Colleen Flaherty - Podcast Host, Strength Coach, pre natal Exercise Specialist
Colleen Flaherty's passion is allowing women to feel the strength of their bodies and minds with strength training as one direct avenue to getting in touch with one's self. As a woman who's been exercising since she was a teenager and working with kids/families just as long, Colleen knows the confidence, stress-relief, and power one feels from fun, appropriate movement.
"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." by Khalil Gibran is her favorite quote. After ACL reconstruction in both knees, not only does Colleen have physical scars to prove she's been through battle, she also knows one can not evolve without going through struggle. Lifting weights/resistance training is a physical struggle that makes your body stronger and also challenges the mind to overcome barriers of what we THINK we're capable of. As women prepare themselves for pregnancy and becoming a mother, not only do they have to prepare their bodies, but also their minds, emotions, and spirits. This might mean doing the work to let go of beliefs/stories to emerge more aware, ready to embrace motherhood from a relaxed, open, positive place.