BIRTHFIT Atlanta specializes in prenatal and postpartum fitness, birth education and well-being for moms and families across Northeast Metro Atlanta. 


Laura Mattison

Owner, BIRTHFIT Atlanta, LLC

BIRTHFIT ATL Regional Director

BIRTHFIT Coach Seminar Director


Laura Mattison is a Duluth, Georgia native with a passion for health, fitness and helping others in their fitness pursuits. She holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from Berry College where she was a 4-year member of the women's basketball team. Laura earned her Master's Degree in Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning from Armstrong State University. She began coaching in 2011, and has experience in group fitness, personal training, as well as youth fitness. Transitioning her coaching into a more specialized field, Laura started BIRTHFIT Atlanta in 2017.

Laura’s paradigm for birth first shifted when she was exposed to alternative birthing and mothering experiences in a college course, then again in graduate school when she first saw a pregnant woman working out. Since discovering BIRTHFIT back in its blog days, Laura has been inspired by this movement and is thankful to now be part of the work BIRTHFIT is doing to change how the world views birth and motherhood.

Laura brings energy and enthusiasm to her coaching and her pursuits. A lifelong athlete, she loves movement and sport and is fascinated by how our bodies move and work. She strives to love and encourage others and is on a path of lifelong learning and growth. An Atlanta-area native, Laura and her husband now live in Jefferson, GA with their dog Kelly and “Baby M” on the way.

Laura is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the NSCA, BIRTHFIT Coach, and CrossFit Level 2 Trainer. Laura also works on the BIRTHFIT Coach Seminar Staff, leading weekend seminars for coaches who desire to better serve and coach pregnant and postpartum clients in their gym or personal training business.




DNS Exercise 1

USAW Sports Performance Coach


MS Sports Medicine/Strength & Conditioning

BS Exercise Science

Abi Glisson

BIRTHFIT Atlanta Coach

BIRTHFIT HQ Admin Director


Abi Glisson is a doula and Coach for BIRTHFIT Atlanta. She and her husband John live outside Atlanta with their two kids.

Her drive for changing the birth world began when she couldn’t find the support she desperately wanted and needed for her son’s birth in 2015. After discovering BIRTHFIT through the BIRTHFIT podcast in early 2016, she pursued doula training and CrossFit Level 1 certification in order to better serve the women of Atlanta through BIRTHFIT Atlanta.

Abi now helps keep the behind-the-scenes wheels of BIRTHFIT HQ running while raising her family and supporting local women with BIRTHFIT Atlanta.

Photos courtesy of the lovely and talented Amy Thornton of Amy Kelly Thornton Photography.