Becky Strawder with Tinkergarten Bradon
FIT4MOM x DR. DAWN ANDALON
Hey mama, we need to talk about your core.
The core is the series of muscles from your pubic bone to your collar bones on the front, sides, and back of you. Your core muscles are powerful. They help transfer force throughout the body, stabilize your spine and pelvic area, connect your upper and lower body extremities, and manage the pressure of your abdominal cavity where your organs live. So this area of the body needs...more
FIT4MOM x Jess Kilbane
Mother's Day is just weeks away, which means it's time to start looking for *the* perfect gift for the person who literally does all the things, for all the people, all the time (no biggie, right?).
Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for every type of mom, from the foodie mom to the new mom to the mom who likes it when her presents do good for the world, too. Keep an eye out for the special notes for the businesses who will...more
Dr. Danielle Desroche
Many women with PCOS are unaware that they have it, nor do they know much about it. Sometimes the symptoms are clear; however, that’s not always the case, leaving many women with undiagnosed PCOS. If you are struggling to determine whether you have PCOS, we want you to know that you’re not alone, Mama. FIT4MOM has joined forces with Dr. Danelle Desroche, a licensed naturopathic doctor specializing in PCOS, to help spread awareness and empower...more
Whitney Carney, Realtor with Keller Williams Suburban Tampa.
New here? Scoping out the Tampa Bay area? First off - WELCOME! We can't wait to show you around. We are proud of our city for so many reason - sports, concerts, beaches, parks, great schools, shopping, easy airport travel, the list goes on!more
Did you know we have several locally owned breweries in the area?! What we love most is how they all work and support each other in the small business + brewery world. For National Beer Day, we wanted to feature some of them and encourage you to venture out and see what they are all about.more
By Courtney Miller, Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Holly Smith, LMHC, written by Laci Bellora
Recently, we had the privilege of spending an hour with a licensed mental health counselor, Holly Smith. Holly is not new to our village, she was a staple in our community for years, as a community creator (known then as our playdate captain) in our original Brandon location. She was amazing at bringing our mamas together then, and continues to be amazing as she steps back into the mental health space serving families in such an impactful...more
Dr. Rachel, Alysia Page & Jessica Kilbane
Oh mama, do we have a good one for you! Earlier this month, we sat down with the amazing Dr. Rachel Goldman (aka Dr. Rachel) for Bump Day, our pre and postnatal series where we chat with experts about all things womanhood and motherhood. Dr. Rachel is a clinical psychologist, speaker, and consultant who focuses on stress reduction, health behavior change, disordered eating, and weight management. In our chat, we talked specifically about...more
Birth Queen Rachel Nicks
Oh mama, you’re pregnant– congratulations!
What’s next? Well for a lot of mamas, this news brings about a lot of questions. Is it a boy or girl, perhaps twins? What will the baby’s name be? How will you design the nursery? How are you feeling? What should you eat? What size is the baby today?
While many pregnant women are eager and excited to cover all of the bases, many of us are guilty of skipping the...more
By. Dr. Jason Karp and Jessica Maurer
If we told you that a certain exercise could improve your mood, decrease your stress levels, strengthen your bones, and boost your metabolism, wouldn’t you jump to get started?
Good news, mama! Studies show that strength training can provide all those benefits for you and more. Strength training is a broad term that is used to refer to any exercise that uses some form of resistance or load to strengthen and build...more
Kinetic sand is all the rage - the kids LOVE it! We landed on a homemade recipe, thats taste safe, and after testing it out a few times, landed on the perfect combo. You only need 5 ingredients and about 5 minutes to mix it up.
1. 1 cup Baking Soda
2. 1/2 cup Cornstarch
3. 1/2 cupWhite Sugar
4. 1 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
5. About 1/2 Water
(6. Food Coloring - optional)
First, mix all the dry...more
Laci Bellora and Kimi Reinert
Last week, Kimi shared with me a book she has been reading- well, more of a concept from a book she is reading. Thus concept sparked my interest, especially as we head into 2022, which is starting to feel like a fresh start after a realllllyyyyy long 2 years.
As moms, we can easily get caught up in all the things we love to do, like to do, need to do and how to successfully fit all of this into our lives....more
A collection of our faves
Florida is known for its beaches - and while there is much more to our beautiful state, we have to say we love our beaches! So much that we thought we would put together a simple list of our faves. Are we missing any? Let us know so we can add them!more
This weekend, we had the opportunity to visit Sweet Tooth Cakery in Brandon / Tampa, and we had a blast! At this local DIY studio, they teach you to create edible art (who doesn't love that!). Saturday was a peek into their upcoming Halloween Events, and there is literally something for everyone!
We learned how to pipe,...more
Many prenatal women experience back pain during pregnancy and the most common cause is sciatica. The sciatic nerve is a long nerve that runs from the lower back all the way down to the feet. When pain occurs along this nerve, the condition is known as sciatica.
What is sciatica caused by?
Sciatica during pregnancy is typically caused by the enlarged uterus pressing down on the nerve causing impingement. This increased pressure...more
Are you newly postpartum and looking to get some more movement back in your routine?? At FIT4MOM Fishhawk, our Stroller Strides class is stroller fitness designed just for you! Working out is about finding space again in your day that is focused on you, and Stroller Strides provides that - while engaging with your new babe and other mamas who get #momlife.
We encourage newly postpartum mamas to start slowly and listen to her body. Our...more
Lately, the days and weeks are starting to blend together; we won't judge you if you never know what day it is anymore (*raising our hands right beside you*). Moms are busier than ever trying to balance working, homeschooling, cooking, and more, all with elevated stress levels and anxiety due to living in a pandemic.
If your sleep has been affected like ours has,...more
From the moment I became a business owner, I have had a goal to support other local woman owned businesses. I am thrilled to bring you an ongoing list of our faves, right here on our blog. Whether its this holiday season, or sometime in the future, we hope you visit this page when you are shopping and shop local and small as often as you can!
Make sure to let us know your favorites, and we will continue to update the list.more
Words fall short, but saying nothing often feels like silence. I don't want to be silent. I want you to know that we stand with you. I won't pretend to understand what it feels like to be directly impacted by the current events in our country, I have felt paralyzed in fear to say much. What if I say the wrong thing, what if I don't say enough, but I have decided we have to start somewhere.
As FIT4MOM Fishhawk, we stand together as...more
Hello Fit4Mom Community,
I want to thank you all for showing up today and being present with me during our hour together. I feel so grateful that Laci and Fit4Mom invited me into that space with all of you. As I know it may have been a lot of information in one hour, I felt compelled to leave you with some powerful steps you could take starting today. I'll be diving deeper into each component during my workshop May 15-17th. Here's a...more