____________________________________________________________________________________MommyShape LLC is dedicated to the fitness, health, and well-being of mommies at all stages of life. Whether you are trying to get pregnant, a soon-to-be mother who wants to stay fit and healthy during her pregnancy, a pregnant mother and partner looking for support during the pregnancy and laboring process, a new mommy looking for a safe way to exercise while bonding with her baby, or a mother of many years trying to regain her pre-pregnancy figure, MommyShape will give you the tools you need to achieve your fitness goals and maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.
MommyShape LLC provides naturopathic care, workshops, group classes, doula services, private instruction, and DVDs specializing in pre/post natal, Mommy and Me, and Parent/Tot education and fitness. All exercises in the MommyShape programs were designed for the safety of all levels of fitness and each stage of mommyhood.
Founder of MommyShape
Diane Angela Fong (ND) *ND CA license pending
Founder of MommyShape LLC
Naturopath & DONA Trained Birth Doula
Certified Pre/Postnatal Exercise Specialist
Background: Diane Angela Fong, founder of MommyShape LLC, is a naturopath, DONA trained birth doula, certified pre/postnatal exercise specialist, and alumni of UC Berkeley, where she studied Molecular Cell Biology and minored in Dance.
Diane attended four years of Naturopathic medical school at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine and has done special clinical internships at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine with Dr. Peter D'Adamo, Pediatric Alternatives with Dr. Lindy Woodard, and with pediatric naturopathic doctor, Dr. Jared Skowron. She has also studied with world renowned naturopathic doctor, Dr. Andre Saine, after winning a scholarship to the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy.
Diane treats people of all ages with a wide range of ailments, but has a special interest in treating women and children because she believes a healthy family foundation is the key to life-long health. Diane has extensive experience in the care of ADD, autism, infertility, depression, anxiety, skin disorders, chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune diseases, drug addiction, and many more. In practice, Diane has seen the power of the mind-body connection and believes that the disease itself is not as important as the "root" cause of the "dis-ease" or imbalance in the bodily system. More than a naturopath, Diane thinks of herself as a "health detective" in helping her clients uncover and heal these imbalances.
Diane is currently in the process of obtaining California licensure as a naturopathic doctor, which will enable her to order labs, perform nutritional IV therapy and injections, and prescribe medications such as bioidentical hormones. Until receiving licensure, Diane practices traditional naturopathy, using Naturopathic modalities including homeopathy, botanical medicine, nutrition, supplements, lifestyle modifications, bodywork, craniosacral therapy, hydrotherapy, movement and art therapy, and counseling.
Prior to attending Naturopathic medical school, Diane was a professional dancer, teaching, dancing, and performing professionally for ten years in Broadway shows such as Bombay Dreams and The King and I, and with companies such as SHAPE Magazine, MTV, Joe Goode Performance Group, Adidas, and Redken 5th Ave. Diane believes that these experiences have accentuated her role as a naturopath, teacher, and birth doula and hopes that her work will help better the lives of not only her individual clients, but also the community at large.
* See the Naturopathy page to read about Diane's Journey to Naturopathy.
Her birth experience: While she was pregnant, Diane created MommyShape Prenatal Complete using her background in dance, fitness, and pre/postnatal exercise. She went on to have a completely natural birth, without the use of any drugs or interventions. Utilizing the relaxation and breathing techniques from her program, she was able to stay calm and relaxed during her entire labor. Her body and mind were ready for the marathon and although she didn't plan on it, she actually used some of the dance exercises to help her through contractions while she was in the water!
Diane gave birth to a beautiful and healthy 6lb. 15 oz. baby girl named Tali Kaiyha. She owes her amazing birthing experience and quick recovery to her supportive team, healthy eating habits, and weekly prenatal fitness regimen. Two days after giving birth, she was able to walk 25 blocks in the streets of New York City and was back to her pre-pregnancy weight in two months! She breastfed Tali as soon as she was born, and continued to breastfeed for two years. Her prenatal fitness and calm birth also emanated to her daughter, who is now such a healthy, calm, and happy child!
Diane hopes that her amazing pregnancy and birthing experience will inspire mommies to discover their ultimate health, love their beautiful MommyShape bodies, raise healthy families, and enjoy their pregnancies, deliveries and recoveries as much as she did. If you have any questions about pre/postnatal exercise or anything about mommy life in general, please feel free to contact Diane anytime.
Born on March 30, 20096lb. 15 oz.