WHAT IS BIRTHFIT?
BIRTHFIT: An empowered, educated state of readiness, specific to childbirth, that is achieved through an evolved practice in fitness, nutrition, mindset, and connection.
BIRTHFIT is a movement: It’s about expecting and postpartum moms taking charge of their bodies and their decisions, and supporting one another’s journeys—together and apart.
BIRTHFIT is an approach to birth: We challenge the status quo and ask the questions no one else asks. We read, research, experiment & consolidate all the common sense, time-honored wisdom & recent studies we can find and present that information to you through various education models. Our pillars are fitness, nutrition, chiropractic & mindset. We unconditionally support YOU—the birth mom & birth partner—to make the best decision for you and Baby.
BIRTHFIT is a state of readiness: Childbirth is perhaps the most physical, mental & spiritual experience of a woman’s life. We want you to be ready in body, mind & spirit for the experience of birth and the lifelong journey that follows.
BIRTHFIT is your support team: We are a team of practitioners, educators, chiropractors, coaches, nutritionists, fellow mamas, men & women who are involved in our local communities and we are all rooting for YOU.
The Four Pillars of BIRTHFIT
To functionally train throughout the Motherhood Transition in all planes of motion to develop competencies and physical skills as well as enhance the main metabolic pathways.
To create a relationship with food that is rich in color and nutrients from a wide variety of animals, fish, plants, fruits, fats, and starchy tubers, while nourishing the body through the different rhythms of life and the female cycle.
To create space between a stimulus and a response, to embrace a growth perspective, and create action around values in order to make decisions from a place of love rather than fear.
To open pathways from the cellular to the metaphysical level wherein a person can experience and express optimal health in body, mind, and soul.
MEET YOUR LOCAL TEAM
Dr. Stephanie Bryant is the Regional Director for BIRTHFIT Fernie as well as a BIRTHFIT Professional. She is the chiropractor and owner at Kootenay Chiropractic and Sports Performance in Fernie, BC and an Associate Chiropractor in Cranbrook, BC at Cranbrook Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. She specializes in prenatal and postpartum care as well as athletic performance, but loves taking care of humans of all ages in her community.
After learning that birth is one of the most athletic events of your life, and that you should train for it, it was only natural that Dr. Stephanie felt compelled to expand her practice area in sports performance to include one of the most transformational experiences of your life: the motherhood transition. As an active woman herself, Dr. Stephanie found herself searching for the missing pieces in the postpartum period and what being a mother would look like for her as a woman in business/chiropractic. And then came BIRTHFIT, a seminar that Dr. Stephanie randomly stumbled upon and a movement that would eventually change her life, as well as her practice.
Dr. Stephanie loves figure skating, spin class, yoga, mountain biking, fishing, and spending time with her husband Jason and their two fur children Mia and Charlie. Though her BIRTHFIT journey is only beginning, she is overjoyed to have the opportunity to bring this beautiful movement to the Elk Valley and Kootenay Region!