Episode 36: Michaela North on Being an Athlete, Mom and Navigating Surgery

Episode 36: Michaela North on Being an Athlete, Mom and Navigating Surgery

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On today’s episode, I interviewed Michaela North (you may know her at @hungryfitness on IG). She is a coach, athlete, mom of 4 and has navigated competing through motherhood, rehabbing her diastasis and ultimately choosing abdominoplasty surgery. We talked about competing and what rehabbing a diastasis after twins and 2 additional pregnancies was like, and how the fitness culture has evolved for athlete moms. We hope this episode is super relatable and helpful for those in the trenches of pregnancy, motherhood, diastasis (or any symptoms/injuries), as well as a embracing an evolving fitness experience, making big decisions and recovering from surgery.

8 Week Postpartum Athlete Training Program: https://www.briannabattles.com/8weeks

This is part 3 of a 4-episode series on abdominoplasty.

Do you need help knowing if this is right for you? Many have been told that surgery is the only choice to resolve a diastasis, and this is simply NOT true. Please download this free ebook so you can feel fully informed about diastasis, what you can do, and if you choose surgery, this ebook gives you tools, context and resources for navigating:

Diastasis Recti & Athleticism E-Book

This episode sponsored by:

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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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