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Being a FitMama all begins with love. Loving self care for the body you have and strengthening your core from the inside out. Mind and Body inspiration, education and motivation for you to live a life you love in a body you love, for life!

FitMama Jen Oliver

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9, 24 Ratings

Being a FitMama all begins with love. Loving self care for the body you have and strengthening your core from the inside out. Mind and Body inspiration, education and motivation for you to live a life you love in a body you love, for life!

    Episode 105: What’s a Doula with Christa Ardelean

    Episode 105: What’s a Doula with Christa Ardelean

    Episode 105: What’s a Doula with Christa Ardelean
     
    This week’s episode will leave you feeling empowered about birthing.
    Pregnant women are consistently bombarded with fear messaging about the pain and suffering they are about to embark upon through labor, delivery, and raising children.
     
    Christa Ardelean is a birth, sibling, and postpartum Doula and a childbirth educator. She is an advocate of empowered birth planning. Christa differentiates between the pain vs. the suffering we can experience on our journeys to becoming moms.
     
    We talk a lot about the fear that surrounds birthing in our culture and Christa shares what she does in her role as a doula and explains what a doula can do to bring about a more comfortable birthing experience.
     
    We go deeply into comfort measures and the research shows that oxytocin is released as a result of the mother feeling comfortable. We dive into some of these measures that can make birthing that much more of a delightful experience.
     
    I am always encouraging moms to journal about the good, the bad, and everything about their birth experience.
     
    Christa encourages this and goes on to say it’s normal and okay to mourn your birth if things didn’t go as planned and you still birthed a healthy baby. Let yourself be sad she says, I agree and know that processing these emotions is vital to mind-body health.
     
    Please subscribe to the FitMama Podcast and please share this episode with 2 or 3 friends.
     
    Thank you so much.
     
    Find Christa on Instagram and Facebook and reach out to her with any questions!

    • 55 min
    Episode 104: Simply Synced with Jenn Pike

    Episode 104: Simply Synced with Jenn Pike

    This week’s packed episode features Jenn Pike, a Functional Nutritionist and Medical Exercise Specialist who shares with us her simplicity style wisdom, sharing with us how being healthy and fit does not have to be complicated.
     
    Jenn shares the value of knowing what week of your cycle you’re in and how you can modify your lifestyle and behaviors from week to week to support performance, health, and recovery.
     
    Jenn’s brilliant Synced program will have you feeling grounded, connected and clear on what your body needs from week to week to help it thrive!
     
    She shares wisdom around the birth control pill, she relates her experience in fitness competitions and she shares her own lifestyle habits that keep her feeling at her best.
     
    Jenn will inspire you to create more Simplicity and Ease in all you do just by listening to this episode and following her on Instagram and Facebook, listening to her podcast, and connecting with her via her website.

    • 44 min
    Episode 103: Eat Without Pain featuring Dr. Kim Bretz

    Episode 103: Eat Without Pain featuring Dr. Kim Bretz

    This episode will have you asking some good questions about how you really feel when you eat. Before, during, and after.
     
    Dr. Kim Bretz, ND is a Naturopathic Doctor in Canada who is a passionate international public speaker and consultant on gastrointestinal health.
    As someone who knows the pain of “IBS” and irritable bowels, I know the pain one can go through when it feels like anything you eat makes you bloated, sick, or constipated, or worse, running to every bathroom.
     
    Kim talked about how eating foods should not feel and how to get to the bottom of some of the pain you might be feeling if you have gut discomfort. Kim shared her humor and passion and answers some key questions in the episode such as:
    -What bloating is a sign for
    -Why heartburn is happening
    -Why we have to change pants by the end of the day
    -What the physical pain and bowel changes are saying
     
    Dr. Kim Bretz shares how the IBS world has changed and explains that 15-20% of the population are getting diagnosed with IBS. While IBS used to be recognized as a default gut issue when they didn’t know what else was wrong, now technology has afforded us the capability of understanding and testing specifics of the bacteria in our guts and now we can rectify the imbalance of the bacteria through diet and other interventions.
     
    Deprivation is not the only way and Dr. Kim talks about reintroducing foods and how no foods need to be “off-limits” for life (other than allergies).
     
    Get in touch with Dr. Kim Bretz, ND if you are having gut issues you can’t seem to solve. She will help you eat without pain! Find her and follow her hilarious musings on Instagram.com/drkimbretznd

    • 46 min
    Episode 102: Chakra Talk with Jummee Joy

    Episode 102: Chakra Talk with Jummee Joy

    Jummee Park, a spiritual feeder and medicine woman, shares the basics of what a chakra is and explains which colors are associated with each chakra.
    Root Chakra – Red Sacral Chakra – Orange Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow Heart Chakra – Green Throat Chakra – Blue Third Eye Chakra – Purple Crown Chakra – Neutral  
    We dive deeply into this episode into the Root Chakra, the foundation, the all-important energy center that deals with the matters of safety.
     
