Pregnancy and Motherhood
Athletic Coaching and Education
for Women, Birth Workers,
and Body Pros.


My question for women, coaches, and birth workers is simple, “Why would women NOT specifically prepare their physical bodies for the physical experiences of growing, birthing, and caring for a child?”

Yet, most prokreating women are not exercising correctly or at all. This leads to higher risk of pregnancy issues for mom and fetus, higher percentage of birth interventions, higher levels of postpartum anxiety disorders. Children who experience traumatic or less-than-optimal care in utero and/or birth can carry issues with them through life unless they are addressed as infants and young children. 

This suffering can be alleviated.

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How? By transcendental training and community. Transcendental means to beyond the range or limits of something abstract. And right now in our culture, pregnant and postpartum women strength training is still a very abstract idea. You’re here because you know that’s not true and you’re looking for answers, empowerment, more information, or help. 

Why do we need community? This need is built into our genetic code. Community allows our bodies to down-regulate to a calmer state for the true work to take place, integrate, emerge. Someone in your corner guiding and cheering you on allows you to achieve deeper levels of trust in yourself, your body, your purpose. We go farther with others. And I believe couples on their way to parenthood need a community ripe with a variety of professionals to help them be their best.


Colleen is a strength coach for women during pre-conception, pregnancy, and postpartum as well as an educator for trainers and health professionals.

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I’m Colleen Flaherty, NSCA-CSCS. My passion is helping women move their bodies correctly to be strong and fierce. I do this through small group training, classes, a 7 hour CEU course, workshops, and my podcast, Prokreate Radio. What makes training with me different is that I focus on mind/body/spirit connections for optimal health. We bring attention to the intention of your movement, support systems, knowledge and how it applies to helping you thrive in daily life. And of course, I love to laugh and have fun. I take your trust seriously and that means I’m here to support you feeling, speaking, honoring ALL OF YOU. 

Read more about me….

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What do the moms say?



Thanks Colleen for an awesome class! I felt so great and safe even being SOOO pregnant. Loved it and all these ladies and kiddos!
– Brittney, mom of 2


I love this lady to the moon and back! Colleen and I have been friends and fellow entrepreneurs for several years now. I’ve done tremendous internal work around my fertility issues. Now I get to have someone else who I believe is one of the best in the biz support me in getting my body ready for fertility treatments and hopefully more. I can’t say enough about what this woman brings to the workout room and beyond for ladies choosing this wild ride called motherhood.

– Brenda, growin’ 1st




Colleen kicked my butt this morning with a special 1-hour workout centered around kettlebells. I’m feeling so relaxed now. If you’re wanting to get in shape for the labor of birthing or get to a new good place postpartum/post-adoption, I highly recommend trying out classes with Colleen! – Sally, mom of 1


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