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Giving Pappas a place to get support, get strong, and deal head-on with postpartum physical issues.

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"A penalty is a cowardly way to score." — PELÉ

PappaStrong is a fitness program engineered to teach you about your body and how to gain and maintain strength. Every day is a new adventure with new problems to tackle and new victories to celebrate.

PappaStrong works to bring the right workout to you at the right time. It recognizes that everyone has unique needs every day.  Some days you get a full night's sleep and are ready to take on the world, other days, not so much.

Sometimes, the exercise you have done in the past just doesn't fit into your schedule anymore or you are facing new pain issues that require some specific support. PappaStrong can be that helping hand during this time of big transition.

Who is Courtney Wyckoff?

Courtney Wyckoff is the founder of PappaStrong and MommaStrong. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, with 16 years experience in the field of fitness, nutrition, and injury prevention/treatment. She has been working with pre- and postnatal women for the last 9 years, which has allowed her the opportunity to see how seldom women in this country get the sort of support and information they need to truly re-integrate their core, nervous system, and biomechanical performance after childbirth.  This journey resulted in the creation and growth of MommaStrong. As the MommaStrong world progressed, another obvious need appeared. Pappas were sneaking in MommaStrong workouts and it was really helping!  So, she embarked on creating PappaStrong.  Her programs for core rehabilitation have been featured in Shape magazine, NPR, Parents magazine, and are vetted by leading physical therapists in this field.

Meet Alex Wenger

Alex embodies the spirit of PappaStrong and will help you navigate the ins and outs of building your strength.

He is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Functional Strength Coach, with over 10 years experience in the fields of fitness, strength training and injury prevention/rehabilitation. He began his journey coaching private clients in the biomechanics of powerlifting and endurance racing. This journey shifted after the birth of his son, which gave him a more focused passion for helping both himself and his clients simply stay active, capable, and resilient.

Before joining PappaStrong, Alex was running his own training business working with men, women, seniors, and transgender people, many of whom had recently left physical therapy or were referred to him by doctors in the area. PappaStrong’s training and philosophy were a confirmation of the principles Alex found independently in his own search for heath. He is proud and honored to help support other men with their own paths.

Meet Casey Thornilley

Casey Thornilley joined the PappaStrong team in April of 2020 as a PappaStrong Instructor. Casey owns and operates a gym based in Portland, Oregon and holds certifications as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms). Before becoming a trainer, Casey worked for years as a wilderness guide and direct-care counselor for at risk youth. During his time working in wilderness therapy, Casey found his passion for helping people evoke change and find their strongest self. Casey has been a personal trainer and group fitness instructor since 2015.

The PappaStrong Program

The Pappa Daily 15

The Pappa Daily 15 is a library of 15 min HIIT workouts. New workouts are posted every week so you will never get bored.

5 Min Hacks

The 5 min Hacks are those quick hits you sometimes need when 15 minutes is more than you can squeeze into your schedule.

Fix Mes 

Browse our Fix Me courses to find targeted exercises and treatment for your pain points. This includes shoulder pain, back pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, and more.


Learn why Dan joined the PappaStrong Program.

See if you can swing it.

Check out a Daily 15 PappaStrong work out. Think 15 minutes is not enough? Give it a try!


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