Tia-Clair Toomey Partners with Pliability for New “Pregnancy Paths” Program

April 25, 2023 by
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The Fittest Woman in CrossFit History has embarked upon a new journey. Tia-Clair Toomey has joined forces with pliability, formerly ROMWOD, and The MINT Prjct to launch a special program for expectant mothers.

Remind me: Toomey, the six-time CrossFit Games champion, announced on December 24 that she would sit out the 2023 season. The reason is that she and her husband, Shane Orr, are expecting their first child together. 

  • Toomey has been adjusting her training since announcing the big news, and she has been using movements from the pliability program to continue focusing on her health and range of motion. 
  • The partnership with pliability and The MINT Prjct is another significant step considering the people involved and the depth of their knowledge regarding fitness and overall health. 
  • The MINT Prjct, in particular, has a team of female experts who specialize in training and education for pregnancy and postpartum fitness and nutrition. The MINT Prjct has several programs in place, but the members of this team will combine their knowledge with the movement experts at pliability and the undisputed greatest athlete in CrossFit history. 

The details: The new Pregnancy Paths consist of three mobility routines spaced throughout the week. These are not uniform programs, however. They change based on the specific trimester and the changes that expectant mothers are experiencing. 

The goal of the new Pregnancy Paths is straightforward – to reduce pain and discomfort while improving their ability to move and exercise safely and effectively. Pliability has emphasized the benefits of stretching and mobility health, but the company wants to go a step further after noticing that pregnancy is an often-neglected topic. 

  • “The MINT Prjct is all about educating women and their trainers on how to safely and effectively exercise and stay healthy throughout pregnancy and postpartum,” said Cara Forrester, Director of Education, The MINT Prjct. 
  • “Working with Tia and pliability has been incredibly inspiring, seeing how such an impressive female athlete has adapted her training plans and, most importantly, put time aside to focus on her mobility and movement health throughout her pregnancy.” 
  • “With pregnancy can come discomfort, and mobility is an area we want women to be educated in so that they can feel their best and prepare their body for birth. Having pliability as a platform to share prenatal mobility health is very exciting.”

Toomey: “Pliability has been a large part of my daily routine as an elite athlete and throughout my current pregnancy. I’ve naturally had to adapt my training plans and understand what is and isn’t safe to do, and with the help of pliability and The MINT Prjct team, I’ve been provided with the right exercises to help me with my movement patterns and range of motion which have been essential throughout my pregnancy.”

Just the beginning: The partnership between Toomey, pliability, and The MINT Prjct is only the start. There will be more moves made in the future that will ultimately benefit expectant mothers. 

Pliability already has several paths available to its subscribers. These vary based on specific body areas and “states of being.” There is also the ability to tailor the movements to each respective lifestyle or sport so that the subscribers are getting the best possible program for their money. 

  • The partnership with Toomey and The MINT Prjct only adds to the more than 500 hours worth of programming available. Though it goes a step further by addressing an important part of the community. 

Important details: The pliability app is available to download on iOS, Android, and any web browser. Videos can be watched on-demand, streamed to any screen, or downloaded for offline use. All users get a 7-day free trial before a flat rate of $17.95 / £16.95 per month or $179.95 / £169.95 Annually.

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