Hi, I am Rebecca, founder of New Life Personal Training & Doula Services. I have been working in the fitness industry for over 8 years. It all started when I realized, after staying home with my kids for 10+ years, that I wanted to do something more. I needed to help people. At the time, I was attending group exercise classes regularly and found such joy in being in the “gym” environment. One of my favorite instructors urged me to become certified to teach. I put all my doubt and inhibitions aside and went for it! After teaching Group X for a couple of years I decided to take it to the next level and become a Personal Trainer. I fell in love with it. Always finding new ways to encourage my clients and keep them accountable.
My newest adventure has brought me in to the role of being a Doula. Many people have no idea what that is, so let me give you a brief description. A Doula is “A trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest and most satisfying experience possible”. Since I can remember, long before I even had my first child, I had this fascination with pregnancy & childbirth. I went on the have 4 children. I was lucky to have easy pregnancies and births with all of them. But years later, after attending a few births of some close friends/family, I realized that there was so much I didn’t know. So many choices I could have made, that could have prevented numerous interventions. It is now my mission, to educate women, to help them advocate for themselves and to support them no matter what their “perfect birth plan” looks like!
The best part is, both of these services fulfill my need to support people as they enter in to their new life, whether that’s one of health & fitness or becoming a parent (or both)!!