20 episodes

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!

Connect with Brianna on Instagram @Brianna.Battles and learn more about her programs at BriannaBattles.com

The Practice Brave Podcast Brianna Battles

    • Fitness
    • 4.9, 60 Ratings

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!

Connect with Brianna on Instagram @Brianna.Battles and learn more about her programs at BriannaBattles.com

    The decision and journey behind having my second son, Chance

    The decision and journey behind having my second son, Chance

    This week my second son, Chance, turns 3 and in celebration of that I decided to record this episode for you on the decision and journey to have him.
    This is a very vulnerable episode that wasn't easy for me to record but I believe it's an important topic to discuss. Themes I cover are why the decision to have a second baby was so hard for me, what I considered before making that decision with my husband, and what the birth experience ended up being like. If you haven't listened to episode 1 where I talk about my experience having my first son, Cade, go back and listen!
    Thanks for listening today. If you are struggling in any way, I want to support you. Whether it's exercise, mental health, or any other piece of motherhood and athleticism, I'm here for you. Reach out and let's chat. Talk soon.
    SHOW NOTES: www.BriannaBattles.com/episode20

    • 36 min
    Using Athlete Brain to your Advantage in Motherhood and Life

    Using Athlete Brain to your Advantage in Motherhood and Life

    Experiencing pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood as an athlete with athlete brain is really unlike anything else. In this episode I am talking about what athlete brain is and how we can use it to our advantage as we experience the life changes that occur through pregnancy and beyond.
    Understanding how I was experiencing things differently because of my athlete brain was the driving force of starting Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism. Now I use my understanding of it to coach coaches and practitioners on how to effectively work with athletes as they experience pregnancy and beyond. There are a multitude of factors that happen when an athlete finds out she is pregnant and understanding her mindset (and how it can help her) is what I am talking about in this episode!
    Whether you are a pregnant athlete, an athlete that is also a mom, or coach these women, this episode is going to be great for you to hear. Let me know your thoughts over on Instagram once you've listened!
    Thanks for being here today. Head over to the show notes for the links and resources mentioned in this episode. Chat with you soon!
    SHOW NOTES: www.BriannaBattles.com/episode19

    • 28 min
    Body Image, Diastasis and Representation in Fitness with Inemesit Graham

    Body Image, Diastasis and Representation in Fitness with Inemesit Graham

    Inemesit Graham, a Postpartum and Pregnancy Athleticism Coach, shares her story of navigating Diastasis Recti and two hernias and how that affected her body image in this episode of Practice Brave. We also cover her experiences as a black women working in the fitness industry and her heart for helping women in fitness.
    If you are also working towards a positive body image, you won't want to miss Inemesit's story! Connect with Inemesit on Instagram @Mummy_Fitness.
    Thanks for spending time with us today. I appreciate you sharing the show so we can reach as many women as possible! If you're enjoying the show, consider writing a review on Apple Podcasts. Thanks again and talk to you soon.
    SHOW NOTES: www.BriannaBattles.com/episode18

    • 40 min
    The Technical and Tactical of Diastasis Recti with Munira Hudani, PT

    The Technical and Tactical of Diastasis Recti with Munira Hudani, PT

    Physiotherapist Munira Hudani is on the show today to talk about the technical and tactical of Diastasis Recti. We're talking about how to understand Diastasis Recti with so much misinformation floating around, why there are different opinions of what to do with Diastasis, and how to help yourself and clients with the information we know today.
    Munira Hudani received her Masters of Science in Physical Rehabilitation from the University of Toronto in 2009. In her nearly ten years of experience as a clinician, she has devoted the bulk of her to Women’s Health.
    Thanks for listening! Head over to the show notes for the links and resources mentioned in today's show.
    SHOW NOTES: www.BriannaBattles.com/episode17

    • 1 hr
    The Power of Bootcamps for Moms with Alexa Smith

    The Power of Bootcamps for Moms with Alexa Smith

    Alexa Smith founded the bootcamp franchise, Stroller Strong Moms, out of a need for community and movement. Since then, it has now expanded into 21 states plus the UK! In this episode, Alexa is sharing how she started Stroller Strong Moms - also known as SLAM (Sweat Like A Mother) - and how she has developed a program that is both challenging and fun for moms.
    We talk about how Alexa found herself projecting her athlete brain onto moms plus how she handles pelvic floor considerations in a large group of participants!
    Head over to the show notes to connect with Alexa and for the links and resources mentioned in this episode. Talk to you next time!
    SHOW NOTES: www.BriannaBattles.com/episode16

    • 25 min
    Mental Health in Pregnancy, Postpartum, and beyond with Dr. Alice Pickering

    Mental Health in Pregnancy, Postpartum, and beyond with Dr. Alice Pickering

    When I found Dr. Alice Pickering on Instagram I thought, "Wow, this women gets it!" Dr. Alice is a licensed clinical psychologist who focuses on maternal mental health and what she shares is relatable and deeply resonates with me and so many pregnant and postpartum women.
    In this episode, Dr. Alice and I talk through the different mental health considerations from pregnancy to postpartum and beyond. Dr. Alice sheds light on the spectrum of postpartum depression and anxiety. Plus we talk about athlete brain and her advice to new moms.
    Thanks for listening today! Head over to the show notes for the links and resources mentioned in today's episode and go follow Dr. Alice! Talk to you next time.
    SHOW NOTES: www.BriannaBattles.com/episode15

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Shayla Simms ,

Loooove Brianna Battles!!!

Phenomenal Woman, Brianna Battles has so much to offer not only to postpartum athletes but moms period. So thankful for her technical insight as well as shared honesty as a mom juggling her life. Encouraging, Inspiring, Informative! Thank you for paving a way for this movement, being an Ambitious Mom unapologetically and giving postpartum athletes permission to say I’m not finished yet💪🏽

debthurlow28 ,

So helpful!

So much amazing and valuable information especially for those women who were active pre-pregnancy and felt like they were a fish out of water when trying to safely navigate an active pregnancy/postpartum period. Speaking very personally, I really struggled with this and as a coach being told I needed to shut down the activity I loved most (running) was devastating. Through taking a pre/postnatal fitness certification course (while I was pregnant) I learned a lot, but stumbling across brianna’s Instagram and ultimately podcast has made me feel like I am not so crazy or alone in my values. Can’t wait to learn more!!

ah1245 ,

!!!

Brianna has a way of delivering information objectively without bias, but also keeping it real. Her network of colleagues is phenomenal. Each episode has been so relatable, educational, and also just enjoyable to listen to. Looking forward to more!

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