5 Aqua Aerobics Classes to Try


As much as I adore swimming and being in the water, I've never actually taken a water aerobics class of any sort. It's always on my general agenda, but I just never get to it. My Fit Bottomed Grandma is the queen of water aerobics classes, and I really need to take a cue from her because it really …
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Getting Rid of Guilt and Embracing Me Time


Today's post comes to you from Jennifer Schlozman, a former Weight Watchers Leader Ambassador. She lost 40 pounds pre-baby and 82 pounds post-baby. She's a runner, triathlete and completed her first half marathon this year. With enthusiasm for group workouts and finding fit friends, she considers …
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5 Tips for Preventing Nightmares

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To celebrate the Halloween holiday today, I'm sharing part two of our Kids and Nightmares series. Yesterday, Dr. Tom Jackson shared tips on managing nightmares once they're under way. But is there anything you can do as a parent to prevent them from happening in the first place? Turns out there …
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7 Quick Pilates Moves for an Anywhere Workout


I hadn't taken a Pilates class in awhile, and a recent one seriously kicked my butt. So to kick yours (hehe) we've got a quick Pilates workout anyone can do anywhere, courtesy of Adrianne Yurgosky and Uptown Pilates in NYC. Click on to get your workout...no equipment needed!  I don't know about …
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Coming Out of the Postpartum Depression Cloud

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This week on Fit Bottomed Mamas, we're raising awareness of postpartum depression. Today, Christie over at Average Moms Wear Capes shares her story about coming out of the other side of postpartum depression. Postpartum depression isn't something that’s easy for me to talk about, and I’d say …
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How to Push Through Mommy-Workout Setbacks!

Getting in shape after baby is no easy feat. And Dara Pierre-Louis knows it. After moving to LA to pursue an acting career and then quickly finding herself married with child, Dara is working on getting herself back in shape for leading roles—including being a healthy role model for her son. From …
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Striking a Balance Between Grandparents and Parents (And a Giveaway!)

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When you are pregnant or become a parent, you open yourself up for a variety of unsolicited advice. When it's from strangers, you can shrug it off. But it's more challenging when it comes from those who really do have the best interest of your child in mind—the grandparents. The parent-child dynamic …
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Remember Who’s in Charge When It Comes to Kids’ Nutrition

Last week Fit Bottomed Mamas was all about kickstarting fitness in the New Year. This week, the focus turns to the kiddos in our first Active Kids Week! Earlier today we reviewed Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know, a wonderful resource to help parents make sure their kids are eating well …
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9 Tips for a Fit Family: Act Like Others Are Watching

Most of the time your kids will be looking up to you, so set the healthy example in January and beyond! Credit: E.Yoshio

  This post is a part of our first Kickstart Fitness week on Fit Bottomed Mamas to help moms and future moms be fitter and healthier in 2012. Read all of this week's special content here!  There's nothing wrong with New Year's resolutions to be the fittest, healthiest version of …
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