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Published Tuesday Jan 14, 2020 by Sara Lesher

It’s Fitness, Baby: Our Favorite Classes & Studios That Offer Childcare 

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When our lives change (and families grow), our exercise routine changes, too. Whether you have a toddler on your hip or a teething baby, your idea of “me-time” can sometimes sound illusive. But just one hour at the gym—or your favorite fitness class—can give you mental clarity, strength, and much-needed alone time.  

Don’t have time to look? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite gyms and studios that offer childcare—check them out!  

The Dailey Method 

The scoop:  
At The Dailey Method, you can align your body, mind, and spirit. Not like other group fitness classes, The Dailey Method focuses on achieving a strong body through an evolving mix of fitness practices that samples the best benefits from different forms of exercise. No matter your experience or fitness level, you’ll be welcomed in by passionate fitness-lovers who want to help you become your best self

The classes: 
For busy mamas who could use a little relaxation, Dailey Release is a class that uses myofascial release techniques to improve mobility, flexibility, and overall comfort in the body. If you’re a mom, you know about the neck pain that comes from carrying babies around all day and soreness from bending over picking up toys. Reduce inflammation, pain, and chronic stress in your body and end with 5 minutes of meditation before heading back to your kiddos. 

The kiddos: 
One of the first fitness studios to offer in-studio childcare, The Dailey Method is committed to busy parents. Many of their studios offer professional childcare in a fun, friendly space, so you can focus on your workout without worry!  

Can’t bear to separate? Dailey Baby is a class designed to include your kiddo! If you’re a new mom, you can practice balance and fitness while bonding with your infant. Just bring your front pack carrier, a baby blanket, and your little one! Check your local studio for rates and availability. 

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The Dailey Method 

The scoop:  
At The Dailey Method, you can align your body, mind, and spirit. Not like other group fitness classes, The Dailey Method focuses on achieving a strong body through an evolving mix of fitness practices that samples the best benefits from different forms of exercise. No matter your experience or fitness level, you’ll be welcomed in by passionate fitness-lovers who want to help you become your best self

The classes: 
For busy mamas who could use a little relaxation, Dailey Release is a class that uses myofascial release techniques to improve mobility, flexibility, and overall comfort in the body. If you’re a mom, you know about the neck pain that comes from carrying babies around all day and soreness from bending over picking up toys. Reduce inflammation, pain, and chronic stress in your body and end with 5 minutes of meditation before heading back to your kiddos. 

The kiddos: 
One of the first fitness studios to offer in-studio childcare, The Dailey Method is committed to busy parents. Many of their studios offer professional childcare in a fun, friendly space, so you can focus on your workout without worry!  

Can’t bear to separate? Dailey Baby is a class designed to include your kiddo! If you’re a new mom, you can practice balance and fitness while bonding with your infant. Just bring your front pack carrier, a baby blanket, and your little one! Check your local studio for rates and availability. 

Barre3 

The scoop: 
Designed to help you stay present and challenge yourself, every class at barre3 is all about empowering people to develop a strong, balanced body and mind. Take an hour out of your day to feel energized, less stressed, and powerful for the rest of the 23 hours of your day.  
 
The classes: 
Come as you are to barre3’s signature class and get ready to shake. In this full-body workout, you’ll engage with muscles you haven’t worked before. Combining cardio, strength conditioning, and mindfulness, the driving factor behind each move is to teach people how to stay balanced and exude confidence.  
 
The kiddos:  

New mom trying to get back into your routine? barre3 knows the struggle. Many of their locations offer a Play Lounge where minors under the age of 18 are welcome to hang out while you’re kicking butt in barre! You can make reservations and purchase packages, so you can be sure you’ve secured a spot. Check out the info on studios near you to find out if the Play Lounge is an option for your kid!

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Barre3 

The scoop: 
Designed to help you stay present and challenge yourself, every class at barre3 is all about empowering people to develop a strong, balanced body and mind. Take an hour out of your day to feel energized, less stressed, and powerful for the rest of the 23 hours of your day.  
 
The classes: 
Come as you are to barre3’s signature class and get ready to shake. In this full-body workout, you’ll engage with muscles you haven’t worked before. Combining cardio, strength conditioning, and mindfulness, the driving factor behind each move is to teach people how to stay balanced and exude confidence.  
 
The kiddos:  

New mom trying to get back into your routine? barre3 knows the struggle. Many of their locations offer a Play Lounge where minors under the age of 18 are welcome to hang out while you’re kicking butt in barre! You can make reservations and purchase packages, so you can be sure you’ve secured a spot. Check out the info on studios near you to find out if the Play Lounge is an option for your kid!

Delta Life Fitness   

The scoop: 
This one is for the ladies! Train hard, have fun, and feel supported by the encouraging community of positive women at Delta Life Fitness, a female-focused fitness studio. It's a place for women to train right, designed to help you slim down and tone up. Their workouts are designed to work with a woman's metabolism to get you the best results quickly, so you can manage your busy schedule and still feel good. Bonus: you can even try one day for free!
 
The classes: 
Delta Life Fitness offers 30-minute workouts with the challenge of an hour. Their Tone and Torch class includes high-intensity exercises followed by low-intensity movements or resting periods. You’ll get your sweat on with bursts of cardio and sculpt your muscles with strengthening exercises—it’s a full-body burn. 
 
