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"Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle." Martha Graham

For years we have been told that we HAVE to exercise for at least 60-minutes every day. And exercise has to be completed in spandex, in a gym, dripping sweat. Oh yea, and it's going to hurt. Well, we call bullshit.

It's time for you to change how you...

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Here at FIT4MOM Asheville, we know the importance of having support and community while in all stages of motherhood. We strongly believe that every mother needs help in some form or fashion at any point in time. This is why our next Naked Ladies Party on October 4th (it's a clothing swap, mamas!) will be an event to support Babies Need...

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Our mamas have amazing talents. In our tribe, we have bakers, realtors, psychologists, chefs, entrepreneurs, stay-at-home mamas and more.

If you have been to a FIT4MOM Asheville class, you have met Laura Torres. While she has the title "Lead Operations Mama," she is actually the right-side of Jessica's brain. In celebration of our instructor Caitlin Best's FIT4MOM baby shower, Laura made gluten-free pumpkin muffins. Because of course...

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“A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” - Mary Davis

There is no denying it; getting outside feeds the body, mind, and soul. And the beauty of hiking is that it is an activity for everyone, of all ages and stages. In fact, did you know that a simple hike can reduce stress, increase one’s attention span, improve sensory skills and aid cognitive development?

Not sure about hiking with your littles ones just yet? No worries!...

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“Now my belly is as noble as my heart.” -Gabriela Mistral

During pregnancy, your body is constantly changing. From swollen feet to a growing belly, you may not recognize your own body for those 9+ months. In addition to your evolving body, your mind is undergoing a lot of changes as well. Excitement and fear are both emotions that will be ever-present in your prenatal life.

No matter if this is your first pregnancy or...

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"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces—just good food from fresh ingredients." Julia Child

We all know we should try to have better habits when it comes to food. And we know that while juggling kids, work, and life, healthy food can sometimes take a backseat. As busy mamas, we end up snacking on goldfish, relying on drive-throughs, and skipping food in favor of packaged items (hello LÄRABAR...). If you want to be...

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"Motherhood is a beautiful, wonderful gift... except when it's not." Rachel Hollis

Everyone's journey into and during motherhood is different, and everyone will agree that the moments of joy and happiness outshine the difficulties. Just think of all of the firsts - kicks, steps, words, school days, and how much we all cherish those moments as a mother.

But let's be honest: as we journey into motherhood, our own happiness can...

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"There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one." - Jill Churchill

We all wear multiple hats and we all feel pulled in a million directions at some point during our day. As a mama, we feel the need to do ALL THE THINGS, and then struggle to deal with the guilt of not getting it all done. Trust us, even the most organized mama struggles with having 'enough time' to get everything done during the day. Can we...

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You may remember Caitlin from our "Mama of the Month" post earlier this year. We are excited that Caitlin chose to become a FIT4MOM Asheville instructor & she began teaching Stroller Strides on Mondays (starting at 9:30am in July!)

Our Starbucks & Chick-fil-a loving Lead Mama leads the Monday...

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“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.” – Author Unknown

Motherhood (and pregnancy) is a wild ride. Every day is different, new, and unexpected. We wish we could tell you exactly what to expect when you are expecting, but we can't; No one can. Every mother's journey is different, a fact that should be...

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Meet our Mama of the Month: Laura Torres. Laura is a recent transplant to Asheville who fit right into our tribe. From day one, we knew Laura & her kiddo were the perfect addition to FIT4MOM Asheville. Plus, she bakes! Like, for her job...

When Laura is not killing her cardio intervals in class or running with Run Club+, she's the mama to one adorable little boy. She's traveled the world, has some great recipe recommendations, loves...

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Passionate. That was the word I thought when I met Natalie Grinnell. Natalie was one of the first to welcome me with open arms to the Asheville fitness scene. I also knew upon our first meeting that I needed to keep in touch with her because there was no way I wasn't going to figure out how to be more involved with her. She's simply a joy to be around.

When I sat down with Natalie to talk about FIT4MOM and BeatuyCounter, two adventures...

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Meet our Mama of the Month: Audrey Gurin. Audrey is one of the most compassionate, well-traveled, patient and knowledgeable mamas you can meet. Oh, and her cooking skills are superb!

When Audrey is not rocking her strength training moves in class, she's the mama of two kiddos. She's the mama you want on your trivia team and the one you can text late at night for support. Audrey is always interested in finding an experience or...

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We cannot begin to explain the warmth and beauty of our newest instructor, Samantha Kellgren.

Samantha is a prenatal wellness coach who is leading our new FIT4BABY 8-Week Session, which starts tonight.

Sam is a wealth of knowledge, an experienced fitness fan, and will quickly welcome you to our tribe of FIT4MOM Asheville mamas. She...

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“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.”

– Deborah Day

This quote speaks the truth. Often, we ignore spending quality time with ourselves, arguing that we have more important things to do. In reality, taking time to enjoy things by ourselves can make us better parents, spouses, daughters, sisters, neighbors, friends, humans... ok you get the...

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