    All aspects of life whether it comes to love, fear abundance, scarcity, sex, our creativity, our power, our energy and so much more all begin within this critical chakra feeling safety at its vibrational core.
     
    Tune in to gain understanding which chakras might be connected to any pain or frustrations you’re having in your body or life.
     
    Jummee shares how food, mood, boundaries, safety, and curiosity all play an integral role in your health and well being.
     
    Prepare to ask questions! Jummee will inspire you to go on an introspective journey and there is no better time than now!
     
    JummeeJoy does her LIVE breathwork every morning at 8 am on Zoom Click Here to join daily and use the password 938298
    Find Jummee online on Facebook, Instagram, and join one of her Saturday Cooking Club classes here!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 101: A Purpose Driven Life with Dr. Meghan Walker

    Episode 101: A Purpose Driven Life with Dr. Meghan Walker

    Our purpose, motivation, clarity, and direction in life are being confronted more than ever before during these unprecedented pandemic times.
    This week’s guest, one of the women I admire most on this planet, Dr. Meghan Walker, talks to us about her personal motivations, how she’s keeping her family healthy and ready for anything, her checklist of self-care behaviors that keep her grounded, as well as how she tapped into her own clear sense of purpose to step up in these uncertain times to provide tools, support, and community to allied health practitioners who need them more than ever.
    Get her free Entreoplogy Time System to help you solidify your purpose: https://go.entrepologyperformancelabs.com/purpose-1
    Dr. Meghan shares her own mindset that provides her the freedom to choose how she wants to show up each day in her own life.
    As a mom of 3 girls, she shares how she and her husband are navigating their parenting and homeschooling duties while each building and supporting businesses of their own at the same time.
    Meghan is an inspiration and it shines through in each moment of this interview.
    Prepare to be inspired to be the Chief Cheerleader in your own life, by digging into the concept of YOUR purpose.
    Dr. Meghan shares the multiple parallels between having a clear personal sense of purpose (that goes beyond the great purpose of parenting your children) and the health outcomes associated with tapping into your purpose each and every day.
    Connect with Meghan directly on her social media channels,
    Instagram: @drmeghanwalker
    Facebook: @drmeghanwalker and
    Twitter: @drmeghanwalker
    Fuel your Purpose Driven Life with her proprietary women’s performance supplements, Badass Basics, at www.badassbasics.com and go to www.drmeghanwalker.com for more info on this Super FitMama.
    Do not forget to subscribe to her fascinating and brilliant podcast, The Entrepology Podcast which can be found on all podcast outlets, as well as here on iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-entrepology-podcast/id1212507113 and Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/meghan-walker/the-entrepology-podcast

    • 52 min
    Episode 100: Intimacy and Honesty with Chris Oliver

    Episode 100: Intimacy and Honesty with Chris Oliver

    Welcome to our 100th Episode!
     
    In this episode, I invited my husband Chris on to have some open chats about the evolution of myself as Jen, wife, mother, and FitMama, particularly the last 15 years we’ve been together.
     
    I thanked him publicly for his strength, support, and for always creating such safety and love in my life such that I could blossom and fulfill my purpose.
     
    Chris is straightforward as always, he shares honest reflections and truths that I know you will gain wisdom from.
     
    I shared openly about how I felt during some major transitions in our lives and though it was not easy at the time, I knew what was right for us as a family. Forthcoming open communication of my feelings wasn’t a strong suit for me for many years, grinning and bearing it was.
     
    Chris points out that we’re not a “perfect couple” by any means and that it’s important to “say what you mean and mean what you say” in any relationship.
     
    We go into how to play, creating safety, open-mindedness, curiosity, and suspending judgment are crucial aspects of allowing growth to happen in a marriage, and as well as in parenting.
     
    We talk about our Tantra experience and you’ll hear Chris’ perspective on it.
     
    I share that we’re working our way through the videos in Kenneth Play’s Sex Hacker Pro Program. We talk love and lust and generalizations and old shame stories around sex.
     
    Don’t miss this episode and please share with a friend FitMama!
     
    Download my “Worshipping Your Man” video and give some new things a go in the bedroom tonight!
     
    Let me know how things are going for you!
     
    Find me on Instagram @fitmamapodcast and @lovejenoliver

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Staceyalarie ,

So much positivity

Jen brings so much positivity with knowledgeable and relatable topics every mama needs to hear! I will definitely be a lifetime listener ❤️❤️

Jennrzz ,

Just what we all need

This podcast is perfect in every way. The positivity and deep inner thoughts it generates is exactly what I needed. I love how real it is. It validates all the feelings that we have all felt and helps us process them on our own in our own way. Great work Jen!

Diana Mikas ,

My Life Crush

Jen is the most inspiring Fitmama. Her words of wisdom and encouragement go deep and wide as she keeps me motivated to continue on the path of health and wellness everyday. Love that we can now listen to you on this forum!

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