Natasha Freutel

Natasha Freutel

Natasha Freutel is a licensed occupational therapist and wellness coach with a background in kinesiology and rehabilitation. She owns Fit Mama Santa Barbara — a pregnancy and postpartum-focused fitness and wellness service — and "The Vitality Method" — a functional training studio. She's an avid blogger/freelance writer and offers online coaching and mentoring to women all over the country.

Natasha inspires other women with children to prioritize their health and fitness goals amongst the chaos of life with kids.

She began her athletic journey as a ballet dancer. After sustaining some injuries in her teen years, she stopped dancing and began weight training. Her love of working out and pushing her body's capabilities led Natasha to her career as a personal trainer. She pursued a degree in kinesiology and then went on to get a master's in rehabilitation science. She loves to do CrossFit, Pilates, yoga, spin and get out for the occasional run with her dog.

Areas of Expertise:

Pregnancy and postpartum fitness.

Special Interests and Certifications:

  • Pilates and Therapeutic Exercise
  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation – Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute
  • Kinesiotaping – Rock Tape Fascial Movement Taping Level 1 Certified
  • Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes
  • Ergonomics and Posture
  • Adaptive equipment, bracing, and durable medical equipment recommendations
  • Modifying everyday activities due to injury

What keeps you motivated?

My family. I workout to keep up with them!

Why do you love to sweat?

I love the endorphin release. It only takes 20 minutes to erase a bad day.

What words do you live by?

"Everything happens for a reason."

What makes you a kick-a$$ Oxygen Ambassador?

My energy and zest for life!