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My Top 5 Highlights of 2016

Like many of you, I've spent the last few days reflecting on 2016. Personally, I've been 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…
January 1, 2017
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2016’s Top 10 Blog Posts for New & Expecting Moms

My mission is simple, I'm here to share a variety of useful information and opinions on all things related to Mom's world. From the best pregnancy exercises to prep you for delivery, to postpartum experiences that run the gamut from postpartum pain to an abdominal wall separation, to simple steps to get your body back after delivery. AMC's blog has covered a…
December 20, 2016
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6 Tips To Stay Active Through The Holidays

The holidays are in full swing and we are busier than ever. A great way to balance the holiday hustle and manage stress is to stay active. “Active” doesn’t mean you need to commit going to the gym 3-4 days a week. Here are six creative strategies on how you can be active and maintain balance over the upcoming weeks.…
November 28, 2016
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How AMC’s Fitness Challenge Changed One Mom’s Family

Do you want to know our secret to help women reshape their post-pregnancy body and lose inches from their midline to fit into their pre-pregnancy clothes? Well, okay... it's not really a secret, it's our Fit & Fab Fitness Challenges—our most successful group, goal-based program. We just wrapped up our Fall Fitness Challenge this week, and here's how the 60-day program transformed one…
November 16, 2016
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Top 3 Exercises To Strengthen Core Muscles During Pregnancy

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. Prenatal exercise is not limited to just cardio; strength training will help increase or maintain a woman’s overall strength and fitness level. As a personal trainer the biggest misconception I hear about exercising…
September 26, 2016
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One Proven Way to Reach Your Fitness Goals

Last night we celebrated the end of Fit & Fab’s 60-Day Summer Fitness Challenge. Three times a year we offer these Challenges as a means to kick-start our mama's’ fitness goals. Celebration at KH Photography – our sponsor for the Challenge. Each mom participating in the Challenge had a personal fitness goal they set out to achieve– from weight loss, to…
July 20, 2016
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Tops Tips and Exercises For Babywearing Moms

As moms, especially newer moms, it can be difficult to find the time to workout, or even know where to begin. Wearing your baby to exercise has become more popular over the years. The most important thing to remember is to check in with yourself and be honest about how your body is feeling during and after the workout. We…
May 25, 2016
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3 Steps To Flatten Post-Pregnancy Abs

Congratulations, you had your baby 3 months ago (or maybe 3 years ago) and now you're wondering, “How do I get rid of my baby bump?”, as Jennifer Garner calls it. The two main causes of the baby bump is an abdominal wall separation, also known as diastasis recti, and belly fat. The good news, both of these issues are…
May 19, 2016
Fitness TipsPostnatal

7 Tips For Good Running Form

Running is one of the ‘easiest’ forms of exercise – meaning all you need is a pair of running sneakers to get moving. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just getting into the sport it’s important to have good running form. There are many benefits of good running form including aiding in injury prevention, resisting fatigue, and allowing your body…
May 4, 2016
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4 Great Ways That Children Can Help You Burn Calories!

Active Moms’ Club is thrilled to introduce a new guest blogger today, Marylynne Schwartz co-founder of ClassClasher. ClassCrasher is a brand new online marketplace for parents looking for kids' enrichment programming - from full semesters of classes, to summer camps, to drop-in experiences. They aim to be the go-to place for parents looking for kids' activities in Chicago!  A Zen…
April 18, 2016
Family Health & Wellness

Napping 101: Tips for the Ultimate Nap

Today is World Sleep Day. As parents we know how critical sleep is for ourselves and our little ones. Did you know naps have been shown to be more effective (and cheaper) than coffee or energy drinks? Before you pull out your pillow, check out these useful tips and facts from our friends at Casper. Casper is the sleep startup that created the…
March 21, 2016
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How One Mom Became Stronger Than Ever

Seven years ago Aya lost forty pounds and it was a really big deal for her. After her daughter was born (July 2015), she lost most of the baby weight but her body was ‘different’. She was very concerned that she would never feel like her pre-baby self again. That was Aya’s concern before she learned of Active Moms’ Club…
March 14, 2016
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Top 3 Exercises To Strengthen Lower Body Muscles During Pregnancy

It’s important for expectant mommas to build and maintain a strong lower body during pregnancy because it will help support the pelvis and spine through daily activities as her body weight increases. Climbing the stairs, chasing a toddler around, or walking to work requires a fit and stable mom-to-be. However, there’s more to a fit mom’s body than strong glutes. As…
January 15, 2016

2015’s Top 10 Blog Posts for New & Expecting Moms

My mission is simple, I'm here to share a variety of useful information and opinions on all things related to Mom's world. From the best pregnancy exercises to prep you for delivery, to postpartum experiences that run the gamut from postpartum depression to an abdominal wall separation, to simple steps to get your body back after delivery. The blog has covered…
December 29, 2015
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Getting Fit & Strong After 4 Kids – Here’s How She Did It!

Active Moms’ Club Get Fit For Fall Charity Fitness Challenge yielded 14 eager mamas ready to re-shape and strengthen their bodies. The Challenge, our most successful group, goal-based program delivered impressive results. For 60-days our moms squatted, planked, lunged, ran, walked, pushed, and pulled their way to discover new found strength — and reaped the benefits of more slender waistlines!…
December 2, 2015
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How To Do a Self-Exam

It’s that time of year where we see beautiful hues of orange, red, yellows…and pink. October is breast cancer awareness month! Breast cancer scares me. Just last week one of our moms confided she has missed two weeks of training because she had breast exams which lead to a biopsy. Luckily it was benign and she is cancer-free. Early detection…
October 16, 2015
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Body After Baby: The Best 30-Minute Workout

The other day one of my clients asked me, “If I have 30-minutes to workout, what should I do”? Great question! Many women opt for cardio only, but the most effective post-baby workouts include strength training or functional exercise (think: lunges, squats, planks, pushups). Functional exercises will increase your strength, help alleviate aches and pains, torch belly fat, and give…
September 23, 2015