My little Diva, Vivian Monroe will be 3 months this week, and that means “go time” for mama! Time to go back to work and back to “werk” on this body. Gone are the days of lounging around with the baby all day on Dr orders of no exercising for 8 weeeks… that was a nice break! But it’s cool, I’m ready and I feel like I have a new start with my body to retrain it and build new habits. I’ve done everything from weights, to pole, to yoga, to dance, to kickboxing… so where to start. #1 priority for my body is stretching. I encourage you to start as well, even if you have been working out, you should stretch everyday, give yourself a 3 day goal or a week. If you need a little guidence or encouragement, like I do, try a class!
I went to Shine Alternative Fitness last night for a stretch/flexibility class with Delphine Galliard. First off, I absolutely LOVE this studio, it offers so many fun and different classes, like anti-gravity yoga, pole dance, ballet, aerial silks, lyra and more, plus the instructors are amazing cirque performers. I started going here a few years ago when it opened, but this time I wanted to start with the roots, flexibility and stretching. Delphine was such skilled instructor, and her personality and assisted stretches made the class so much fun! She was such an inspiration, and mentioned that alot of folks are intimidated of the the studio, because of all the different cirque style classes and alot of performers train there, but made clear, that ANYONE AT ANY LEVEL is welcome and should not be afraid to try something different, there is a place for everyone to learn! I’m just getting back in the swing of things, but soon, I will be taking my pole dance, anti-gravity and aerial silk classes!! Here are some pics from our stretch class, and to read more on my journey to get my body back after baby, click here – MJ
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