Hey, I'm Blanche!

Trainer + Women's COACHing Specialist | Podcast Co-host | Wife | boy mom | Enneagram 8

A strength-focused coach that preaches a different message:
you can build a strength that lasts; pursue compassion-filled change + move from abs and ego to health + longevity.

This all started when I had to navigate pregnancy and postpartum (back when there wasn’t a thousand programs to decided from and we were told to not put are arms above our head and our heart rate couldn’t go above 140…). 
I noticed the typical fitness model just didn’t work. The “did you die” narrative didn’t fit into a season where I needed to slow down and (re)build. The intensity over everything didn’t match my season of high stress + low recovery availability. The pull for always harder created more opportunity for accomplishing my goals but at the cost of long-term health. 
There was a lot to be desired and not a lot of context + nuance. It was generalized and there wasn’t any coaching the individual in front of you. (Let’s also not forget coaches slapping on postpartum-safe workout to anything + everything and saying they could coach populations because they walked through it themselves.) Education + experience are not the same. 🙂
This left those outside the mainstream feeling lost, confused and dis-empowered. 
What I’m here to do:: help you build sustainable strength, create compassionate change in your health + fitness, empower you to always have the freedom to choose + have a curiosity-first approach. 

We go beyond the fitspo + fit pregnancy culture around here and build a strength that lasts… because there’s more to life than chasing after something that will never satisfy. 

 

This isn't just a hobby...

Where it can be hard to find fitness professionals that are — professional, I want to assure you that I deeply care about my clients and continually pursue education to better train + coach you! Below is a highlight of recent education. 
– Bachelors in Community Development
– Life Coach: Mindset, Goals + Leadership Development
– Pregnancy + Postpartum Coach, GGS // CPPC 2.0, GGS
– NASM, CPT
– Women’s Coaching Specialist, GGS-1
– Extensive Education in Breathwork, Mobility + Strength through AL-P
-6 Hr. Syllabus: Impact First Course Design, Karin Nordin, PHD
– FitsPro Foundations + Pure Programming, Annie Miller Co

I know what it's like to feel overwhelmed + afraid
with fitness and motherhood.

The year is 2015 and I’m pregnant. I felt the fear of being incapable. People were telling me to not put my hands above my head, jump, or lift anything heavy – now some of that has changed. But we still get the message that pregnancy is a condition rather than a natural process. It’s so easy to think, ‘can I do anything?’

Fast forward to 2016, 2 weeks after I ran a half marathon and finally feeling myself at 13 months postpartum, I became pregnant, again. I was the ‘fittest’ I had ever been, but fear still ruled my fitness. I was so afraid I’d lose what I had gained… I didn’t want to lose my fitness, my strength and my skill. Confession: I remember working out so hard the Saturday before I went into labor that I was sore for 2 over days. I was actually upset that I wasn’t able to get in another workout because for whatever reason doing a workout the day I went into labor seemed like the epitome of being capable and strong.

(Spoiler – it’s not.)

Then in 2018 at just 10 months postpartum, I had a surprise pregnancy. Throughout that season, I dove into the discomfort + fear of inadequacy. I surrendered deeply held beliefs that didn’t serve me.

And then changed – a lot. I changed careers, cities, + pant sizes. 

I also learned a lot. I learned how the body works and how to move in a way that served my season and goals. I researched all things pregnancy, fitness + returning to it post baby. I learned about mindset, mobility + movement. I became more confident, objective + empathetic. 

And now, I’ve combined the last 10 years of experience, knowledge + training into different programs + offers for you.

You can find them here.

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When I’m not programming or finding connections with providers for my clients, you can find me playing tickle monster or dance parties with my three boys… Or taking a hot bath with some lavender + Epsom salt. 

We own some land out in Boerne, Texas and have been dreaming towards our forever home we will eventually build out there. We can’t wait for our boys to go from city to country living. 

Don’t worry – if that ever happens you can catch the action over on the gram’ stories.

Your roadmap to fitness post baby

You want to be able to return to what you love – safely. You know there’s a lot that doesn’t feel ‘like it did’. So, what do you focus on? How do you rebuild that strength? Don’t worry, I got you!

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