Well, “we” is really just me. Hi! I’m Beth Jones. I have a lot of different hats that I wear, but the overall gist of what I do is help women move better and return to the activities that they love.
I have always been a very active person. I was engaged in many different sports from toddlerhood through college, and have continued my training now into adulthood. That being said, it hasn’t been easy for me. I waited to start my family – my oldest was born when I was 37 – and with that came a major life shift. With his birth came nights at home instead of going out with friends, watching from the banks at rowing regattas instead of being in the boat. I became disconnected from my pre-baby community and struggled to find a new on. My daughter was born a few years later, and to add to my “struggles”, I suffered pelvic organ prolapses which restricted me from many of the activities that I had found to replace my rowing. It was a very depressing time for me. I was alone, no one understood what I was going through, and I had not outlet for either my emotional or physical healing needs.
I ended up drawing on my education as a Certified Athletic Trainer and rehabilitation to become an expert in women’s health and athletics. In 2017, I became a Nutritious Movement Restorative Exercise Specialist, which brings the concept of movement and corrective exercise together. Here I began to find my tribe again. I began making some friends and eventually return to my play. Only this time it was Olympic Weightlifting and hiking. I just want to move my body, do what interests me that day, and find happiness. I still want to connect with other women, which was another reason for this community.
During my own healing I’ve met so many women who have had similar experiences to mine. They were active at some point, and that went away. They still identify with the athlete they were and often yearn to return again. They wish to find other people to be silly with and try things with. They want to start moving again without pain so they can return to that fun they remember. They see others doing the activities they enjoy and think, “I could be doing that if only…”
Does this sound familiar? If so, I really look forward to meeting you within the MoveHealPlay community. Membership is free – I hope you’ll join us.