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Stroller Workouts for Moms: Stroller Strong Moms classes in Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

stroller workouts moms groups savannah stroller strong moms Workout without having to find childcare.

Come to one of the Stroller Strong Moms stroller workout classes in Savannah, Richmond Hill,  Pooler  where you can get a rigorous workout with your child in tow.

Newcomers are welcome & first class is free!

FORSYTH PARK, SAVANNAH
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY
9:30-10:30AM

J.F. GREGORY PARK, RICHMOND HILL
TUESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY
9:30-10:30AM

TOM TRIPLETT PARK, POOLER
TUESDAY & THURSDAY
9:30-10:30AM

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah also features 2 yoga classes per month, a (well-deserved) Moms’ Night out & race of the month.

For more information, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com On Facebook here. On Twitter herewww.strollerstrongmoms.com Stroller Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics in Savannah, Richmond Hill offer Saturday Urgent Care hours; walk-ins welcome

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Pediatricians in Savannah, RIchmond Hill, Rincon

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics – Children don’t keep regular hours, so we are extending ours!

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Rincon 

The pediatricians at SouthCoast Health provide a comprehensive range of in-office & urgent emergency care focused fully on the child’s needs:
Immunizations
Annual Physicals
Screenings and Tests
Patient Education
Wellchild Visits

Saturday Urgent Care in Savannah, Richmond Hill

The Pediatric Department is happy to announce that not only do they offer Saturday/Sunday Urgent Care in Savannah 9 AM-Noon, but starting Sept. 6 2014, they will now offer Saturday Urgent Care hours from 9 AM-Noon at their Richmond Hill location! Walk ins welcomed.

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics locations:
SAVANNAH
310 Eisenhower Drive, Building 16
912.303.3500
Saturday/Sunday Urgent Care hours; 9 AM-Noon.
www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics
On Facebook here. 

RICHMOND HILL
10055 Ford Avenue, Suite 4A
912.527.5352
Extended care: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5-7:30 PM. Walk-ins welcome.
Saturday Urgent Care hours: 9 AM-Noon. Walk-ins welcome
www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics
On Facebook here. 

RINCON
613 Towne Park Drive West, Suite 305
912.826.4866
www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics
On Facebook here.

SouthCoast Health Pediatrics, www.southcoastmedical.com/services/pediatrics, SouthCoast Health Pediatrics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Savannah Hope Affiliates offers therapy for children & adults including therapeutic art classes, music therapy, yoga for kids

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Therapeutic Art, Music Therapy Classes, Yoga for Anxiety  at Savannah Hope Affiliates

We’re thrilled to tell you about a new, much needed health service in Savannah: Savannah Hope Affiliates

Savannah Hope Affiliates in partnership with Hope Counseling Center in Savannah provides services & support to children & adults through an integrative approach to wellness. Offerings range from parent training in educational advocacy, counseling, Grief Recovery Method groups or one-on-one sessions, play therapy, music therapy, therapeutic art classes, yoga for anxiety reduction & nutrition consultations.

Their staff is fully licensed and/or certified in their prospective fields & strive to offer hope instilling, uniquely tailored treatment plans and/or life paths that allows each child, family, adult, and/or couple to develop & obtain their goals in a supportive environment.

Learn more about Savannah Hope Affiliates’ therapeutic classes, educational consulting, grief recovery & their team here. 

Learn more about Hope Counseling Center counseling services & their team here. 

Therapeutic Art Classes

Among the services & classes offered by Savannah Hope Affiliates is a therapeutic art class for children of all ages on Fridays after-school Oct. 3-Dec. 5, 3:45-4:45 PM.

Therapeutic art improves well-being and confidence in children. Classes are based on the premise that self-expression can be used to address emotional problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, and increase self-awareness. Children naturally communicate through art and play. Therapeutic art classes can give them a non-verbal way to face challenges.

Savannah Hope Affiliates is partnering with a SouthernMamas.com favorite kids’ spot – Scribble Art Studio – to offer a unique class, giving your child an opportunity to express themselves in a nurturing environment.

Class will run for eight weeks Oct. 3 to Dec. 5. No classes on Halloween October 31st or Thanksgiving break November 28th. Cost $275. Class size is limited to 6 children.

