We all need a little detox from time to time. I’m not talking the “only drink juice for three days, live off lemonade, or tea for dinner” kind of detox. I am talking taking a mental break. Taking time to remember who you are, outside of mommy, if necessary. Taking the time to rid yourself […]
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Going from being a college athlete to a mom was a huge shift for me. I lost the competition and began to realize the only competition I had now was myself. I’m hard on myself, like most women and moms. I know I’ll feel like nothing I do is perfect or good enough, but man […]
As we head back into the routines of Fall and especially for those of us with school aged littles, well, it’s necessary to mix. it. up. So I’ve created two epic playlists for the mamas out there! One is focused on beats to work out to, I like it for cardio because it keeps me […]
This post was sponsored by our partners at OdySea Aquarium. Be sure to check out their summer events!Summer is well underway and it’s that time, once again, to read all of the latest and greatest thing to do in Phoenix to keep kiddos and parents entertained. Let’s have some fun! Jaw-some July: Sharks Invade Odysea […]
Self-care is a trending topic amongst women, particularly mothers, right now. It’s common to see friends and fellow mamas post images of their spa day or shopping spree in the name of #selfcare. On occasion, we dig deeper and include our physical health under this umbrella, too. It’s all much-needed, well-deserved, and often long overdue. […]
FitPHX, City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation, and AARP Arizona’s Fall into Fitness returns for a special “you-asked-for-it” encore INDOOR summer social-fitness experience!
A FREE, 8-week family-friendly social fitness experience for all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds. Weekly prize giveaways!
A.E. England Building at Civic Space Park
Tuesdays, June 19 – August 7
6 to 7 p.m.
Park at Hance Park: 67 W. Culver St. From Hance…
Take the light rail or walk (hey, it’s a fitness event after all!) to Van Buren & Central. Carpoolers and attendees with children can park at Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA for free! (The Y is across the street from the AE England Building)
FUN, interactive, calorie-burning workouts include:
* Turbo Kick
* HIGH Fitness…
THEME NIGHTS! Come dressed to exercise in SPIRIT!
June 19: School’s OUT For Summer… PAJAMA Party!
June 26: Wild, Wild, West
July 3: Red, White, Blue, Stars & Stripes
July 10: Beach Party
July 17: Mismatch & Clash
July 24: Crazy Hair
July 31: Superheroes & Villians
August 7: Back To School Night
FitPHX receives 2nd title sponsorship from AARP for Fall into Fitness at Hance Park this Spring!
FitPHX and AARP’s Fall into Fitness returns this Spring at Margaret T. Hance Park. Fall into Fitness is a free, family-friendly social fitness experience for all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds. The 10-week fitness series starts Tuesday, March 20 from 6 to 7 p.m., on the west end of Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St.
Each Tuesday night through May 22, professional instructors will lead calorie-burning classes, such as P90X, Turbo Kick, Insanity, Zumba, PiYo, and HIGH Fitness. Giveaways will be raffled off weekly. Fitness instructors lead workouts set to popular music while fitness motivators assist with moves and modifications as needed. This event will engage the community with FREE energizing workouts and bring people together to support each other through fitness activities. The workouts are fun, interactive, and get people moving.
Register online: https://apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/23161
Created in 2013, the FitPHX initiative is led by Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman, with the goal of improving health and wellness in the region and making the Phoenix area one of the healthiest in the nation. The initiative has created innovative collaborations between government, private sector, non-profits and universities to develop programming that gives citizens tools and education to be healthier.
Visit https://www.phoenix.gov/fitphx for more details.
FitPHX, the citywide health and wellness initiative, is launching a brand-new walking program on Wednesday, Mar. 14 at Margaret T. Hance Park (67 W. Culver St.) with a proud title sponsorship from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ).
WalkPHX Wednesdays takes you on a 3.2-mile loop through Downtown Phoenix, and through three gorgeous downtown Phoenix Parks. On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, starting on Mar. 14, you can enjoy a 3.2-mile non-competitive social walk/run through downtown Phoenix with rotating food trucks at Margaret T. Hance Park. Enjoy socializing with other community members who are trying to get fit and healthy just like you.
