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We’re A One-Donut Family

This past week we took our annual family vacation in Geneva Lake, Wisconsin for the 4th of July holiday. I was excited for “vacation” because it also served as kick-off for my triathlon training. I decided after running the Soldier Field 10-Miler in May that I was ready to take my training up a notch and dip my feet, literally,…
July 8, 2014
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Sports Bra – How To Find A Perfect Fit

A great sports bra can be hard to find, but it's an essential part of your fitness routine. The right bra will minimize movement and protect breast tissue, the wrong one can torpedo a good workout. Statistics show that 60 - 80 percent of women wear the wrong bra size. If you are pregnant or a recent mother your body…
June 19, 2014
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2014 Soldier Field 10-Miler Race Report

My favorite weekend of the year involves my favorite road race of the year, the Soldier Field 10-Miler. It's a race I look forward to with childlike excitement. This year was special, both my husband and I were running - just like good ol’ times - while our 2.5 year old twins were home with Grandma. Fleet Feet Sports Chicago…
May 27, 2014
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7 Tips For Family Organization

Active Moms’ Club is thrilled to introduce our newest partner and guest blogger, Katie Lewis, kid savvy founder of Strollers and Stilettos®.  Being a mom requires the never-ending chore of multi-tasking, juggling, and scheduling to keep your family organized. We asked Katie, master planner, to provide us with some useful tips to get your family organized. Lists It’s the easiest…
March 17, 2014
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NEW MOMS ABS STUDY RESULTS: Simple Post-Baby Routine Helps Restore and Strengthen Moms Abs

Active Moms’ Club, has been collaborating with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the National leader in women’s health rehabilitation, on a groundbreaking new study: Rectus Diastasis and Post-Partum Recovery of Core Abdominal Muscles. The study included participants from AMC’s very own “From the Core: Postnatal Recovery” class. RIC collected data from over 40 women. The data will be submitted to RIC’s statisticians,…
March 13, 2014
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Self-Care 101: Making Time For Yourself

Do you know what is so inspiring about this picture? All of these beautiful mothers carve out time from their busy day-to-day schedules to take care of themselves. For them, self-care is regular exercise through Active Moms’ Club Fit & Fab Small Group Workouts and losing the baby weight. These active mamas are committed to their personal health and wellbeing,…
February 19, 2014
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First Moms Night Out = Huge Success!

Last night, Active Moms’ Club in collaboration with The Chicago New Moms Group and Dream Dinners hosted a New Year, New You! Mom’s Night Out and it was a huge success. Moms and moms-to-be mixed and mingled, noshed on yummy Dream Dinners food, sipped wine, and relaxed amongst friends – old and new. More than a mingle, the purpose of the…
February 7, 2014
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Postnatal Exercise, Community & Giveaways!

Active Moms’ Club is having a fun-filled, lively month as we charge into 2014. Two polar vortexes and the snowiest of January’s on the books won’t stop our new moms from kick-starting their post baby exercise routine. From the Core: Postnatal Recovery Class Our longstanding partner, Kolcraft, a local baby manufacturing company, is the new sponsor of our Postnatal Recovery…
February 1, 2014
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Get Out. Get Fit. Meet Moms. Here’s Our Event Schedule

2014 is off to an incredible start! Our schedule is jammed packed with lots of fun and free events with our amazing partners. Here are a few upcoming events we are planning for you this year: Moms Night Out with Dream Dinners New Year, New YOU! Mom’s Night Out is our first event of the year and it’s just around the…
January 26, 2014
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5 Favorite Ab Exercises To Sculpt & Strengthen

If you’re ready to tighten up your abs after baby you need to look beyond crunches. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all muscles of your core – upper & lower abdominals, obliques, hips, pelvic floor, and lower back muscles –  to burn calories and trim inches from your waist line. Are you ready to kick it up?…
January 20, 2014
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3 Tips To Make Your Weight Loss Resolutions Stick

The #1 New Years resolution for 2014 is to lose weight. That’s no surprise, self improvement resolutions are typically on the top of everyone’s list. Little changes in your daily routine may add up to big results. It all starts with an action plan, time, and your will to achieve success. Focus on the happiness or feeling that you will…
January 11, 2014
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Top 12 Blog Posts for Expecting & New Moms

My mission is simple, I'm here to share a variety of helpful 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 depression to wrist pain to simple steps to getting your body back after delivery... along with anecdotes and ah-ha moments…
December 20, 2013
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A Few of My Favorite Things: Athletic Gear Edition

I’m making lists of my favorite things to share with you this holiday season. As a personal trainer and sport enthusiast, my entire life revolves around fitness. Here are a few of my favorite athletic accessories. And if you need to fill a couple of stockings, the socks would make for a thoughtful gift, for him or for her. (Please…
December 16, 2013
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Losing Weight During the Holidays – It Can Happen!

The end of the year is the hardest time to lose weight, but not for our moms! Fit & Fab’s 5-Pound Weight Loss Challenge concluded on November 25 – part of Active Moms’ Club Small Group Training workouts. Our moms were put to the challenge to lose five pounds in seven weeks beginning in October, final weigh-ins were the week before Thanksgiving.…
December 9, 2013
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The Baby Blues & Exercise

Becoming a new mother is an extraordinary event. There are so many emotions that come along with motherhood: happiness, love, joy, and excitement. But there also could be mixed emotions  – especially around the holiday season – such as feeling being overwhelmed, sad, moody or anxious. These mixed emotions are not unusual, and most new moms have temporary mild symptoms of…
December 4, 2013