Kelly Dean, MPT
Founder of The Tummy Team, Physical Therapist, Educator and Speaker
Kelly is a neuromuscular re-education Physical Therapist specializing in the functional rehabilitation of the internal muscles of the core and pelvic floor. Kelly performed her undergraduate work at the University of New Mexico, where she also swam competitively for four years. She received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 1997.
Kelly is the founder of The Tummy Team and has developed the unique Tummy Team approach to functional core and pelvic floor rehabilitation. Kelly has combined her years of clinical experience as a brain injury specialist with her passion for “real-life rehab” and functional integration to treat the common yet neglected conditions of the core. She has created a comprehensive, realistic and effective approach to treating diastasis recti, low back pain, pelvic pain and instability, pelvic floor dysfunction and so many other core related conditions. (Read more...)
Kelly has presented at medical schools, medical conferences and birth centers across the country. The Tummy Team now offers 7 online client programs and 4 online continuing education courses that are transforming the way we treat conditions of the core. With a heart to change the standard of care for women (and men) struggling with functional core weakness and diastasis recti everywhere, The Tummy Team has developed comprehensive professional apprentice and professional training endorsement program for rehab, birth and fitness professionals.
Kelly is a passionate educator who mixes over 20 years of clinical experience and vast knowledge of functional core rehab with her authentic and practical teaching style. She makes learning fun and meaningful and easily applicable.
Founder of Fit2B®, Tummy-Safe Fitness™ Specialist, Writer and Speaker
Beth Learn is a core fitness specialist as well as the CEO and founder of Fit2B® Studio, LLC at Fit2b.com which provides Tummy-Safe workouts for those managing diastasis recti, hernia, prolapse, low back pain, and other symptoms of core dysfunction.
Beth has been immersed in the fitness industry since 1995, working in various athletic clubs and gyms. She became a certified group fitness instructor through the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America in 1997 and went to Oregon State University to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science, focusing on fitness program management in 2001. (Read more...)
She has continued to train in a variety of fitness specialties including weight lifting, aerobics, yoga, Pilates, prenatal/postpartum fitness, and restorative movement. After having children, her personal struggle with diastasis recti – as well as the struggle she observed in many of her clients – led her to focus on core rehabilitation as it relates to fitness and exercise. Fit2B was launched in 2010 and quickly became the world’s first diastasis-aware workout provider in 2011, now reaching thousands in over 40 countries.
Beth is an accomplished public speaker and writer. She has written and collaborated on over 15 e-courses, including Experts in Diastasis Recti, and she has been featured in several books including Trim Healthy Mama, A Midwife in Amish Country, and Your Pelvic Floor (The Inside Story).
Outside of her passion for helping people discover how to enjoy comfortable motion without hurting themselves, Beth enjoys race walking, lifting heavy things, reading historical fiction, and maintaining her small farm with her husband and two children in Battle Ground, WA.