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S2 / E29: Charlie Barker, CEO of Bumps & Burpees

July 5, 2023

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Join Ashley Verma as she warmly welcomes the incredible Charlie Barker, the visionary behind Bumps & Burpees, to this week’s captivating episode. Charlie, the founder of Bumps & Burpees, established this empowering platform in 2014 with a mission to provide unwavering support and empowerment to women during their pregnancy and throughout their journey into motherhood. With her expertise, she has guided countless women to stay fit, strong, and confident through this transformative phase. From personalised one-on-one training to engaging Instagram fitness classes and the newly launched online platform dedicated to pre and post-natal fitness, Charlie has revolutionised the way women approach their health and wellness during and after pregnancy.
Ashley and Charlie delve into a range of engaging topics, sharing personal experiences and insights that will leave you inspired. Here’s a glimpse of what they discuss:
• Traveling with the little ones: Charlie opens up about the joys and challenges of traveling with children, offering practical tips and heartfelt anecdotes that will resonate with every parent.
• Sharing the heartbreak of miscarriage and overcoming fear: Charlie bravely shares her personal journey of navigating the heartbreak of miscarriage, offering solace and encouragement to those who have experienced similar challenges. Discover how she found the strength to overcome fear and embrace hope.
• Charlie’s journey of falling pregnant and the beauty of unexpected surprises: Explore the emotional rollercoaster of Charlie’s first pregnancy and the unexpected joy of discovering she was expecting again soon after. Her story is a testament to the resilience and miracles of life.
• Working with pregnant fitness challenges: Charlie shares her inspiring journey of working with pregnant women facing unique fitness challenges. Gain insights into the transformative power of exercise during pregnancy and the incredible impact it can have on both physical and mental well-being.
• Building her business, Bumps & Burpees: Discover the entrepreneurial journey behind Bumps & Burpees as Charlie discusses the triumphs, setbacks, and invaluable lessons she learned along the way. Her passion for empowering women shines through as she shares her vision for the future.
• The importance of working out during pregnancy: Dive into a meaningful conversation about the significance of maintaining fitness during pregnancy and the benefits it offers to both mother and baby. Charlie’s expertise and personal experiences make this discussion invaluable.

Prepare to be inspired as you listen to Ashley and Charlie’s dynamic conversation filled with wisdom, resilience, and a shared commitment to supporting women throughout their incredible journey into motherhood.

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