Natasha Freutel

Natasha Freutel

Natasha Caleel Freutel

Expertise

Occupational Therapy, Personal Training & Health Coaching, Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise, Parenting

Education

McMaster University, Ontario, Canada – Honors Bachelor of Kinesiology, Minor in Psychology, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada – Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy

Highlights

Experience

Natasha has written for many online publications such as healthline.com, Fitness magazine, and Oxygen magazine. She is passionate about her health and wellness career and works with clients daily to help them reach their fitness goals. She enjoys teaching others how to achieve lifelong wellness and aims to help others achieve important goals. 

Natasha started her career as an Occupational Therapist, where she helped adults and seniors regain their independence through therapy. She worked in both long-term care facilities and patient’s homes for nearly ten years. In 2014 Natasha founded Fit Mama Santa Barbara and focused her energy on prenatal and postpartum fitness. She works with clients both locally and globally through her online platform. She enjoys using her expertise to provide valuable information on various health and fitness-related topics. 

Education

She graduated from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, with a degree in Kinesiology. After graduating, she pursued a career in Occupational Therapy and obtained her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has completed many continuing education courses in kinesiotaping, geriatric rehabilitation, durable medical equipment, post-injury rehabilitation, Autism and Asperger’s, nutrition, sports psychology, and pelvic floor rehabilitation. She is also a Level 1 Crossfit Coach. 

Other Work 

Verywell Family Editorial Process

Verywell Family is an award-winning, modern resource that supports you through all the stages of pregnancy and parenthood. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 140 million readers annually.

Our editorial team includes writers, editors, and fact checkers who make sure our information is clear, accurate, and useful so you can make confident choices for your family.

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, including board-certified physicians, registered nurses, lactation consultants, parenting experts, and health journalists. These individuals are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provide a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review articles for accuracy, relevance, and timeliness. We use only the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations.

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