Monthly Archives: June 2015

Returning to Group Fitness

Starting in July I will officially be back to teaching group fitness….yay! I had a hiatus the last couple of years and have really missed it. I’m thankful to have the opportunity and even better, Charlotte gets to come with me to class!

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She’s pretty stoked about the whole thing.

Through Fit4Mom, I’ll be teaching Stroller Strides and occasionally Fit4Baby classes. I’m super passionate about pre/post natal fitness, so I am very excited to be a part of this company. Since I’m already certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), I only needed to pass an online exam to become certified to teach. Yay!

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Fit4Mom programs include Stoller Strides, Stroller Barre, Body Back and Fit4baby. So many fun classes to choose from no matter what stage you are at in your pregnancy or mommyhood. (Type in your zipcode and see if there are any classes in your area)

A unique component to Stroller Strides is designing a workout that engages the kids as well as giving the mommas a kick butt workout. The workout is a little more than just cardio and strengthening, we sing songs and play games with the little ones.  I love the creativity involved and know there can’t be any way I could get bored teaching this class.

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When we moved to Dallas, I had every intention of finding a stroller fitness class that I could take and eventually teach. Such a great way for moms to get out of the house, get back into exercise, and not having to worry about a sitter for the kiddos.

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 I started taking classes in January and fell in love with the workout as well as getting the chance to meet moms in my area. Each Stroller Stride location holds weekly Meetups and playgroups, all free to join! These are wonderful if you are new to a city or just want to meet people in your area! We’ve gone to a few meetups, Charlie is usually sleeping through them, but soon enough she will be able to participate!

I’m finishing up my team teaching the next couple of weeks and then I’ll be officially on my own. Woo! I’m glad they aren’t making me rush back into it too quickly as I’m feeling more confident with everything each week. I’ll be sure to report back after teaching my first class!

Have you ever taken a stroller fitness class?

Do you like to workout with your little ones?

Thanks for stopping by friends! ~M

Around the Internet

Hey, hey! You must be thinking…back so soon, huh? And yes I am.

 I was able to have some “me time” this weekend which included some blogging. Kudos to all of you mom bloggers that are about to blog almost daily, I am impressed. Before we get into the meat of the post, I have to share some updated Charlotte pictures. 🙂

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I die over the cuteness here.

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She sure loves to snuggle, which makes it very difficult getting anything done during the day. But oh well, I don’t mind!

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Today, I wanted to share what I’ve been reading across the internet lately…..

Fitness Blogs for Personal Trainers -This list is awesome. I discovered so many new resources, thanks for sharing Sarah!!

HIIT the Barre Workout–  I met Brittany at BlogFest last year and she is such a sweetheart. I did this workout yesterday and it was tough but I LOVED it!

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17 Days Missing Reid– Onto a much heavier subject… Emma recently went through a stillbirth and has been sharing her experience and thoughts on her blog. I’m glad I found her on instagram as I’ve been following her journey. Sadly her story mirrors my own. I haven’t shared much about Declan on my blog yet, but she has taken a lot of the words out of my mouth. If any of you have or know someone who has experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth, Emma’s articles are worth the read. ❤

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10 People You Hate After Giving Birth- I found Scary Mommy through Facebook and these articles are hilarious! Anyone who is pregnant or a mom will love this site.

Gal Meets Glam– Has been my favorite fashion blog for awhile. Can I be her for a day? This girl travels so much, has cute clothes and is gorgeous. #girlcrush

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What are your favorite internet reads??

Have a great Monday everyone!!

~M