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154: Sporty Beth on Her Pregnancy, Being a Content Creator, and Navigating Mental Health Challenges

154: Sporty Beth on Her Pregnancy, Being a Content Creator, and Navigating Mental Health Challenges

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts Today, Bethany Robinson, or as many of you know her, Sporty Beth, joins me as we dig deep into her history with fitness, her ED, life as a content creator, and now navigating her pregnancy. Her pregnancy has been a difficult experience so far with intense morning sickness and she […]

153: 5 Considerations When Preparing for Birth with Midwife Elena

153 - 5 Considerations When Preparing for Birth with Midwife Elena - Practice Brave with Brianna Battles

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts Today, Midwife and P&PA Coach Elena joins me as we discuss all things birth. So often we hear “fit pregnancy = perfect birth”, but in Elena’s experience, this is not always the case. So how do we prepare? Elena shares 5 considerations pregnant athletes should have for preparing for birth. […]

152: Olympian Emily Muskett’s Weightlifting Career, Experience at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, and Transition Into Motherhood

152 - Olympian Emily Muskett’s Weightlifting Career, Experience at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, and Transition Into Motherhood - Practice Brave with Brianna Battles

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts In this episode, Olympian Emily Muskett joins me as we delve into her inspiring weightlifting career. Despite setbacks and the disappointment of not being chosen for the Olympics initially, she persevered, eventually making it to the global stage in Toyko for the 2020 Summer Olympics. After retiring from professional weightlifting, […]

151: Kate Lyman Opens Up About How She Navigated Birth Trauma and Birth Injury as a Fitness Professional

151 - Kate Lyman Opens Up About How She Had Navigated Birth Trauma and Birth Injury as a Fitness Professional - Practice Brave with Brianna Battles

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts Today I chatted with Kate Lyman, owner of KL Nutrition, P&PA Coach, and new mom. Kate gave birth one year ago and experienced the unexpected at her home birth as she pushed for 9 hours straight. As a result of her baby’s position, she underwent a severe tear and later […]

150: The Story of Angela Lee Pucci, Six Time MMA World Champion and Founder of Fightstory

150 - The Story of Angela Lee Pucci, Six Time MMA World Champion and Founder of Fightstory - Practice Brave Brianna Battles

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts   Today, I am honored to have Angela Lee Pucci join me as she shares her story of becoming a world champion MMA fighter, a first-time mom, and ultimately creating her nonprofit organization, Fightstory. Angela has always been in the combat sports world and knew that it’s what she wanted […]

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

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts   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 […]

148: A Chat with Physical Therapist and Online Educator and Business Owner Doc Jen: The Inner Workings, Becoming a Mom, and Advocating Pelvic Health

148 - A Chat with Physical Therapist and Online Educator and Business Owner Doc Jen - The Inner Workings, Becoming a Mom, and Advocating Pelvic Health - The Practice Brave Podcast with Brianna Battles

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts   Dr. Jen Fraboni, PT, DPT joins me today as we delve into the inner workings of her online education and business, her passion for advocating pelvic health, the challenges and triumphs encountered while navigating pregnancy and postpartum, and her gratitude for feeling strong and how it benefited her life. […]

147: Overcoming Challenges, Fitness, and Motherhood with Hannah Bower

147 - Overcoming Challenges, Fitness, and Motherhood with Hannah Bower - Practice Brave Podcast with Brianna Battles

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts   Buckle up – it’s going to get vulnerable. Hannah Bower, a lifelong athlete, and mom of 2, joins me and shares her story of overcoming challenges through her athleticism, a trauma in her personal life, a major car crash, becoming a mother, and more. Hannah is an example of […]

146: 2 Time UFC Champion and New Mom Carla Esparza on Her Impressive History as a Fighter and Entering Motherhood

146 - 2 Time UFC Champion and New Mom Carla Esparza on Her Impressive History as a Fighter and Entering Motherhood - Practice Brave with Brianna Battles

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts   Today I chat with Carla Esparza, a pioneer female fighter in the MMA world and 2 time UFC champion, about her history as a fighter and how it’s shifted as she’s entered motherhood in the past year. We chat about what training looked like during pregnancy and her current […]

145: Athlete Brain is What Makes You and What Breaks You

145 Athlete Brain is What Makes You and What Breaks You - Practice Brave with Brianna Battles

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts   Athlete brain is a really great attribute to have… and it can also be what breaks you. Today I explore the different ways athlete brain can show up in our lives and how to navigate it in different seasons. Leveraging and adapting to athlete brain is ultimately what leads […]

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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!

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