Monday, September 21, 2009

babystar SALE!

WE LOVE SOME babystar! Check it:

sample sale at baby star on 9/25 from 9am-2pm!

please join us for our big blow-out sample sale this friday, september 25th! we will have amazing prices on our amazing baby star clothing and accessories and other brands are joining the fun too ... bunk bots, eleven collection shoes, hula mula, knuckleheads, picaflor kids and simple shoes.

baby star sample sale
friday, september 25th
9am - 2 pm
1801 nw upshur st., suite 560

please forward this onto anyone that you think would like to join the fun too!

hope to see you soon! cheers, baby star.

Friday, September 18, 2009

BBQ Rescheduled

Happy Friday!!!

Saturdays' BBQ is being reschedule. The weekend seemed to be rough for most people as it is one of the last "summer" weekends for people to enjoy the weather away. Thus the 4 of us, Sharon, Stephanie, Anne and I, have decided to do a special BBC pampering/wine meet and toast Stephanie and Sharon on their new adventures. We are deciding a date, but know logistically it will be easier because it is just the Mamas and not entire families.

Thanks so much for understanding and we look forward to seeing you in class!

Erin Shirey
Baby Boot Camp Director of Fitness Programming
2007 Franchise Owner of the Year
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Saturday, September 5, 2009

FALL Promo!!





Baby Boot Camp!

Stick with your hard earned FIT self throughout the FALL! 3 Month Unlimited of Baby Boot Camp = $200! That is a $30 savings for you to not only be FIT, but be uber FIT for the Holdiay Season.
Offer Expires: 9/15/09
Must have coupon to redeem for price.

September Workout C&C - Cardio & Core

* 30 minute workout with your kiddo in a stroller or by yourself
olympics 2008
Jog 3 laps around a park (2 laps if small park)

Shuffle Run for 2 Minutes-
Pick three trees/ tennis court/ your kiddo as the center spot. Start at the middle and shuffle to the left, tag the ground in low squat. Shuffle back to the middle, tag ground. Shuffle to the right, tag ground.Repeat.

Hoover Hold and Point - 30 counts
Stay in steady plank and reach forward with your right arm. Return arm and reach with your left. If your child is in front of you tickle them each "reach". Repeat 30 times.

Bicycle -30 counts
Make sure to point your toes with each extension and maintain the size of an "apple" under your chin.

Jog 1 Lap and SPRINT 1 Lap Around the Park

6 Hill Repeats-
Find a hill and repeat it with the
First 2 reps- 65% intensity
Second 2 reps- 75% intensity
Last 2 reps- SPRINT

20 Mountain Climbers & 20 Boulders
Repeat 3x

Shuffle Run for 2 Minutes

Caterpillar - 15 repetitions
Start in standing position and bend over touching toes. Gradually walk hands out to plank position. Perform push up. Walk toes gradually to hands and stand up tall, extending arms overhead. Repeat 15 times.

3 Hill Repeats
1st- Skipping up Hill
2nd- Bum Kicks up Hill
3rd- SPRINT to TOP!!

Bicycle 30 counts

Plank on Forearms- Max Out
Repeat with rest of 30 seconds in between

Jog 1 Lap Around Park are now complete! Way to go rockstar!

© 2009 Erin Shirey

With CHANGE Comes New Adventures

With CHANGE Comes New Adventures

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." - President Barack Obama

Fall always reminds me of the excitement and anticipation that comes with a new school year. It reminds me of eagerly looking through the Macy's weekly to see the latest school clothes, getting new notebooks and pencils for class, the bubbling in my belly about the newness that lie ahead. I was one to be excited for the new school year, but also was a bit nervous of the changes that it could bring. I feel like that kid again now.
April 9th, 2005 - Grand Opening of Baby Boot Camp
Baby Boot Camp Grand OpeningSeptember marks my transition with Baby Boot Camp to a new owner, Stephanie Summers, who is incredible. I started Baby Boot Camp when Makenzie was shy of one, and now on September 8th, I will be walking her to Kindergarten. Time flies! When I began, I had no idea what lie ahead but jumped into the adventure with both feet. We had only lived in Portland for 8 months and I knew a handful of people. Now here I am searching through my folders of Baby Boot Camp information, but keep catching myself sorting through the photos. The real reason why I worked so hard building my business- YOU!

YOU had faith that a class allowing you to exercise with your child was a great fit for your lifestyle. YOU had hopes that this short spitfire would put you through a workout, but also work with your various needs and keep you challenged. YOU had openness and excitement to try new exercises and drills making you look silly, but feel incredible and energized. YOU had hopes of classes meeting your needs and opened yourself up to exercising in a group instead of solo. YOU truly kept me determined to work and keep classes going despite unexpected challenges with locations, rental increases, or wild weather conditions. I am beyond grateful for YOU.

Now it is time for a new change, and I am again bubbling with excitement for the next adventure. I am passing my "torch" of Baby Boot Camp Portland Metro, and will be launching my new business of small group training and boot camps. A business that will keep me on my toes in a new realm; one that allows me to work with veteran Baby Boot Campers (and their partners) who don't have babies anymore or are back to work. It will encompass workshops, fitness writing, and focus on early morning classes. A business that allows me to try a change and grow with it. I will still be teaching some classes and working with Baby Boot Camp, but am now the Director of Fitness Programming for the company. A position that allows me to help Franchise Owners further develop their knowledge of the health and fitness industry and create even more challenging and inclusive classes for YOU.
Emerson and Makenzie at Laurelhurst Park
Emerson and MakenzieIt is incredible when looking back over the past 4 1/2 years...I had no idea what lie ahead but was excited for the ride. Now, as I switch gears, I can't thank you enough for being on the journey with me.

Erin and Jack

Erin, Jack, Makenzie and Emerson Shirey

Erin and Jack at Grant Park

Friendly Reminder....

Saturday classes rotate-
9:00 am every Saturday

September at Laurelhurst Park
October at Washington Park
November -April 2010 we go inside to Lloyd Center Mall

Look forward to seeing you throughout the Fall!