“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
At MommaStrong, we believe that sustainable strength and wellness aren't motivated by traditional goals like weight loss, shiny happy skinny jeans, and six pack abs. While these are all perfectly ok aspects of what moves us to get fit, we know - from our years in the trenches here - that what gets women to adopt life-changing self-care habits for the long term is much much much much deeper than that.
What motivates us to treat ourselves with care and to bring our bodies to their strongest expression is 1) how it helps us show up in the world and 2) how it helps us to engage in the world.
Everyone deserves a second chance and we know that our physical bodies are a big part of where we get our inner strength. So when you show up for MommaStrong, know that you are helping other women-in-need.
Our current focus is working with incarcerated populations, in which we use high intensity interval training as a tool for recovery. By using the function of pre-frontal cortex activation during physical exercise, we are able to help each inmate learn to "respond" rather than "react" to triggers. The mission, then, is to reduce recidivism rates by providing them with real-deal stress strategies upon release.