determine what it is you really want, and I help you get there.
  • I will never assume that you just haven't tried hard enough or don't care enough - you just haven't found the system that works for you (yet).

My goal is not to let you know what’s wrong with you – there are plenty of advertisers already psyched to do that – my goal is to simply help you achieve your personal wellness goals in a way that is simple and sustainable for your current phase of life. 

A few more things. . .

  •  I believe that mindset and body-image are hugely important for women, especially pregnant and postpartum women. It’s a time when all of these expectations are placed on us, in addition to, you know, giving birth and caring for an infant! And this is a topic that my faith will come into the conversation.
  • I believe that you can respect and appreciate your body even if you want to make changes.
  • I believe in the importance of what we put on our bodies, and I’m conscious about all of my beauty supplies.  Plus, cleaner products don’t make my eyes burn.
  • I believe that slow and steady (and consistent) wins that race, and that accountability is key to staying in it for the long haul.

I’m currently (after my second child) putting myself through the very same nutrition system I offer clients, because I deeply believe in its benefits, and it’s completely manageable even with two little ones.  At this point, I’ve lost almost 60 pounds.

Things I love: Playing violin, reading, long stroller walks, The Office, and Batman

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Certifications:

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Health Coach
  • Nutrition Coach
  • Mat Pilates Instructor
  • Pre- and Postnatal Coach
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist