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  • September 05, 2012 10:07 PM | Anonymous
    Since Mom's boot camps have ended we are going to start visiting some of the local workout places in our area to check them out!

    First up -- spinning at Pyscle. Pyscle is located at 24945 Detroit Rd in Westlake (just east of Detroit and Columbia). They are a spinning, indoor bike riding, fitness studio. On Thursday, September 20th at 6:15 pm and/or Friday, September 21st at 9:00 am they are offering $5 for your ride! Please show up at least 10 minutes early to fill in the various paper work. Sign up with Liz Pirnat by Monday, September 17th. More info on Pyscle can be found here:http://www.psycletherapy.com/

    Second, yoga! Inner Bliss Yoga of Rocky River just opened a place in Westlake on Clemens (north of 90, to the east of the Holiday Inn). On October 13th we will be joining the Yoga 101 class in Westlake from 1-3. This is a great workshop for teaching the foundation yoga postures, if this is your first time ever doing yoga, coming back to yoga after years off or even experienced yogi who wants to make sure they are doing the postures correctly. I'll have pricing information soon.

    Finally -- what kind of places do you want to check out? We are already looking into pilates. Do you have some place or type of exercise you've always wanted to try but haven't? Let us help you check it out!
  • July 16, 2012 7:16 PM | Anonymous
    I know we have several runners out there.  Doesn't matter the distance or the speed, but let me know if you are a runner.  I'm hoping we can get a few of us together to do a few races (5k) so I'm trying to get an e-mail list together.
  • June 28, 2012 5:20 PM | Anonymous
    Inner Bliss yoga in Rocky River is doing a prenatal yoga workshop.

    Sundays, July 22nd, August 12th and September 23rd, 6:00-7:30
    Mamaste Yoga, Prenatal Yoga Workshop with Laura Ross -
    $15 each session
    Prenatal yoga can be a great way to stay relaxed and fit during your pregnancy. It can help to increase your energy, build strength, flexibility and balance, along with developing a deeper awareness of your changing body. Feel comfortable and confident in your practice as your buddha belly grows, and learn to modify through your 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester.Take a deep breath...your going to be a mama!! Email Laura Ross atlrossyoga@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. 
  • June 28, 2012 5:18 PM | Anonymous
    We've had several requests for week night Mom's Boot Camp.  

    Who is interested?  What nights and times are good for you?  Also, start in the summer or wait till the school starts?
  • June 25, 2012 10:45 AM | Anonymous
    A few people have asked me what Mom's Boot Camp is, so I thought I might explain more here.

    Mom's Boot Camp is a one hour high intensity interval workout.  It is for all ranges of workout abilities (though I would suggest for those who are pregnant, if you haven't been working out before, this is not the place to start).  The workout is lead by a personal trainer Jen Ference.  It costs $7 per session.

    We start with some cardio, than stretching.  Than move into the workout.  The first session was do as many exercises as you could for 30 seconds.  For example, do as many lunges for 30 seconds, than we moved to bicep curls with resistance bands, etc.  The second session we teamed up into groups of 3 and the group had to do 150 exercises, 1 person working out while the other 2 rested, and rotate through to get the 150 done.  

    Again, we have all workout abilities.  I few joked this was there first workout since having kids, so no one needs to feel like they need to be in great shape to do Mom's Boot Camp.

    While we workout the kids have fun running around playing.  We do have a babysitter there who helps keep the kids out of trouble, but if you have to stop and deal with a child, that's fine, we are all mom's (including the trainer!).  We do ask those who attend to kick in $1-2 to the babysitter to help with the cost.

    If you are interested in joining, we meet Tuesday morning at 9:30 am.  We rotate houses, so drop me an e-mail to get on the e-mail list.  For your first workout, please show up a few minutes early to do the paper work.
  • June 20, 2012 9:28 PM | Anonymous
    I'm reposting Jen Grimes great post about summer heat!  Please keep heat stroke in mind while we make it through this summer heat! 

    We've already seen a record number of 90+ degree days and it's not even July yet!With the 'Dog Days of Summer' still ahead of us, the possibility of more hot weather exists.

    It's especially important to keep an eye on the little ones who are not as good at recognizing changes in their body temperatures. Heat stroke is the most severe of the heat-related injuries. Signs of heat stroke include:
    • very high temperature (over 104 degrees); 
    • hot, dry, red skin
    • lack of sweating
    • confusion
    • deep breathing
    • possibly unconsciousness

    The question is how to protect our children from reaching the point of a heat stroke.  First and foremost, make sure that the child does not get dehydrated. Kids need to replenish with fluids regularly, preferably with water, even if they do not feel thirsty.  Avoid caffeine and sugary drinks since those can actually cause kids to lose fluids. Give the kids a break from the heat every 30-40 minutes. Finally, dress kids in light, loose-fitting clothing that allows sweat to evaporate.   

    Taking some of these precautions into account  will help everyone enjoy the final days of summer!
  • June 20, 2012 12:53 PM | Anonymous member
    Due to low turnout we will be suspending the Walking Club on Wednesday nights for the moment. If you are still interested in participating in walking club please feel free to contact me as to what days and times that would work best and whether you prefer to walk with or without kids. This way maybe we can pick a better time and day that will work for more people.
    Marie Novak
  • June 19, 2012 9:12 PM | Anonymous
    We had 11, yes 11! at boot camp this morning.  

    We will continue for at least the rest of the summer (including Tuesday, July 3!)

    If you aren't getting the e-mails from me on boot camp, but want to come, post here or drop me an e-mail and I'll get you on the list.
  • June 13, 2012 8:20 AM | Anonymous
    I've been watching HBO's documentary Weight of the Nation, and it occurred to me, others might have an interest in watching it also.  

    If you are interested in seeing all four parts, or just the episode on children, please let me know and I can set up a viewing.
  • June 12, 2012 1:42 PM | Anonymous
    We had SEVEN people show up for mom's boot camp this morning! And got a great work out in.  And the kids had a great time running around and playing!

    For those of you who attended, if you have any comments, please e-mail me so we can help improve this!  I'm sure your a bit sore, cause I am too!  

    Next week we will be at Delicia's house! 

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE e-mail me by Sunday if you are attending, this way we have a rough idea of how many are coming.

    Also, every time you attend a boot camp, your name gets entered again into some pretty cool drawings.  If you come to 5 boot camps, your name will be in the hat 5 times, so even more of a reason to come work out!

    Don't forget to bring a water bottle, towel and yoga mat if you have one.

    Looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday!
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