Those who know me know that I watch Carina during most days, rather than place her with a babysitter or in daycare. While I am blessed to have the ability to do so, I found myself using it as an excuse not to exercise.
After discussing the issue (i.e., complaining) with my mom, she found the perfect solution – Baby Boot Camp Katy!
Not only did I get a fantastic workout, I also connected with an amazing group of like-minded moms and dads.
The owner, Maria Gorosito, is knowledgeable and encouraging. She and the other trainers make sure that class is different each day, while suggesting modifications for each person’s ability level.
Baby Boot Camp is a one-hour interval training class that incorporates strength training, cardio, yoga, and core work.
Carina loves doing drills with me and enjoys being outside. I love that she is learning that it’s fun to be fit!
Baby Boot Camp provides an effective fitness regimen, a supportive environment, and a way to spend time with your kid(s).
Exercise modifications can be made for pregnant women, new moms, and active moms who are ready for an additional challenge.
Your first class is always FREE!
I reviewed the workout DVD 3, 2, 1… Get Your Body Back last May, and I’d like to add two more that have been really fun.
The “10 Minute Solutions” are great because you can tailor your workouts to your schedule or to what body area you want to focus on.
Carina thinks it is very funny to see Mommy exercising and often tries to mimic me when she finishes laughing at me.
10 Minute Solution-Fat Blasting Latin Dance Mix
The Latin Dance Mix is dance-oriented and not very difficult. As a Cuban girl, I love dancing in “real life,” especially salsa, so this is very enjoyable as a workout and not at all boring.
I have taken kickboxing classes in the past and always got a fantastic workout from them. This video did not disappoint. The instructor is the amazing Keli Roberts, and she keeps you working hard by incorporating weights and (the hated) burpees!
10 Minute Solution – Kickbox Bootcamp
This is a new twist in the world of fitness gyms. Located at 23222 Kingsland Blvd., Suite H, Katy, Texas 77494, (281)347-5050, the target customer is the fifty and over set.
As a member myself of that sub-group, I was very interested to learn about what they have to offer. With both an on-site physical therapist and a fitness coach, Nifty After Fifty offers, among other things, customized training, group exercise classes, a nutrition program, SCI-Fit Cardiovascular Steppers, and Keiser strength training equipment.
A great feature is that memberships are month to month and no contract is required. This program was founded by Sheldon S. Zinberg, M.D., a prominent and published expert on fitness and disease management of seniors.
The Katy Dog Park
5414 Franz Road
First of all, what is a dog park?
The Houston Dog Park Association (www.houstondogpark.org) states that, “Houston Dog Parks are public parks designated and built specifically for you and your dog to socialize and exercise safely and off-leash.”
The Katy Dog Park consists of 14 acres of grass, shade trees, a paved walking trail, water fountains, benches, agility equipment, a doggie wading pool, and a dog washing area. It was opened in March 2007, and is managed by the City of Katy. Dogs of all sizes are welcome to walk off-the-leash seven days a week from dawn until dusk. Events such as HOWL-o-WEEN and PAWS in the Park Easter Egg Hunt, among others, are held yearly.
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