Hot Mama Fitness Calgary

Sweat, laughter, inspiration and support. Sound interesting? That’s exactly what you can expect from a Hot Mama class! With three locations across the city of Calgary, Hot Mama Fitness is taking the city by storm!

What is Hot Mama Fitness? 

Hot Mama Fitness is a business that supports, educates and empowers families to lead and promote active and healthy lifestyles. Through a variety of programs and class formats, their mission is to empower healthy role models one parent, one child, one family and one community at a time! They’re certain you’ll find something that will interest you, motivate you and inspire you!

What types of programs does Hot Mama Fitness offer?

Group Classes: Toddler Tag-Out, Mama & Me OR Just the Gals

Here’s a sample of their classes:

  • Flex & Flow (most popular)
  • Strength & Sass (extremely popular)
  • Cardio Blast
  • Stride Strength
  • Cardio, Core & More
  • Tummy Time
  • All-Out Bootcamp
  • Turbo Tabata
  • Family Time Bootcamp
  • (Em)Power Yoga
  • Tighten & Tone
  • Yoga Strength
  • TRX Bootcamp

Registered Programs: Screw Skinny: Strength & Empower Program, Body Smarts, Bootylicious Run Group and Postpartum Initiative, to name a few!

What is Postpartum Initiative:

Motherhood is hard and it can often be fairly isolating. Hot Mama Fitness wants to help. They want to get new Mamas moving through safe exercise programs and want all Mamas to feel supported, inspired and cared for through their Postpartum Initiative!

What is the PPI?

Where do classes run in the city of Calgary?

There’s three fabulous ladies in Calgary who run Hot Mama Fitness classes. They can be found and contacted at the email addresses below:

With core values that are to Honour Motherhood, Build Community & Embrace Family Fitness, you can’t go wrong! Check out a location in the city and make sure to tell them Mommy Connections sent you!

You can enter our contest this week for a FREE 4- class pass here!

Also, if you are currently registered for a Mommy Connections program, they’ll take 15% off of class passes! So sign up now! Don’t forget you can bring your little ones to the classes, while you work out! Win-Win!

Happy Halloween!

Back for a fourth year, is our popular Halloween Party for babies and toddlers! This is the perfect place for you to celebrate Halloween with your friends and little ones! It’s designed specifically for our babies and toddlers, so come in costume and we’ll do the rest! We’ve got plenty of fantastic activities planned that are all age appropriate for our little ones. We hope you can join us for this memorable Halloween Party!

Mommy Connections Halloween Party 2017 Details:

* Baby Pumpkin Patch & Little Ghosts/Ghouls Play Area:  My Gym Calgary will be hosting the baby and toddler play areas this year!  Mats, tunnels, foam blocks, balls, toys and plenty more to keep both our babies and toddlers playing throughout the party!

* Professional Photos: Everyone who attends the Halloween Party will get a professional photo taken of you and your little one(s) by our photographers JM Photography! A fantastic keepsake of the event! One photo per family.

* Monster Mash Dance: What’s a Halloween Party, without a dance party! Kor Danceworks will host a dance party that will have a variety of kids Halloween songs to dance to, including, of course, the Monster Mash!

* Halloween Themed Sensory Stations: SensaKids sensory play area will be set up to zone in on those fine motor skills and capture your little one’s imagination! Discover fun and spooky items hidden in Strawfetti, mix up a Witch’s Brew and play at other Halloween themed sensory stations.

* Characters In Costume: This year Mascot Parties will be bringing some popular characters to our party, who will be sure to entertain our little ones! From taking photos to dancing, they’ll be sure to add more fun to the party!

* Halloween Hair & Face Painting: Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids are ready to add to the fun! They’re coming to help get your little ones ‘hair’ into the Halloween Spirit! Think fun, thing silly, think crazy, think creative (no cuts, just creations)! They’re experts in children’s hair and they’re ready to have some fun! We’ll also have face painting!

* Costume Prizes: Come dressed, or with your little ones dressed and enter our best costume competition. We have three categories: Best Costume – Baby; Best Costume – Toddler; Best Costume – Family. The more creative the better! This year our friends at Mastermind Toys will be sponsoring our costume prize winners!

* Diaper Derby: For those of you who have a crawling baby (under the age of 1) we have a special contest for you! Anyone can enter our popular diaper derby, a competition for the fastest crawling baby with a prize awarded to the fastest crawler!

* Creepy Crafts: With help from Forever September Creations, we’ll have an area for our little ones (and parents) to get creative and do some creepy crafts!

* Tricky Treats: This year COBS Shawnessy will be providing sweet treats for our little ones to snack on during the party. As for baby? We’ve got you covered! Lil Orchard Baby Foods will be giving out sample purees for our baby’s and toddlers to snack on.

* Loot Bags: What’s a Halloween Party without some treats! Loot bags will be sponsored by Sierra Dental and COBS Bread Shawnessy. When you leave the party, you’ll get your goody bag to go! Note: ONE PER FAMILY.

