Exercise during pregnancy isn’t one size fits all and should look different as your pregnancy progresses. Knowing how to make adjustments to your fitness routine involves listening to your body, but do you know what that means? Join me as I teach you what “listening to your body” means and how you can continue or even begin a fitness routine while still honoring this beautiful chapter of motherhood. You’ll learn how to protect your core and pelvic floor and how to make adjustments to your fitness routine that consider your core health and growing baby. The workshop will also cover lifestyle adjustments and access to Ashton’s Mobility for Pregnancy & Delivery Guide ($25 value) to help you move better and encourage the baby’s positioning. All expecting or plan-to-be expecting mamas are encouraged to attend! Lunch will be provided.
Register at NCC's website: https://nwicc.edu/events/fitness-during-pregnancy-workshop-2/ Registration fee: $75
Ashton has been an athlete/fitness enthusiast her entire life. As a multi-sport athlete in high school, she went on to play softball at Dakota State University where she graduated with her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. She completed her Master’s from the University of South Dakota in Sport Facility Management while starting her 7-year career at the Nishna Valley Family YMCA in Atlantic, IA. While there, Ashton oversaw the fitness and youth sport departments while also teaching classes, coaching programs, and serving as a personal trainer. Ashton is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, a title she has retained for 10 years. After a 4-year battle with infertility, Ashton gave birth to her first son in 2019, and her outlook on how mamas are told to train during and after pregnancy completely changed as she met her own complications. In 2021, Ashton gave birth to her second son at 16 weeks gestation. It was then that she began Resilient Mama Fitness & Lifestyle because of the gap she saw in the industry as it pertains to women, fitness, & motherhood. She strives to educate mamas on the inner strength their body possesses through breath and the inner core unit and how to apply that knowledge to create stability and function in the body. She wants every mama to feel empowered to make adjustments to their fitness and daily living in order to support themselves no matter if they are longing to hold a baby in their arms or years removed from having babies. This Spring, Ashton joyfully gave birth to her third son and has been spending the summer soaking up the busyness of motherhood and family life. Ashton is a stay-at-home mom living on her husband’s family acreage outside of Granville. Besides fitness, she enjoys gardening, canning, cooking, crafting, home decorating, long baths, and binge-watching Netflix.