To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 or amcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Music Therapy

Music Therapy Classes will be held for ten weeks Wednesdays October 1 – December 3 from 3:45-4:30 (ages 6-9) and4:30-5:15 (ages 10-13). No classes during Thanksgiving break November 26. Cost $250. Class size is limited to 8 children. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 oramcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Yoga for kids

Yoga Classes will be held for ten weeks Thursday October 2-December 4 from 4:45-5:45 ( ages 7-10) and (11-14). No classes during Thanksgiving break November 27th. Cost $125. Class size is limited to 5. Age groups will alternate every other week for a total of five classes each. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 oramcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Grief Recovery for adults

Grief Recovery Group for Adults will be held for 10 weeks Tuesdays, September 30-December 9 from 7-9:00pm or Thursdays October 2-December 13 from 10-12:00. No classes during Thanksgiving break November 25 or 27. Cost $250. Class size is limited to 6 adults per class. To register please contact Savannah Hope Affiliates at 912.201.3025 oramcglynn.sha@gmail.com

Savannah Hope Affiliates, 37 West Fairmont Avenue, Suite 201 Savannah, 31406, email amcglynn.sha@gmail.com, tel.912.201.3025, savhope.com

Unidentified respiratory virus likely to hit kids nationwide has already hit Georgia

Monday, September 8th, 2014


Spread the word: Handwashing. Handwashing. Handwashing. The way to possibly prevent your kids from getting this scary virus.

This below is from ABC News.

A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say.

The disease hasn’t been officially identified but officials suspect a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.

According to Mark Pallansch, director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the CDC, similar cases to the ones in Colorado have been cropping up across the U.S. At least 10 states — Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia — have reported suspected outbreaks of human enterovirus 68 and requested CDC support.

Learn more here. 

FIT4MOM opens additional stroller workout classes in Savannah; first class is free

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

FIT4MOM Stroller Workout Classes in Savannah @ Daffin Park & Savannah Mall Savannah moms can’t get enough of FIT4MOM, the women’s fitness franchise for moms & mothers-to-be.

FIT4MOM is expanding with an additional class location in the Savannah area.

Erin Hanna, owner of FIT4MOM Savannah, says the program is unique & effective. Moms get to enjoy the multiple benefits of both fitness & family.

“I look forward to offering even more moms and mothers-to-be fitness opportunities. We are a friendly, laid-back group of moms, but we get an awesome workout as well,”said Hanna, who opened the Savannah FIT4MOM franchise in June 2014.

Join FIT4MOM Savannah for a great workout for all fitness levels & meet new friends.

FIT4MOM Stroller Workout Classes in Savannah Daffin Park class

The opening Daffin Park class will be Tues, Sept. 16 2014. There will be prizes, refreshments & surprises. Bring a yoga mat or towel & water & meet in front of Grayson Stadium at 9:15 am.

Class will start promptly at 9:30 until 10:30 am.

As always, first class is FREE!

Please visit savannah.fit4mom.com, to register for your FREE first class.

The new Daffin Park schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30-10:30 am.

Savannah Mall class 

FIT4MOM Savannah’s current location is the Savannah Mall. It is a great location to beat the heat, rain, or cold, but move around outside when the weather is nice. The Savannah Mall classes are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:30-10:30 am.

FIT4MOM is a total fitness program for new moms that they can do with their babies. It includes power walking & intervals of body toning using exercise tubing & the stroller. Taught by nationally certified instructors, it’s a great workout for any level of exerciser.

In 60 minutes, you will get a total body workout improving your cardiovascular endurance, your strength & your flexibility. The classes are equally beneficial for babies as instructors will weave songs through the workout & incorporate activities to make it fun.

Connect with moms

In addition to the classes, FIT4MOM offers playgroups & mom’s night out, giving women an opportunity to socialize & further relationships.

For more information on FIT4MOM Savannah, please contact Erin Hanna at 843.368.1863 or email ErinHanna@Fit4Mom.com or visit savannah.fit4mom.com.

To further assist mothers in all aspects of their lives, FIT4MOM partners with Plum Organics™, LUNA®, lucy® and BOB®.

