When ladies enter the world of fitness, bikini and figure competitions, some are single, others married or divorced. Most are fascinated with staying in shape and remaining competitive following experience in high school and college athletics like cheerleading, dancing, gymnastic, acrobatics and other performance sports and activities. And, others use training for fitness competitions to get into shape and change their lives. But, when its time to start a family and have children, staying fit and in shape takes on a whole new dimension. Ms. Bikini competitor Kelley Workman has five children and explains, "I am 37 years young and work out 6 days a week. I train my boys as well as other children in our community." Veteran fitness competitor Jodie Cohen is yearning to return to the stage following the recent birth of daughter Olivia. " My plan was to take a couple months off of work when lil' Olivia Raquel Cohen was born and then back to the grind. I registered for a baby jogger and I'm set to work with a trainer to get off the chubb! As soon as I can start training for the Universe I will be out there."
This month, we begin Fit Moms, a new feature featuring fitness mothers of any age, competitive experience and family structures. They will talk about their fitness lifestyle before and after having children and how they stayed in shape during pregnancy. You can following the rearing of their children and how it has affected their fitness lifestyle.
If you're a Fit Mom or in process of becoming one, please tell us all about yourself and send photos for everyone to see and learn. Send your biography and photos to: [email protected]
"Its important that my children understand balance as well. They see me work, play, train, relax, sleep, and eat, all in moderation and with a healthy understanding of living life to its fullest. They love that their mom is a fitness competitor."