Child name and age: Carson - 17 Months
Where are you from? I grew up in central Florida - but have spent the last 10 years in the DC Area. We moved to Chicago last November.
Favorite Thing/Memory about Fit4Mom: My favorite thing about Fit4Mom is that it's all inclusive. It’s an exercise class, playgroup, and mom's group all in one!
Favorite Exercise: My favorite Stroller Strides exercises are the "Blast Offs" and playing tag. My favorite Stroller Barre exercises are the yoga sequences.
Favorite Mom-me time of the day: It changes all the time. Sometimes it is the time after Carson goes to sleep, sometimes it’s running an errand kid-free. Other times it is when I go for a walk by the lake - even with Carson in tow. Moms are super resourceful when it comes to finding time to recharge.
What motivates you to exercise: Honestly, the social component of Fit4Mom is highly motivating. My favorite thing about Fit4Mom are the informal playgroups that happen after class. It is so fun to watch the little ones get so excited to see each other and it’s great to have time to chat with other moms. Even on days I don't feel like exercising - the social component motivates me to get to class.
Piece of advice for new moms: Embrace who you are! The strengths you had as a person before you became a mom will help you be a better parent. If you are planner - use that to make a great schedule for you and your little one. If you are not, embrace the fact that you’re flexible and use that to your advantage. Also, leverage your time with other moms...exchange ideas, commiserate, laugh at the silly stuff.