Want to get fit and bring your baby along? Then you have to try Baby Boot Camp. It has all of the benefits of a personal trainer at a fraction of the price.
Baby Boot Camp stroller-based fitness classes are designed specifically to help moms get fit. Classes combine strength-training exercises with cardiovascular drills. Pilates, yoga and abdominal exercises help improve core strength. The stroller, resistance tubes (and even your child!) are used as an integral part of the workout
LENGTH: 55 or 75 minutes depending on class format
WHAT YOU NEED: Water bottle, mat or towel
WHAT YOUR CHILD NEEDS: Stroller, snacks, toys, sun block, diapers, hat, blanket
The Charlotte Baby Boot Camp is held at Huntingtowne Farms Park with Christine Slack. But don’t let her last name fool you. Christine is a certified personal trainer and proud mother of 2 year old Ali. She earned All-American status as a collegiate middle distance runner. In her pre-baby life, she was an American History teacher and high school Track and Cross Country coach. After Ali was born in the summer of 2006 she learned first hand the difficulties of staying fit while tackling the challenges of motherhood. She looks forward to helping new moms integrate fitness and wellness into their lives.
I have personally attended the class several times. She pushes you just hard enough to get an excellent workout without overdoing it or hurting yourself. She does a wonderful job of working with everyone in the group, giving the personal attention you would receive from a one on one session at the gym. Most exercises are divided up by level I and level II so that the workout fits your needs. Classes are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings (sometimes in Southpark Mall, pending weather).
Beyond the great workout, what I enjoyed the most was meeting a wonderful group of mothers all striving to stay healthy. The group is so inviting and friendly, it makes the exercise truly fun. And fifty-five minutes of sprints, sits-ups and push-ups seemed to fly by!
Baby Boot Camp offers more than just fitness. They have other fun activities such as a book club, girls nights out, play dates at Ray’s Splash Planet and storytime at Joseph Beth’s just to name a few.
South Charlotte Baby Boot Camp just had its year anniversary this January and to celebrate they are offering a special rate offer – $50 per month. (that is a $30 savings) This offer is only available through January so e-mail Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her and get signed up. For more details check out babybootcamp.com.
As an added bonus for our smarty readers, Christine is offering you the chance to get a jump start on getting healthy in 2009 with a free month worth of sessions. So sign up today for your chance to win. This giveaway will end on Febuary 4th at 11:00pm. Click Here to take survey.