Friday, February 27, 2009

Check out Walk About

I often write articles for various health, fitness, and family magazines. Walk About, a bi-monthly magazine about walking as a sport and how to incporporate walking as a form of exercise into your routine, is one of them. Last week I was asked to be on the cover of the magazine because my article is the feature article for the March/April issue. Needless to say I was flattered beyond belief and excited to incorporate the kids into the photos.

Upon arriving to the photo shoot at Grant Park, Makenzie was beaming from ear to ear. She asked if Emerson would do exercises with her, how many pictures we would be taking, what activities we should do, and so forth. The photographer, Randuz, was great and at first wanted me to "look tough". I tried, and we took a lot of photos. Being serious is not easy for me when looking straight into a camera lens.

My friend Sheri, and her son Noah, came to play and help with the girls. The kids were great and played, laughed, ran, and after 2 hours asked if they could "pllllllllleeeeeaaaaaaaassseeee go to the swings". At that point Randuz asked them to race up the stairs and I can chase them. That was the magic photo and fits the article to a T.

When you are out and about in REI, Title Nine, Fit Right NW, New Seasons or any other active and healthy location take a peak. You might see a copy of Walk About and smile since you know the cover models.

Uber FUN Class Saturday, February 28th, 2009

We are kicking out February with a BOOM! Jack's friends from CA are visiting and the guys are ready, eager and ... take on Baby Boot Camp tomorrow monring. Therefore Danielle is teaming up with me to put on a class together which we LOVE to do! There will be no resting, no stopping, just seaty fun all moring. Join us!

Saturday, February 28th, 9:00 am

Lloyd Center Mall

Barnes & Noble Story time follows at 11:00 am

*** For any Mom who comes without her partner, the guys will be happy to push your stroller. Though they don't know it yet! ***

Saturday, February 21, 2009

He's Just Not That Into You- Mama's Day Out at the Movies!

We couldn't have asked for a better day to enjoy a movie- the day of the Oscars! Fortunate for us, the movie starts at 1:00 pm, which gives us tons of time to watch the dresses and catch the show tomorrow night! Join fellow Baby Boot Campers for a fun afternoon out at the Movies, followed by coffee-tea-wine downtown.

He's Just Not That Into You, 1 pm, Regal Pioneer Place
I have copied the website with address below, if you want to purchase your ticket ahead of time.

Regal Pioneer Place Stadium 6

340 SW Morrison
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 295-0909

Please RSVP to me if you are going today by 8:00 pm so I know how many to expect.



Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hillside Community Center Level 2 Friday Class

Good morning -
I have come to the tough conclusion that I have to cancel Friday's Level2 at Hillside Community Center. While I love the class, teaching it,and the location it seems the time of the class doesn't work best with your schedules. After having 4 months of a handful of Moms at an inside location, I have to cancel it. There will be a Friday Level 2 class again once weare outside.

Please join us at the other Friday class options:
9:00 am Lloyd Center Mall
9:30 am Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation

Since the Baby Boot Camp Mamas know who were attending Fridays, the class is cancelled starting this week. Thanks for understanding and I wish everyone a good morning.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Good Morning Lovely Ladies!
I hope to see many of you in a little bit at the Valentine's LOVE Class. For those who can't attend, remember the Cupid's Specials expire at midnight tonight!
Have a HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! Know you are loved by all who surround you!!

Cupid's Specials!
1 Month Unlimited-
$ 65 Save $20

2 Month Unlimited - $130 Save $30

3 Month Unlimited- $190 Save $40

4 Month Unlimited Valentine's SPECIAL-
$235 Save $75

Best Friends Valentine's Special- 2x 2 Month Unlimited, 2 snack traps, and 2 Water Bottles-
$290 Save $80

Contact with any questions!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Don't WAIT- Sign up for the MLFC today!!!

What are YOU waiting for? You have been coming to Baby Boot Camp, you have made some changes but have been hoping to make more. NOW IS THE TIME!

Each week there are different prizes and awards!!!! The idea is to not only reach and surpass your fitness goals, but truly make a change in yourself. It could be to feel confident in that bridesmaid dress you are wearing for your brother's wedding in June, to not walk but RUN the Shamrock Run in March, to proudly do 20 traditional push ups or to never sit down when at the park because you are the Mom who is chasing her kiddos and actually on top of the playstructure before they are.

