Leah is a certified personal trainer and the creator of Every Mother’s EMbody Program (formerly The Dia Method), an online therapeutic exercise program endorsed by medical and birth professionals worldwide. With over two decades of experience, Leah empowers and equips women to exercise safely during pregnancy, labor with confidence, and restore strength, function and total body fitness after birth – no matter how long it’s been.
The EMbody Program grew out of her private training practice in New York City, and it earned unparalleled medical validation when researchers at Weill Cornell Medical School collaborated with Leah to conduct a pilot study with 63 women, all of whom achieved full resolution of diastasis recti (AJOG, 2014). Subsequently, a prospective trial performed by Hospital for Special Surgery (JWHPT, 2021) found improvements in symptoms of stress urinary incontinence and low back pain among participants in the EMbody Program, in addition to significant improvements in diastasis recti measured with musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Leah holds an MA in English and a BA in Psychology, and she has been featured as a women’s health expert by major media outlets, including NPR and Good Morning America. She lives with her husband and children in San Francisco