Finding time for anything when you're a mom is difficult, and fitness is no exception. Let's face it, most of us would prefer to never work out, but the hard truth is our bodies need - and deserve - exercise. We feel better, we sleep better, we're less stressed and we are healthier for our kiddos when we move our bodies. But man, finding the time and finding that fitness thing we enjoy to do really sucks.
In this episode we sit down with personal trainer and fitness expert (and single mom of two) Taryn Atlas to discuss all things fitness and why she thinks it's really important to do something...anything that involves moving our bodies...and also why she's in love with squats.
Taryn has been studying and practicing health and fitness since her college days and her loving, holistic approach to exercise for women might just be the motivation you need. This is NOT about getting skinny. This is about staying strong and healthy, and Taryn walks us through all types of modalities and ideas to do just that. We grill her on all the latest fitness trends, talk classes and fancy micro-gyms, how we can work out at home on the cheap, and we go deep into whether or not Tracey should get a Peloton. And we talk about squats.
Don't be scared off by the subject of this episode. Whether you're already active daily or need a gentle nudge in the exercise direction, this Band of Mothers discussion is for you.
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Enjoy! And let us know what you do to stay healthy!
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Shayna and Tracey have been friends since the 8th grade – that’s over 25 years. After college, they each moved to separate coasts for a decade. They were reunited when they decided to leave big city life and settle down with their families in Denver, Colorado and Facebook told them their daughters are 3 weeks apart. After several play dates, some more childbirth, some unsuccessful pumping, and the overwhelming nature of mommy community boards, The Pump and Dump Show was born.
The show launched in 2012 in a bar in Northwest Denver and quickly grew to a bi-monthly, local staple for new moms to have a night out. In 2014, Shayna and Tracey took The Pump and Dump Show on its first national tour, and in September of 2019 The Pump and Dump Show expanded with more casts of real moms who continue to perform every month to audiences nationwide.
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