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Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah: 3 Things All Kids Need When Working Out (and good for grown ups too)

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

crossfit hyperformance kids classes savannah We all know there are many benefits of moving our bodies daily. Clarity of mind, stress relief, and a ton of feel-good hormones to name a few. Our kids are no different and in fact can benefit even more from exercise in some unexpected ways.

Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah shares the following 3 elements which are a part of every Crossfit Kids class because they are so important for development.

Hanging. Crossfit kids love to climb on ropes and hang on rings. This is their favorite part of class! Hanging is important whether it’s from monkey bars or tree limbs because it stabilizes the shoulder girdle. This leads to better posture and performance in school and improved motor skills. It also helps to prevent injury later when kids participate in throwing sports.

Jumping / Landing. This is the number one factor increasing bone density and will set your child up for stronger bones through out life. Cutting out soda isn’t bad either if you want to maintain bone density. This is fabulous for adults, too.

Inversion. Going up-side-down whether a cartwheel, roll, or learning a handstand helps to train the inner ear. Movements like these help increase coordination and make kids more aware of how their bodies move in space. Coordination and awareness leads to better sports performance and reduces injury.
Of course, all these elements are great for grown-ups too!

FREE kids’ trial class

Kids can attend one free trial class. From now until June 5 2017, classes meet on Wednesdays at 4PM and Saturdays at 10AM (no class this Sat. April 29).

Adults can attend a free 1-on-1 session by appointment. For questions call 912-335-3615 or visit online at www.crossfithp.com.

CrossFit Hyperformance​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
email crossfithp@gmail.com, tel: 912-335-3615, CrossFit Hyperformance is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Kids’ Triathlons 2017 near Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Kids Triathlons Savannah Hilton Head Is. Statesboro Bluffton Like adult triathlons, kids’ triathlons incorporate three different disciplines, swimming, biking, and running – with adjustments being made to the distances in each race to suit kids.

Here are some upcoming 2017 kids’ triathlons near the Savannah area:

Splashy’s Youth Triathlon, Statesboro, GA
2PM Sun April 30, 2017
Splash in the Boro Waterpark & Family Aquatic Center
888 Hwy 24 East, Statesboro inside Mill Creek Regional Park

For boys and girls ages 7-15.
The race will be broken down into 3 age divisions: 7-9, 10-12 and 13-15 with adjustments being made to the distances in each race.

The swimming portion of the race will be held in the competition pool at Splash in the Boro, while both the biking and running races will be held inside Mill Creek Regional Park.

Ages 7-9: Swim 100 meters / Bike 2.1 miles / Run 1 mile
Ages 10-12: Swim 150 meters / Bike 3.5 miles / Run 1.5 miles
Ages 13-15: Swim 250 meters / Bike 4.9 miles / Run 2.5 miles

Cost
$25 before April 21, 2017
$35 for participants registered after April 21.
$5 discount for any additional siblings
Medals will be awarded for 1st through third place male and female divisions in each age group.

Register online at www.bullochrec.com until April 28 or at the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation main office Mondays-Fridays from 8:30AM to 5:30PM until April 28. You may also register at Splash in the Boro during regular operating hours.

For more info, visit www.splashintheboro.com or call 912-489-3000.

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TD BANK Kids’ Triathlon #1 & #2, Hilton Head Is., SC
Island Recreation Center, Hilton Head Island, SC

July 1, 2017 & Aug. 5 2017
9AM Start. Race day registration available for no extra fee.

Ages 4-6
Swim 25 Yds | Bike 0.5 Mi | Run 0.33 Mi
Ages 7-10
Swim 75 Yds | Bike 2 Mi | Run 1 Mi
Ages 11-14
Swim 125 Yds | Bike 3 Mi | Run 1.5 Mi

Learn more here.

FREE Kids’ Day @ Bright Life Chiropractic, May 20, Savannah

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Bright Life Chiropractic Savannah Kids Day Free events

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah invites your family to a free Kids’ Day, Sat. May 20, 2017, noon – 4PM. This free fun event will focus on children’s health, safety and environmental awareness plus will also feature fun activities like bounce houses, raffle prizes, petting zoo and food trucks.

FREE & open to the public.

Bright Life Chiropractic
2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D
Savannah, 31405

About Bright Life

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah specializes in pregnancy, infants, pediatrics and family care.

Dr. Samantha Hornick and Dr. Jared Brown at Bright Life Chiropractic are Webster Technique Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

At Bright Life Chiropractic, Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick assist people in gaining victory in their health by offering cutting-edge chiropractic corrective care in Savannah’s most state-of-the-art chiropractic health care facility. Dr. Jared and Dr. Samantha focus on setting people free from their current conditions so they may live their lives to their fullest potential.

Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick provide specific, scientific neurologically based chiropractic care for you and you family!

Bright Life Chiropractic, 2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D, Savannah 31405, 912.777.3717, info@brightlifechiropractic.com , www.BrightLifeChiropractic.com

Prenatal Yoga Class Starts April 10 at Memorial Health, Savannah

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

prenatal yoga memorial savannah pregnancy yoga Prenatal yoga is a great way to relieve some of the discomforts of pregnancy. It improves strength and flexibility, aids in digestion and mood, and exercises the spine. Experience the benefits for yourself by signing up for our next prenatal yoga class at Memorial Health’s FitnessOne in Savannah.

Led by Alexandra Mitchell, a fitness instructor who is specially certified in prenatal yoga, the class meets on Mondays from 6:15 to 7:15PM. The next class begins April 10 2017 and concludes May 15 2017.

The practice of yoga enhances the mind-body connection, leading to a sense of wellness and more restful sleep. You do not need to have previous yoga experience to take this class.

The six-week class is $75. It meets at FitnessOne in the Memorial Outpatient & Wellness Center, near the front entrance of Memorial University Medical Center.

To register, call 912-350-4030 or to go to women.memorialhealth.com.

Memorial Health is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Ignite the Senses 1st Annual Autism Awareness 5K Bubble Run & Children’s Dash, Bluffton

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Autism Awareness 5K Dash Bluffton 2017 Here’s a way to participate in a 5K and raise money for people with autism.

The Ignite the Senses 1st Annual Autism Awareness 5K Bubble Run & Children’s Dash, April 29 2017, 8-10AM

This 5K Bubble Run & Children’s Dash is to raise community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism. The proceeds from this event will provide scholarships and special activities, such as a caring Santa and art and music programs for the special needs population.

The 5K race starts and ends at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. It is a fast and flat course thru Old Town Bluffton, chipped timed by Palmetto Running Company. Followed by a Children’s DASH event. The award ceremony will take place following DASH.

Packet Pick up Friday April 28 9AM-7PM at Ignite the Senses Gym, 163 Bluffton Road, Suite C-1 and Race day morning from 7-7:30AM at the race start.

Race location: Downtown Bluffton starting and ending at the Oyster Factory.

No race day registration available.

Register here. 

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

You’re invited to particpate in a Color-A-Thon 2017 Event in Pooler

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Color-A=Thon Savannah Pooler 2017 The community is invited to participate in the Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School Color-A-Thon Event in Pooler on Sat. April 1 2017.

This fun, healthy event is a fundraiser in which students collect donations, earn rewards and then participate in a 3K fun run as a culminating event. The students, their friends and family and other supporters can walk, run, skip, or dance through a course where they all will get blasted by color dust!

Coastal Empire Montessori, a Pre-K through 5th Grade charter school, serves students from all over Chatham County.

Register

Registration fee is $30 and includes a T-shirt and a color dye pack. (The color dust is safe, non-toxic and completely washable.) To register, click here. Online registration must be completed by March 22, 2017. There will also be on-site registration on the day of the event, however t-shirts will not be available onsite and will be shipped afterward.

The Coastal Empire Montessori Color-a-Thon
April 1, 2017, at 10AM (with day-of registration opening at 9AM)
@ Tom Triplett Community Park in Pooler, GA.
To donate or register, click here.

About Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School

Come see all the Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School has to offer.

Attend an open house or guided tour of this PreK4-5th grade public charter school on Wed. March 29, 6PM.

Guided tours are every Wednesday at 10AM. Advance registration required by calling 912.395.4070.

Applications for the 2017-18 school year are being accepted now. Deadline to apply: April 7, 2017 at midnight. 

The lottery will be Tues. April 11, 2017 @ 6:30PM

Learn more about the school application process here.

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School
301 Buckhalter Road
Savannah, GA 31405

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School, cemco.org,  (912) 395-4070, cemcssav@gmail.com  On Facebook here. Coastal Empire Montessori is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

3 new Beautycounter toxic-free products available Savannah

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Beautycounter Savannah

 

Beautycounter recently introduced three new collections! Meet Beautycounter Plus! It includes:

The #1 Brightening Collection with Vitamin C to brighten and even out your skin tone.

The #2 Plumping Collection with skin-plumping peony

The #3 Balancing Collection has charcoal to soothe oily or breakout-prone skin

All conform to Beautycounter’s Never List of 1,500 ingredients that Beautycounter prohibits in all of our products!

