Wednesday, January 25, 2012

“Mom & Baby Spin and Strength? How does THAT work?!”

Mom & Baby Spin and Strength?  How does THAT work?!” asked a former participant when she saw one of my Facebook posts.  I have been getting that question a lot lately.

The Vancouver Parks Board Recently came and took some photos of our new class at the Creekside Community Centre and I’ll be posting them as soon as I get my hands on them.  In the meantime, I’ll try to illustrate.

Imagine 10 bikes set up side by side.  In front of each bike is some space, a yoga mat, and some weights.  Most babes are chilling on said yoga mats or still sleeping in their strollers on the side.  We warm up then go into intervals of spinning and strength training.  The music leads the way. 

If a baby needs mom during cardio, mom gets off the bike and does some low impact cardio holding her baby.  I should note that this is pretty rare.  I think the babes get mesmerized by the whir of the bikes.  If a baby needs mom during strength, we help mom to incorporate baby.

Class ends with a weave of core and stretch and then we say goodbye.  Moms leave with a smile because they got in an excellent full body workout.  I love teaching this class and am happy to say that it is now available in Surrey, Richmond in Vancouver.  Two more Vancouver locations will be added spring 2012.  We will keep you posted.

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