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Mary Apicella

ProNatal Certified Coach

I am a certified personal trainer through NASM, as well as a certified group fitness instructor of cycling, TRX, and strength conditioning at my local YMCA.

I found out I was pregnant at the end of 2019 and had fully planned to be the pregnant lady at the gym, exercising until it was time to deliver.

But 2020 had other plans. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic closing gym access, I became my own trainer by getting certified as a Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist through PROnatal Fitness.

My daughter was born via c-section, and thanks to the training from PROnatal, I knew how to tend to my body’s particular recovery and how to ask for what I needed from care providers.

My passion is to work with prenatal and postpartum people who want to stay active during pregnancy, prepare for labor and recover from birth, and rise to the challenges and joys of new parenthood with strength, stability, and confidence.


Hendersonville, Asheville


Hendersonville Family YMCA

810 6th Avenue West

Hendersonville, North Carolina




  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Virtual Coaching Specialist