Mindful Mama


Truth be told, I never really saw myself as a stay-at-home mother. Prior to having Berlin I was insanely career focused, almost to a fault, and admittedly had lofty career goals.

Even while pregnant with Berlin, I could never see myself walking away from my career. I imagined myself jumping right back into the madness, straight off maternity leave: traveling the world, working crazy hours, and basically being the total career centered person I was prior to giving birth.

But as fate would have it, I was laid off from my job while on maternity leave, and was literally handed the amazing opportunity of staying home with my daughter. At first I was deeply petrified about the idea of being a stay-at-home parent. After all, my whole adult life, all I had ever known was the corporate grind. But thankfully, I’m blessed with a terribly supportive husband who convinced me that staying home and raising our daughter was of the utmost importance.

Now as Berlin is getting older, and will be starting preschool in the Fall, I have toyed with the idea of going back to work. I’ve interviewed a few places and kept my options open, but ultimately, my heart isn’t in it any longer.

Since I can remember, I’ve always been passionate about health and fitness, and knew that if I ever took the plunge and switched careers, it would be to follow this passion. At this stage in my life, being happy and healthy, and helping others achieve the same, is most important to me.

So without further ado, please allow me to introduce: Mindful Mama.

I’m currently accepting new clients. So for all you San Francisco mamas who want to get back in shape; in a supportive, kid-friendly environment; please feel free to contact me.

If you’re not a mama, no problem, I love to train all women. So if you want to tone up for that big event, or you just need help losing those last five pounds, I’m here for you as well.


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  • This is amazing! Wow, seriously GOOD FOR YOU! I hope this really takes off for you (or as much as you’d like it to). There was a time in my life, YEARS AGO, that I got really caught up in health and fitness as well. I was running A LOT and was loving it. I’d get up at 4:30am to run 6 miles before work most days of the week, trained for a few small runs (5K, 10K), did 2 half marathons and lastly a full! I didn’t get into any weight lifting or core strengthening which now I realize (looking back) was something I needed/should have incorporated. I also was a calorie counter. I knew how many calories were in just about any food from memory and I totally believed the whole “calorie in calorie out” theory so I limited myself to like, 1500 calories a day or less. Now, I have such a different knowledge of food. I realize now that I was making mistakes back then, but, I really just miss being into that whole world and lifestyle. I let it go after Mia and still haven’t gone back. I was into it all that I was reading a ton of books and also thinking about becoming a trainer of some kind. Anyways, I hope to revisit that old self again after this baby when the time is right. It was so much easier to focus on me and my body without any kids, so doing it with 2 should be interesting but it’s doable. Anyways, go girl, go. Kuddos to you and I love Berlin’s face in that first photo. She’s super cute :) -Misty

    • Jordan Rose

      Thank you so much Misty. I always love reading your comments, so thoughtful. It is totally difficult with one child to manage doing something good for yourself, but with two, I can’t even imagine! But you need to do something that is just for you (doesn’t have to be working out), but I wish I lived closer to you, because I would love to help you feel invigorated again!

  • This is fantastic I’m so happy for you, and for your clients.

    • Jordan Rose

      Thank you Lila. Hopefully I’ll be able to change some lives. :)

  • Congrats on following your own path and what makes you happy! Priorities can change after kids wen if you never expected it! My bf’s sister has a gym & also trains clients and even though she doesn’t have kids now I can see how flexible her schedule is and how great that career path would be for raising a family. I am torn about going back to work in the fall (after my current maternity leave), I am not sure what we are going to do. There is a possibility of staying home for another year. We will see. I look at it like the babies are only little for a few years and there are still 30+ years to advance a career.

    Good luck with Mindful Mama, I would be a client if I lived close by! I think I need to try something new fitness wise to loose these last few pounds, my body is used to what I’m currently doing even though I do switch things up.

    • Jordan Rose

      I wish I could train you, would be so fun! Yes, just switch up and you will lose the weight quickly! Try interval training-burns calories fast! If you can, stay home. Your children are only young once, you have the chance to shape who they are as people (as you know!).
      Best of luck to you lady!

  • Oh man, another reason to wish I lived in San Fran!!!!! I was the same way before, always the work-a-holic. I got my degree and then wanted to go to law school (I was even accepted) and dreamt of a life where I work 80 hours a week. I never even wanted a family to be honest. But then while in school I got pregnant and now everything has changed for me. I can totally see myself as a stay at home mom who even home schools my daughter, total change from before! Babies seriously change everything.

    • Jordan Rose

      Everything! Perhaps one day you will still chase that dream, you never know…

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