Sunday, March 14, 2010


Funny where life brings you sometimes. Never having thought (in a million years) I would be in the company of a 3 year old for most of my day, at this stage of my life, well, here I am. Even as I try to write this blog, my daughter, Ava, is bouncing a little rubber ball off the walls as she bounces off the walls herself. Man, really? She is my biggest fan though, and such a momma's girl, and now that she is here, I would never want to be without her. There are so many things that have happened in my life because of having her, and so many amazing people I have met. I wouldn't have found myself in the company of these wonderful people, had I not had another baby. And although, I feel at the older end of the spectrum, some things are ageless.

Finding Kettlebells through mom references and talk, I have had the fortune of finding an awesome instructor, friend and now partner, Lauren Brooks, in our new BuggyBellz classes. They incorporate moms swinging bells with their children by their sides. I've been teaching these classes for almost 2 months and the response has been awesome! These mom's have already started to see results in strength and endurance, which is motivating and inspiring. It works for mom's that want to workout hard, but don't have to leave their children in the gym daycare. It works for me too, because "my assistant" gets to come along and support me while I teach. I also get to hang out with my daughter Katie, and my 1 year old grandson, Cole. Motherhood with 5 daughters, at all different ages, can be overwhelming at times, but my girls are all awsome, and so is my little Cole! I am a lucky lady!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Change is in the air

Its a New Year and time for change. I am excited that I will be teaching a brand new stroller/kettle bell class for On the Edge Fitness. This class is going to be awesome for mom's that want a great, all-over body workout, but don't want to have to find childcare or leave their kids at the gym daycare. The kids love these classes too because they form friendships, get to socialize with other kids and know at the end of class they can play, play, play. Moms get to work out with other moms that have the same fitness goals, and also have a chance to bond with each other and support each other, not only with fitness, but with the joys and challenges of motherhood. As a busy mom, I know how important it is to fit in a work out, not only for fitness, but for mental health, as well. This will be a great class for both, all while incorporating all the benefits that kettle bells offer. Having grown kids as well as a three year old, I know how fast the time goes and I think it is a really great thing for people that aren't quite ready or able to part with their babies or kids, but can still work out and hang out with their little loved ones!