What have you done for YOU lately?? I’ve really struggled to find the “Me Time” the past few weeks, but I honestly have to say for as hard as it’s been to find the time, once I do, and once I get that workout in I feel LOADS better!
I know “they” all say this, but 6 weeks into this, I can say it really is true! I feel better, feel healthier (despite the snot party at our house), have more energy, clothes are fitting better…plus my head is in a better place too. After I finish a workout and know I’ve done something FOR ME, it just makes me want to love on my Littles that much more and go do something really fun with them!
All that being said, I need to remind you of Studio Seaside, the little Gem of a studio I stumbled upon last year. Crazy reading this post again!! I felt as though it was the post I was planning to write today! The day seemed almost the same (except that neither Hubs or Nanny were here, I was an hour off as to when the class started, panicked, loaded up all 3 Littles, was slowed down by a huge accident, and made it to the studio 5 minutes after the class started).
BUT, and this is HUGE. It was all OK. The little studio is right off Pacific Coast Hwy, easy parking. I walked through the back doors and 2 girls that didn’t know me or my kids from Adam, happily took Piper right out of my arms and gave huge smiles to the girls “Want to come play with us??” All 3 went skipping off (ok not really “skipping”, but I swear birds were singing over their heads!)
And I zipped into the Pilates Extreme Class.
The instructor Jill, all smiles, points me towards an open mat and I was officially in “Me Time”. Happiness Is!!Â At first I thought “Well this is a nice stretching class..”…um….NO. My abs and booty are yelling as much to me right now, I can only imagine what they’ll be saying to me tomorrow!!
But here’s the clincher. Not only was the class awesome, the atmosphere so clean and fresh and beautiful, but the kids (mine and all the others) were all playing and having their own amazing time.Â Addie and Hay would peer over the cute picket fence every now and then to check that I was still there, but then they were off to play again. And might I add, the play space was DARLING, exactly what you would love to have in your own home. Modern, Cute, Chic, Clean. PERFECT!
So here’s is why I’m telling you all this, this studio is such a wonderful escape for moms. I can’t do a big gym that will take me 30 minutes to get my kids in the door and 30 to get them out again. My rule is that if it takes me longer to get us out the door and into the gym, and back again, than the actual workout, then no thank you.
THIS gym is not that one. This is an escape in the middle of the morning, day, afternoon.Â This is a little sanctuary to sweat your booty off. This is a place that makes getting “Me Time” in easy!
You can check out their classes here – Pilates Extreme, Boot Camp, Stroller Classes, Super Mom Strength……and then the Kids Classes - Mommy & Me Spanish, Intro to Ballet, Music.Â I seriously think I could spend my entire day in this wonderful studio! Not only are the classes perfect, but the childcare is included for up to 2 kids! ($10 extra for a month for an additional child).
Here’s their price list. BUT….
And again a HUGE But!! Do you see on that page where it says “New Years Special = $999 unlimited access for 1 year ~ offer available through January 15th, 2011″. Guess what? They are extending this for My Favorite Everything readers!!! WHOOOHOOOO! We have until Monday, January 31st to purchase, just tell them MY FAVORITE EVERYTHING sent you! This is an AMAZING deal!! It includes ALL their outdoor classes, ALL their indoor classes, ALL the kids classes!
Perfect example ~ Friday I will be taking all the kids to the Kids Music Class at 10:30, and then they are all heading off to play while I squeeze in the Super Mom Strength class at 11:30. A little bit for everyone!!
If you are in Orange County, email them, firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you want to try a free class. I promise, you wont be sorry! You’ll grab this deal the second you try it out!
Now go! Get YOU some “ME TIME”!!
(Nothing to disclose ~ I saw the deal, I loved it! They agreed to extend it, yippee!)