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Behind the Scenes with Active Moms Club

If you haven’t heard, Active Moms’ Club is the Totally Awesome pick for Red Tricycle’s best mom fitness resource in Chicago for the second year in a row! It’s an honor that our moms think so highly of our prenatal and postnatal fitness programs, and the community of support we provide. Owner, Cassandra and her two favorite mascots In light…
November 12, 2013
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5 Ways to Strengthen Your Core Before & After Baby

An expecting AND new mom has similar physical needs, core strength! Core strength is the ability to use your body’s power center – the center of your body – to power you through life’s daily movement. Pregnancy and motherhood is a true test of core strength! What is your core? The core includes all muscles that attach to the spine…
October 29, 2013
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Active Moms’ Club 5-Year Birthday Bash at Athleta

October is Active Moms' Club 5-year birthday and we celebrated yesterday with a free "Rock Your Core" class, raffle giveaways and refreshments at our favorite place, Athleta's store. I am grateful and appreciate our gracious host & partner, Athleta, and all the moms who came out to celebrate our birthday. AMC is a supportive, fun, dynamic community of active moms…
October 21, 2013
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5 Tips for Weight Loss Success

Congratulations, you have a beautiful new edition to your family. You have an amazing body and now you would like to reclaim it as your own. Whether you are trying to lose the first five pounds or the last ten pounds after your baby is born, you may find it’s not an easy task. Success is possible, and it all…
October 16, 2013
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Bittersweet Farewell & Grand Prize Winner Announced

It’s bittersweet for Active Moms’ Club outdoor fitness classes and the Summer Fitness Challenge to come to an end this week. Where did the summer go? For the last five months our dedicated Biceps, Babies & Buggies moms sweat it out through a lot of hard work. They were rewarded with weight loss, friendships, monthly picnics, and prizes! AMC moms…
August 29, 2013
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Mom Moment: Running To Keep Up, Literally!

My husband and I are both athletic people. Before kids we used to train for endurance events, between us we have 13 marathons and dozens of triathlons under our belts.  Now with twin toddlers, endurance events are sidelined and we use our workouts to maintain our health and sanity. During the winter months we tag-team our weekend workouts. Once morning…
August 26, 2013
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New Moms Needed for Core Strength Study

Earlier this month I shared with you exciting news, Active Moms' Club has the honor of collaborating with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), the National leader in women’s health rehabilitation for research, on a new, unique study: Rectus Diastasis and Post-Partum Recovery of Core Abdominal Muscles. What is Diastasis? Rectus Diastasis may occur during pregnancy or during delivery. It is a condition…
August 20, 2013
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Fitness Challenge Winners & Picnic

We had a great afternoon yesterday in Oz Park celebrating moms and all their hard work to get fit. Despite any sunshine, everyone had a heart-pounding workout, and friends reconnected during the picnic. Our friends at Kolcraft, sponsor of our Summer Fitness Challenge, gave away raffle prizes to two lucky Biceps, Babies & Buggies participants. Coach Raegan led the moms…
August 1, 2013
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New Post-Partum Abdominal Research: Active Moms’ Club & Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Partner Together On Study

Can a specific recovery course of exercise make an improved difference in functional abdominal strength in post-partum women? We believe it does. I am beyond thrilled to share with you the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the National leader in women’s health rehabilitation, and Active Moms’ Club are collaborating on a unique study about abdominal muscle recovery in post-partum women. After…
July 29, 2013
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Fitness, Food & Friends

Today we had an awesome turnout for Biceps, Babies & Buggies class and special picnic sponsored by Door to Door Organics. I’m so impressed with the enthusiasm all the moms had for class today given the high temps. And the babies were content in the shade while mom broke out in a sweat – and it didn’t take much! Door…
July 18, 2013
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Parenthood – How To

There is not a day that goes by that I wonder “am I doing this right”? Am I being the best parent I can be? I know I’m not alone, parenting is a reoccurring topic of conversation in Active Moms' Club classes. Most parents and parents-to-be have similar fears; from the most basic, “how do I change a diaper”, to…
July 10, 2013
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Learning to Let Go – Lessons from Little Ones

I will fully admit I am a Type-A personality and have small issue with control. Well ok, maybe it’s more than a small issue, but it’s no surprise to those who know me well. As I enter my second year of parenthood, I have found that I’m learning more about myself than I ever thought possible. The boys are teaching…
June 26, 2013
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Summer Picnic & Fitness Challenge Winners!

We had a great afternoon today in Oz Park celebrating moms and all their hard work to get fit. We had sunshine, a heart-pounding workout, a reunion with old friends, made new friends, a free picnic, and a prize giveaways for two lucky Biceps, Babies & Buggies participants. Coach Raegan led the moms through a 50-minute butt-kicking workout. Moms were…
June 20, 2013
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Baby Steps To Shape Up For Summer

Here it is, June! The summer solstice is coming upon us, along with bathing suits, tank tops and cute summer clothes. Summer may bring the desire to be more fit and lose weight. Unlike winter you can’t hide behind layers of clothes. Did you tell yourself that this is “the” summer to lose weight and get into shape? It’s not…
June 7, 2013
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Soldier Field 10-Miler Race Report

Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is one of my favorite days of the year. I love this Saturday for the promise of all the summer days ahead and to run my favorite road race, the Soldier Field 10-Miler. I've been running this race for years, with the exception of 2011 when I was 6m pregnant. This was Fleet Feet’s 10-year…
May 26, 2013
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The First Days Home With a Newborn

Active Moms’ Club is thrilled to introduce a new partner and guest blogger, Laura Bangart of Babies Only Chicago. Laura is a NICU nurse and is an adoptive parent of a NICU graduate (who is now attending college).  Laura founded Babies Only Chicago to continue her passion for caring for newborns, especially preemies! Thank you Laura for providing parents in…
May 16, 2013
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Biceps, Babies & Buggies Season Opener!

Today was the perfect day to kick-off Biceps, Babies & Buggies, and the 90-Day Fitness Challenge sponsored by our friends at Kolcraft. And to celebrate, Kolcraft hosted the first of four summer picnics for our moms to come together and mingle. Our moms showed up for class ready, willing and eager to workout and to feel the burn – moms…
May 9, 2013
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5 Tips To Avoid Springtime Injury

Active Moms’ Club is thrilled to introduce a new guest blogger and AMC partner today, Shannon Schaeffer, physical therapist and owner of Complete Physical Therapy & Fitness in Lincoln Park. Shannon is passionate about fitness, having run numerous marathons, and she enjoys helping people achieve their full potential through her talents as a therapist. Welcome to the Club Shannon! With…
May 6, 2013