My secret project

by Kim on June 19, 2014

I’ve been holding out on you guys.

There’s something I’ve been secretly cooking up for months now, and I haven’t said anything–mostly because I wanted to wait until I was 197% sure it was actually going to happen.

I’m finally at about 136% certainty, so I guess it’s time to unveil!

I’m leading a local 6-week prenatal fitness class this summer.

fit club

The idea originally came up last fall. I was looking for a moms’ fitness program similar to Stroller Strides, but less expensive (or free), and with more of a focus on socializing. Kinda like a moms’ playdate group, with workouts and health-related discussions.

When I didn’t find anything in my area that was quite what I was looking for, I thought…maybe I should start one myself?

I knew that the lovely ladies of Fit Approach (aka Sweat Pink) had “Sweat Pink Chapters”–mostly university-based fitness clubs–so I reached out to them to see if they’d thought about expanding their program to moms groups. They totally had, and were in fact working on rolling out a more extensive chapter program at that very second.

fit approach

They encouraged me to pilot a moms group with them in exchange for free use of their brand name and site, and I was PUUUMPED…and then I got pregnant.

So then I started thinking…how about a prenatal fitness group?

Obviously, no one’s pregnant forever, so a short-term class seemed like the best approach. I also thought it would be a nice trial for me, to see if this moms club thing was something I truly wanted to pursue long-term.

And so, I started working on my prenatal fitness certification, and dove into planning the Madison Prenatal Fitness Club.

Our first class is tonight.


After all the time I’ve spent learning about prenatal fitness, writing workouts, designing posters, setting up a website, contacting local media outlets for help with publicity, arranging studio space rentals, and generally panicking (will anyone join?? will they hate the classes? will I get stuck on bedrest or go into early labor and have to cancel the whole thing??)–it’s all going down in a few hours.

My notes are ready…my brain? TBD.


I’ll tell you all about it soon.

Wish me luck!!

P.S. I’m kicking off the class with a track I learned at my recent PiYo certification–first time teaching it live. Here goes nothing!!



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char eats greens June 20, 2014 at 9:40 am

You go out there and kick some serious pregnant butt!!! You are going to do so amazing. I’m 137% certain on it! I love how proactive you are too. I need to take a lesson (and probably class!) from you!
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Katie @ running4cupcakes June 20, 2014 at 9:16 am

ahhhhh SO exciting!! You will do amazing. Have fun and can’t wait to hear about it. :)
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Jenny June 20, 2014 at 9:03 am

Such a great opportunity for you and the mamas involved – I can’t wait to hear all about it!


Heidi @ Idlehide June 20, 2014 at 4:50 am

So awesome! What a great opportunity for other moms! Fit Approach is such an awesome community to be a part of, I love them!
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Danielle June 19, 2014 at 8:51 pm

That is awesome! I would totally check it out if I were in the Madison area! I hope it goes well!
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Kim June 20, 2014 at 10:28 am

I so wish you were! Thanks Danielle! :)


Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat June 19, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Oh my gosh, this is so exciting! If I lived closer, I’d totally attend your class!! Good luck tonight!
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Kim June 20, 2014 at 10:25 am

I so wish we could have you there!! :)


Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate June 19, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Yay- thats awesome, Kim! Cant wait to hear how it goes!
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Kim June 20, 2014 at 10:25 am

Thanks Katie!


Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries June 19, 2014 at 5:43 pm

You are amazing!!! Congratulations! I’m always in awe of all the stuff you’re doing – you’re my superhero! I think this is an awesome thing you’re starting. You will do awesome. Have fun with it!!
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Kim June 20, 2014 at 10:26 am

Thanks Ashley! Coming from someone I think of as a superhero, that’s huge! :)


Caroline @ Fighting For Wellness June 19, 2014 at 5:01 pm

What a cool opportunity- good luck!
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Kim June 20, 2014 at 10:27 am

Thanks Caroline! I’ll take all the luck I can get!


Jen @ pretty little grub June 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm

This sounds amazing! Talk about all the stars aligning to make this come true. You are truly an embodiment of how to sweat pink!
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Kim June 20, 2014 at 10:27 am

Aw thanks Jen!


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