Hudson -- Looking at Christina Adler today, no one would never guess the trauma she began experiencing just six years ago.
Adler, a practicing attorney, had just given birth to her second daughter when she was diagnosed with postpartum depression.
Postpartum depression is moderate to severe depression in a woman after she has given birth. It may occur soon after delivery or up to a year later. Most of the time it occurs within the first three months after delivery.
"I was completely non-functional. I couldn't drive. I couldn't take care of myself and I was heavily medicated," Adler recalled.
At one point the former attorney was hospitalized for her depression.
At her lowest point, it was her oldest daughter's suggestion that brought her back to the land of the living.
"She was about 7 years old and she was on the Internet trying to find a way to help her mommy," Adler said. "She found a mother / daughter yoga class here in town."
They went together to LifeCenter Plus, and it changed their lives.
"It was the turning point. I saw myself in the mirror. If I wanted to be a role model for my children, I had to do something," she said.
Three years ago, after practicing for 13 years, she gave up law entirely and devoted her efforts to wellness.
"I picked my family over fear," she said. "It wasn't easy but I had to save my sanity, save my life."
Today she is a body builder and a fitness trainer with her own company, Fitresolutions.com. (LLC). And it's your life she wants to make better, physically, emotionally and mentally.
She works out of Revolt Fitness, 9741 Ravenna Road in Twinsburg, but also works online and hosts an online support group.
"I used to be a medical malpractice defense attorney so I use that background to research and stay up to date with all of the new studies and changes in training and performance nutrition," Adler said. "I stay on the cutting edge by spending my free time reading, studying and exchanging ideas with other forward thinking and open minded trainers."
Does she miss the courtroom?
"No. Not at all," she said. "This is my true passion."
Adler also competes with the National Physique Committee and is one of the top 10 most inspirational females on the bodybuilding.com website and is in the top 25 of the most followed members. The site boasts 7.6 million members.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fitresolutions.com or phone 330-240-4255.