Fit4Mom in Savanah, Weekday class locations @ Savannah Mall & Daffin Park,  savannah.fit4mom.com, 843.368.1863 , email ErinHanna@Fit4Mom.com. Fit4Mom is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Newcomers welcome at Stroller Strong Moms of Savannah’s workout, Sept. 8

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah Stroller Workout Forsyth Park

Looking for a way to get fit without having to find childcare?

Check out Stroller Strong Moms in Savannah.

Come to Stroller Strong Moms in Savannah’s Mama Ninja Warrior this Mon. Sept. 8, 9:30-10:30 AM in Forsyth Park. Newcomers are welcome & first class is free.

Prizes, giveaways  & potluck plus the ultimate honor being crowned the next Mama Ninja Warrior.

Pre-enroll for your first free class by clicking here.

For more information, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com On Facebook here. On Twitter herewww.strollerstrongmoms.com Stroller Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Survival Training classes for women & moms/daughters, Savannah

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Get off the X classes in Savannah

Universal Survival Innovations has added two new local training programs open to the public.

Get Off The X course for moms/daughters or fathers/sons

The first is an overnight course named “Get off the X” and is held at USI’s training facility in Cochran Ga. It is a very exciting course that trains fathers and sons or mothers and daughters to work as a team to satisfy their needs. This bonding experience is taught using techniques required for survival as if isolated in combat. Training includes camouflage and movement techniques, tactical navigation, water procurement, evasion fire craft, signaling/proof of life, defeating common restraints and culminates in an escape scenario.

If you can learn how to take care of yourselves like the Special Forces do, then surviving gets that much easier…and it’s a lot of fun. This is a gender based course so it’s either moms and daughters or dads and sons. Learn more here

Street Smarts class for women, youth groups

The second course is called “Street Smarts” and was originally designed for Women as a PROACTIVE protection course as opposed to the REACTIVE courses available, such as firearms training. “Street Smarts” is based on the concept that identifying a potential threat and responding to it is better than trying to fight off and survive an attack. “Street Smarts” includes lessons in surveillance detection, threat avoidance, defeating common restraints, dealing with security and getting to safety.

“Street Smarts” is a two day course which is perfect for traveling professionals, missionaries, mothers, and youth groups. It is held in either Savannah GA or Columbia SC.  Learn more here. 

Online classes

Online USI provides training through a division called ASIST – Applied SERE Instruction and Security Training. USI has online videos that address basic fire craft and improvised shelters. Several videos are in production and will be available in the near future. USI also has the capability of producing video training on custom subjects per clients’ request. USI videos can be previewed by clicking here. 

Custom survival kits

USI’s Custom survival kits support  their training and their clients. Their kits are in the hands of outdoor enthusiasts, military members and government agents such as those from the Department of Natural Resources; basically anyone who can find themselves isolated from immediate support/rescue.

The following kits have been the most popular among outdoor enthusiasts.

Basic Fire Craft Kit (shown below): currently being used in a new Fire Craft Program USI designed for the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington and is being presented to the Girl Scouts of America.

The Personal Survival Kit Includes:

*MOLLE Pouch
*Opinel Knife and Ferrocerium Rod
*Shelter w/ 25’ 550 Cord
*Wetfire, Utility Flame, and USI tinders
*Signal Mirror w/ Whistle
*1 liter bag w/ chlorine dioxide tabs
*Headlamp

The Basic Fire Craft Kit Includes:

*Waterproof Pouch
*Mora Companion Knife
*Ferrocerium Rod
*Zippo Fire Starter w/ tinders
*Stormproof Matches w/ striker
*Utility Flame Gel
*WetFire Cubes
*USI tinders
*PitchWood Sticks
*Fire Craft Field Guide
*Online Access to ASIST Basic Fire Craft Video

Stay connected to USI by liking their page on Facebook here. 

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Join Moms in Training in Savannah: Get in shape. Meet other moms. Help fight cancer

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Moms in Training group Savannah Pooler Richmond Hill

Here’s a great way to get in shape, meet other moms & help fight cancer.

Take part in Moms in Training in Savannah.