Whew! So much fun activities happening! Here’s the finite details of the party:

Where: Acadia Recreational Complex (240, 90th Avenue S.E.)
When: Friday October 20th
Time: 10am – 12pm, 1-3pm or 4-6pm

What: Halloween Party for Babies & Toddlers! Wear your costume & bring your baby or toddler (ages are flexible, we recommend up to age 3 but children up to age 5 are able to attend. Just know the activities are geared towards our babes and tots.)

Who can come: Everyone and anyone! This party is open to anyone who has a baby or toddler! (You do NOT have to be taking a Mommy Connections Class to come to this party!). You can bring your parents, grandparents, neighbours, visiting friends, visiting friends with babies or toddlers, etc.

Ticket Prices: $20 per parent & baby OR parent & toddler
$5 For every additional baby or toddler
$5 For every additional adult attending

FOR EXAMPLE: If you are a parent with a baby you pay $20. If you are a parent with a toddler, you pay $20. If you are a parent with a baby and a toddler you pay $25. If you are a parent with a baby and grandma wants to come, it’s $25. If you are a parent with a baby, toddler and partner, it’s $30.

ENTRANCE TICKET: When you buy your ticket, please keep and or print out your paypal receipt that is automatically generated and sent to you. You MUST bring this to the party to gain entrance to the event. We do NOT sell tickets at the door. The party has sold out the last three years, don’t wait to purchase your tickets. Make sure to get them early.

Purchasing Tickets: When you purchase your ticket, you will not get any confirmation from Mommy Connections, you’ll get a paypal receipt. If you receive confirmation from paypal, that means you’ve purchased your ticket. If you DON’T receive anything from paypal, you haven’t registered.

Refund Policy: Tickets are non refundable and non transferable. Our policy is strict that we do not do refunds or transfers for any event.

If you have any further questions please email our Director Katherine at katherinemcyyc@gmail.com.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT:

Jumping Jellies specializes in creating an inspiring environment for toddlers, preschoolers, school aged children & parents to exercise creativity through dance, movement and yoga! Jumping Jellies is an inclusive program that encourages all abilities of children!

They offer a variety of programs such as preschool creative dance and movement, creative arts play school, birthday parties and summer camps. But the one that caught our eye is their Mommy and Me Play And Dance Program! It is a fun, energetic, engaging atmosphere for you and your little one that is the perfect class that caters to the developing mind. Mommy and me play and dance offers up beat interactive songs, sensory play, fun props, activities and a great way for the little ones to engage in social interactions!

The little ones all have so much fun moving and grooving to the beat of their own drum! This allows kids to explore being creative, playing, and learning in a unique way. Here are the specific areas of focus:

It’s always interesting to us, who runs the company and why. Here’s a little information on the owner Marina Clark:

Jumping Jellies is owned and was created by Marina Clark.  Marina has created various fun and unique programs for toddlers, preschoolers, school aged kids and parents.With a passion and desire to teach and expand young minds, Marina has also had extensive dance training in areas such as Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Zumba Musical theater and has been on a well known Canadian salsa dancing team Salsa Rica for 9 years. Marina received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology specializing in child development from Mount Royal in 2013.

Marina put her degree to use by working in Early Intervention for Cause and Effect Foundation. Along with formal training Marina is also fitness certified through the AFLCA and Little Hippies Yoga. Marina’s love for working with children has grown immensely over the years inspiring her to create a diverse active program that combines all of her areas of expertise!

“We support lots of imagination and creativity in our classes, therefore we have a variety of routines and techniques to enhance every class!”

For more information about their classes, locations and dates, head to their website:

Jumping Jellies:

http://jumpingjellies.ca

Contact Owner Marina:

marina@jumpingjellies.ca

Phone: (403) 690-9790

Happy Dancing!

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: 

Whether you are a soon-to-be Mom, a first time Mom, a Mom of multiples, or a Mom of older children, you are no doubt looking for ways to save money, as well as make money. Just think … do you have items that you want to sell, or get rid of and don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you’re expecting and you realized just how expensive a little baby can be? Either way, we found a solution that is easy and doesn’t take much time.

Enter Once Upon A Child – Varsity Location. They buy and sell kids clothing, shoes, toys, furniture and baby gear, up to 70% off the retail price! I don’t know about you, but I have a basement full of baby clothes and toys that I need to sell. So this week we’re heading down to Once Upon A Child – Varsity location to find these items a new home! The great news is that you DON’T need an appointment and they will pay you ON THE SPOT!

Selling your gently used kids’ stuff at Once Upon A Child is easy and convenient. Here are some guidelines to follow when bringing in your items to sell:

BONUS OFFER: With Halloween just around the corner, Once Upon A Child – Varsity Location is offering 25% off their Halloween Costumes EXCLUSIVELY for our Mommy Connections community! So head on down and tell them that Mommy Connections sent you!

Happy Hunting!

Thanks to everyone who came out to say hello to us at the Calgary Baby/Tot Show this past weekend. We met a lot of soon to be parents as well as families with babies and toddlers! We had a lot of entries for our gift basket/free class, and the winner is:

Katie Herrera

Congratulations Katie! We will be sending you an email shortly so you can come and pick up your prize! Thanks again all who came out to see us! It was a great weekend!

 

 

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