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Focus on Fitness: Mommy Style

Three workout spots where moms can get in shape with their kids.

Whether you’re a stay-at-home or a working mom, you probably already know how difficult it can be when it comes to balancing work and raising a family. For some, finding time to focus on health and fitness is last on the priority list.

But if you really want to find the time to get back into shape, there are several fitness classes in Southwest Florida where you can work out with your kid.

In Fort Myers, moms can head to Family Yoga with Kathyrin, Burn Boot Camp or Baby Boot Camp to get toned and to meet some new friends.

“I tried going to the gym a little bit on my own after I had my son, but I was unsuccessful,” Nicole Hujsa said.

“I had no motivation, and it was just kinda boring going by yourself, so I really didn’t workout before Bootcamp,” Nicole explained.

According to parenting and fitness experts, exercising helps mothers with postpartum depression.

“Fitness and being outside with their little ones and having a positive support system, really get them through those tough times,” said Anne Burik, who is a fitness instructor and owner of Baby Boot Camp.

“It feels good to sweat and to do something for yourself,” Nicole shared. Nicole said it is important to set aside an hour for yourself where you can just focus on you.”

In addition, Baby Boot Camp hosts Mom’s Night Out once a month. They also attend family days, arts and crafts as well as play dates.

Burn Boot Camp

Burn Boot Camp offers free childcare with membership in selected locations and 45 min classes.

On Saturday mornings everyone is invited to feel the burn, including dad.

Family Yoga with Kathryn

The best thing about Family Yoga with Kathryn is that the class is free. Head on over to Miromar Outlets with the entire family.  Just make sure you bring your yoga mats because supplies are limited.

Overall, the most important thing as a mom is that you stay active, no matter what kind of activity you do; even if it’s just going for a walk.

Remember, as parents, we have little kiddos watching and imitating everything we do.

Reporting by Val Simpson