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Fit For Birth is a growing community of super-fun and passionate people who love to explore the unexplored and shed light on areas that have been dark. We believe in having fun while changing the world, one family at a time. We pursue our passion to heal families by building a global team of fitness and health professionals so that we can
We know what is being taught by the conventional world concerning pregnancy and childbirth. We are here to share the other side of the spectrum, one that is poised to save the health of moms and their babies, the future of our world.
James Goodlatte is a Holistic Health Coach, corrective exercise practitioner, speaker, author, and professional educator. His passion that ignited FFB was to heal families by inspiring the use of natural methods and by building a global team of fitness & health professionals to reduce infertility, avoid mechanized childbirth, and reduce chronic disease in our infants. As the founder of Fit For Birth, Inc, he is a driving force for providing Continuing Education Credits for the pre and postnatal world. As a writer, his articles have been published in a dozen languages and have inspired contact from pre and postnatal women, as well as health professionals in over 150 countries.
Two of James’ guiding principles include making super-fun wherever possible and “Not taking anything too seriously.” He loves the idea of shaping life into a “Blue Zone,” how centenarians live long healthy lives. His love for board games comes from his desire to connect with family and friends in a unique way.
Master of Student Happiness & Website Wizard
Theresa has been a backbone of FFB for many years; our original long-standing “Inner Unit” Team Member. Her comedic ability to make friends, her background in holistic health, and her loyalty as FFB got off the ground made her the perfect candidate! Her dedication as James’ sister is part of what builds an incredible family business. At Fit for Birth, Theresa ensures that students have full support and an incredible learning experience with our courses. She ensures that all FFB students find ease and fun as they journey to become Fit For Birth Trainers.
She is the “Website Wizard” of Fit for Birth who keeps the website and portals that our students use everyday cutting-edge and up-to-date. Theresa is also in charge of managing various Fit For Birth projects.
Becca comes to Fit for Birth with a passion for women’s empowerment and a background in business development. She believes birth is the most impactful leverage point for social change, and thinks that it is time that modern culture witness a change in narrative about the power of women to have an experience that is about them. She is passionate about growing organizations that have a strong social mission and is excited to call Fit for Birth her “home”.
Over the past 10 years, Becca has worked with both non-profits and for-profit companies internationally and in the U.S to grow their operations, reach and organizational structures. As Co-Director of Fit for Birth her focus is to build the brand and reach of the company, and support team members in their growth potential with Fit for Birth. On a day off, she can be found cooking large meals for friends at her home, on a run with her dog, or at the beach surfing.
Social Media Alchemist
Maggie Yount is Fit for Birth’s Social Media Alchemist, she leads FFB’s social media message. Maggie inadvertently joined the FFB team in this role by adamantly demanding Fit for Birth’s improvement. Maggie has a passion for helping women discover their innate strengths. She intends to be a force that helps women hold onto their autonomy over their bodies and birth experiences. With Fit For Birth, Maggie wants to be part of the team that is leading a sea change in the pre and postnatal fitness world.
Natural Birth Expert
Dana Linvill-Gordon is the founder of B.O.R.N., Birthing Options Respecting Nature and a Natural Birth Expert with Team Fit For Birth. She helps women achieve a more gentle birth experience by supporting their emotional and spiritual work prior to coming into labor. She feels passionately that a woman’s birth story is specific preparation for the type of parenting that mother/child will need throughout that relationship. Her true work and specialty is to bring healing, education and empowerment to survivors of sexual abuse, including human trafficking, to enable the successful birth of their babies.
“Game Time” Master Instructor
Hamad Shirazi inspires and empowers pre/postnatal women as well as fitness professionals as Master Instructor with Fit For Birth. He has a passion to be in service to, and guide families to a better quality of life. “Mothers are the gateway to a better future for this planet,” he says, “I want mothers to be confident in the fact that they are superheroes and we are just ‘fine tuning’ their superpowers.”
Hamad holds a B.S. Ed. in Exercise & Sport Science from the University of Georgia and a M.S. Ed. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Miami. He is certified by the ACSM as a Personal Trainer and trained at the C.H.E.K Institute as a Holistic Lifestyle, Nutrition, and Exercise Coach. Within the pre and postnatal realm, Hamad would love to see more discussion, education and collaboration so that mothers and families can be provided truthful information that will provide more clarity and inner peace amongst them.
Hamad lives life in the moment, emphasizing the integration of mind, body, and spiritual wellness. He enjoys sports and outdoor activities, as well as food and enjoying meals with loved ones.
Madeline is an FFB Head Coach who supports students and graduates by providing guidance in pre & postnatal training. As a FFB PPCES and PPDCC, she loves being a resource for pregnant women and new moms, answering questions about the birth experience and soothing the fears that often arise. Madeline’s goal with pregnancy and life beyond is to provide tools to develop a calm mind and a strong body. She feels that these two things will carry you through most challenges life can bring. Her natural instinct is to encourage, boost confidence, and provide support to others as they explore new opportunities.
In her role at FFB, Madeline is excited to connect with, encourage, and empower Fitness Professionals as they launch themselves into the blossoming realm of pre & postnatal corrective exercise. Her hope is that exercise becomes a natural addition to the long list of "do's" for the full term of pregnancy. She also wishes to see the medical world meld with the holistic world to provide better education and more empowerment for women during the precious time of growing and raising children.
In Charge of Smiles and Fun