The 2023 Mother Athlete Symposium is here to educate, inspire and support you through 4 recorded days of virtual education, workouts, and strategies to get you mentally and physically prepared for real life. You'll learn from professionals in the fields of nutrition, exercise, physical therapy, mental health, and more.
We know that "mom life" can be tough but we're all in it together. This is a space where we can learn, understand and grow with one another to live sustainable, healthy lives and be an example for the next generation.
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Ariel Overstreet-Adkins, JD
Certified Etiquette Coach
Kristina Burgess, LCMHC
Addie Holzmann, DPT
Mary Pust, Certified Prenatal & Postnatal Personal Trainer
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IN MOTHER ATHLETE SYMPOSIUM?
Fueling the Exercise Bubble
Estate Planning for Moms
Mental Health & Motherhood
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Making Home Workouts Matter
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Do you ever wonder why you crave salty snacks or feel an energy slump midway through the day? It would be related to the female cycle! In this session, we're delving into what makes females special in terms of hormones. We'll look at specific nutrition recommendations to fuel your cycle and keep you energized all month long.
*News Flash* We've all been impacted by diet culture. If you experienced your parents diet cycling or grew up reading Seventeen magazine, then you know exactly what we're talking about. Diet culture has seeped into our everyday lives for better or worse. Learn how you can combat the negative effects of diet culture and live a healthy life with balanced nutrition.
Kids... they can drive us crazy but we still love them. More importantly, we still need to feed them. In this session, we're talking about how to feed your family amidst busy schedules and picky preferences. We'll go through what makes family mealtimes important for you and your loved ones as well as how to prepare meals that support you all at one sitting.
FUELING THE EXERCISE BUBBLE
Not seeing results from your exercise? It might be because you're not dialing in your nutrition. We're going through what to eat and drink before, during, and after exercise in order to help you see results from the hard work you've been putting in. Plus, you are guaranteed to feel better and more energized too!
Kendra Miller, MPH, RDN
Hello! I’m Kendra Miller, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), mother of two kiddos and wife to "SnakeMan." My favorite forms of exercise include swimming, biking, and running (mostly trails). I also enjoy relaxing with a good novel and creating new recipes in the kitchen. My background in competitive dancing led me to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and complete the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at the University of Texas. I completed a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion Science at the University of Oklahoma. I have experience in many aspects of nutrition - sports nutrition and weight management to pediatric and prenatal nutrition. From my early experiences in competitive dance to my later experiences as a mother athlete, I learned to fuel my body properly in order to perform at my best. Now, as a busy mother of two, I want to help other mother athletes find a similar balance between nutrition and an active lifestyle.
Tiffany Ricci, RDN, ACSM-EP
Hey hey! I’m Tiffany Ricci, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Exercise Physiologist. I’m married to Brad and have three boys. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, my love for helping people perform athletically led me to the field of dietetics. I was a runner trying to help other runners improve speed and endurance - but knew I needed a strong foundation in nutrition to help them succeed. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Kansas State University and have a wide range of experience in the nutrition field working in the clinical setting, developing employee wellness programs, and teaching the science of nutrition to college students. My experience in running marathons, biking century rides, and long-distance cross-country skiing adventures helps me better understand the need for a solid base of nutrition to fuel performance and help mother athletes achieve their training and performance goals after improving their nutrition.
Janet Daly - Strength & Endurance Coach
Hey! I’m Janet Daly, certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and endurance coach. Two fun and rambunctious boys call me “mom” and my favorite military man calls me “wife” and has for the past 15 years. Fitness has always been a large part of my life. I grew up swimming and joined my club triathlon team at Ohio State. I became a group fitness instructor and personal trainer soon after graduating and moving to our first duty station. My coaching focus has evolved quite a bit, first strictly in the gym, on to triathlon and running, then group fitness and running and now back to in the gym and triathlon. I love helping athletes and clients achieve performance breakthroughs and accomplish more than they thought possible. Personally, I have raced triathlons from the local sprints, Olympic distances, multiple 70.3’s and full Ironman events. Notable races include Collegiate Nationals, Ironman 70.3 World Championships, and overall win at Bone Island 140.6.
Learn form cues for the building blocks of strength training in the gym. Topics in this session will include weight selection, programming, and what a typical workout should look like. Also focusing on variations of the squat, deadlift, and how to work towards your first pull up.
Are you looking to add distance or speed to your current training plan? Have you been running without a weekly plan or overall goal? We will be discussing what to look for in a training plan, why warm ups and cool downs are important, and how to incorporate strength training into your run program.
