New Mom Lessons with Trainer & Bikini Competitor Virginia Kinkel

Today I am speaking with Virginia Kinkel, trainer and bikini competitor, about lessons we learn as new moms. After earning a degree in kinesiology from the University of Maryland, she and her husband opened the first location of their gym Bodymass. She talks to us about her experience competing in different divisions within the sport of bodybuilding, and how her goals have changed now that she is postpartum. We hear how Virginia’s experience working with the human body shaped her pregnancy and what advice she can offer other moms as they go through their pregnancy and postpartum. 

Virginia speaks from the perspective of a new mom AND a fitness professional. You don’t want to miss this interview!

We  talk about:

-Bodymass and its services

-competing in bodybuilding

-having realistic expectations going in to pregnancy

-listening the the RIGHT advice

-getting back to workouts postpartum 

-finding your path and staying on it

-dealing with unexpected experiences

Time Stamps

1:00 Introduction

2:35 expectations versus reality of pregnancy

11:34 Listening to advice

19:04 Virginia’s postpartum advice







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