Special offer: free admission to July 16 mommy wellness event

Just a quick note for our readers who may be new mums: Thank You Mommy Wellness is presenting a special workshop for new moms and moms-to-be this Friday, July 16:  “3 Common Mistakes New Moms Make That Keep Them From Fitting Into Their Pre-pregnancy Clothes.” Tickets are $15, but get in free if you mention that you heard about it on Tenth to the Fraser!

At the event, you will learn:

  • the easiest and safest way you can lose the baby weight quickly and forever
  • how your metabolism has been keeping your weight on and how to overcome it
  • the single most important person that is impeding your weight loss goals

The event is Friday, July 16 from 10am to 11am at Thank You Mommy Wellness Center, 52 6th Street, New Westminster.

Call 604-831-2080 to register (I am told there are only a few spaces left).

Thank You Mommy Wellness offers group fitness classes in New Westminster for pregnant women as well as exercises new mums can do with their babies to shed pregnancy weight.

Hyack Your Health: 4 postpartum fitness tips

credited_3656184801_ce4b3eef45Haiku contest! Share your best New West Haiku before Jan. 10 and enter to win a $100 gift certificate for Bamboo Yoga.

For those of us who welcomed a new baby into our lives in 2009, losing the baby weight is likely top of mind when it comes to our 2010 resolutions. As part of our Hyack Your Health series to help New West folk keep our New Year’s resolutions, Caroline Neitzel from Thank You Mommy Wellness offers a few tips for new moms starting post-partum workouts.

Caroline is offering 10% off her mom & baby fitness classes for our readers – just mention the coupon code “10thfraser.” You may want to check out Caroline’s nutrition tips for new moms as well!

EXERCISE TIP #1: Peer pressure can be a good thing
Working out in a group setting often encourages a person to work harder during the workout, and it also keeps people accountable – do this whenever possible.

EXERCISE TIP #2: Listen to your body
Perform what exercises are safe for you, at this time in your life. It is recommended moms wait to exercise until after week 4 for a vaginal birth and week 6 for a c-section. What you CAN do during postpartum recovery is walk, walk, walk! After these time frames, you can engage in more vigorous exercise, as long as your care provider gives you the OK. Your body will let you know if you’re doing too much. Listen to your body.

EXERCISE TIP #3: Dress for success
Always wear comfortable clothing so you have lots of room for movement. This way you won’t be restricted in your flexibility and you will be able to get the most out of your workout.

EXERCISE TIP #4: Eat before you sweat
Eat a little snack such as an apple prior to working out. This gives you energy for the whole workout because it digests very very quickly. Stay away from heavier snacks such as nuts or crackers. Stick to fruit because it’s light and gets converted into sugars (used as energy for your workout) almost immediately.

Remember: The most important thing you can do for the development of your baby is love them. Love grows babies.

Thank You Mommy Wellness Center provides prenatal yoga and mom and baby/tot fitness classes in New Westminster and Coquitlam.  These classes educate women on what exercises are safe and effective throughout the mom’s pregnancy, during her recovery period just after giving birth and for many years into motherhood, while focusing on establishing and growing an essential and loving bond between mom and baby.
Being a new mom herself and having been involved in the fitness industry for 14 years as a personal trainer, kinesiologist, yoga instructor and as a fitness fanatic, the owner brings a wealth of knowledge, personal experience and an intense passion to the services she provides.  The owner’s passion for the industry keeps her classes fresh, innovative, fun and filled with enthusiasm!
To redeem a 10% discount, please mention coupon code: 10thfraser.
Call now to book your free introductory class!
Caroline Neitzel, Owner
604-831-2080
www.ThankYouMommyWellness.com

Thank You Mommy Wellness Center provides prenatal yoga and mom and baby/tot fitness classes in New Westminster and Coquitlam.  These classes educate women on what exercises are safe and effective throughout the mom’s pregnancy, during her recovery period just after giving birth and for many years into motherhood, while focusing on establishing and growing an essential and loving bond between mom and baby.

Being a new mom herself and having been involved in the fitness industry for 14 years as a personal trainer, kinesiologist, yoga instructor and as a fitness fanatic, the owner brings a wealth of knowledge, personal experience and an intense passion to the services she provides.  The owner’s passion for the industry keeps her classes fresh, innovative, fun and filled with enthusiasm!

To redeem a 10% discount, please mention coupon code: 10thfraser.

Call now to book your free introductory class!