The kiddos:  
Delta Life Fitness offers members a supervised kid’s corner at all their gyms (with no extra cost). With fun, kid-friendly activities, your little one will be just as excited to be there as you are. Save money and time, and remove the worry of being late to your workout—sounds too good to be true, huh? 

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Delta Life Fitness   

The scoop: 
This one is for the ladies! Train hard, have fun, and feel supported by the encouraging community of positive women at Delta Life Fitness, a female-focused fitness studio. It's a place for women to train right, designed to help you slim down and tone up. Their workouts are designed to work with a woman's metabolism to get you the best results quickly, so you can manage your busy schedule and still feel good. Bonus: you can even try one day for free!
 
The classes: 
Delta Life Fitness offers 30-minute workouts with the challenge of an hour. Their Tone and Torch class includes high-intensity exercises followed by low-intensity movements or resting periods. You’ll get your sweat on with bursts of cardio and sculpt your muscles with strengthening exercises—it’s a full-body burn. 
 
The kiddos:  
Delta Life Fitness offers members a supervised kid’s corner at all their gyms (with no extra cost). With fun, kid-friendly activities, your little one will be just as excited to be there as you are. Save money and time, and remove the worry of being late to your workout—sounds too good to be true, huh? 

Sara Lesher
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Sara Lesher
Lifecycle Program Manager
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. A former English major, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
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Published Friday Jul 23, 2021 by Bailey Clark

Why I’m Stoked Surfing Will Debut in the Olympics

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For the first time ever, the globe will be watching surfing take center stage at the 2020 (postponed to July 2021) Olympics. People from all over the world will be appreciating the sport, many for the first time.

This symbolizes the surfing community breaking through centuries of negative stereotypes. Though conditions play a big part in the sport, the biggest hurdle the athletes will have to overcome to see success is mental. The winner will be the one who chooses their waves wisely with their understanding of the conditions and ability to intimidate and therefore overcome components. Meanwhile, they will be challenging themselves to emerge from crashing barrels, fly into the air, and land on the shifting surface gracefully. No big deal. 

You’ve probably heard the invention of a wave pool, which creates the perfect man-made wave. In 2007, Kelly Slater founded his wave company with a passion to build the perfectly rideable wave at his surf ranch. It was debated whether the Olympics should be held in the ocean or on a manufactured wave, with many differing opinions on what would be right. The decision was made, and the event will take place in the sea, at Tsurigasaki Beach in Japan, about 40 miles east of Tokyo, where the rest of the 2021 games will be hosted.

As you watch, take a moment to reflect on the century of effort for this to happen. This initiative can be traced all the way back to the 1912 summer games that took place in Stockholm. Duke Kahanamoku, known as the father of modern surfing, won three gold medals in swimming, and while accepting his medal, he expressed that it was his dream to see surfing be added. To add fuel to the fire, International Surfing Association, recognized as the surfing world's governing authority by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), began lobbying for the inclusion of surfing in the Olympics in 1955.

The magic of surfing

Surfing is a multidimensional sport unlike any other. Nothing compares to paddling out to the serene silence that awaits beyond the breaking waves. Once you get out there, you immediately escape the many annoyances ingrained in everyday life—the constant notifications on your phone and laptop, your back-to-back schedule, answering to other people. You’re no longer on the time that your watch reads, you’re on mother nature’s time. You’re also no longer in control of your surroundings. Now, all you can do is surrender and wait for the next set to come, while trying to position yourself for when it does.

The high from catching the perfect wave is so addicting that surfers would fail on one hundred in a row just to catch that one. After you catch that perfect one, you replay it in your mind for the rest of the day.

A successful session is reliant on so many factors of mother nature—a force way bigger than us. For ideal conditions to exist, a good-sized swell must approach from the right direction, the wind must be flowing offshore, and you have to time your session right with the ebb and flow of the tide.

The sport is always teaching you life lessons. It is humbling, even if you’ve been practicing it for many years. One reason why it takes so long to master is that the conditions are going to be different every time you get out there. You might have caught a million yesterday, but today makes you feel like a kook because you can’t land one decent wave.

The community of people that you become a part of when you surf is special. A shared obsession with the ocean that brings you to dive into the water at dawn to get a session in bonds you quick. When you’re out there, you’ll find yourself interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds. People enjoy sharing the stoke of the sport. When you see someone out there teaching somebody new, you’ll encounter them cheering at the top of their lungs when they catch a good wave, and as you look around, you’ll see smiles all across the lineup. The other day, I caught a long wave in to be met with a cheering crowd of locals who frequent the spot that I do. When I got to shore, a local showed me their secret stash of hot packs to access in case I, or someone else, gets stung by a stingray when they aren’t around.

Being out in the ocean and abiding by her rules gives surfers a deep love and connection to nature. It’s common to see sea animals out there, like dolphins, stingrays, and fish. When you have an encounter, it’s a reminder that we are invading their territory. It sucks when you see trash floating in the water, or on the sand in its route to the water. It’s a sad reminder of the negative impact that humans can have on natural environments. It inspires you to pick up trash and advocate for sustainability so that we, as a collective, can take care of the beauty that we are lucky to have access to.

Tune in to see surfing break into the biggest international sporting event in the world beginning on Saturday, July 24th. 

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About the author
Bailey Clark is a serial optimist whose passion for marketing lies within creating authentic connections to make the world happier and healthier. As a San Diego native, her favorite pastimes are surfing, F45, practicing yoga, meditation, and really any opportunity to soak up the sun.