Hey! Welcome to my blog, I’m pretty pumped that you’re here.
My name is Colleen, I live in Corpus Christi, TX with my Navy pilot husband and rambunctious toddler (TBH, is there any other type of toddler??). I’ve lived in a bunch of places over the years, Texas, California, Virginia, Florida, and Texas again, but I call Maryland my true home. I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a BS in kinesiology, then from the Army-Baylor University with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I served honorably in the Navy for eight years before deciding to hang up my uniform to have more flexibility in staying home with my son.
After becoming a civilian, I began to pursue my passions in women’s health and fitness. I started out taking every continuing education and training program I could get my hands on – I completed the first level of women’s health physical therapy…
… became certified in Pilates based rehabilitation…
… started teaching a postpartum fitness class…
… and lead a free weekly meet up with Mom Meet Up – Jax, we started our stroller parade at a local coffee shop, walked down to a local park for a postpartum friendly work out, and then back to the coffee shop to hang out until nap time. It was the best part of my week and I miss it so much! (This group still meets in Jacksonville, FL but my family recently moved to Corpus Christi, TX!)
I quickly realized I was spreading myself too thin, I needed to determine what I really enjoyed doing and focus more energy into that.
After a little bit of soul searching, and some down time due to The Pandemic, I realized my true passion was for education. I loved talking with other women about their concerns, writing educational content for my social media, and being a beacon of information for other moms in the throws of motherhood.
That’s how I came up with the idea for Fit Moms Blog! This blog is a compilation of the things I’ve learned as a physical therapist and as a mom, the things I’ve learned from scholarly articles or continuing education courses and from other moms I’ve befriended, things that will be helpful for you no matter what stage of motherhood you’re in.
Want to get in touch? You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org, Instagram @fit.moms.blog, or Facebook Fit Moms Blog.
Thanks for stopping by, I’m glad you’re here!