149: How to Approach the CrossFit Open as a Pregnant or Postpartum Athlete with Juliann Balley

149 - How to Approach the CrossFit Open as a Pregnant or Postpartum Athlete with Juliann Balley - Practice Brave with Brianna Battles

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Today I’m joined by one of the members of the P&PA Team, Juliann Balley, as we discuss approaching the CrossFit Open as a pregnant or postpartum athlete. Juliann has participated in the Open while pregnant and postpartum through the years and shares her perspective as a recreational athlete, P&PA Coach, and CrossFit Level 1. Ultimately, it comes down to adjusting your expectations, and mindset, and honoring the season you are currently in, while also keeping core + pelvic health in mind. You can find Juliann on Instagram at @ juliann.balley.

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The Practice Brave podcast brings you the relatable, trustworthy and transparent health & fitness information you're looking for when it comes to coaching, being coached and transitioning through the variables of motherhood and womanhood.

You will learn from athletes and experts in the women's health and coaching/performance realm as they share their knowledge and experience on all things Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism.

Whether you're a newly pregnant athlete or postpartum athlete, knowing how to adjust your workouts, mental approach and coaching can be confusing.

Each week we'll be tackling questions around adjusting your workouts and mindset, diastasis recti, pelvic health, mental health, identity, and beyond. Through compelling interviews and solo shows, Brianna speaks directly to where you're at because she's been there too!

Tune in every other week and share the show with your athlete friends!

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