With the second wave of COVID-19 upon us, I have decided to bring back Small Business Sundays! Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and we need to support them however we can, especially with the Holiday season quickly approaching!
Fit Beside Me empowers moms with young families to feel confident in their postpartum bodies by providing flexible at home workouts. No worrying about childcare, no gym fees, no question of whether these are the right exercises for your body. Chelsey is a certified pre and postnatal fitness trainer and she will customize a program to fit your needs, goals, and lifestyle. She mostly trains her clients online – stay home, stay safe! She is located in Spruce Grove, AB, and if you are local to the area, she does offer hybrid training options. Chelsey can work with clients anywhere in the world!
What Is Unique About Your Business or What Made You Choose This Type of Business?
Fitness has always been important to me. When I was in my early postpartum days, I recognized a gap. There is so much focus on “losing the baby weight” and “getting your pre-baby body back.” Too many women are jumping back into whatever they were doing before – and their body is still healing. The rehab process is being glossed over or skipped completely. Pregnancy is a huge event and changes our bodies significantly – we need to rebuild that core and pelvic floor foundation before upping the intensity of our workouts.
What Is Your Favourite Small Business (Aside From Your Own)?
I love J Leigh Boutique in Spruce Grove. Great clothes, friendly service, and reasonable prices.
If You Had One Piece of Advice to Someone Just Starting Out, What Would It Be?
In business – it takes time. Don’t get discouraged and start slow.
In fitness – we have to build the foundation first – it might feel boring at the beginning, but the results will be so beneficial in the long term.
What Are Your Long-Term Business Goals?
To grow my 1:1 client list as well as create more structured group programs. I currently run a Postpartum Return to Fitness Group – I would love to add a part 2 to that one day.
What Is Your Funniest/Weirdest/Most Memorable Experience With a Customer or Client?
Most of my clients bring their kids or they make appearances during virtual sessions. I just love seeing them take part! They truly do want to be just like mommy, and watching toddlers mimic the exercises we are doing is so fun to watch! Setting the example for a healthy, active lifestyle at an early age can be life changing!
Thank you, Chelsey from Fit Beside Me for participating in Small Business Sunday. If you would like to learn more about Fit Beside Me, or would like to connect with Chelsey, you can find her on Facebook and Instagram.