THE STORY BEHIND
6 weeks after having my first baby, I was cleared for exercise. My husband was out and reality sunk in that time was not my own anymore. I couldn’t just drive to the gym and spend 2 hours there. With a background in professional bodybuilding, the gym was my second home. I was never someone who exercised from home. Becoming a mom, I was prepared to make sacrifices, but I promised myself that exercise would not be one of them.
I was determined to find a way to make it a priority. I went downstairs in my basement, put a mat on the floor, found a pair of dumbbells and snuck in a workout while my son was napping. 20 minutes later, I was covered in sweat and felt like I could accomplish anything I set my mind to—I didn’t need the gym, just a positive mindset! It was at that moment I knew I was called to do more for women, and Mission Rise was created.