A healthy lifestyle boosts self-esteem, builds physical strength, and helps you win petty arguments by challenging opponents to public shopping-cart-throwing contests. Pump yourself up with today's Groupon: for $37, you get five studio, stroller, or outdoor bootcamp classes at Hot Mamas Exercise on South Logan Street (a $75 value).
Hot Mamas Exercise provides new and experienced mothers a chance to get in shape postdelivery and beyond through a variety of fitness classes and community support.
Women who have recently released their babies into the wild can reclaim their bodies with stroller conditioning classes. Each workout is jam-packed with exercises that focus on core strengthening, plyometrics, balance, upper and lower bodybuilding, and flexibility moves to tone the entire body, including earlobes. Strollers and stroller occupants are welcome, though not required, allowing moms to make their sweet-smelling bundles a part of their calorie-blasting routine.
An assortment of indoor group classes is also offered throughout the day, Monday through Saturday. Circuit workouts blast calories and challenge the body's elephant-like memory, and specialty sweat sessions such as ballet sculpt and ab and butt lab shake up mundane exercise methods—and may even tone tiny smile muscles. Participants can also opt to escape the tyranny of fluorescent lights with bootcamp's outdoor variations of Hot Mamas' female-focused classic conditioning classes. Each class lasts one hour, and for ladies who can't shake their spawn for that long, Hot Mamas offers childcare services during many of their group classes for an additional fee.
Hot Mamas Exercise
Founder Teddi B has been in the training business since the '80s, and even spent time as a competitive bodybuilder. But she was tired of the fact that all the workouts she encountered were basically the same for women and men, without taking into account what she and other women wanted—a long, lithe, strong physique, without the bulk. So she set out to change that: Hot Mamas Exercise offers challenging and motivating fitness classes for women only, with a wide range of class times and onsite childcare to accommodate even the busiest schedules.