About Brianna Battles
Brianna Battles is the Founder of Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism and CEO of Everyday Battles LLC.
She specializes in coaching pregnant and postpartum athletes, as well as educating coaching professionals on how to help athletes navigate the physical and mental considerations of training during these chapters in a woman’s life. She is a relentless advocate and relatable resource for women who want training during pregnancy and make a sustainable return to performance, lifestyle, function, career, and activity postpartum (and postpartum is forever)! This effort is what led to her creating a curriculum for her colleagues- coaches and practitioners- who also want to support athletes through this process.
Brianna has well established, successful online education, programs, and resources for both fitness professionals, practitioners, and athletes. She has built an international team of P&PA Coaches who are equipped to work with pregnant and postpartum athletes in their communities and online.
Brianna has a local strength and conditioning program, but has shifted her focus to online education and regional seminars in an effort to reach a broader audience.
She has experience coaching a variety of athletes, ranging from professional and collegiate athletes to the recreational exerciser. This is how she cultivated a top-down approach to her coaching culture. She has helped many athletes manage core, pelvic health, orthopedic and other physical challenges while still encouraging their athletic goals and pursuits.
Brianna has her Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration and her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She is an active member of the NSCA where she is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a USAW Sports Performance Coach. She has completed multiple continuing education courses and mentorships in the women’s health and strength and conditioning realm.
She lives in Southern California with her husband and 2 sons (Cade and Chance).
Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts Welcome to the first episode of the Practice Brave Podcast! I invited my business project manager on this first episode to talk about my pregnancy and postpartum stories and how they led me to create Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism and this podcast! We cover my story, what Practice Brave is …
- 2014 - Present
Owner of Everyday Battles LLC,
Founder of Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism; online education and resources for coaches and athletes
- 2013 - 2014
Small Group Coaching
- 2011 - 2013
Corporate Wellness Coordinator @ ElectroRent
- 2010 - 2014
Assistant Water Polo Coach @ CSUN
- 2008 - 2011
Wellness Coordinator & Exercise Specialist @ AMGEN
Personal Trainer @ Fitness Concepts
- 2007 - 2008
Strength and Conditioning Internship @ CSUN
Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration
Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
USAW Sports Performance Coach
Conejo Valley 40 under 40 Award
“Brianna Battles is an immense wealth of knowledge, professional integrity, and empathy. Her polished and always-evolving skill set is a gift to the fitness industry. Brianna's impact on women's strength and conditioning is particularly noteworthy; she has helped thousands of women make a strong return to their athleticism postpartum while prioritizing each individual woman's concerns, goals, and abilities. She is not only a trusted advocate for athletes but an accomplished mentor for coaches, as well. Her dedication to this field and her heart for this population is unparalleled.”
- Haley Shevener, Co-Founder POP Up
“Being a professional athlete I knew my capabilities when it came to my athleticism pre-pregnancy, but wanted to make sure my athletic career lasted through pregnancy so I could return to it postpartum. With Bri's help, I was able to come back and make gains I felt would take forever, but most importantly I've healed my body and it has improved my performance. Without her help, I can confidently say I would not be near where am physically and mentally.”
- Lindsey Valenzuela, Athlete
"As a physical therapist, I was consistently finding that an element was missing in helping my female clients. I began searching for what that element was and that’s when I found Bri. I became a member of her online coaches course [Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism] and I can confidently say I got way more than I bargained for. Not only did this course provide me with the resources and education I needed to put me on the right track, it opened so many more doors for me. I respect and admire Bri’s work for using the most up to date research, which helps me in clinical decision-making, and for consistently staying true to herself and to her mission. Thank you Bri for being the change we need in the women’s fitness industry – your work is SO appreciated!!"
- April Wheeler, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach
"Brianna Battles does it again, acting as a voice for so many that didn’t know how to navigate the complexities of athleticism as a mother or woman."
"Brianna is my go-to resource for anything pre/postnatal fitness related. Either she’s the expert on it or she knows who is. Her non-judgemental voice is so needed in this industry where the norm is shaming and blaming Moms. She’s totally changed my perspective."
"Brianna is such a wealth of knowledge and such an incredible advocate for pregnancy and postpartum fitness. I love how she is focused on evidence-based information and stands out in the fitness community as someone focused on what's truly important. [Her] podcast is perfect for anyone who wants to workout safely during pregnancy and postpartum."