Today on the show, we welcome Jen Joseph, aka “Rumblebumm.” Jen has been a personal trainer for 13 years and in the Crossfit space for eight. Most recently, she has received her certification for pregnancy and postpartum athleticism, helping pregnant and postpartum women to navigate through this crucial time. Jen, known to her Instagram following as “Rumblebumm,” has also been the personality behind all the Chestee’s Instagram stories for the past three years, as well as the company’s Customer Service guru. She’s also a wife, mom, and a strong supporter of women’s stories and goals. In this episode, Jen shares her personal story; how she got out of an abusive marriage and the journey she has been on to get where she is today. We talk about everything from cycles of abuse and the importance of women patting themselves on the back, to therapy and healing oneself, to the whackness of Instagram and the postpartum posers! We also hear more about Jen’s experience working at Chestee with Founder, Nicole Biscuiti, and why you don’t have to be a b*tch to get things done and be respected in your community. This is an empowering story for anyone who needs a strong voice to remind them of their worth – at home, at work, or in the gym!
Key Points from This Episode:
- Jen’s story of divorce and abuse and using Instagram as a platform to speak to women.
- The importance of women celebrating their achievements and sharing their successes.
- Discover what it took for Jen to get out of a manipulating, controlling relationship.
- The cycle of abusive relationships and the conflicts with being involved in the Church.
- How a therapist saved Jen’s life and what she learned from joining a Women’s Group.
- Why you have to heal yourself first, before moving into a new relationship or marriage.
- Navigating the pregnancy and postpartum coach overload on Instagram.
- Nine-month pregnant women doing box jumps (and other scary things on Instagram!)
- Why proper modification to your workout needs to be made during a pregnancy.
- How Jen started working with Chestee and her experience working for a badass woman.
- The importance of financial dignity and why this is something we can all strive for.
“Women have a really hard time patting themselves on the back.” — @rumblebumm [0:06:10]
“I think it’s very important for women to tell their stories, when they’re ready, when the time is right, to help other women.” — @rumblebumm [0:08:11]
“Every single person is human, no matter what position they are in.” — @rumblebumm [0:10:55]
“I had to leave the relationship, knowing I was going to take the blame, knowing people were not going to believe me.” — @rumblebumm [0:11:35]
“Fear-mongering is huge in the pregnancy and postpartum world.” — @rumblebumm [0:20:12]
“The more followers you have, the less people think you have feelings.” — Chrystal Rose [0:24:09]
“You don’t have to be a bitch to get things done and earn respect.” — @rumblebumm [0:27:13]
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