About BirthFit

*zie NL versie hieronder 

I have heard people say that BIRTHFIT is fitness for pregnant women. But it is so much more than that.

When we talk about being Birth Fit, we aren’t just speaking about being physically fit. The conversation is about your foundation, the base in which you will create, birth and nourish both you and this new being you are bringing into this world.

Are you physically fit? Are you creating a good nutritional foundation for you and the human you are growing through the food choices you make? Are you researching and making decisions based on your own personal philosophy and not someone else’s agenda or out of fear? Are you preparing your home, your relationship with your partner? Are you asking questions? Are you mentally preparing for childbirth and parenthood? Are you doing everything you can to mobilize your body through things like a visit to the chiropractor, acupuncture, massages or even meditation?

At BIRTHFIT we are founded on four pillars *that guide the education and services we provide:

Fitness: To functionally train in a way that develops competencies in physical skills as well as enhances the three main metabolic pathways.

Nutrition: to consume a diet that is rich in color and nutrients, from a wide variety of animals, fish, plants, fruits, and fats and starchy fibers. 

Chiropractic to be structurally balanced, free of subluxation, so that the nervous system can function ideally and communicate with all systems of the body.

 Mindset to be present in the moment, grateful for your life’s experiences, and welcome the transition into motherhood.

All of these things matter and work synergistically to prepare you to be in the best physical and mental shape for this next chapter in your life- whether you are thinking about conception, are pregnant, have one or multiple babies- BirthFit is for you.

*The four pillars are discussed in more detail in the book titled “The Real Deal


Over BirthFit

Ik heb mensen horen zeggen dat BIRTHFIT fitness is voor zwangere vrouwen, maar het is zoveel meer dan dat.

Als we het hebben over Birth Fit, hebben we het niet alleen over fysiek fit zijn. Het gaat meer over jouw fundament, de basis waarop jij het geweldige wezen, wat je op wereld gaat zetten, maakt, baart en liefhebt.

Ben je fysiek fit? Hoe zit het met jouw  voedingskeuzes? Zet je een goede nutritionele basis  neer voor jou en de baby die in je groeit? Ben je iemand die graag onderzoekt en vragen stelt en beslissingen maakt op basis van je eigen, persoonlijke filosofie?  Bereidt je je mentaal voor op het bevallen en moeder worden? geef je jouw eigen lichaam aandacht door bijvoorbeeld een chiropractor te bezoeken, acupunctuur te laten doen, massages te nemen of zelfs te mediteren?

BIRTHFIT is gebaseerd op vier pijlers* die het onderwijs en de diensten die we geven vormgeven:

Fitness: Om functioneel te trainen op een manier die competenties ontwikkeld in fysieke vaardigheden en de drie metabole routes verbeterd.

Voeding: voedsel eten dat gevarieerd is en boordevol voedingsstoffen, met een grote verscheidenheid aan vlees, vis, groente, fruit, vetten en zetmeelrijke vezels.

Chiropractie: om structureel in evenwicht te zijn, vrij van ontwrichting, zodat het zenuwstelsel optimaal kan functioneren en kan communiceren met alle systemen in het lichaam.

Mindset: aanwezig zijn in het moment, dankbaar voor de ervaringen in je leven, en bewust zijn in de overgang naar het moederschap.

Al deze dingen zijn belangrijk en werken tegelijkertijd samen om je zo goed mogelijk voor te bereiden om fysiek en mentaal topfit te zijn voor het volgende deel in je leven.

Of je er nou over aan het denken bent om zwanger te worden, zwanger bent, of als je al een of meer kinderen hebt. BirthFit is er voor jou.

*De vier pijlers worden uitvoerig besproken in het bok “The Real Deal”.

“BIRTHFIT is a revolutionary movement that is empowering women and changing the course of the future. BIRTHFIT is building a new type of woman—a woman who possesses not just physical strength, but strength of mind, heart, and character. ”M.H


Post Partum Series Feedback

The first Post Partum series is over and the second one started on the 11th of February with brand new moms and their little ones.

It has been a great experience to work with these two ladies post partum. They are both extremely vocal and clear which is the type of language I understand best. Coaching them has taught me a great deal as they have been very generous with their feedback which I need to grow and improve as a coach.

Hearing about their experience has humbled me because one thing is to wish to bring something to the table, the other is to see it reflected back to you but in a language completely owned by each mother. It isn’t about me, it is about them and I am grateful I get the opportunity to participate in this small part of their lives.

Portuguese is my mother tongue so it has been special to speak it at least 2 x a week every week.

I look forward to us continuing working together ladies. Thank you.

Há anos que trabalho como treinadora e sempre foi pra mim super especial treinar mulheres.
simplesmente porque quando mudamos a vida de uma mulher afectamos uma família inteira o que eu acho super especial.

Tem sido um prazer enorme trabalhar com estas duas que todas semanas são um constante positivo na minha vida. Como treinadora sinto uma responsabilidade tão grande de dar o meu melhor, de estar presente especialmente numa fase tão especial como a parte da gestação e pôs parto.

Uma coisa é eu querer passar uma mensagem, a outra é me aperceber que esta mensagem foi recebida e que a pessoa a tornou sua com base na sua realidade.  Fico feliz no fundo do coração por poder contribuir de forma positiva na vida das pessoas.

Bel e Thaís, agradeço a oportunidade e que venham mais dias. ❤️