Kayla Mehr 

YFM Creator, Founder

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Hi, I’m Kayla!

I grew up in an Italian family that used food as a way to come together and socialize. Although I grew up dancing, strength training, and running cross country in school, I always struggled with my weight. It wasn’t until college that I finally decided it was time to make a change. After learning “smarter” ways of working out rather than “harder” and learning more about nutrition,

I lost 30 pounds and that is where my passion for health and fitness began. 

After college, I moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in Fitness. I began as a Personal Trainer at Equinox in West Hollywood, CA. While I was there, I was hired to train Mickey Rourke during preparation for his role in The Wrestler, as well as other celebrities. I gained numerous certifications, competed and won my first Bikini Competition and participated in a Triathlon. After a few years, I took my experience and moved back East to be closer to family. 

I’ve worked with tons of expecting moms and when it came time for me to become pregnant I took a harder look at all the conflicting and confusing information out there about working out while pregnant.

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I became a specialist, and quite frankly: a pre & postnatal Exercise Geek.

I dove in and did extensive research; I even interviewed doctors, nutritionists and moms to fully understand how working out effects the mom and growing baby. After trying all the programs out there, I’ve finally created a tried and true pre & postnatal training program that is safe, effective and enjoyable.

Not only will I keep you strong throughout pregnancy and prepare you for the marathon of motherhood, but I will help you recover quickly and safely!

Oh, and I also have a huge community of pre/postnatal recourses and other moms who can help support you every step of the way. 

This past June I gave birth to my first son! So I can relate to EVERYTHING you’re going through!

Four and a half months postpartum from a C section (cute but stubborn boy wouldn’t flip), without any dieting, I am back to my pre-bably weight. Although very tired and sleep deprived, I’m feeling stronger than I could imagine! 

 When I’m not working out and bopping around Boston training moms and teaching classes, you can either find me enjoying a well earned Espresso Martini, dancing around my living room or planning the next weekend getaway with my family and friends!

 

Kayla's Training, Certifications & Expertise:

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  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer 2010

  • Prenatal and Postnatal Certified Personal Trainer: Annette Lang

  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist: NASM

  • AFAA Group Exercise Certified

  • CPR/AED Certified

  • First-hand Mom!


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