There is nothing on Earth like being a Mom! That sweet little face that looks up at you, cooing and smiling, almost makes you forget the stretch marks and saggy skin it saddled you with. And those chubby little thighs are so cute, they almost make you forget YOUR chubby little thighs. ALMOST.
But there is no rule that says that just because you are now a Mom you can’t be fit and strong and the best you can be. And now you can’t even throw out that tired old excuse about not having babysitting for the little ones. Because they can come along and actually BE a part of your workout.
Fit4Mom is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood. But it’s far more than just fitness. Their mission is to helps moms make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life, focusing on achieving their ultimate physical and emotional potential. They support, educate, and inspire moms to reach optimal health and well being, while simultaneously setting a great example for their children by making fitness a part of their lives from a very young age. The focus of the program is fitness for moms, without the worry of day care, babysitting or separation, as babies can come along and be a part of the fun!
Fatima DeCorte , owner of the Fit4Mom Westfield/Warren franchise, is a full time high school counselor, as well as a small group fitness instructor. While, for the most part, Fit4Mom tends to be geared towards the stay-at-home-mom, it is Fatima’s goal to expand the program to everyone, so late day and evening classes will also be available.
Fatima is now adding a Stroller Strides class in the Cranford/Westfield area in August. And what IS Stroller Strides, you may ask? Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do WITH their babies. It incorporates power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises, using exercise tubing, the baby stroller, and the environment. It is a one hour, fun-filled, full body workout, as well as a wonderful support system for moms and a socialization time for the kiddies. It will take place at Unami Park when weather permits, (Moms can park along S. Union Ave. in Cranford and meet on the path between Field #3 and #4 at the corner of Lexington Ave and S. Union Ave), and at Strength & Fitness (570 South Avenue East in Cranford) in inclement or uncomfortable weather.
Fees are $59.99 monthly for unlimited classes, or you can buy a Class Pass for $150, which affords you 10 classes. The registration fee is $100, but will be waived for the Grand Opening if you sign up that day. The first class is always free for the trying, and if you decide to sign up on the day of your free trial class, the registration fee is half price! Saturday, August 10th will be the grand opening, and a great time for families to get outside, enjoy a workout, and enjoy door prizes, snacks, and some new friends! Fatima
will also be doing a meet and greet, with sample workouts, at the Westfield Running Company at 123 Quimby Street in Westfield, on Thursday, August 8th, from 10:00-1:00.
So BE a real-life Supermom, and use what you’ve got at hand. And what you’ve got is a precious little gift that would LOVE to come along and be a part of your well-being. It’s truly a win-win situation!