At Studio Poise we know one of the hardest jobs out there is being a mom. Juggling the schedules and needs of a family takes a ton of energy and often leaves little time for self-care. This week's Transformation Thursday is super mom to two young boys, Lauren Robertson, who made healthy living a priority at Studio Poise and has had amazing results! We're so grateful to be a community that encourages healthy families. Thanks Lauren for sharing your journey!
I have always considered myself and active person. With diabetes and obesity running in my family, I have always been conscious about my weight. Although not 100% consistent, exercise was always part of my life. After having my first son, I found the only time I could get out to the gym was after 7 PM. After working a full day and caring for my son, Aiden, a spot on the couch was far more appealing than a trip to the gym. Once he became a toddler, chasing around after my Aiden helped me lose the baby weight but I still didn’t feel like myself. When I became pregnant with my second son, I promised myself I would find an exercise routine I could stick to and that fit my family’s crazy schedule.
My second son, Mason made sure I stuck to this promise from day 1. He had a bad case of reflux and would scream from noon until about 8 at night. Walking up and down the stairs, bouncing on the exercise ball, or bouncy walks around the house were the only ways to calm him. Sitting down wasn’t an option unless you were in the mood for screaming. Needless to say, it was draining and finding Studio Poise gave me the mental break I needed.
I joined when Erica, a college friend, started teaching Poise Fusion and introduced me to Studio Poise. After taking her first class I knew this was the place I could stick with and become a regular. Since that day two years ago, I have been pushed each week to. Now after a looong exhausting day at work and with the kids, when sitting on the couch with a glass of wine sounds really good, I look forward to sweating it out and challenging myself through the "me time" I need to re-energize has made me a better mom and helps me keep up with two very active boys!
I love trying all the classes the studio offers. My favorites have always been Erica’s Poise Fusion and Chrissy’s Poised and Hot Bodies. The Bar(re) – Straight Up and Poise*N Kick classes are quickly becoming favorites as well. The workouts always leave me exhausted in a good way and in a better head space especially after a stressful day!
The community of friendly, supportive women and the encouraging environment make me feel at home while working out!