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House of Boom is no doubt a notorious hot spot for the younger crowd in our area. After all, they offer numerous kid and teenage friendly activities that are sure to provide lots of fun, laughs, and outlets for all that energy! As mamas, we know you spend lots of energy investing time and thought into your kiddos but today we wanted to share some other, more grown up, ways you can experience our favorite source of high flying entertainment!

Everyone needs a little grown up time once in a while to check in with yourself, your spouse, or your friends. Who says you can't do that on some trampolines? Not us! Check out these grown up ideas for utilizing House of Boom's awesome facility:

-Enjoy date night like never before by breaking free of the typical dinner and a movie itinerary; make it an active evening at House of Boom! A fun night is guaranteed and you might just discover some new things about each other. Studies show that couples who try new things together often have happier relationships!

-Take date night a step further by inviting another couple and...

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May is JUST around the corner which doesn’t only mean Derby in the Bluegrass, it also means that SCHOOL IS OUT! If you’re like us, we want to make sure that our school aged kids stay active this summer. Look no further Louisville, we’ve got the perfect camp for you.

King Louie’s and Kentucky Gymnastics Academy (KGA) have teamed up to provide your kiddos with an adventurous and active summer of FUN! Whether your child is into tumbling, jumping, soccer, lacrosse or just likes being creative during free play, there is something for each child.

With many full or half day options to choose from, King Louie’s will provide activities and coaching for children ages 6 through 12. Your full day option will begin at KGA (as early as 7am) and will tumble through 1pm. From there, your kiddos will be hand delivered to King Louie’s where the fun NEVER ends! Once there, different activities will be lead by King Louie’s highly trained coaches. Your kids will be having so much fun that they won’t want to leave at 6pm when you...

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Calling all Mamas... Toddler hour at House of Boom is WHERE. ITS. AT.

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We KNOW how tough it is to stay on track at those Super Bowl parties, Mama! Try bringing something healthy to share so you can fuel up but stay on track with those FIT MOMMY GOALS as well! You can view the full recipe on www.skinnytaste.com!

Servings: 13

Ingredients:

  • 15.5 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 9 oz cooked corn, fresh or frozen (thawed if frozen)
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 – 2 limes, juice of
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh minced cilantro (or more to taste)
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 1 medium hass avocado, diced
  • 1 diced jalapeno (optional)

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine beans, corn, tomato, onion, scallion, cilantro, salt and pepper. Squeeze fresh lime juice to taste and stir in olive oil. Marinate in the refrigerator 30 minutes. Add avocado just before serving.

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Do you have a young, budding lax player in your house? If so, you NEED to check out L4 Lacrosse at King Louie's to help them sharpen their skills!

L4 Lacrosse provides small group training, camps, and personal lessons to players at King Louie's state of the art facility in Middletown. The L4 Lacrosse staff is full of individuals that love the sport of lacrosse and are top educators of the game. L4L prides itself with having an experienced staff that have played at the top level of competition.

Give your laxer the best! Give them L4!

Follow their Facebook page or visit their website for up to date info on camps and clinics.

Disclaimer: The content of this post is for informational purposes only. FIT4MOM Louisville does not make representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog.

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1. It promotes physical activity. It's cold in the ville. It actually snowed this week. We know how hard it is to keep those little ones active when you can't go outside without 4 layers of clothing. Turn off those t.v.'s, power down those ipads and get your kids moving!

2. It's safe. House of Boom's waiver clearly and honestly explains the risks associated with trampolines, but the professionals there understand how accidents happen and they take appropriate steps to make sure your child is kept safe. Adequate padding surrounds the jump areas and trained individuals are employed to watch while your kiddos jump.

3. It's fun. I mean...have you jumped on a trampoline lately? WE HAVE. And it's SUPER fun.

4. Better coordination and agility. Trampolining can improve your coordination and sense of balance. Jumping on a trampoline, you learn to control arms and legs and how to adjust your body position accordingly, thus improving your coordination and use of fine motor skills!

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Planning my daughter’s birthday parties has always been a struggle. Having your kid’s birthday two days before Christmas means that almost of all your friends hate you for making them bring their child to yet ANOTHER event during the busiest time of year. So I always try to give the parents a little added incentive to come. This year’s bribe: Bring your kids to House of Boom for Addie’s birthday. They will be EXHAUSTED afterwards. In the invitation I literally planted the visualization of an early bedtime and a quiet house. It worked. Everyone came.