Mary Pust comes with years of experience in the sports medicine field. She is a Licensed Athletic Trainer as well as a certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Wellness Coach. This mom of 3 boys owns FIT4MOM Billings and specializes in prenatal and postnatal fitness. She also works as an injury prevention specialist with a local warehouse and concentrates on ergonomics. As a busy mom herself, it's important to find ways to stay active and have energy to keep up with her kiddos. She enjoys everything from weight-lifting, functional training, running, hiking, and the new-found family hobby of biking. She is a major advocate for moms taking time for their physical and mental health so they can be the best version of themselves for their families.
Workout From Anywhere: A beginner's guide to postpartum recovery and integrating movement into your everyday life.The foundation of movement begins with posture, mechanics and body awareness. Learn some common problem areas and begin exercising with little to no equipment.
BEYOND THE FINISH LINE - ESTATE PLANNING FOR MOMS
Do you know exactly what would happen to your family and your assets in the event of your incapacity or death? Who would raise your children? If you don’t have a well-documented plan in place, the state has a plan for you. The state’s plan guarantees your family will have to work through the Court system, which can involve significant and unnecessary delay, cost, and stress. Learn how you can get the right plan in place to have the peace of mind to know that everything is taken care of.
- How to ensure the money you've been saving for your kids never falls into the wrong hands … and is available to care for your kids immediately.
- How to make sure your kids would never be taken out of your home or raised by anyone you wouldn't want.
- How you can name legal guardians for your kids.
Ariel Overstreet-Adkins - Attorney
Ariel Overstreet-Adkins, founder and owner of Bluebird Law in Billings, Montana, is a former litigator turned estate planning attorney. After seeing exactly how things go wrong and watching countless families fight and waste money on attorneys, she has made it her mission to help you keep your family out of court and out of conflict if you become incapacitated or when you die. Ariel works to empower moms like her to make great decisions for their families through education and guided legal advice.
MENTALLY HEALTHY MOTHERHOOD
Mental heath takes on new challenges in motherhood. Long nights with friends, sleeping in, and the me time that may have fueled you before kids, is a thing of the past. So what does it take? How do moms not only survive but thrive? What does 'self care' look like when your world is devoted to keeping a human alive? Join psychotherapist Kristina Burgess for the answers to these burning questions.
Kristina Burgess, LCMHC - Psychotherapist
Kristina is a mother, a business owner of a psychotherapy practice, and a person who loves moving her body in an intentional way.
In her psychotherapy, she supports kids, parents, and adults who are stuck and need support to move from surviving to thriving. She has been practicing as a psychotherapist for just under a decade and has experiences including community-based care, residential treatment, and outpatient therapy. She practices from a mind-body framework and focuses on healing the whole person.
In her time outside of seeing clients, she hula hoops, practices yoga, raises chickens, and hikes. She likes to nap whenever there is a free moment and really wishes her energetic two-year-old felt the same way.
MAKING MEALTIMES MAGICAL
Certified etiquette trainer Courtney Opalko will share simple tips and ideas to help busy mother athletes make magical mealtime rituals for their family. Guests will learn basic dining etiquette and table manner tips they can share with their families as well as simple and creative ideas to bring more magic to the dinner table. Courtney emphasizes the importance of connection, relationships and rituals that help build healthy habits AND happy family memories.
Courtney Opalko - Certified Etiquette Instructor
Courtney is a certified etiquette coach with a mission to spread kindness and civility through important life skills. Courtney's unique programs are fun, interactive and inclusive in nature, rooted in values of confidence, awareness, empathy and respect. As an etiquette expert, she offers modern advice designed to elevate the everyday.
Courtney is a proud member of the International Etiquette Trainer Society as well as the Protocol & Diplomacy International Protocol Officers Association.
Courtney holds a B.A. in Communication from Michigan State University. Additionally, Courtney is certified in youth, adult, social & business etiquette through the Southern California School of Etiquette & Protocol and a proud graduate of The English Manner and Beaumont Etiquette’s Train the Trainer Grade One with distinction.
ESSENTIALS IN POSTPARTUM RECOVERY FOR ATHLETES
Rebuilding core and pelvic floor strength postpartum is essential for athletic performance. There is a lot of information regarding postpartum recovery on social media, but it can be confusing to navigate. Let's break down the building blocks of postpartum recovery that are essential in getting back to the activity's you love!
- Apply the building blocks of postpartum recovery
- Connect breathing strategies with performance
- Understand pressure management for strength
- Work on movement balance for mobility
Addie Holzmann - Doctor of Physical Therapy
Addie Holzmann is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in pregnant and postpartum athletes. She is certified in Postural Restoration and trained in pelvic floor treatment through Herman and Wallace. She works with clients in-person and online and has also created To Birth & Back, an online postpartum recovery program. Addie shares pelvic floor education through her affiliation with SLAM, as well as on her social media accounts and podcast, Don't Beat Around the Bush. Her goal is to empower women to feel strong through the seasons of motherhood.