Caroline Neitzel, Owner

604-831-2080

www.ThankYouMommyWellness.com

Hyack Your Health: 4 tips for a mom nutrition makeover

Resolving to lose the baby weight in 2010? Here are some tips to help. Plus, get 10% off classes at Thank You Mommy Wellness if you mention Tenth to the Fraser!
Resolving to lose the baby weight in 2010? Here are some tips to help. Plus, get 10% off classes at Thank You Mommy Wellness if you mention Tenth to the Fraser!

Haiku contest! Share your best New West Haiku before Jan. 10 and enter to win a $100 gift certificate for Bamboo Yoga.

As we get into the swing of things in 2010, it’s time to start following through on those resolutions! To help you out a little, we’ll be running a series of posts with advice from local folks on how to help keep common resolutions.

Let’s start by helping those who rang in the New Year with a baby in tow! Here are four nutrition tips to help lose that baby weight from Caroline Neitzel of Thank You Mommy Wellness (428 Columbia St.), which offers mom-and-baby exercise classes for moms of newborns and toddlers, as well as prenatal fitness classes. Your first class is free, plus Caroline is offering 10% off for our readers – just mention the coupon code “10thfraser.”

Says Caroline, “Your baby will never remember a messy house but they will remember the love you give them. And you can only love them to your best ability if you’re at your best ability – meaning eating healthy food and engaging in regular exercise.”

NUTRITION TIP #1: Keep your fruit where you can see it
Wash your fruit and place it in a bowl on the counter or the table, where it is easily accessible. To prevent taking in unnecessary calories and to ensure you are getting the best nutrients for your body, have fruit ready to go so you can just grab a piece as you’re running by to console or feed your baby

NUTRITION TIP #2: Your freezer is your friend
Choose one day a week and devote a couple hours to cooking some healthy meals and freezing them. Or, if you have the option, ask your mom to cook these meals for you. :O)

Some ideas include:

  • lentil soup
  • bean soup
  • vegetable soup
  • stew
  • spaghetti sauce

These meals are filled with nutrients and are easy to take out of the freezer in the morning and heat up during the day.

NUTRITION TIP #3: Graze well
If you’re a nibbler, keep healthy snacks around such as nuts, raisins, and other dried fruits. Again, keep them handy. At the start of the day, place the portion you would like to stay within during the day in a little bowl on the counter or table so you can graze as you run past.

NUTRITION TIP #4: Hydrate!
Keep yourself hydrated: drink lots of water. Drink more water than you ever thought you would, and then drink some more and that should be sufficient! Have a 1.5 liter water bottle full each morning, and make a commitment to drink at least the whole thing throughout the day. People often mistake dehydration for hunger pangs

These tips will help you stay energized throughout the day so you are always giving your best to your baby, and they will also help you avoid overindulging at meal times, taking in unnecessary calories.

Thank You Mommy Wellness Center provides prenatal yoga and mom and baby/tot fitness classes in New Westminster and Coquitlam.  These classes educate women on what exercises are safe and effective throughout the mom’s pregnancy, during her recovery period just after giving birth and for many years into motherhood, while focusing on establishing and growing an essential and loving bond between mom and baby.
Being a new mom herself and having been involved in the fitness industry for 14 years as a personal trainer, kinesiologist, yoga instructor and as a fitness fanatic, the owner brings a wealth of knowledge, personal experience and an intense passion to the services she provides.  The owner’s passion for the industry keeps her classes fresh, innovative, fun and filled with enthusiasm!
To redeem a 10% discount, please mention coupon code: 10thfraser.
Call now to book your free introductory class!
Caroline Neitzel, Owner
604-831-2080
www.ThankYouMommyWellness.com

Thank You Mommy Wellness Center provides prenatal yoga and mom and baby/tot fitness classes in New Westminster and Coquitlam.  These classes educate women on what exercises are safe and effective throughout the mom’s pregnancy, during her recovery period just after giving birth and for many years into motherhood, while focusing on establishing and growing an essential and loving bond between mom and baby.

Being a new mom herself and having been involved in the fitness industry for 14 years as a personal trainer, kinesiologist, yoga instructor and as a fitness fanatic, the owner brings a wealth of knowledge, personal experience and an intense passion to the services she provides.  The owner’s passion for the industry keeps her classes fresh, innovative, fun and filled with enthusiasm!

To redeem a 10% discount, please mention coupon code: 10thfraser.

Call now to book your free introductory class!

Caroline Neitzel, Owner

604-831-2080

www.ThankYouMommyWellness.com