Moms In Training includes weekly Saturday morning training sessions (8-9 am at Daffin Park), a training shirt and entry into the Rock n Roll Savannah Half Marathon Relay on Nov. 8 2014.

Next session begins August 16 2014.

To register: www.teamintraining.org/ga
More Info: Jennie.Brewster@LLS.org or 912-436-3273

What is Moms In Training?
Moms In Training is a flexible, 12-week training program for Savannah area moms to get in shape, meet other moms and help fight blood cancers. Trainings take place for one hour on the weekends with other social event opportunities during the week. The program culminates with optional participation in the Rock n Roll Savannah Half Marathon Relay on November 8th 2014.

Check out the Moms in Training Facebook event page by clicking here. 

Even though it’s called Moms in Training, dads are welcome to join, too. You don’t necessarily need to be a mom to take part. If someone is interested in training for the half marathon relay and has lots of patience with kiddos, they are welcome to join the program too.

Moms in Training Savannah group Why Join?
Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and adolescents less than 20 years old. In 1964, the chance of surviving Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood leukemia, was 3%. Thanks to treatments advanced by LLS, children 15 years old and younger who are fighting ALL today have a 92% chance for survival.

LLS and Moms In Training participants are saving lives, and all moms are invited to join the fight for a cure.

Can I bring my child to trainings?
Yes! As long as your baby is able to remain in the stroller, you are welcome to bring him or her to trainings. The workouts allow you to exercise with a stroller, but it is not necessary. Some moms prefer to use the hour as “me” time! Keep in mind, strollers will not be allowed on the race course at the Rock n Roll Savannah Half Marathon Relay.

What do trainings consist of?
Trainings will consist of running, walking, cross training and stretching.

I’m not an athlete! Can I really do this?
Yes! Moms of all levels join the program. You will receive incredible coach support as well as a training calendar that you can follow on your own. The program is extremely flexible, and you are supported 100% of the way.

How much do I fundraise to participate?
Moms commit to raising $500 to help fight blood cancers. There is a $50 registration fee to join which is credited toward your fundraising goal. Upon registering, you will receive your own fundraising website as well as fundraising support from LLS staff. The average mom raises $1,500!

I know someone personally affected by cancer. Can I train in honor or memory of them?
Absolutely. Moms in Training encourages you to honor someone you know who has been affected by ANY type of cancer.

How do I sign up?
1. Visit www.teamintraining.org/ga/firsttimehere/signup
2. Click “Sign Up as an Individual.”
3. Enter your zip code.
4. Scroll over and select “Moms In Training” as your event.
5. Complete the registration and you’re ready to save lives!

Questions? Contact Jennie.Brewster@LLS.org or 912-436-3273

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Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon, Sept. 6

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Savannah Kids Triathlon 2014

If your kids did the TD Bank Hilton Head Kids’ Triathlon this past weekend, then chances are they’re hooked on triathlons.

So be sure to sign up for the upcoming kids triathlon in Savannah. The Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon (kids ages 7-15) is Sept.6. The swimming, biking and running event will be held around Lake Mayer and the Chatham County Aquatic Center for youth ages 7 to 15.

Save money by registering before Aug. 31. Pre-register before Aug. 31: $45. Register Sept. 1-5: $55.

More info here.  

So as the organizers says: come on and give it a ‘Tri.’

Giveaway: $50 Gaia herbs gift certificate from Brighter Day Natural Foods Market

Monday, July 21st, 2014

natural food grocery stores in Savannah

This month Brighter Day Natural Foods Market in Savannah is a giving a lucky SouthernMamas.com reader a $50 Gaia herbs gift certificate. The winner can have their pick of $50 worth of Gaia herbs products at Brighter Day Natural Foods Market

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Savannah Deadline to enter is through July 31.

To enter to win, like Brighter Day Natural Foods Market on Facebook by clicking here. Then on their wall, answer this questions: What is a popular herb for helping infants and kids feel more calm? (Hint: think sleepytime tea ingredients). We’ll pick a name at random & announce the winner here & on our Facebook page.

Brighter Day Natural Foods Market, 1102 Bull St., Savannah, 31401  912.236.4703 www.brighterdayfoods.com,  On Facebook here. Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.