Yesterday afternoon, I took the girls to the park and there was a Mom chasing her kiddo and she was having a blast. She said loudly "Do you remember when I couldn't do this? I can keep up with you now!". I continued to watch her and when she ran by I couldn't help myself but busted out "Congratulations! You are doing incredible and I couldn't help but hear the excitment in your voice when you ran by. When did you start exercising again?". She responded pointing to her son, "I haven't done anything for 6 years, since he was born, and I just started working out again one month ago. I have already lost 6 pounds and feel like a new Mom. Tell your friends don't stop, but keep active the whole times your babies are little..." to which she ran off again chasing her son.

If you are in a lull right now, or if you are just needing to be reenergized do it now! You will be matched up with a partner, we will have 3 cozy meetings followed by workouts, and you will be accountable. There are winners each month for various awards, Challenges throughout, and also an overall team Challenge for those who lose the most percentage in weight and running speed, increase the most in strength, and are the most creative with encouraging others to be healthy, active and helping the planet.

3 MLFC Meetings Followed by a Workout

February 7th- 4:00 pm- Due to requests, time has been changed to the afternoon instead of the morning. Please meet at my place for coffee/tea, goals, and a stair workout in the neighborhood. Shireys-- 2940 NE 39th Ave., Portland OR 97212
March 14th- Time & Location to be determined at the 2/7 meeting

April 4th- 4:00 pm- Please meet at my place for coffee/tea, goals, and a stair workout in the neighborhood. Shireys-- 2940 NE 39th Ave., Portland OR 97212

Month ONE- Cardio
Month TWO- Strength
Month THREE- Give Back

Awards locally and nationally! Some prizes are: a carseat each month(retails for $200 and for 5 lbs-60lbs), $100 gc from Strommometer, $100 gc to, Massages, pedicures, Baby Boot Camp prizes, Lucy, Jamba Juice and more.
Measurements are being done late this week and next. Email for your time and to register for the CHALLENGE! You still can with the new 2/9 start.

My best to you-
Erin Shirey
*Photo is Emerson getting ready to work on her races and compete with Mom's medals

Monday, February 2, 2009

Boom Box Tuesdays!

Happy February everyone!

I am so excited about this month and the MLFC that I have not only started a running club, but I am now also dedicating my Tuesday class to cardio fitness and aerobic challenges. Now presenting...Boom Box Tuesdays! I am still working on a portable stereo solution, but we had a great time last week warming up 80's style with music pumping in the background.

Come on out...let's have some fun! Every Tuesday in February 9:15 at the LCM. I'll bring the tunes, but I'm always open to suggestions! See you there!

Instructor Erin B.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Mother Love Fitness Challenge and IMPORTANT UPDATES!!!!

Hello Ladies!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and having a fun time. Unfortunately some of the instructors and/or their kids have been hit with the stomach flu and ear infections. We have tried to pull though and escape the sickies, but some of us have been hit pretty bad.

Thus, the Mother Love Fitness Challenge will start one week later, Monday, February 9th. We want to make sure everyone is able to get measured and set up with classes accordingly. We will be doing measurements before class and testing in class- first test is 1/2 mile run and fitness testing. Please email when you would like to get measured.
Please make sure to arrive on time.

On that note, there are some class edits this week. The Conestoga Class has been switched to Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation.

Mon. & Wed., 8:30-9:25 am

The second half of the class will highlight cardio, so for those doing the MLFC you can get some additional cardio in if you arrive early. There will NOT BE an 8:30 class tomorrow, 2/2. Class starts Wednesday, 2/4. 8:30 am meeting in front of the Rec Center.

The Sellwood Class
is in the process of finding a new inside location. If you have any suggestions I would appreciate them. Email to
Anne will continue to teach at Imanuel Lutheran Church and I promise to keep you posted on any changes.

Laurelhurst Park CARDIO Challenge Class is added to the schedule. Wednesdays, 4:00 pm, starting Wednesday, 2/11. Meet by the Rec Center inside the 38th and SE Stark entrance.

Please stay healthy and have fun this February! Also make sure to mark your calendar for the special Valentine's Day Class, Saturday February 14th, Lloyd Center Mall.

Thanks for your support and understanding of the class edits. I am trying my hardest to work with this unexpected economy and keep you motivated and inspired throughout these wild Winter months.

Erin Shirey