Today we meet Maricarmen, a mum of 2 young boys, personal trainer and the creator of The Pre & Postnatal Health & Body plan- a membership website which helps mums get fit and healthy around their family and a busy lifestyle.
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I’m Maricarmen, a mother of 2 busy boys, a partner to Dean, the owner of The Pre & Postnatal Health & Body Plan and a 1-2-1 Personal Trainer. I have a passion for health, wellbeing and exercise and finding ways to live a healthier lifestlye around the kids while still enjoying life! The want to be healthy for my children lead me to become a personal trainer and my passion has lead to a hobby of competing within the bodybuilding world in the tall bikini category.
reason I have created different levels of membership, each with a varying level of direct support from myself but with every membership adaptable to individual members and their own personal goals. Our memberships start from £9.99 a month with our bronze package, which gives you access to safe pre or postnatal workouts, guidance on planning your food intake, delicious and nutritious recipes suitable for all the family and guidance from myself and guest contributors on general health and wellbeing. Our silver and gold memberships include more direct support from myself with personal check ins and monitoring of progress.
How do you find juggling mama hood and running your own business?
I will start by saying my boys are the most wonderful little boys, but they can be a handful and I honestly believe the way I manage both of them and running a business is by having a routine. My life consists of late nights and early mornings! I am continually working on the PHBP; creating and uploading content, adapting the website, creating my marketing plan, scheduling social posts and generally building the business. My 1-2-1 PT sessions are generally of an evening, so the admin side of things begins at 9pm (now that love island is over). We are very lucky that Dean works shifts and we manage the boys, between the two of us, around his shifts. Weekends are our own at all times! There are very few weekends we don’t have something scheduled in for the whole family. We are very active as a family so whether it’s a bike ride for the boys and a run for me, a trip to the beach for ice cream and sandcastle building, a chilled day in the garden with a BBQ and paddling pool or a full weekend of camping we ensure we are solely focused on our boys and they get the best of us.
Do you have any other exciting news or upcoming events?
For the month of August we have been running a #mumstakeover feature where friends and clients of the PHBP are sharing their own personal journeys of motherhood on our blog, so head over there if you fancy a read of some truly inspiring stories. When September arrives we will be giving you a daily tip on how to be a healthier you so stay tuned for that. Also, really exciting news, September and October will see the PHBP attending two baby shows at the baby and toddler show at Manchester event city 28-30th September and the baby show London Olympia 19-21st October so come and say hi if you’re there!
What do you enjoy most about running your own business?
I love the job satisfaction I get from helping mums and I love working with clients who I can relate to when it comes to their goals. It may be that they want to get their confidence back after putting on weight during pregnancy, becoming more confident with working out, going for their first run or making small lifestyle changes, all of these are achievable goals with the PHBP and having the opportunity to be the support that mums need to smash these goals is just the best feeling.
Where can people find out more about you and PHBP?
You can find out all about me and the PHBP at www.phbp.co.uk and you can keep up with all our daily goings on by following @thephbplan on Facebook and Instagram. I am a BIG fan of Instagram stories so if you want to see what me and my boys get up to on a daily basis we’ll see you there!
Thanks so much for taking the time out to chat Maricarmen. PHBP sounds like a wonderful resource for busy mums looking to stay fit and healthy. Wishing you all the best with PHBP in the future!
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