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Fitness tips for new moms »

January 7, 2013 12pm

While some moms eagerly bounce back to the gym, others find it challenging to fit exercise into their new life.

Lack of babysitting, lack of sleep and changing hormones may make moms feel like they have no extra energy but physical activity can be especially beneficial for them, according to mayoclinc.com.

The website says that regular exercise after pregnancy can promote weight loss, improve cardiovascular fitness, boost mom’s energy and mood and relieve stress.

One local mom helps other mommies do just that with her Stroller Strides Northwest Indiana franchise, which provides a workout designed for moms. Children come along in their strollers and each exercise is tailored to the individual’s fitness level.

“The really cool thing about it is it’s like having a personal trainer in a group setting,” said franchise owner and instructor Annette Lister. “I fell in love with fitness after birth of my daughter. She’s going to look to me to be a role model. I wanted to show her that it doesn’t have to be painful. It...

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Fit4Mom Northwest Indiana »

June 20, 2013 1pm

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