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Prenatal Exercise: Why It’s Important & How To Get Started

Medical experts agree that pregnant women who are free from any obstetric and medical problems should participate in 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise on most, if not all, days of the week. Even if you have not exercised prior to becoming pregnant, you can still receive benefits throughout your pregnancy. So to help you learn why prenatal exercise is so important…
January 17, 2018
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Our 3 Most Successful Fitness Stories of 2017

As we forge forward and embrace all that 2018 has to offer, let's take a moment to look back on the great accomplishments of these AMC moms and their incredible transformations in 2017. They are inspirational! From creating healthier eating habits, making time for their self-care to adding weight training sessions once a week—what will be your inspiration to be the…
January 10, 2018
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My Top 6 Highlights of 2017

Like many of you, I've been reflecting on 2017. I've been very fortunate—my year was filled with good health for myself and my family. Professionally, my business as a personal trainer continues to thrive and enables me to have a desirable balance of work and family time. I'm grateful for all that I have. Here are my top 6 highlights of…
December 28, 2017
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Mom of the Month: A 60-Day Transformation!

In September Active Moms’ Club launched a brand new fitness and nutrition program, 60-Days of YOU! to help moms focus on their own self-care. One of our newest members, Bryony, made an astonishing transformation—to her body and mind. AMC’s program has changed her relationship with food and exercise, “I can't express enough how this has been life changing for me.” When…
November 26, 2017
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4 Myths About Prenatal Exercise

There is an abundance of conflicting information about exercising during pregnancy. I’m here to bust the misconceptions and share the facts about prenatal exercise. Here are the four most common misconceptions I hear from clients regarding prenatal exercise: Keep your heart rate UNDER 140bpm while exercising. There ONCE was a guideline–in 1984–from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)…
November 8, 2017
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Top 7 Prenatal Exercises For Expecting Moms

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Now you might be wondering if and how your exercise habits should change. Did you know medical experts agree that pregnant women free from any obstetric and medical problems should participate in 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise on most, if not all, days of the week? That might seem a like a lot, but  research shows…
September 11, 2017
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1 Year Postpartum: Strength Training Transformed This Mom!

Active Moms' Club just wrapped up our Summertime Fitness Challenge last week, and here's how our 60-day program transformed one mom’s confidence, body AND self-esteem. Her story is quite remarkable... SUCCESS STORY: "I discovered Active Moms’ Club three months ago after researching several gyms and realizing that they didn't offer what I truly needed. I didn't want to go into a…
June 30, 2017
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Impact Physical Therapy’s 5 Favorite Stretches to Increase Flexibility for Active Moms

Flexibility is an important component of your overall health and wellness. A flexible body will increase its efficiency and will allow you to get stronger, recover quicker, assist movement for taking care of a child, and make you less injury-prone. Active Moms' Club is thrilled to introduce Liz Yerly of Impact Physical Therapy and Chicago Recovery Room as today's guest blogger.…
June 14, 2017
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How To Make the Most of Your Workout Time

“I have 15-60 minutes to workout, what should I do?” This is the golden question I hear most from clients and friends—they're eager to make the most out of precious workout time. Any activity is better than no activity, but if you want to be more strategic and maximize your time, here are... 5 Tips to Make Your Workouts More Efficient &…
May 24, 2017
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Active Moms’ Club Has a New Home!

I’m excited to announce Active Moms’ Club will have a NEW home beginning May 30! i.d. gym has been AMC’s home for the last seven years, and sadly, their doors are closing at the end of May. I’m fortunate to have had this unique space to grow AMC to what it has become today; and confident that our new home will provide…
May 6, 2017
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Getting Fit Isn’t Hard

It’s no secret that regular exercise along with mindful, healthy eating will yield a healthier body, but it’s much easier said than done. But when you take a little intrinsic motivation, add external accountability and support, these moms lost INCHES from their waistline and developed healthier eating habits along the way—in just 60 short days! “So I've been rocking size…
March 29, 2017
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Post-Baby Body Express Training for Moms

Active Moms Club's Post-Baby Body Express training program has helped more than 20 new moms increase their strength and fitness level in 2016. This new training package was designed for women who are tight on time and want to get their body back after baby. I completed the Post-Baby Body Express Training with Cassandra. It was transformational!  I am a pretty fit person, but…
March 22, 2017
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How To Give Birth Like A Champ! One Mom’s Story…

Prenatal exercise is extraordinary because the benefits of exercise reach beyond just mom. Studies show that physically active moms-to-be give babies a head start on heart health. Exercising during pregnancy might be the earliest intervention strategy available to you for improving your child's heart health after birth. The benefits of prenatal exercise was topic of conversation during AMC’s training session last week. One…
February 22, 2017