Park for free at Margaret T. Hance Park (67 W. Culver St.) between 5:15-5:30pm, where you will register/check-in. Start your self-led walking/running route via a route guide that you will receive at check-in. This event focuses on fitness, socializing, and community building. The route through downtown Phoenix highlights some beautiful and historic locations that you might miss if you were just driving through.
1. Enjoy Portland Parkway! A part of the route that features green lush grass, benches, local restaurants, galleries, and shops.
2. Enjoy Civic Space Park! Opened in 2009, this park utilizes sustainable design techniques to generate power, keep the area cool, and capture rain water. It has a unique urban design and sustainable construction.
3. Enjoy Heritage Square Park! It has the oldest remaining residential block in the City of Phoenix. Heritage Square has a combination of eclectic museums, unique shopping, and rustic local eateries. A masterpiece and crowning jewel is the Rosson House Museum.
4. U of A Phoenix Biomedical Campus – a premier and dynamic location for 30-acres of biomedical and bioscience activities, and medical education.
5. Arizona Center- Showcases incredible architectural features for an urban-contemporary environment ideal for shopping, dinner, live music and events, and more.
6. Taylor Place- Located in the middle of the Downtown Phoenix Campus. Sits at the center of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication building, the University Center, the Student Center, the downtown Civic Space, and walking distance to many restaurants, sporting events, and shopping areas.
7. Roosevelt Row- A walkable, creative district in the urban core of downtown Phoenix that is nationally known for its arts and cultural events, award-winning restaurants, galleries, boutiques and live music.
Return to Margaret T. Hance Park and enter yourself to win a raffle prize. Enjoy a healthy selection of menus from delicious local food trucks. Socialize with friends, family, coworkers, and the community by sitting down at the park ramadas, enjoying music, fresh air, lush green grass, while waiting for the raffles to start. Raffles take place at 6:45pm. Event ends by 7pm.
“WalkPHX Wednesdays encourages residents to get out and get active, and allows all members of the community a chance to get the physical and mental benefits from being outdoors,” says Councilman Daniel Valenzuela. “Along with our partner Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, WalkPHX Wednesdays will engage thousands of residents to enjoy Hance Park and its open green spaces, and visit with local shops and restaurants. WalkPHX Wednesdays will continue to make downtown Phoenix a prime location for fitness and social cohesion. This event drives the mission of FitPHX by providing the community a free fitness opportunity to improve their health and help make Phoenix one of the healthiest cities in the nation.”
February is the month of L O V E! And, although that usually means Valentine’s Day and celebrating your significant other, I am going to offer an alternative cultural tradition: radical self love! What if you spend the whole month of February radically loving yourself?! Self care, or self love as I like to call it, […]
The holidays are here! I haven’t met one person who doesn’t love this magical time of year. The seasonal food, the decorations, the parties, the music, the shopping, you name it; it is magical. I love decorating my house and enjoying family traditions. The cool air (thank goodness), festive holiday lights, the CHRISTMAS MUSIC!!! But […]
This post was sponsored by Hypoxi, however all observations and opinions are my own. I recently had the opportunity to try out HYPOXI, a low impact exercise method to help burn stubborn fat. This was my first time experiencing this unique form of exercise, which has been around since 1997 and is currently available in more than […]
(Disclosure: North Phoenix Moms Blog received product or payment in exchange for this review; however, all opinions shared are those of the contributor who wrote them) I was so excited when I got the email from Stacey and Kate (our fearless leaders here at North Phoenix Moms Blog) that I was picked to review the Piggyback Rider. […]
You Can Workout! Here’s How … I have a dream that tomorrow I will wake up at 5am, throw on some workout clothes, put my hair up, and run out the door for an hour long workout. Then I actually wake up and realize that between my two girls (6 months & 4 years), my […]
I’ll admit it, I’m a Gym Rat Mom. I really wish there was something better to call it but when I say it, you know exactly what I mean. The Yogis. The Spinners. The box-jumping-kettle-bell swinging badasses. I never really intended for it to happen- I’d always seen them but thought it just wasn’t me. […]