Natasha Freutel

Natasha Freutel
Education: McMaster University, Ontario, Canada – Honors Bachelor of Kinesiology, Minor in Psychology, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada – Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy
Expertise: Occupational Therapy, Personal Training & Health Coaching, Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise, Parenting

The owner of a fitness and wellness studio in Santa Barbara, California and an online women's health coaching business, Natasha's writing has appeared in Oxygen Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Healthline, and Livestrong. She has a degree in Kinesiology and a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy, along with ten years of experience as a board-Certified Occupational Therapist.


Natasha has written for many online publications such as, 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.

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