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!

Parenting Resolutions for 2018

Want to make 2018 your best year yet?  Consider making resolutions to concentrate on and emphasize as a family.  Here are a few suggestions:

1.     Be 100% present when you are with your children.  There is a difference between being with your child every day and actually being present and “in the moment.”

2.     Select a word to focus on throughout the year.  “Simplify”, “delegate”, and “grateful” are a few good examples.

3.     Separate work time from family time.  Give yourself an “end time” every night so you can spend the remaining time focusing on your family instead of multi-tasking.

4.     Try to give your child more independence and responsibility. 

Author: Jessica Bonshire