We strive to be a center that remains open during normal business hours providing mothers a place to meet up as well as to offer encouragement and fitness instruction with the intention of promoting positive postpartum mental health.
The center will host fitness classes (cycle, trx, barre, yoga and others!) and educative discussion. We are also available for drop-in socialization and for use by local support groups. Our facilitators will be certified fitness instructors, local nurses, obgyns, licensed clinical social workers, pediatricians, and more!
We aim to provide an informal, comfortable setting that is welcoming and safe for mothers as well as their children. We strive to bring our mothers together as well as to bridge the gap between our families and the medical community. We will exist as an intervention mechanism to lower the risks of depression, anxiety, and perinatal stress before, during, and after pregnancy through camaraderie, fitness, and education.
We look forward to working with you to help make this dream a reality.
founder + fitness instructor
Hi! I'm Karli, the founder of Kindred Mothers and a cycle instructor in our Kindred studio. I'm glad you're here.
I’m a mom of two amazing kids but the truth is motherhood didn’t come all that easy to me at first, and it still doesn’t. When my son was born I found myself isolated from my old community of coworkers, friends and far from family.
Quickly, I discovered a group of women who met weekly at the hospital with a lactation consultant and these moms became my lifeline. I was lucky. It wasn’t long after I saw how much I relied on these women I began to dream of this idea behind Kindred Mothers.
Studying Community Development in the Architecture and Urban Planning department at Virginia Tech, it wasn’t a far reach from my academic interests. I knew it was possible and the more I researched the community around me of transplants, commuters, moms and military wives I realized it was desperately needed.
I found spin and rhythmic fitness after my second child and it helped me in a new way, by connecting me with other women in my community but also healing me as an individual by pushing me to my extreme limit. I saw what I was made of and knew immediately I wanted to be an instructor, to help other women see how strong they were. That they could do so much more than they realized they were capable of. As women and as mothers.