My Passion For Collaboration Over Competition

When I started my business in 2015, my mission, which remains my mission today, was to build a supportive community of mums, who are energized, strong and healthy, inside and out, and have found a balance between being a mum and being the fittest, the healthiest and the most confident woman she can be.

Through my work I wanted to ensure that women were being supported during their entire journey of becoming and being a mum through quality and safe, yet effective, movement and exercise. That they were educated and empowered so that they could thrive physically, mentally and emotionally as the women they were and the mothers they had become.

However, although this mission started to be realized, as a sole trader working alone in just one area of Perth, I realized that I could only reach and support so many women. In all honesty, it was tough and lonely at times, as being in business by yourself can be.

When the opportunity to collaborate with Jen Dugard and her business, “Body Beyond Baby”, presented itself in 2017, it was just what I was searching for. The chance to become an affiliate partner with a growing group of like-minded fitness professionals opened the door to the combined skills, knowledge and experience of qualified and passionate coaches and trainers across Australia and New Zealand to reach so many more women than I ever could alone.

This partnership has provided me with a team, a place to belong, without having to sacrifice my own brand or all the work that I have poured into my own business. Additionally, it has provided me with the opportunity to contribute to a team that is committed to collectively raising the standard of the fitness industry when it comes to women’s health.

With respect to my clients, it has provided them with access to the knowledge and work of a range of mum-focused fitness professionals whom they know they can trust in relation to education, resources and information. They have become part of a larger community of women who are all committed to their health, fitness and wellbeing. Moreover, through the “Body Beyond Baby” affiliate programs, they get to connect with women across Australia and New Zealand.

I’m part of a group of like-minded fitness professionals
who are just as passionate as me about supporting mums

However, I am so passionate about collaboration over competition that this goal now spans across my entire business.

Our partnership with Women’s Health Physiotherapists in Perth

These professional relationships has meant that we can provide our clients with the professional care and support that is often so badly needed for women who are on their mum journey. Together we support our clients with the physical support they need, the education to empower them and programs that will assist them in rebuilding from the inside out and dealing with all of those ‘mum’ issues that really are not spoken about but are more common than many realise.

Inspiring Health Living Through Whole Food Nutrition

Moreover, although my first passion is movement and exercise, the fact that movement and nutrition go hand in hand cannot be ignored.

So, like my philosophy for a woman’s physical health, which is working from the inside out to ensure that the body functions optimally, this is the same with my nutritional philosophy. It is so important that we load our bodies with nourishing, energising and healthy foods to fuel our amazing, though often tired and depleted bodies, from the inside out.

It was a connection with another Western Australian mum-focused fitness professional that I now collaborate with some amazing health professionals, from Fertility Specialists to INN Health Coaches, Allied Health Professionals to Mental Health Advocates, as well as women and men from all backgrounds who just wish to inspire healthy living, to continue to focus on my mission.   

My mantra for 2019 has been ‘Strong Women Lift Each Other Up’, and it is through the focus of collaborating with individuals who are also passionate about making the lives of women around them the very best they can be through education, support and a whole lot of love that I can continue to realise my mission and really make a difference in the world.

‘Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change’

– Barbara Mikulski

Sunshine Beach Run 2017

The Sunshine Beach Run is back for 2017!

And we had so much fun last year, that we have decided to be part of this amazing event again!

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On Sunday, 19 February, 2017 at City Beach, join “Team MumaBubs” to walk or run 1km, 3km or 5km.

Join us with your families at the 6th Annual Sunshine Beach Run and support Red Nose (formerly known as SIDs & Kids) continue their research, education and bereavement counselling services for WA families experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a child to miscarriage, stillbirth or SIDs.

This amazing event is a wonderful family event raising funds for a very important cause!

Click here to register as part of “Team MumaBubs”.  Early Bird entry closes 21 January 2017! However, if you’re like me and never quite get back to things (blame mummy brain!), if you are planning on joining us, then just register today!

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Jody is a pregnancy and post-natal specialist, with tertiary qualifications in exercise science and registered as a Level 3 Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia.
Jody is also a mum of two small children under 5, and therefore understands the demands and challenges of being a mum.
Jody is passionate about educating, energising and empowering pregnant and post-natal women through the provision of safe but effective exercise programs and fitness sessions.
Contact me today to see how I can help you with your fitness and health!

It’s time to look after YOU….

Being a mum is the most rewarding, but, in my opinion, the hardest job in the world.

There is no manual that comes with a child when it is born, and I’m yet to come across a tertiary qualification, diploma or apprenticeship that formally qualifies you to be a mum. And it doesn’t matter how many other mums tell you all about what being a mum is like – until you are a mum you don’t really know what you’re getting yourself into.

But, for all the challenges, tears, tantrums and sleepless nights, I would not give up this job for the world. The smiles, the cuddles, the giggles, all the firsts, especially the first “I love you”, and so much more, are all worth it!

However, I have my good days, my great days and then the days that never end – and when they finally do I am so thankful for that glass of wine! And, with all the demands that come with being mum, by the time the end of the day comes, it’s highly unlikely that I’ve done anything for me.

This past week it became really apparent with so many of my friends and clients going down with one of the many viruses, colds and flus going around, that, as mums, we are so busy looking after our families that we don’t always look after ourselves or deal with our own issues. And we always put our health and well-being last.

But, we do need to look after ourselves, both our physical health and our emotional health. And let’s face it, when we are well, healthy and energised, it is so much easier to look after those we love.

We need to nurture our bodies, our minds and take just a little time to deal with those issues we push to the side because we feel everyone else is more important.

So, the Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week, starting tomorrow, couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s a week dedicated to women focusing on their health, physical and emotional, learning more and taking action.

I urge you to make your health a priority this week and register today at Women’s Health Week. And share this with those friends that you know also need to make their health a priority.

Women's Health Week

So, this week, put aside a little time and make yourself a priority…because your health and well-being are just as important as those you care for… it’s time to look after YOU…