Competently and Confidently
Strengthen Your Totally Amazing Mom Bod and Core
With a Refreshingly Holistic* Approach to Deep Core and Functional Strength Training for Moms of All Ages and Stages!
*An innovative, interdisciplinary program that masterfully addresses the variables essential to your success, including...
Functional Deep Core Training,
Functional Strength Training,
Pelvic Floor Therapy,
Nutrition Repletion, and
in which everything is broken down into simple-to-implement steps and easy-to-use circuits.
Do Any of These Describe You?
(A) I'm currently trying to conceive or am pregnant
(B) I'm a mom of kiddos (any age)
(C) I have grandchildren and/or adult children
...Whose tummy looks and feels distinctly different since your most recent/ last pregnancy, or
...Who is wondering WHY ON EARTH you were not told about how to proactively 'pre-hab' or effectively restore your body during or after pregnancy, or
...Who wants to proactively avoid or currently is experiencing signals or symptoms of core dysfunction, or
...Who wants to safely and confidently restore core function and overall strength so that you can feel at home in your body, and keep up with and enjoy your family, hobbies, and personal or professional goals, or
...Who feels like you have been surviving as a less-vibrant version of yourself, and you want to feel deeply restored, fully alive, securely in control of your wellness, and aligned with your innate strength?
If so, then you probably already know that you need reliable, specific-to-you, easy-to-implement guidance, and a workable plan. And here's the thing...
This straight-forward, evidence-based, and holistic program will:
Dramatically Improve Core Function and Appearance
Once you have the right training program that effectively addresses your wonderfully unique body's needs, you will be able to understand and master the life-giving ability to tune in and connect with your core like never before, and effectively, progressively strengthen your core and body in order to achieve your goals. Doing so can improve and even completely resolve common complaints.
Deepen Your Understanding and Awareness of Your Prenatal or Postpartum Body and Core
Knowledge produces understanding, and understanding produces compassion: our pregnant and postpartum bodies need both enhanced understanding and compassion following the resoundingly impactful experiences of pregnancy and birth. Learning about your body's processes of adaptation and recovery will change the ways in which you perceive, care for, exercise, and nourish it, informing your goals and approach, and improving your results.
Fortify the Foundation of Your Stability and Strength
Healthy core function, gut-health, and functional strength are key components of your ability to take on the intense physical demands of motherhood, keep up with and enjoy your children or grandchildren, safely engage in your favorite exercises and physical activities, relieve aches and pains, and feel sexy, confident and strong.
Proactively Equip Your Body for Your Future
Birth and Postpartum Recovery:
If you currently are pregnant, you have the exciting opportunity to proactively 'pre-hab' your core and body in preparation for your baby's birth and your postpartum recovery.
Planning for a Future Pregnancy:
If you feel that you are not yet done growing your family, doing your part to make sure that your core and body are healed and functioning well will be a serious game-changer for your next pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery.
Due to diminished estrogen levels associated with menopause, symptoms linked to long-standing core and pelvic floor dysfunction can set up shop, EVEN IF you had been asymptomatic (without symptoms) previously. Don't allow you core and pelvic floor to be at an early disadvantage: take early action.
Enable You to Become the Strongest, Most Confident, Most Knowledgeable About Your Body You've Ever Been
Pregnancy AND postpartum BOTH are places of honor and strength, not brokenness. You can be your STRONGEST, most CONFIDENT, HEALTHIEST self after babies!
Now, even though the desire to safely and effectively strengthen your core and body is alive and well, the process involved in actually doing it is annoyingly unclear...
5 Reasons Most Programs Fail Women
Reason No. 1
Promising quick fixes not backed by science or evidence, with a misguided focus on appearance over function
It is incredibly frustrating that this happens, but the reality is that unethical coaches and healthcare providers stand to profit when you believe the lie that you need to bounce back ASAP, that your body needs extensive fixing, or that your body is beyond repair.
The truth is, pregnancy has profoundly impacted and transformed your body, and this merits a degree of knowledge, skill and care that inherently is more refined and more specific than for someone who has never been pregnant.
With the right program and team of experts in your corner, you can be your strongest and healthiest version of you this world has seen yet!
