BIRTHFIT is a worldwide movement

of women and men, coaches and athletes, practitioners, chiropractors, teachers, movers and shakers who are changing the game in the world of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.


The four pillars of BIRTHFIT are 



To functionally train with intention surrounding the Motherhood Transition in a way that develops competencies in physical skills as well as enhances the three main metabolic pathways.


To consume a whole food diet that is rich in color and nutrients, from a wide variety of animals, fish, plants, fruits, and fats and starchy fibers.



To open pathways from the cellular to the metaphysical level wherein a human can experience and express optimal health in body, mind, and soul


To be present in the moment, open to growth, grateful, and to welcome the Motherhood Transition with an open heart.


BIRTHFIT Cleveland is the Cleveland, Ohio, local gathering of the #birthfit tribe.

We work with women who are trying to conceive, thinking about trying to conceive, early-, mid-, or "so f-ing pregnant," recently postpartum, not-so-recently postpartum, recently miscarried, empty nesters.... you get the idea. If you live in or near Cleveland, Ohio, and Motherhood is a thing in your life...




Meet Candace

I am Candace Gesicki. I am a mom to my sweet baby boy, Otto, and dog-mom to my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Heidi. I am a Webster Certified doctor of chiropractic, Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture, a Mercier Therapy Practitioner, and placenta encapsulation specialist. I am the owner of Cleveland Chiropractic and Integrative Health Center in Brecksville, OH and have been Regional Director of BIRTHFIT Cleveland since 2016 and honored to be a part of the BIRTHFIT Professional Seminar Staff.

I strive to help women (and men) of childbearing years reach a state of optimal health and well-being. I am an athlete and CrossFit L1 trainer.

I believe movement is an integral part to a healthy life. I am passionate and have a hunger for knowledge. I want to make a difference in this world.

I am Cleveland’s biggest fan and proud to call it home.

For inquiries, please email


Meet Emily

Emily is a BIRTHFIT Professional and doctor of chiropractic. She is the owner of Health in Good Hands in Lakewood, OH and associate chiropractor at Cleveland Chiropractic and Integrative Health Center in Brecksville, OH. Emily is Webster Certified and has additional training in acupuncture, functional medicine, pregnancy, and pediatrics.

Emily offers BIRTHFIT Classes at her office in Lakewood and fills in at the BIRTHFIT Cleveland Brecksville location! We are so lucky to have her on the BIRTHFIT Cleveland team!


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It’s kinda cheesy but I consider myself a BIRTHFIT “superfan.” I feel like I found BIRTHFIT at a time that I really needed it. I needed some answers and I needed a tribe…. A lot of the information that BIRTHFIT puts out there just really makes sense to me, so I really encourage women to dig into BIRTHFIT, listen to the podcasts, reach out to your regional directors, reach out to the other professionals they have, use the online coaching, I think all of that really helps prepare you for birth, but it also gives you a confidence to go into birth being your own advocate—advocating for yourself, advocating for your birth.
— Anna Marie M., BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series participant, Cleveland, Ohio