The Story Behind Strong Mama Collective
Strong Mama Collective was founded by Lucy in 2019, while on maternity leave. With the aim of building a space for mum’s & mums to be to exercise safely, strengthen their body and boost body confidence.
Pregnancy & being a new mum are two hugely exciting and uncertain times. A lot of the focus is of course on your little one, but we believe its one of the most important times to look after and focus on yourself as well! We are here to make exercise safe and simple, to make sure you are getting that important and well needed time to do something your body and mind.
We focus on the changes your body goes through during pregnancy and post natally. We work with you every step of the way as your body changes. Incorporating breathing, corrective exercise, pelvic floor and core specific training.
As your body compensates for your growing bump and newborn. We make sure all muscles are working as they should at each stage. Strengthening, stretching, mobilising and helping you keep your balance throughout.
What’s the meaning behind the name?
If you are pregnant, have given birth and/or raise your little one, then you know why I chose Strong Mama! It’s one of the most amazing, empowering, hardest thing you can do and you should 100% be proud to call yourself a strong mama (at the very least!).
I aim to create a community and bring together a collective of strong mama’s and amazing businesses that support them. So the name came naturally!
Hey, I’m Lucy! I am a qualified Pre & Postnatal Personal Trainer in Maidstone and I’m passionate about helping mama’s feel amazing.
After having my little boy Henry in May 2019, I realised how little information and support there is for mama’s who want to exercise. So I have been working ever since during nap & bed times to create Strong Mama Collective.
As a mum I know what its like to continue exercising while your pregnant and how it feels as your body changes. I know the overwhelming feeling of the strange empty jiggly belly after birth. Wanting to rest, recover & get back into exercise in the same second. That’s why I’m here to support you every step of the way to provide safe and effective exercise, to help you feel empowered and confident.
I believe you don’t need to ‘get your old body back’, you have a phenomenal body that has not only grown your baby, but birthed & nurtured it! You have seen first hand what your body is capable of, you know the change that is possible and you can achieve anything you put your mind to.
- Lv2 Fitness Instruction NASM (National Academy of Sport Medicine)
- Lv3 Personal Trainer NASM (National Academy of Sport Medicine)
- Lv3 Adapting Exercise for Ante Natal and Post Natal Clients YMCA
- IDTA (International Dance Teacher Association)
- Currently studying – Lv4 Nutritional Adviser NASM (National Academy of Sport Medicine)
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If you’re interested in finding out more or have a question, feel free to get in touch!
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We are located in Maidstone, Kent. Our personal training is held either at Southcote Health Clinic, Core The Gym or in your own home. With pre & post natal fitness classes running at Southcote. Find out more below.