Hot Mama- Fitness, Fun And Gear
Listen… if it’s one thing I get it’s that time and energy are precious commodities when there’s a new addition to the family.
What would make it easier to get outside with baby? What would get you connected again to your body…and your sanity?
*Great outdoor baby gear…yup *Other mums…you bet *Accessible programs or classes…check.
Baby and Me Guided Tours- A drop-in winter program on Seymour Mountain for mums/dads and babies to enjoy a 90 minute guided snowshoe. Snowshoe rental included in the $35 price. A second parent, without child, can go for $25. You can also buy 5 singles for $140. It goes on Tuesdays in the winter at 11am. You can check out www.mountseymour.com and look under snowshoe for all details. Tel: 604-986-2261.
Fit 4 Two- Specialising in pre-natal and post-natal fitness. Summer stroller bootcamp is out of Karen Magnussen Rec. Centre. To find out about their fall schedule go to www.fit4two.ca and you can call trainer Monika Marx for info about North Vancouver’s classes at 604-312-2311 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
North Shore Divas- OK I snuck this one in here even though it’s for mommies only… no kids allowed. But it sounds pretty great. Lots of outdoor adventures such as hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing. This non profit group started in 2005 and was known as Preserve Mom’s Sanity Adventure Group. Love it. That’s also why the website is www.pmsadventure.com. You can also e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Vancouver Recreation Commission Pre-and Post Natal Fitness Programs- check out the programs offered at various recreation centres around North Vancouver. Includes stroller fit plus mom and baby bootcamps. www.northvanrec.com. Tel: 604-983-6388.
West Vancouver Pre-and Post Natal Fitness Programs- incuding stroller fitness and other programs out of the West Van. Community Centre. www.westvancouver.ca. Tel: 604-925-7270.
Helpful Local Sites/ Guides/ Gear
Baby Gear and stores are exhaustive so I’m not going to list all of the stores on the North Shore because they are easy enough to find on your own but here are some helpful websites for you! Don’t forget stores like Mountain Equipment Co-Op have gear for babies and kids that’s waterproof, windproof and sun safe. Any excuse for me to go to MEC, I’m happy!
www.babyvibe.ca. Started by a journalist mom this site is a voice for, and of, the new parents out there. Twice a week a fun and informative newsletter about products, gear and services is sent out. It’s specific to BC and Alberta so you can search all the BC archival information and you’ll find North Shore information there!
www.vancouvermom.ca. It’s got tons of info. and you can download (for free) an Active Mom and Baby Fitness Guide. One of Vancouver Moms sponsors is Active Baby.
Founded in 2009 Active Baby is a cool store in Capilano Mall in North Vancouver that promotes a green and active community and carries all sorts of great stuff for the active mommy and baby: baby tents, little kid backpacks, picnic blankets, UPF sun protection, many different child carriers, all season footwear, all terrain strollers, safety gear and more. Check out their website www.activebaby.ca or give them a call at 604-986-8977.
www.urbanmommies.com. An on-line baby resource based out of West Vancouver. Hip, current and smart. Taking you from belly to baby and beyond. The Kids section includes articles on playtime, sports, health and development.