Whether you’re a mom to be, a new mom or a veteran, a mom is always trying to find time to balance it all – work, fun, fitness and of course the idea of down time. Our job here at the Mendham Moms Network is to help give you the gift of time and with Cr3ation Fitness we did just that. Michelle Makela-Belo, certified personal trainer, specializing in prenatal and postnatal fitness as well as sports conditioning has amazing programs to help moms throughout their pregnancy journey.
FUN FACT: Did you know that postnatal fitness doesn’t mean a few months after you give birth? Postnatal means ANYTIME after giving birth – weeks, months or even years!
Last month I had the opportunity to hang with Michelle and take one of her amazing classes at Mama Bird Center in Chester. This on was a mother- child class and I think Freddie stole the show and he loved being able to explore the studio while I worked out. Not only is Michelle able to modify the workouts to meet my specific needs (I’m pregnant and certain moves like the superman swim on my bellie I’m not able to do) but she’s a mom too so she gets it! She helped entertain Freddie when he didn’t want to be my “weight” anymore without skipping a beat in our hour long class.
If you want to workout sans kiddos, Michelle offers a variety of classes both in and out of the studio. If you’re like me though, I struggle working out at home and love the idea of going to a class each week (and sometimes i just want to work out alone!). That’s the benefit that Michelle has with her partnership with the Mama Bird Center – they offer complimentary child care during any of the services you take, just call ahead to book!
Michelle has recently created new programs using exercise as a way to minimize low back, pelvic girdle, and hip pain during pregnancy and throughout motherhood. “I’ve developed these programs, because for us as women, often a little bit of exercise and a consult with a chiropractor or pelvic floor specialist can minimize and eventually eliminate pain so we can do what we love and don’t have to worry about missing out on moments with our kids.”
Currently Cr3ation Fitness is running an awesome GIVEAWAY in honor of Mother’s Day – 12 Days of Mom Giveaway!
Complete the following questionnaire: follow the link (this is where you can enter which prizes you’d like to be selected for: online or local)
The giveaway prizes include:
A 6 week “Fit to the Core” program online
A 30 minute personal session (virtually or in-home)
A 30 minute pelvic floor and diastasis recti screening in Morristown or Chester with Dr. Shannen Kirchner
A 30 minute Sweet Feet treatment (foot sugar scrub and massage) through Mama Bird Center
A 30 minute foam roll and yoga session with Dr. Courtney Centrelli
And if that wasn’t enough – on top of the giveaway, Michelle is giving 20% off all programs and services with Cr3ation Fitness (excluding classes at Mama Bird) through the end of May with the mention of “MENDHAM MOMS”.
This post is sponsored by Cr3ation Fitness. Be sure to follow Michelle and all her amazing classes and activities on social media too!