I love the holidays and any excuse to have a party and celebrate! This year, I threw a fun Halloween event at Bionic Mommy. I invited moms to come with their little ones dressed up in costumes. Check out the Mommy Baby Gallery for fun photos of the event. I of course took the opportunity to dress up in my Cinderella costume; this was my first time trying to squat in a ball gown which was challenging to say the least. Watching the moms and babies in their costumes was tons of fun for everyone.
The babies really hammed it up to the camera. It makes exercise so much fun when you are entertained by your baby dressed up like an elephant. Such a variety of cute costumes. Thanks to all who came and shared the event with me.
We began our day with a TRX circuit formatted class to some popular Halloween-themed music. The class included a variety of functional and corrective exercises utilizing the TRX suspension straps and the Pelvicore balls. Making a fun holiday themed exercise class is a great way for moms to stay motivated and enjoy the occasion while getting a sense of accomplishment through exercise.
The second part of our event included time for babies to socialize and the moms to enjoy a healthy snack and learn about some healthy products for themselves and their babies. Although Halloween is centered on candy, I like sharing tips of fun, festive, yet healthy options for Holiday themed snacks. It’s good to keep in mind that even though holidays are synonymous with bad food, you can still make good food choices and include creative healthy ideas into your own holiday festivities. I chose to feature a simple, yet tasty healthy snack for this event. This time of year persimmons are so delicious, so I served them sliced with Sunflower seed butter as a dip. Sunflower seed butter is a great alternative for those with nut allergies. In addition to the snacks I provided, I want to say thank you to Happy Family Organics for sending their rep Michelle to talk about and distribute samples of baby, toddler and prenatal snacks. We also had some great samples from Goddess Lactation bars and Bambo Nature USA for providing goodie bags with baby skin care.
Stay tuned for future events and articles focused on exercise and nutrition tips on staying healthy during the holidays.
Danielle Spangler (Bionic Mommy) Cinderella