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Episode 40: Alicia Mckenzie On Her Evolving Approach To Fitness During Motherhood

Episode 40: Alicia Mackenzie On Her Evolving Approach To Fitness During Motherhood

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher Alicia McKenzie is a mom, athlete, entrepreneur and all around badass. On this episode, we talked about her finding CrossFit in the early days of CrossFit, and getting pregnant a few times during her time as a competitor. She now considers herself a fitness generalist and has been able to …

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Episode 39: Michelle Thibeau On Being a Pregnant and Postpartum Tactical Athlete

Episode 39: On Being a Pregnant and Postpartum Tactical Athlete with Michelle Thibeau

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher Michelle Thibeau is a mother, Army Special Operations veteran, data scientist, and a Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach. We discussed the culture and challenges of being a pregnant and postpartum tactical athlete and how to navigate that process while prioritizing service, duty, health and fitness as it relates to becoming …

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Episode 38: Returning To Running Postpartum With Dr. Carrie Pagliano

Episode 38: Returning To Running Postpartum With Dr. Carrie Pagliano

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher Carrie Pagliano is a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist who specializes in working with athletes. On this episode, we talk about returning to running postpartum and what coaches and practitioners can do to support our runners. This episode will help clarify the behaviors, symptoms and misconceptions many athletes and practitioners have …

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Episode 37: Alysia Montano on Being a Professional Athlete and Mother

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher Alysia Montano is an Olympian, mom and co founder of &Mother Org. We talked about her career as a professional athlete, having babies while competing, and navigating the demands of both performance and motherhood. From how she manages time, to how she managed her diastasis rehab to her eventual choice …

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

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

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher 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 …

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Episode 35: What we want you to know about abdominoplasty surgery with Lisa Ryan

Episode 35 Lisa Ryan

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher I interviewed Lisa Ryan, a coach and high-level athlete who rehabbed a significant diastasis (was able to do muscle ups and lift heavy etc), yet ultimately chose abdominoplasty surgery to improve both the aesthetic and tension of her midline. We discuss a lot of what we both expected, and what …

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Episode 34: Why I Got Abdominoplasty Surgery

Episode 34: Why I Got Abdominoplasty Surgery

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher Having an abdominoplasty is a significant choice, and it’s typically multifaceted. Unfortunately there is a LOT of misunderstanding around the choice and/or circumstance to get one, and even more stigma and shame. On this episode, I’m sharing what circumstances led me to have this surgery in February of 2019, and …

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Episode 33: Recovery & return to exercise post explant

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher Some of the most common questions I’ve been asked since sharing that I had my breast implants removed 2.5 months ago is, “what is recovery like?” ”How do you feel?” “How was returning to exercise?” I cover these questions and themes in this episode. There’s a lot of fear around …

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Episode 32: Why I removed my breast implants

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher I’m starting off 2021 with a confession! I had my breast implants removed in November 2020. I know I’m not alone in this choice and experiences that have accompanied the decision to get them (and get them out less than 2 years later). I hope this episode helps continue a …

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Episode 31: Your skin and hair questions answered with dermatologist, Dr. Samantha Ellis

Episode 31: Your skin and hair questions answered with dermatologist, Dr. Samantha Ellis

Listen on: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher It’s hard to know what information to believe when it comes to your skin and hair because of all the BS that gets shared on social media (just like the Fitness industry, honestly.) I asked board-certified dermatologist Dr. Samantha Ellis to come on the show to break down what we …

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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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