Category - Fitness

FocusForward Spotlight and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Focus Forward LogoI have recently become acquainted with Just Focus Massage and Wellness, a Charlotte area wellness center who is offering a seminar called, FocusForward. Sounds pretty cool right? Let me tell you a little more about them and what they are doing with their FocusForward program.

Basically, FocusForward is a six-week seminar focused on wellness geared towards women. “At the foundation of FocusForward are the seven primary elements of wellness.” With the guidance of wellness experts each interactive session focuses not only on the physical aspect of wellness but your mental wellness. Their goal is to challenge you and recreate your way of thinking about health and wellness and empowering you to be able to make the changes to have a happy, healthy, successful life. I think that’s pretty great.

I always think about the changes I make each year, goals towards being a better me and think about the world around me. Often times we see people on The Biggest Loser or other television shows losing massive amounts of weight and it seems like it wasn’t until just recently that some weight loss centers, shows, and programs, (not even all are on this level yet) are finally realizing that being healthy is more than focusing on nutrition and exercise, it’s a mental process as well. Read More

Strong Body, Fit Body DVD {Guest Post}

Strong Body Fit Body

At the start of every New Year, many people make resolutions to quit smoking, eat more healthful, save money and probably the most common resolution, to lose weight. I make the same resolution myself nearly every year!

One thing I know for sure that works every time and makes me feel great is: exercise. In general, I’m a “must go to the gym” kind of girl. I’m not very disciplined when working out at home with workout equipment, DVDs, or the N

intendo Wii. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t tried these methods – I’ve just found that for me to really focus on exercise, it’s best to be away from distractions at home. Read More

Perfect Portions Scale Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

Perfect Portions LogoAre you one of the many people who are dreading the holidays because you don’t want to gain weight? I know I am trying not to think of the turkey that is going to go to my thighs, the pie that will stick to my booty, and the fixin’s that are going to weigh me down, but luckily I found this amazing, portable, handy food scale made by Perfect Portions.

Now the Perfect Portions food scale isn’t just for people who want to lose weight, it’s amazing for those who need to track daily values, sugars, fat grams for dietary needs, athletes who measure every gram of what’s going into their bodies, and even people like me who, in order to lose weight, need to count calories otherwise I just go overboard without even thinking about it. Read More

Baby Trend Double Jogger {Guest Post}

Baby Trend LogoCheck out this creative point-of-view review by MommyB Knows Best’s newest guest blogger Danielle M and let me know what you think!

On your mark, get set … and we’re off, jogging – walking, rather – down the sidewalks of my small town, tunes from my iPod drifting out of the speakers of my Baby Trend Navigator Double Jogger Stroller. My boys, ages two and 3 months, and I are perfectly content in this roomy, two-seater stroller that offers a smooth ride. I get my exercise while they get a nice comfortable ride and a view of the world around them. Read More

No Fizz Charlotte: An Interview with Kate Kincaid

Kate Kincaid No Fizz CharlotteRecently, I had the opportunity to interview Kate Kincaid from No Fizz Charlotte about her role in the 60 Days of Hydration Challenge, and the importance of the program in her personal life as well. I learned a lot more about the program, the thought processes behind it, and personal goals that Kate has set for herself, and the people she cares about.

So whether you live in Charlotte, North Carolina or not please check out this great interview for more information on the 60 Days of Hydration Challenge, it’s never to late to start hydrating! Read More

Little Gym of Huntersville/Lake Norman Spotlight

The Little Gym of Lake Norman/Huntersville A few weeks ago I wrote a fun story on why Miss A and I love The Little Gym of Huntersville and Lake Norman. If you haven’t read it, shame on you! If you want to make it up to me check it out here:

As you may have noticed The Little Gym is a big part of our lives and many of our friends attend classes as well so I’d love to tell those of you who I don’t chat with on the phone all the time a little more about one of our favorite places in North Carolina. Read More

Body by Bethenny Review

Body By Bethenny

Chef, author, reality TV star, entrepreneur, mommy, and now workout buddy, Bethenny Frankel shows that no matter how busy you are you still have time to work out with her Body By Bethenny workout DVD.

Bethenny is joined by celebrity instructor Kristin McGee for this 40-minute yoga program. The purpose of the DVD is to stretch and strengthen your entire body following up with a 10-minute strength-training segment.

My thoughts on the introduction are that it is a sweet personal message from Bethenny; it’s a little scripted, but seems like her personality and own thoughts are behind it. She talks about how the workout is for everyone at every fitness stage, and that being a “Skinnygirl” isn’t about what size you are, it’s about feeling comfortable in your own skin. Read More