Erin Svare has worked in the fitness industry since graduating from college in 2002. While Erin participated in athletics through childhood, she didn’t find her true calling of guiding others in their fitness pursuits until her twenties. The lens through which she sees this space has changed considerably since becoming a mother. In 2008, Erin received her Master’s Degree in Physical Education while pregnant with her first child. Through the c-section recovery, while living away from family, Erin experienced firsthand some of the gaps in Women’s Health during the postpartum phase. In 2012, at 31 weeks pregnant with her second child, Erin met Lisa Preller, became her patient and discovered the awesome power of Midwifery Care.
Erin is a Personal Trainer, Registered Yoga Instructor and holds certifications in Pre & Postnatal Strength, Pilates and Spinning. Erin is dedicated to continuing education and takes courses annually to stay current amidst the rapidly changing landscape of the fitness world. In 2022, she completed two courses with Dr. Stacy Sims; one on coaching women through Menopause and another titled “Women Are Not Small Men.” Erin is an avid Women’s Health Advocate who excels at helping women heal after childbirth and return to activities they enjoy. Erin became the coach she needed after her babies were born. She also specializes in making weight training accessible for beginners. Her weekly clients range in age from teens to late seventies and she wholeheartedly believes that it is never too late to try something new. She enjoys hiking, lifting weights and staying strong enough to keep up with her three children, husband and dog.
With my dog on a hike, Summer 2023
I love to move and I enjoy many different kinds of activity. I enjoy a sweaty run, a beautiful hike and I often feel giddy when I take off on a bike ride. I feel powerful and strong when I lift weights, I find peace when I practice yoga, and I truly enjoy trying new things (a little secret: new things also make me nervous!). The bottom line: movement is what makes me feel whole. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy relaxing, but with three kids 14, 10 and 7, there is not abundant time for that in this chapter of life.
I am more than these descriptions, just like anyone reading this has many roles in life. When I became a mother in 2009, I had a different mindset than I do today. I jumped right back into triathlon training and everything else very quickly after having a c-section. It makes me cringe when I think about it now. Yet after birthing three babies and devoting a great deal of time to studying female athletes and the postpartum body, I have a fresh outlook on working with women. Postpartum is HARD. One of my goals is to make postpartum better. I am passionate about helping women on their postpartum journey, through menopause and beyond!
Another one of my goals is to instill more confidence in women. I am surrounded by capable, intelligent, amazing women, yet too many of them attach their worth to the the size of their waist or hips. Life is too short. Let’s celebrate our bodies and all that they do for us. Many of us have grown and birthed babies, climbed mountains or crossed finish lines. The female body is incredible and we must honor and protect it. Not much excites me more than helping women feel stronger, more confident and realize their full potential!