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Fitness Fun for Babies & Moms

ACF13440 Maison de la famille Mosaik Montreal, Qc

Created September 24, 2012 by Krystine

Location

Montreal, Qc

Funding Level

0k - $50k (< 2014)

Community Size

Between 100 - 1,000

Overview

Postpartum Fitness for Moms and Early Fitness for Babies

The project will enable parents to safely exercise with their children in a secure environment, recognize physical developmental delays for early intervention, encourage early movement by giving the parents the tools to help develop their child's fine and gross motor skills, to encourage a love of exercise. This stage of growth is important for brain development and the stimulation of all body systems for mother and child. Help mothers recover physically, mentally, emotionally from childbirth, boost self-esteem.

Benefits to Mom :
Strengthen muscles to help with carrying, lifting baby.
Strengthen pelvic floor, preventing bladder, urinary problems.
Support weight loss by boosting metabolic rate.
Prevent sadness/baby blues by increasing endorphin release.
Increase energy, release stress by reducing cortisol levels.
Boost self-esteem through physical empowerment.

Benefits to Baby
Strengthen bond.
Improves respiratory, circulatory, digestive and nervous systems functions.
Aids brain development.
Stretching awakens baby's senses, boosts muscle tone, coordination.
Increase alertness.

Baby Yoga: parents will learn from instructor through hands-on stimulation and developmental exercise activities, such as age appropriate fine and gross motor activities. Other benefits would include socialization and parental bonding.

Post-partum Exercise & Yoga: Moms will learn from instructor how to recover physically and mentally from child birth, setting and achieving personal health goals. Other benefits would include socialization, shared experiences and breaking isolation. Participants are active in their own  post-partum health recovery and become positive examples for their families.