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Our January Recipe of the month comes from fedandfit.com! We love that it uses husband approved flavors. Try this on a Sunday, paired with some football and you’ve just made your baby daddy the happiest man EVER!

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes

  • 2 heaping cups shredded chicken (crockpot* or rotisserie)

  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion

  • 1/2 cup diced celery (about 1 large stalk)

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots (about 1 large)

  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon chipotle mayo, divided

  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon buffalo sauce, divided (I used Frank’s)

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon drilled dill

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • optional toppings: cubed avocado, fresh parsley, hot...

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And King Louie’s just keeps getting better and BETTER! Last month King Louie’s was busy launching their newest addition, a state of the art Indoor Golf Simulator space and next month, it’s new outdoor turfed lined fields!

Think of their Golf Simulator building as an upscale man cave. Basically, it’s your husband’s DREAM! Whether you’re into golf, playing Xbox or a round of pool, they’ve got you covered. You can even rent this space out for a small get together or a big bash!

After you’ve checked out the new golf simulators, head outside to check out the new turfed fields that are scheduled to be completed in February! The full sized fields will be synthetic turf and lit for night games. The fields will be lined for football, lacrosse (boys & girls), soccer and field hockey. The smaller field (approx. 60yds) will be an irrigated, natural grass (fescue) field and can be lined for youth programs including lacrosse, soccer, field hockey and football. You and your team are going to LOVE these fields and are going to want to claim them as yours. Contact King...

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If you’re like me, then you may have begun shopping but still have a few last minute gifts to pick up before Santa’s big entrance. Driving down Shelbyville Road one day, I noticed a new store called “boho hipsters.” I had a few minutes to spare before picking up my oldest from school (and shopping sounded way better than sitting in the carpool lane), so a quick turn into the parking lot we went!

Upon entering boho hipsters, I was in love right away. From the clean lines and the vibe of their beautiful shop, I knew I was going to be a lifer! They offer trendy clothing for littles aged newborn to teens with a boho hipster vibe. They even have some things for the home so you should obviously pick up something for yourself too! You MUST try one of the candles that they carry… they’re one of my new faves!

Do yourself a favor if you’re looking for something trendy and stylish for those kiddos and stop in boho hipsters! Be sure to mention FIT4MOM Louisville and they’ll gift you with 20% off your purchase!

Happy shopping, Mamas! See you in class!

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Have you guys had the chance to make it to House of Boom yet? If not, we wanted to tell you a little about it! It's more than just a trampoline park.

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We all love (dread) planning our kids birthday parties, right? You know, the hours of time put into brainstorming themes, organizing games and cleaning your house so that 20 messy toddlers can promptly destroy it? Well stress no more, Mama. King Louie’s has the answer to these problems and more.

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If you live in Kentucky, then you know how HUGE college football is! And you also know the EXCITEMENT that comes along with the highly anticipated UofL/ UK game! With the big game quickly approaching it’s time to start shopping for some HOT GAME DAY GEAR!

That’s where LUCY BELLS comes in… They have a variety of T’s to choose from that can be dressed UP or DOWN! These beauties are made straight out of Lawrenceburg, KY which is awesome for us because shipping time will be a breeze!!

You can find them on ETSY at LucyBells2009. Go check them out Mamas!

Disclaimer: The content of this post is for informational purposes only. FIT4MOM Louisville does not make representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog. FIT4MOM Louisville is not being paid or compensated in any way for this promotion.

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Have you guys checked out HOUSE OF BOOM yet? The indoor trampoline park has more than 15,000 square feet of usable features, including numerous trampolines, a flying trapeze, a ninja warrior obstacle course and a trampoline dodgeball arena. It also features a viewing mezzanine with flat screen T.V.'s for parents to watch their children (or the game!).

House of Boom is such a blast for children (and adults) of all ages! Grab your kiddos and get there today. Let us know and we may even meet you there. :)

House of Boom is located at 100 Urton Lane, Louisville, KY 40223. Call (502) 632-4455 or visit their website for more details.

