No Excuses in 2019!

We’re all thinking about it, right?
A new year is here, and we are all thinking about resetting our health and fitness goals.
To help all of our busy families with their goals,
we’ve compiled a list of
our favorite, family friendly workouts.

Cheers to a healthy, happy 2019!

  • Workouts for expecting and new moms:

    Active Mom’s Club- Cassandra will keep you on track before, during and after pregnancy. Active Mom’s Club is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago.

    Fit4Mom- They have franchises all around the country, and offer a wide variety of classes.

  • Workouts for the whole family:

    EnerGEE Whiz- “Where smart fitness meets fun!” This Chicago based business,, that brings technology and physical activity

    Ninja Warrior Classes- In Chicago, we love Windy City Ninjas, but you can find Ninja Warrior gyms all over the country. These classes are great, as they offer classes for both adults and kids.

  • Workouts parents can do together:

    Orange Theory- With classes all over the country, it’s easy to find one near you. If you and your partner are at all competitive, this is definitely the class for you!

    Yoga- If one of your goals for the new year is reconnecting with your partner, and/or creating more zen in your life, find a great yoga class, and Namaste.

  • Workout from home:

    Peloton- This is my own personal obsession. I think everyone needs a Peloton bike, and I’m not getting paid to say that! It’s in your house, so you really have no excuse. This is also a great solution for those with younger kiddos at home.

    Jillian Michaels- Again, this is another personal preference, and not a paid endorsement :) Jillian’s app has a wide range of workouts for all levels. My favorite is the seven minute ab workouts.

Working out with a buddy is a great way to stay accountable. So, grab your significant other, friend, or kiddo, and get out and move!

Powering Down: The Importance of Getting Enough Sleep

Is your child getting enough sleep?  We are phasing out of the days where kids run around all day and play outside until the street lights come on.  In today’s world, a lot of kids are entertaining themselves in a new way and it may be affecting their sleep.  About 75% of elementary and middle school children have access to some type of electronic device in their bedroom.  The extra stimulation, light and sound can make it harder for children to relax and get enough sleep.

The solution?

Try to limit screen time at night and at least 1 hour before bedtime.  Instead, try unplugged activities like reading, games, exercise or quiet time.  Keep in mind, adults should lead by example in this department and use the time as quality time with family.

Lack of sleep can lead to decreased concentration in school, a weakened immune system, increased risk for obesity and moodiness.  Kids ages 5 to 12 should be getting at least 10 to 11 hours of sleep.  So, let’s power down at night so we can power up in the morning for a successful day!