Reason No. 2
Either failing to acknowledge or failing to have a plan in place to provide effective support, given that most women will struggle with properly executing core exercises when they are first learning them
When it comes to effective deep core training, getting the subtle muscle contractions right matters - and most women will struggle to do them correctly when they are first learning. One reason for this challenge is that many women will be learning to bring conscious awareness to muscles that, until now, they likely haven't had to (or haven't known how to) give much thought at all. Banging out corrective core exercises isn't enough - doing them correctly is the key, and this requires quality coaching and support.
Reason No. 3
Progressing exercises either too quickly or insufficiently, and failing to adequately prioritize functional deep core training
There is an art and science to identifying the right combination of exercises to challenge your core at the level that is appropriate for you...
Make it too challenging, and you can over-tax and strain the muscles and connective tissues. But err on the side of caution and make the program too basic, and you'll miss out on progress.
Plus, life is 3-D: you're moving, twisting and lifting all day long. Your life is demanding and dynamic. You don't live your life on the floor, so your core training shouldn't be limited to the floor, either.
Reason No. 4
Misguidedly assuming that personal experience is equivalent to qualification
I am a mother of two children just 17 months apart, and I have restored my own healthy core function after living with impairment from diastasis rectus abdominis. This improves my ability to empathize and communicate with fellow moms, but it cannot stand-in as my qualification to coach women.
While we all respect the school of hard-knocks, don't overlook the importance of your trainer's expertise, especially as it relates to the unique experiences, needs and considerations of pregnant and postpartum bodies.
Reason No. 5
Failure to account for and address the variety of factors at play within the bodies of pregnant and postpartum women that impact muscular and connective tissue function and strength
Your body is miraculously, wonderfully complex and unique. So it's probably unsurprising to learn that there are a variety of factors at play in the fortification or restoration of core function.
Creating an authentically interdisciplinary, holistic approach requires innovative, connection-oriented professionals who aren't threatened by collaboration, and this is surprisingly rare.
Want in on a little secret?
Even though we know that our cores and bodies need to be lovingly 'prehabed' during pregnancy and rehabed after pregnancy, there are a lot of non-evidence-based, opinion-heavy and personal-experience-heavy recommendations being offered to women.
The barriers to core and full-body restoration for women during and after pregnancy are many and problematic.
And the main reason for this, is a lack of actionable, evidence-based recommendations that actually help women achieve their specific goals in the context of their unique body, experiences and preferences.
But as long as you can avoid the biggest issues that prevent most moms from effectively using exercise to celebrate and strengthen their bodies,
The key ingredient to all of this is the know-how to confidently and safely strengthen your core and body,
And with your permission, I would love to show you how to do just that...
The only interdisciplinary membership of its kind that masterfully addresses the variables essential to your success - including Functional Deep Core Training, Functional Strength Training, Pelvic Floor Therapy, Nutrition Repletion, and Hormonal Balance - in which everything is broken down into simple-to-implement steps and easy-to-use circuits
Inside the Nurture Your Strong Membership, You Will:
Target the variables most important to prenatal & postpartum deep core and whole-being restoration
Undo or prevent the lingering effects of postnatal depletion with The Restorative Nourishment Reset for Mothers
Competently restore and fortify your Deep Core's function and strength
Enjoy the advantages of functional strength training carried out in a way that is of pure benefit for your prenatal or postpartum body
Examine the 'lens' of beliefs and societal & cultural norms that shape your perception of your body, fitness, and diet
Deeply detoxify your mind and body of limiting habits, mindsets and inputs - including foods - that do not currently serve you
Here's Exactly What You Get When you Join:
Core Reboot Camp is for women in any stage of motherhood (including hoping for pregnancy, currently pregnant, or any duration postpartum), who want to strengthen their core + pelvic floor from the ground up.
>> In the Foundations phase, you will be guided through Samantha's signature, step-by-step system that makes progress accessible and easy as you explore, increase your awareness, and train your incredibly intricate, resilient and powerful deep core system!
>> Phases 2 and 3 prioritize the powerful trifecta of mobility, static stability, and dynamic stability via a growing library of exercises to equip you to continue progressing and building strength.
You will not only understand your core and pelvic floor better than ever before, you will be well on your way to fully healing and restoring core function and strength - all while feeling so much more connected to your core muscles. You will be LOVING seeing a little bit of definition in your abs starting to peek through and then become increasingly pronounced, and noticing the way your progressively tighter tummy looks in the mirror and feels in clothes. These feelings and observations will be AMPLIFIED as you continue to practice and implement your new skills.