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Besides the obvious kickoff of F4MLou's Indoor Classes, King Louie's has a LOT going on right now! Most notably, King Louie's is about to open its two-story expansion of about 21,600 square feet that will include a smaller indoor turf field and training facilities for young athletes, including a sprint track. The smaller turf field will be used to conduct training and lessons in lacrosse, soccer, basketball, volleyball and field hockey. When it comes to your kiddos sports needs, King Louie's has it all! Check out their website for league info and schedules or contact Stacie Jones, Director of Special Events, for more info: stacie.jones@kinglouiepsorts.com.!

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If you know anything about me, you know I am OBSESSED with drybar! When we moved to Louisville from San Diego about a year and a half ago and I discovered there was no drybar in town, I literally asked my Husband how he expected me to survive. Finally my prayers were answered and drybar arrived here earlier this Spring. Needless to say I have been there countless times since the opening and believe me, the Louisville bar does not disappoint! Not your typical hair salon, drybar focuses on one thing and does it to perfection: Blowouts. You have to try it to really understand how amazing your hair can look! #Protip: You can bring wine or champagne with you which they will pour to complete the perfect pampering session!

Lucky for you, we are raffling off a complimentary blowout at our FREE STROLLER BARRE PREVIEW on Wednesday, October...

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Whether you’re a new Mom or a Mom to older kiddos, Malibu Jacks Louisville has something for everyone!

Why WE love them- Our favorite attraction at Malibu Jacks Louisville HAS to be the Bounce Beach Kids Zone. Sometimes it feels like most indoor fun places are sticky and mucky (you know what I’m talking about!) but we LOVE that Malibu Jacks keeps their facility squeaky clean! This simply gives us Mommies a moment of ease (just a moment, haha).

Why our LITTLES love them- Whether is cold, rainy or just too HOT to be outside, the littles LOVE running around and looking at all of the fun things Malibu Jacks has to offer. Their absolute fave attraction HAS to be “surfing” around at Bounce Beach Kids Zone. With boats to bounce on, slides to go down and space to run and be wild and free, why wouldn’t they love it?! They also have a closed off space just for the extra small littles which is always helpful!

Where YOU can find them- With two locations (Louisville & Lexington) our closest location is...

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We love Arbonne because of their dedication to pure, safe and beneficial ingredients. And September’s Hot Mama product gives us something all Moms need...MORE ENERGY! Arbonne FIZZ STICKS are a great kickstarter. When you start to feel the afternoon sleepies, stir in a fizz stick to create a refreshing bubbly drink to temporarily help promote alertness and enhance cognitive performance, help promote endurance and enhance motor performance, and help reduce fatigue. These little sticks are a great replacement for Coffee or Soda, are clinically proven to increase metabolism and are free of artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup.

Contains antioxidants and a botanical blend of green tea, guarana and ginseng, combined with B vitamins and chromium, to help support energy. Flavors: Citrus & Pomegranate.

Good news, Mamas! All Fit4Mom Louisville members will get 20% off their first order this month! Just contact Casie Delessio and mention this post:...

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We've run through the gauntlet of sports bras for you and we've FINALLY found a winner. The Fiona by Moving Comfort.

You guys...it has everything a Mama needs. Comfort, breathability, enough support even for tatas full of milk, a reasonable price tag and, yes.....velcro straps for breastfeeding Mamas (Can I get an AMEN?!) This sports bra blends comfort and support in a fit that works for nearly any body type. Head to your nearest Dick's, running store or their website today and check one out for yourself.

Disclaimer: The content of this post is for informational purposes only. FIT4MOM Louisville does not make representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog. FIT4MOM Louisville is not being paid or compensated in any way for this promotion.

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Stroller Striding Littles FAVE THINGS- August

If you haven’t already been to STEEL CITY POPS this summer, IT’S A MUST!

Why WE love them- Besides being UBER tasty, these POPS are made with all- natural or certified ingredients. They are even locally- harvested when possible and they are only sweetened with raw, organic cane sugar. Steel City Pops never uses artificial flavors, colors or preservatives! All POPS are gluten- free and vegetarian which is an added bonus! Looking for a new affordable HOT spot for the whole fam in The Ville? THIS is it!

Why our LITTLES love them- What little doesn’t like a tasty treat?! With such great ingredients, Mommy may even let you have two! The littles even get to enjoy watching STEEL CITY POPS being made while they eat inside the beautifully designed shop!

