Our Advisors

Meet the PROnatal Fitness Advisory Board – a team comprised of leading experts in the medical, fitness, and women’s healthcare fields. These individuals serve as on-going program consultants to ensure we can continue to provide the high quality, expert-based programming upon which the company was founded.

Dr. Nadya Swedan, MD, Physiatrist

Dr. Nadya Swedan is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (PM&R/physiatrist) focusing on women’s health, and a mother of three. She is the author of The Active Woman’s Health and Fitness Handbook and Women’s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.  She has served as a medical advisor to Fitness and Shape magazines, the “Q” Equinox health club blog, and the Women’s Sports Foundation, and is frequently quoted for fitness articles in publications such as The New York TimesRunner’s WorldSelf, and Real Simple.

Dr. Isabelle Blumberg, MD, Ob/Gyn

Dr. Isabel Blumberg is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist (Ob/Gyn), and mother of two.  In addition to working in private practice, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mt. Sinai.  She has been voted as “One of America’s Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly (America’s trusted source for the identification of top physicians), based on her high level of medical skill, expertise, professional qualifications and reputation.

Dr. Jaime Knopman, MD and Dr. Sheeva Talebian, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologists

Drs. Jaime Knopman and Sheeva Talebian are board-certified reproductive endocrinologists who hold director level positions at CCRM-NY (one of the nation’s leading fertility clinics), and mothers of two.  They have been featured on The Today Show and NBC Nightly News, and are frequent contributors to The Bump and Women’s Health. They are also the creators of Truly-MD – a website providing honest, accessible, no-nonsense medical advice on all things related to women’s reproductive health – from fertility through pregnancy, and beyond.

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Terrence Johnson, PhD, and Elizabeth Johnson MA, MSW, Clinical Psychologists

Dr. Terrence Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson are clinical psychologists who have been practicing for nearly 40 years. They are a husband and wife team, and parents of two daughters.  They each spent the first decade of their career working in a community mental health center, and today work in a private practice providing services to children, adolescents, and adults via individual, couples, or family therapy.  They have worked with many women dealing with postpartum psychological changes, including postpartum depression.

Dr. Erica Azzaretto, PT, DPT, WCS, Women’s Health Physical Therapist

Dr. Erica Azzaretto is a board-certified women’s health clinical specialist in pelvic floor conditions, and works at practice specializing in holistic pelvic floor treatment. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and a published author of the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy. She is also an adjunct Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Professor at Rutgers University, and a teaching assistant at the Herman and Wallace Institute, a continuing education center for pelvic rehabilitation.

Lindsey Vestal, MS, OTR/L, Pelvic Floor Occupational Therapist

Lindsey Vestal is a pelvic floor occupational therapist, and the founder of The Functional Pelvis, a private practice specializing in pelvic floor therapy “house calls” for prenatal and postpartum women.  She is a mother of two who has dedicated her career to empowering women to find relief from pelvic floor complications, and to helping them address the psychological impact that pelvic floor issues have on their everyday lives.  She frequently hosts pelvic floor health seminars for women throughout New York City, and is an ongoing contributor to Well Rounded NY.

Nicole Silber, RD, CSP, CLC, Registered Dietitian and Lactation Consultant

Nicole Silber is a registered dietitian, board certified specialist in pediatric nutrition, and certified lactation counselor. Formerly a clinical nutritionist at New York Presbyterian, today she runs a private practice in New York City, specializing in pre/postnatal and pediatric nutrition.  She understands how maternal diet and nutrition choices during and after pregnancy can have an impact on the child, and is therefore passionate about helping women establish healthy eating habits before, during, and after pregnancy.

Steve Feinberg, CPT, GFI, Functional Movement Specialist

Steve Feinberg is a widely recognized expert in movement science and functional training.  He is the creator of Speedball™ Fitness – an evidence-based program that uses a specialized medicine ball to improve core stabilization and multidirectional movement. He is an international presenter and frequent contributor to Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and Shape.   His philosophy is to make science-based fitness fun and engaging to help fitness professionals better understand and retain information, and therefore better coach their clients.