The Restorative Nourishment Reset for Mothers consists of seven steps or guiding principles. As the name implies, this framework will serve as a gentle, restorative reset for your gastrointestinal tract in order to promote improved gut health, nutrient absorption, energy levels, hormonal balance, and tissue restoration.
Ideal for women in the first three months following birth, AND appropriate for women who are currently pregnant and as many as ten years postpartum, this framework prioritizes nutrient-dense and nutrient-accessible nourishment. The plan includes a comprehensive ingredient guide for easy meal planning and shopping, as well as a growing recipe box.
The Restorative Nourishment Reset has been carefully crafted according to an illuminating mix of modern science, the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, and the rich, culturally-significant traditions around maternal postpartum replenishment.
Each week, a fresh #COTW (Circuit of the Week) that is challenging, fun, and effective will be added to your portal. These circuits are appropriate for women who are pregnant and postpartum who have been cleared to exercise by their OB or midwife. You will also have access to a preexisting library of recorded workouts and mommy-and-me workouts!
You will go from feeling unsure about how to safely and effectively incorporate strength training into your life, to feeling capable, confident and strong! You will adore feeling stronger and better-able to take on and ENJOY your physically demanding days and lifestyle!
Meet the Passionate Team of Women's Wellness Specialists Who Are the Content Contributors & Reviewers:
Prenatal & Postnatal Coach Samantha Dorsey
Meet the creator of the Nurture Your Strong Membership! Samantha is a mother of three sons. She is the owner of proACTIVE MOMS, a certified prenatal & postnatal coach, certified postnatal fitness specialist, functional movement certified professional (levels one and two), and certified personal trainer.
One of her deepest passions is helping women proactively take their whole-being wellness into their own hands, and equipping them to live life in freedom and wholeness from within. She wants to see YOU feeling strong to your core!
Pelvic Floor Therapist Dr. Kelsey Beach, DPT
Kelsey is a doctor of physical therapy and specializes in pelvic floor therapy. She is the owner of enCORE Therapy & Performance, and is on a mission to empower women to rediscover their bodies, starting with our pelvic floors and cores. Dr. Kelsey loves dismantling the stigma and shame in discussing pelvic dysfunction, and she is a leader in the revolution of nurturing strong women, inside and out.
Toxin-Free Lifestyle Coach & Educator Destiny Cowart
Over the course of a lifetime, Destiny has fallen in love with helping women just like you create their own happy, healthy, toxin-free lives. One of her joys is helping women feel at home no matter where they are on their wellness journey, believing that each and every step is beautiful and valuable in its own right.
Destiny is the owner of Sow & Reap where her mission is "helping black folk, brown folk, and anyone-who's-down folk cultivate happy, healthy, toxin-free lives"™. Destiny and her team sow personalized services, product recommendations, and ingredient research to empower all people to reap a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, and confidence - and this is EXACTLY what she does inside Nurture Your Strong! She is also a comprehensively certified lead Pilates instructor serving four Pilates studios, and a business and organizational consultant.
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Jessica Rousseau
In addition to being an Ayurvedic health counselor, Jessica is also a yoga instructor, and she has over 10 years of cumulative experience in the form of combined practice and education. Her years on the yoga mat, in the kitchen, and growing babies has led her to create a safe haven for mamas who want to feel good in their own skin.
Ayurveda - referred to as the "sister science" of yoga - is an ancient art of living in harmony with natural rhythms, a significant aspect of which is about food. Ayurveda sees digestion as central to optimal health.
Laura Spencer - 'The Motherhood Mentor'
Laura is a childbirth educator and postpartum coach, and her passion is helping women navigate the substantial transformation of motherhood with confidence and ease. One of her joys and superpowers is equipping couples to proactively prepare their relationship for parenthood's unfamiliar, rocky terrain.
When You Join, You'll Get:
- Unlimited access to Coach Samantha via text and Marco Polo, with the option to book one-to-one virtual consultations or virtual strength training sessions
- Detailed, easy-to-follow coaching videos
- Core Reboot Camp
- The Restorative Nourishment Rest
- #COTW (Circuits of the Week)
- An app for easy access to your membership portal on your smart phone
Plus These BONUSES!
- One-to-one virtual Core + Pelvic Floor Appraisal with Samantha via video call
- The 'Simply Start' Journal plus a supplemental video lesson with Coach Laura Spencer