Where YOU can find them- Our nearest location is right here in Louisville but you can also find them in Alabama and Texas! Get in your car or bike and head there NOW!

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Our Stroller Striding Littles FAVE thing this month will totally keep you lookin' stylish this summer!

Check out the original MILK SNOB cover!

Why WE love them- They are totally stylish and have lots of fab prints to choose from! Not only do they work as a car seat cover but it can also be used as a nursing combo! They also help shield those pesky summer time bugs! Listen to what Christine (a Stroller Striding Mama) has to say about them!

"I love that the cover goes completely around so nothing shows- when I had Addison the only covers on the market were draped down the front of you, leaving chances for side boob exposure! They also offer cute prints and free shipping."

Why our LITTLES love them- I mean, who doesn't like a little shade from the sun?! We also know the Littles have to love how soft the fabric is on their skin while they are nursing or being bottle fed!

Where YOU can find them- Go to www.milksnob.com to fine these...

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July’s HOT MAMA products are the Cleanse for Life and the IsaLean Shake from Isagenix!

The Cleanse for Life is a one-of-a-kind herbal juice drink that assists the liver by detoxifying the body on a cellular level. So, why do we need to cleanse? We are bombarded with toxins from the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the products we use in our homes or on our skin. Cleansing helps our bodies release these toxins that rob us from feeling our best. The result is improved overall health, increased energy and performance, managed stress and normalized hormone levels, regulated metabolism and fat burning benefits.

The IsaLean Shake is the perfect compliment to the Cleanse for Life! Due to industrial advances in farming, over-farming and GMOs—our foods aren’t as nutrient dense as they once were. IsaLean Shake is a full meal comprised of undenatured organic whey protein from cows not treated with antibiotics or hormones, grass fed and contains nothing artificial—no artificial sugar, no dyes, no soy, no gluten. (There is a dairy-free option too) IsaLean...

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FIT4MOM LOUISVILLE Presents Our Stroller Striding Littles FAVE THINGS for JUNE!

STROLLER FANS!

Why we love them- Summer has arrived in Louisville, KY and we are feeling the HEAT & HUMIDITY! These fans help keep our littles cooled off during class which makes Mama HAPPY!

Where you can find them- Whether you prefer shopping online or getting out of the house and shopping locally, you’ll have no problem finding these awesome fans! You’re Little will be HAPPY you did so!

Here are our TOP 3 places to find them...

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Gettin Hot in Herrr.

Its that time of year again when the temps are WAY up. Follow these tips to keep your kiddos safe and cool at Stroller Strides.

  • Magic Cooling Towel: The Magic Cool is a personal cooling cloth designed to be used when personal cooling is needed. Simply wet the cloth with water, wring it out, and wave it in the air. The Magic Cool will cool down rapidly and stay cool as long as fabric is moist. Can be found at Cabelas!
  • Hot and Cold Gel packs: A frozen gel pack wrapped in a dish towel makes a wonderful climate control backrest for your little one. It’s squishy so it is not uncomfortable to lean against and because it is frozen it will keep baby nice and cool without being too cold.
  • Frozen water bottle: Fill a water bottle 3⁄4 of the way and then freeze it while it is partially on its side. Make sure it is on an angle and that the cap end is not totally covered with water. Right before class, fill the remaining space with cold tap water. Your water will remain...
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HEY all of you HOT Mama’s… YES YOU! YOU are a HOT MOM!

We know that being a MOM means that we are on FULL TIME DUTY. Some days (let’s be honest- MOST DAYS) we rock dirty hair from the day(s) before and t-shirts stained with go-gurt. You know... the ones that our kiddos absolutely love to eat but then squeeze the rest out onto anything it can touch! BUT... we still want you to feel like a HOT MAMA while you’re ROCKING it on MOM duty!

That’s why we want to start sharing some of our fave products with you each month! You definitely don’t have to LOOK like you have it all together and you sure as heck don’t have to apply a full face of makeup every morning to BE a HOT MOM... but let’s be REAL… sometimes using a new product can make you feel renewed, confident and remind you that YES YOU, are in fact a HOT MOM!

Our June Product of the Month comes from Belle & Rose. A line of products made from 100% all natural ingredients and hand blended in Louisville,...

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