Enlightened Evolution Nutrition & Fitness
Offering at A Moms Space
- Nutrition Consultation and Coaching
- Meal Planning Preparation and Delivery
- Fitness Consultations and Training
Hello, my name is Sara Bridgeforth and I have been an International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) certified nutritionist in Colorado since 2014, and a National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC) certified personal trainer in Colorado since 2017.
Originally from west central Indiana, I moved to Colorado after graduating from law school in 2006 with a concentration in environmental law. After passing the Colorado bar exam in 2009, jobs in my field of interest were scarce. When my daughter was born in 2011 and I still had not been able to find a satisfying career in environmental law, I was motivated to really evaluate my calling. I decided to take my passion for the environment in a new direction and earned my certification as a nutritionist with the mission to help people eat healthy in an environmentally sustainable way.
I have always been pretty athletic and enjoy spending time outside hiking, playing tennis, and running. However, my relationship with food has been a constant struggle. It is important to me to be a good role model for positive body image and self-esteem for my daughter.
In my first year as a nutritionist, my mother became very ill. She passed away within a year of manifestation of obvious symptoms. My mother taught high school students physical education, home economics, and coached volleyball. She spent the majority of her life helping people be more physically active and gain a better understanding of healthy nutrition. Her life inspired me to add personal training to my list of services. What better way to honor my mother than to continue her legacy of helping others live a more healthy and active life!
The most recent development has come with the birth of my son born on December 4, 2016! With this pregnancy, I had many issues with morning sickness, diastasis recti, and symphysis pubis dysfunction. I began having contractions at 32 weeks and was required to be on bed rest for the remainder of the pregnancy. My son still came two weeks early – the delivery was speedy and beautiful. However, I retained placenta leading to the loss of over 2 liters of blood. I had to have a blood transfusion and continued bed rest and very light activity for another 3 to 4 weeks. During this time, I had no energy to cook or prepare meals of any kind. This inspired me to include meal preparation and delivery to my services**.
My calling appears to be ever evolving! My business started as Enlightened Eating Nutrition but given the fluidity of my path, I am now Enlightened Evolution Nutrition and Fitness dba Mama Bear Cuisine. My family is my inspiration and motivation to be the healthiest, happiest me I can be!
**I am currently operating my meal preparation and delivery services as Mama Bear Cuisine through a partnership with Culinary Caveman, LLC.