Q: Tell us about yourself.
A: I’ve lived in Jackson for 6 years now and like to ski, hike, bike, and I’m a pretty casual runner by Jackson standards. I run a customer experience consulting company with my husband called Curvejumping, and we work with companies all over the country on customer research, brand, and marketing strategy. We also host an annual event in Jackson that brings in some of our networks and mixes them up with our local creative, entrepreneurial and athletic communities.
Q: What brought you to Wright Training?
A: The gym I used to attend stopped offering enough of the classes I most liked so I found Wright Training. I noticed a big difference in the results of the classes at my old gym and Wright Training – specifically, the classes are more functionally focused. Before, I felt like I was getting toned biceps but didn’t feel like it did much for my ability to climb a mountain. Wright Training classes have made me feel much stronger ski touring and mountain biking and I have a lot more endurance.
Q: After you became pregnant, did you modify your training? If so, what changed?
A: I worked out at Wright Training through my 8th month of pregnancy, and Crystal and Max were both awesome about modifying workouts for me so I didn’t even have to think about it. Plus the community at Wright Training is really supportive so it never felt like I was the weird pregnant lady fielding questions and comments. I also did yoga up to the day of my scheduled induction which I highly recommend because pregnancy is just uncomfortable after awhile. The biggest thing was that working out and moving made me feel better, not worse, during pregnancy, up to the end.
Q: How has your training changed post-pregnancy while also training for a race?
A: I took the doctor recommended 6 weeks off after giving birth before working out again, and eased in slowly. But I was surprised how quickly my body grew strong again. I did a half marathon this June and was able to train in 10 weeks, just going to the Bike/Run class and doing some long runs. The gym really helps with injury prevention which was a challenge for me before when I’d pick up run training too fast.
Q: Anything else you’d like to share? Thoughts/comments/shoutouts?
A: Just shout outs to Wright Training and Akasha Yoga for being great places for a pregnant woman. Crystal & Max at Wright Training and Neesha, Vanessa and Wanna at Akasha Yoga were all amazing at modifying for pregnancy. With them, you don’t need maternity-specific classes.