Twin-City moms got ready for their special day by working out with a program that caters to their busy schedules and needs.
Bloomington-Normal resident Sarah Lutterbie leads “FIT4MOM” classes each week. The program, a local chapter of a national company, brings moms together to break a sweat.
“Physically it takes a lot to take care of kids so we really focus on movements that help mom physically be strong enough to do that. But we also work on building confidence and friendships that you really need to be able to have the mental strength to be a mom too,” she said.
“I became a mom in 2017 and I really enjoy working out but it became tough. To be able to start FIT4MOM is an opportunity to meet other moms, work out with other moms.”
The work with moms at all stages of motherhood, even those expecting.
“It’s a great program because it’s really important when you are expecting to still be working out and making sure that you’re healthy and straightening all the right muscles that you will need when you go through childbirth,” Alicia Wheeler, a mom in the program, said.
They work out up to five times a week but it has grown beyond staying active as Lutterbie says they have a forged a community.
“I cannot stress enough how important it is to be around other moms especially when you’re in those early stages of motherhood. So to be able to come out for an hour a day. start your morning with a routine,” she said.