Foundry Fitness Expands Family Offerings

At Foundry Fitness, Baby New Year brings fitness and fun for the whole family. This month, the studio located at 336 Main St. debuts a new Baby & Me fitness class as well as an onsite childcare option during popular workout times. These new offerings build upon the Foundry Fitness 4 Kids program that launched summer 2016 and will return this summer.

For the 60-minute, high-intensity Foundry Fitness program, childcare will be available starting Jan. 2 for the Monday, Wednesday and Friday noon, 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. classes, as well as the Saturday class at 10 a.m. Katie King, Foundry Fitness client and fitness program partner, explained that childcare times were determined through a Facebook survey of clients. Childcare is also available to Foundry Fitness trainers, she added.

King began working out at Foundry Fitness in May, and said that she fell in love with the program because she saw results. An equestrian, King discovered that the program greatly improved her cardiovascular and muscular endurance. “This program focuses on your core, critical for riding,” she said. “It’s amazing. I don’t know how I did this (eventing) without it. … My level of fitness has skyrocketed.”

King is also the mother of two children under the age of five, and for the past six months she has been developing a Baby & Me class to offer pre- and post-natal fitness in partnership with Foundry Fitness—and fathers are also welcome. King, who is a certified pre- and post-natal fitness specialist, explained that many trainers and gyms are uncomfortable working with pregnant clients. This class, a program of King’s company, Love.Life.Fit, is designed to fill that gap.

Given at Foundry Fitness Saturdays at noon beginning Jan. 7, Baby & Me will feature “functional exercises you can do while wearing your baby,” King explained. Noting that baby wearing is popular with today’s parents, she said that people don’t understand the stress this can place on a parent’s body. The class will address proper baby-wearing technique and leverage this into an optimizing workout. “This will be fun for the babies, too!” King said.

Love.Life.Fit will soon encompass a suite of services designed to support the mother-to-be and new mother. Currently training as a doula and life coach, King said that she “wants to do something that’s full of light and happiness. I want to help people to feel good.” While striving to be the best mom and best wife possible, King noted that women sometimes forget to nurture themselves.

Foundry Fitness owner and trainer Eric Pellicci and Adriana Lora, owner of Azucar Bath & Body, may appreciate King’s Baby & Me class soon. The couple is expecting their first child in May.

King said that Foundry Fitness has hired one new trainer, Laura Geraghty, and plans to add more to support its expanding family of clients, now 320 strong. For more information, visit www.foundryfitnessmd.com/child-care-and-family and www.lovelifefitmd.com.

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