Elite CrossFit Athlete & Mom, Dr. Talayna Fortunado

Today I speak with Talayna Fortunado, CrossFit royalty, physical therapist, and mom of 3. She started CrossFit in 2009, right after graduating PT school, and made it to the podium at the CrossFit games in 2012, winning 3rd place. Talayna talks about her experience as an elite CrossFit athlete and how CrossFit has changed over the years.

Talayna has an extensive history in athletics ranging from ballet and collegiate gymnastics and track & field, to triathlons, and endurance paddle boarding. As a physical therapist, she has treated athletes from all of these sporting backgrounds, plus many more. Her approach is hands on, focusing on each client’s specific morphology and limitations to design a treatment plan to help them achieve their individual goals.

Talayna has an extra level of complexity added into her journey as a mom of twins! Our conversation hits on so many topics all postpartum athletes should hear!

We  talk about:

-training while practicing physical therapy

-CrossFit and pregnancy

-having twins 

-lack of research for elite athletes and pregnancy

-maintaining identity as an athlete

Time Stamps

1:00 introduction

2:28 CrossFit in the early days

4:37 becoming a mom

7:34 CrossFit and pregnancy

12:56 twins pregnancy

15:00 returning to CrossFit after pregnancy

17:40 having knowledge as a PT

21:02 returning to elite CrossFit

22:45 advice to other moms

30:10 going into pelvic PT 


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The Active Mom Postpartum Podcast is A Real Moms’ Guide to Postpartum for active moms & the postpartum professionals who help them in their journey.

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