Workout Buddies


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Today’s shoot was seriously one of my favorites to date, I mean Reese the two year old yoga extraordinaire, I am dying!! Let’s rewind a second so you can see where our love for mommy-baby yoga began…

When Reese was three months old I really wanted to make some mom friends so a girlfriend of mine told me about a “mommy-baby yoga class” at Karma Kids in Union Square. Mommy-baby yoga?! I was so intrigued even though I had never been much of a Yogi, so I headed to check it out. At the class there were a bunch of cute moms with their tiny babies all about Reese’s age… the class began and we did a series of very simple yoga moves while the babies rolled around on the ground, then it was time for the babies todo yoga… we stretched them and tickled them in every which direction. Some babies cried, some babies stopped for milk, some babies giggled and smiled. There was no judgement, no rules, just a room full of real women who loved every minute watching their baby. A group of us became friends instantly and started doing the class every week… which went on about 6 months. It was a blast, but more special was watching how every child grew each week and learned new tricks. We could ask each other about sleep training or teething and could complain about whatever normal parenting woes ailed us. It was therapy on multiple levels.

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While we ended up moving on from Yoga class and starting a repertoire of music and ballet as Reese got older, yoga left a soft spot in my heart and oddly enough stuck with Reese as well. When toys no longer seemed fun, we would pull out our yoga mats into the middle of our living room and do poses or make up our own class.

When Old Navy recently came out with baby activewear and Reese could match her mamma in our workout gear for our at-home-sessions I was all together too thrilled. I mean her leggings – just stop it!! Reese loved it as well. When I would say “Reese let’s go do yoga” she would immediately run to her room to get out her Old Navy yoga outfit so we could match!

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I am so happy that she views this exercise {and mommy time} as one of the highlights in her day because it sure is in mine. When my husband asked me what I want todo on Mother’s Day, a family session of yoga was put at the top of our todo list. Perfectly enough we will both be picture-ready in our trendy workout gear! Old Navy loved our Mother’s Day agenda so much, they decided to share it on their site!! Check us out here.

What are we wearing? I am in this Old Navy tank and these leggings and Reese is in this Old Navy tank and these leggings. Wishing all of you a zen-filled Happy Mother’s Day!!

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Thank you to Old Navy for sponsoring this post.

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