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Benefits of Joining a Gym

It’s hard to believe that we’re already heading into the month of March! Spring is definitely on the horizon, which means that summer won’t be far behind. A lot of people start the year off with the resolution to get fit and lose weight before summer starts and, as a result, they join the local gym. While getting in shape and losing weight may be one of the main goals for joining a gym, there are a lot of other benefits to be gained, especially for moms.

New Friendships – It can be hard for moms to make new friends because we just don’t have the same opportunities as women without kids in regards to getting out and meeting new people. Why? We always have our kids in tow and most of us focus on getting our errands done and heading back to the house when we’ve got the kids. However, most gyms offer childcare and that allows moms to go and workout alone, giving us the ability to strike up a conversation with someone who is also working out. Believe it or not, there are a lot of new friendships that are formed at the gym. For moms, making new friends at the gym keeps them motivated to keep coming back. Whether it’s just to do a little cardio with another mom or you’re taking a class with other women, there really is power in numbers – especially at the gym! Stress Relief – I’m not sure why, but a lot of people think that being a mom is easy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Being a mom is incredibly stressful, especially when the kids are in school and start to deal with all kinds of outside issues. Going to the gym on a regular basis is…