Going Down To The Jersey Shore This Summer? Stop By CK Pilates for Booty Barre!

Name: CK Pilates

Location: Marmora, NJ – located right outside of Ocean City, NJ, so when you are down the shore this summer, make sure you stop by and check out her classes. You won’t be disappointed, AND it will give you some “me time” and get you away from the kids for an hour 🙂

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Never Underestimate the Power of a Booty Band {Guest Post}

As busy mom’s we are all about getting resourceful with our time. We usually have to multi task and let’s be honest, taking time for ourselves is a fete in itself. The biggest obstacles most mom’s face with working out are

1.Space to workout

2.Time to workout

3.The cost of equipment to work out.

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Why Are So Many Of Us Intimidated By Group Exercise? Here Is One Way We Have Found To Kick This Feeling.

Working out is supposed to be fun.

It should be rewarding.

Working out is supposed to be about you and no one else.

So why do we so often hear people say, “I need to get in a little better shape and then I will go to the gym”? How does that make any sense? Our opinion is that exercising in a crowd can be extremely intimidating.

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Friday Fitness Tip – Find The Best Workout For You

I was walking out of the gym last weekend, and noticed a large group of people running suicide sprints in the basketball court area. Why were they doing this?  I will never know, but I know it was not right for me. It may be super effective, but I would hate every minute of it.

One of the most important things when working out is finding a workout that best fits you and your interests. My husband is someone who has really embraced this in his workout routine. He finds a lot of joy in just shooting the basketball. I’m still not sure how he considers this exercise, but that’s neither here nor there. Anyways, he hits the gym every Tuesday and Thursday morning and starts with a light jog, then does some minor weight lifting, and finishes off the hour with 10-15 min of shooting baskets. While this would not appeal to me in any way, my husband says that the addition of shooting the basketball helps him get up in the morning to get to the gym. It’s something he looks forward to.

This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is “Find The Best Workout For You.”

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Who Says Donuts Aren’t Healthy Kid Snacks? {Guest Post}

Sometimes it feels like one of the most difficult jobs of motherhood is actually feeding the little boogers. What was once their favorite food now absolutely disgusts them, they’re always hungry but nothing ever sounds good, and introducing healthy foods is sometimes a nightmare (like.. the fact that we’re feeding them a vegetable is the absolute meanest thing in the world, right?)

While I wish I could sit here and tell you that I always have the time (and patience!) to make elaborate meals for my own kiddo, I’d be lying. Between running a business, a household, and chauffeuring our son to multiple baseball games and practices and every other sort of activity in between, I just don’t have time for something super time intensive. BUT. I promise you that teaching our kids healthy habits and ensuring they are getting a balanced, nutritious diet on the regular is still possible.

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If My 2 Year Old Can Do a Burpee, So Can YOU! Burpees Are So Effective.

Burpee Challenge

Burpees are effective. There is no mistaking that. No excuses 🙂 Check her out on Youtube.

First things first, what is a burpee, and why are they effective?  In a nutshell, burpees are a fantastic, calorie-burning, strength-building, full body exercise.  They combine elements of cardio and strength training in just a few moves. One of the best things about burpees is that they burn a ton of calories, and continue to burn them throughout the day due to an increase in your metabolism. Who doesn’t want that?? Sitting on my couch after doing burpees, and I am still burning calories… #winning

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Is Disney World The BEST Walking Workout?

Yes, I am back at Disney 6 months after I went in December. I just can’t get enough. And to make it relevant… my steps game gets really amped up! Do you exercise while on vacation? Does walking a million steps count?

My mom is a Disney Nazi. She is literally obsessed with being on schedule and seeing everything possible.  As soon as the plane touches down in Orlando, my anxiety starts that we are going to miss the Magical Express, then our first FastPass, and we won’t be able to get it back. You can’t just get those back you know!

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Kitten Yoga – Water & Rock Studio

Name: Water And Rock Studio

Location: Quakertown, PA

Instructor: Dawn – she was so great! We loved her determination in trying to make sure we were in proper form, when the majority of us were focused on the kittens, rather than form! LOL.  You could tell she is so passionate with what she does, and we would definitely take another one of her classes.

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Friday Fitness Tip – Don’t Expect Immediate Results

Let me ask everyone a question, how long before I should be expecting to see some exercise results? And by results, I mean a flat stomach, firm biceps/triceps, and a booty you could crack an egg on. When I first began working out, I expected to have the body I desired after a week of commitment. I was so disappointed when I woke up the following Monday and had the same body as the previous week. What do you mean it’s not that simple? Why are my thighs still flabby? This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is “Don’t Expect Immediate Results.”

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Is BodyArmor the New Gatorade?

Sunday is grocery shopping day in our household. Normally, my husband makes the list and goes during our daughter’s nap, but for whatever reason last Sunday I took a turn. I was weaving my way in and out of the aisles when I came to the “drinks aisle”. I was picking out a Propel Water flavor for the family when a new brand caught my eye from the top shelf. The new brand was BodyArmor. I grabbed one and took a look to see what it was.

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