Pregnancy can be one of the most turbulent times in a woman's life. There are countless issues and stressors that can cause strain on both the mind and the body. Julie Denny, a mother herself, wanted to create a place where women could come and be themselves throughout any stage in their pregnancy or motherhood journey. Where they can feel safe, secure, and have an open friendly dialogue about their pregnancy and postpartum issues.
When Julie was pregnant, she began her research on how to safely modify her workout routine during pregnancy and post-partum to help limit side effects she would experience from pregnancy and giving birth. While doing her research she came across Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism certifications by Brianna Battles. Julie became inspired to become certified and learn how she can give back to the women in her community. Julie knows that there is an unreasonable amount of expectations put on women during and after pregnancy. Ranging from the pressure to decline maternity leave, and a rush to return to “form” quickly after pregnancy. Pregnancy and motherhood changes everything about a woman's life, yet for some reason, society tends to expect women to just deal with it. Julie and the staff at CrossFit Lacey know the reality of the situation. Reclaim is a place where people’s feelings are respected and valued. A place where women can come at any stage in their motherhood journey, whether that be 1 day after finding out, 6 months after, or years down the line, anyone is welcome at Reclaim.
Working out at any level can be a daunting task for pregnant women and working out incorrectly can cause even more distress to the body. This is why we put a heavy emphasis on safety and adaptation. Julie, a certified Pregnancy and Postpartum trainer, can adapt almost any workout routine to better fit women throughout their pregnancy. This is NOT a CrossFit class; this is a functional strength class with 3 different levels of exercise. We focus on strengthening the whole body with an emphasis on the core to better address common issues women face during and after pregnancy.
Every woman's pregnancy is unique, and no two journeys are exactly the same. Reclaim offers more than just a steady workout routine. Our goal is to take some of that burden away and help anyone and everyone we can.
For those who are intimated by this experience, Julie would encourage you to take a class before you say no. She wants you to see how everyone supports each other and how much it has helped other people. See how Reclaim is different than your standard workout and see what Reclaim can do for you. From women who are in their 2nd trimester, to women who have been a mom for several years, Reclaim is here from them, and can be here for you.