Why moms should put their health first

exerciseplusyouYour health comes first – before anyone else: including your kids, your partner, and your family. As a parent, you need to be there you family 24-7,  so there’s not time for sickness or injuries. Because moms do it all, we need to be healthy both physically and mentally at all times. Exercise, proper diet and a healthy mind-set leads to a happier, healthier you.

Moms usually put themselves last on the priority list. Instead, be a role model for your family and show your kids that exercise and eating healthy is a priority for you. We promise you they will follow.

Here are some ways to take care of YOU:

Eat healthy

When you eat healthy, your child will too. Vegetable battles lessen when they see you eating things that are good for you.


When you exercise with your child at Baby Boot Camp, you bond with your child while taking care of yourself. It serves double duty as a play date with the other kids!

Drink plenty of water

See this post on the importance of water and exercise

Date night.

Make some time, maybe once a month to go out with your partner for some grown-up time.

Mom’s night

Go out with other moms, have fun and laugh! Check out Baby Boot Camp’s mom’s night out at Believe Fitness!

Baby Boot Camp

Check out their new location at Howard Hughes Promenade in Westchester!

This Fitness Friday post was written by Melinda and Elizabeth of Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey)

maria_profilepic.jpegMelinda Blechner and Elizabeth Avila: Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey)

Melinda and Elizabeth are co-owners and certified trainers of Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey). They hold classes six days a week, and are passionate about health, fitness, and nutrition. Baby Boot Camp classes focus on helping moms reach their personal fitness goals at their own pace. Melinda and Elizabeth also host several “moms’ night outs,” and play dates that help build community. Babies and children are always welcome to go with moms for class, and Saturday workouts are also open to partners.


I am a new mom to a baby girl. I live in West Los Angeles. This blog is about my experiences as a new mom and navigating my way through kid-friendly L.A.

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