Mom Moments

Thoughts on Motherhood with Twins

Today my sons are 13 months old. It’s hard to imagine what life was like before children. Well ok, not that hard to imagine going out for a spontaneous trip to the salon to get the toes done or to a restaurant to enjoy a relaxing meal. In hindsight, those were the days of complete freedom but I wouldn’t trade…
September 19, 2012
AMC Events

Fabulous Moms – Thank you!

  A great big thank you to all the women who participated in Active Moms' Club & NPN's "Rock Your Core" class yesterday at Athleta. It was a blast! Your enthusiasm and eagerness to workout made the hour all the more fun. We hope you are not too sore today. We had a combination of fabulous moms and moms-to-be who…
September 9, 2012
AMC Events

Rock Your Core

The Active Moms’ Club is thrilled to be a part of the Neighborhood Parent Network’s (NPN) Fit & Healthy B4 & After Baby Series. This new program was created to help NPN moms and moms-to-be test out prenatal and postnatal fitness options all over the city of Chicago. This month NPN members will have the opportunity to learn first hand…
September 5, 2012
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Active Moms Club: Fitness & Community!

Last October I was 8-weeks postpartum and participating in AMC’s From the Core Postnatal Recovery class.  I was the teacher but more importantly, I was also a new mom eager to meet other women who had just entered motherhood and ready to start a regular exercise routine. The class proved to be a huge success on all accounts. The women…
August 25, 2012
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A Celebration of Life

My life as a mom of twin boys has been an incredible journey this past year. Apple and Blueberry, aptly nicked named for "baby A" and "baby B" in medical lingo, were welcomed into the world with great anticipation and fear 367 days ago. I have never known love to be so deep, sudden and unconditional. Their one year celebration…
August 20, 2012
AMC Events

Fitness Challenge Winners!

A big thank you to all of our moms and Kolcraft who made today's class and picnic tons of fun! We had a great group of moms who worked up a sweat while their little ones tagged along. We did circuit training to burn calories: walking lunges, traveling planks, suicides... After 40 minutes of cardiovascular and strength-training drills, Coach Raegan…
August 15, 2012
AMC Events

FREE PICNIC AUG 14!

Exciting news! AMC and Kolcraft’s Mom’s Mingle is now a FREE PICNIC complete with sandwich and beverages from Potbelly – thanks Kolcraft! Join us on Tuesday, August 14th at 11:30am to celebrate all of our moms participating in the 90-Day Fitness Challenge! The picnic will take place immediately following the 10:30am BBB stroller fitness class in Oz Park's Emerald Gardens. At…
August 10, 2012
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5 Fitness Tips for On-The-Go Moms

My biggest challenge as a mom-on-the-go is finding the time to squeeze activity into my day between the kids’ naps and clients. I love being active. It’s a large part of who I am, and the family lifestyle I want to share with my boys. Motherhood has forced me to multitask more than ever, and be creative with my workouts;…
August 6, 2012
Mom Moments

Outdoor Therapy!

Today's morning run was nothing short of spectacular. I think the boys enjoy being outdoors and running down to the lake as much as I does. Six miles roundtrip, four days a week, it's how we roll. It's how I stay fit and grounded. We love Chicago in the summertime!  
July 31, 2012
Fitness Tips

Pump It Up!

When is the last time you pumped air into your tires – on your jogging stroller or your bicycle? I regularly see moms who attend our stroller fitness class with under inflated tires on their jogger. It really can hamper your walk or run and cause you to expend more energy than necessary. All you need is an air pump to fill your…
July 24, 2012
AMC Events

Congrats!

Thank you to Kolcraft and to all who participated in today’s fitness class and came out for the mom’s mingle. We had a great turnout and perfect weather to enjoy the outdoors. Our youngest baby in class was just 7 weeks old - mom, you did great! Michelle and Christina are June’s raffle WINNERS for the 90-Day Fitness Challenge. Congratulations!…
July 12, 2012
AMC Events

Mom’s Mingle in Oz Park

Come on out to Oz Park's Emerald Garden for our next AMC & Kolcraft moms mingle Wed, July 11 at 12pm (after our 11am workout). Meet moms, sip on a StarFruit smoothie, provided by our friends at Kolcraft and enjoy being outdoors. We will announce two winners for June’s Fitness Challenge raffle giveaway. Kolcraft, a local family owned manufacturer of…
July 9, 2012
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Morning Run

Today is my first blog post! I’m excited to share my experiences – the good AND the bad ­– as a mom of twins, business owner and fitness enthusiast. Perhaps my stories will bring a smile to your face, give you assurance that you are not alone, or motivate you to be more active with your family. Join me for…
June 28, 2012