Before my daughter turned one, I decided to take a chance and open a location in downtown Chicago.
Now as Momleta, the brand continues to focus on stroller-based workouts for moms with little ones, but it’s also a workout for moms of all stages of motherhood. In class, I’ve had 3 generations (grandmother, mom and baby) and it’s the best thing you can see! No matter the age of the child, or the mom, all are welcomed to join.
Moms can expect to receive a 60 min full body workout. All moms, prenatal and postpartum) are encouraged to work at their own level.
Specifically, running is important to me. At the beginning of the week,, I decide how many days I’d like to run for the week and I share that with my husband. With a little one, my husband and I really have to be intentional about our “me” time and communicate it with each other so it happens.
Typically for the 45 min class, she’ll play on her own, interrupt her dad working or join me in a few squats, and that’s fine.
For anyone thinking about working out with children around, just give it a try. You’ll be surprised by how much the children want to join in on your workout (live via zoom, or recorded).They may not be able to do everything. But, it will keep their attention for a little and you’ll get to workout.
Another suggestion is to be flexible with how you define your workouts. Remember, you only need 30 mins of physical activity a day to live a healthy lifestyle. Go for a family walk, pick up the pace when you can, add in lunges or frog hops. It’ll be enjoyable for everyone— and you’ll stay active
- Allow yourself to have a treat, but define the allowance. Will you only have it once or twice a week? What does that look like? Plan ahead for it.
- Stay consistent with your healthy meals and snacks, avoid long stretches without eating especially if it will cause you to eat everything once you’re hungry.
- Barring any dietary restrictions, make sure you’re keeping your plate colorful with fruits and veggies. They are low in calories, high in nutrients, they will keep you satisfied and feeling good.
- Lastly. if all else fails, create a barrier to comfort foods. Make yourself walk or drive to the store if you really want the food you’re craving. Having these items in the cabinet makes it too easy for you to access them.
I also can’t wait for the lakefront path to open back up, as well as the Navy Pier.
*Momleta is offering virtual classes through the closures! Visit sight for details and times.