The “+” means these products are meant to work with your current routine to address specific skin concerns.

Each item can purchased individually, or you can buy any of the full 3-item collections for $138. The adorably-sized Spa Collections are $88.

Additionally, for anyone who’s been thinking about joining Beautycounter as a consultant, these new collections have also been added to Beautycounter’s starter sets!

Browse or shop here.

Please contact Savannah Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe with any questions or if you’d like to sample some of the products, or would like more information on joining the movement.

Learn more at:

beautycounter.com/andreatowe

Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

 

Get fit: CrossFit Hyperformance Athletics classes in Savannah

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

CrossFit Hyperformance Savannah

Quick and Healthy Tip of the Week: Hydrate to start your day! Even 2% dehydration can zap your energy and cause cravings – even if you don’t feel thirsty. Keep a glass of water next to your bed and take a few refreshing sips as you get up. It will not only help you wake up, but you’ll earn a healthy victory before your day even starts.

Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah has been turning average joes into athletes since 2008 with programs for kids, teens, and adults. Their programs meet you where you’re at and give you the coaching, tools, and inspiration to help you reach your next level of fitness.

What would happen if your workout was the BEST hour of your day?

CrossFit Hyperformance Savannah

The Squad Savannah: For beginners and those returning to exercise. The Squad Savannah lays the foundation for a lifetime of positive habits. The program combines group training, with homework, and nutrition strategy. The next 8 week program begins Saturday March 11.
www.crossfithp.com/squadsavannah

Small Group Fundamentals: Series of 12 classes that teach the Crossfit methodology and movements. Next small group begins Tuesday March 7. www.crossfithp.com/getstarted

Crossfit Kids: Free trial class for kids 1st – 5th grade. Crossfit Kids pairs fitness with fun through a combination of skill practice , workouts, and games that build strength and confidence. www.crossfithp.com/kids

Middle & High School Strength and Conditioning: Focuses on primal movement patterns to develop athleticism and create a broad level of readiness for sport. Free trial week. www.crossfithp.com/middle-and-high-school-students

Call today to set up a free coaching appointment and workout. 912-335-3615.

Crossfit Hyperformance​, 904 E. 70th St. Savannah, 31405
email crossfithp@gmail.com, tel: 912-335-3615, Crossfit Hyperformance is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Chiropractors: Bright Life Chiropractic hosts free Ladies Night Out

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Savannah Chiropractors Chiropractic

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah invites you to a free, relaxing evening of fun & pampering at a Ladies Night Out, Fri. Feb. 24, 6-8PM.

Bring your girlfriends to enjoy spa demos, raffles, shopping, skin care, massages, food & more. For free!

Bright Life Chiropractic
2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D
Savannah, 31405

About Bright Life

Bright Life Chiropractic in Savannah specializes in pregnancy, infants, pediatrics and family care.

Dr. Samantha Hornick and Dr. Jared Brown at Bright Life Chiropractic are Webster Technique Certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

At Bright Life Chiropractic, Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick assist people in gaining victory in their health by offering cutting-edge chiropractic corrective care in Savannah’s most state-of-the-art chiropractic health care facility. Dr. Jared and Dr. Samantha focus on setting people free from their current conditions so they may live their lives to their fullest potential.

Dr. Jared Brown and Dr. Samantha Hornick provide specific, scientific neurologically based chiropractic care for you and you family!

Bright Life Chiropractic, 2 Park of Commerce Blvd. Suite D, Savannah 31405, 912.777.3717, info@brightlifechiropractic.com , www.BrightLifeChiropractic.com

Mommy & Me classes: New healthy, fit classes including YogaKids @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Ignite the Senses Sensory Gym Bluffton SCParent & Me classes (YogaKids, FitKids & more) start Jan. 30 2017 @ Ignite the Senses children’s sensory gym in Bluffton SC.

A healthy lifestyle is learned early

Ignite the Senses has three options available to kick off 2017 for kids and moms too to test their strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. Additional class days and times will be added as needed. Classes are once per week and can be in any combination between Yogakids and Fitkids for the children.

*All classes include 1 hour access to the open gym after the class

For those that want to save money – all you need to do is register and pay for your family in advance online. (Discount code: SAVE$10 – code can be used monthly, but only works for monthly rates). Register online here. 

YogaKids
$15/class – $60/month {Monday 9:30AM/Friday 11AM}

The emphasis in this class will be on slowing down! We live very fast paced and stressful lives and our children absorb the stress too. Children (ages 2 and older) will learn how to recognize signs of stress and how to best deal with it. Limited to 6 children/class. Register online here. 

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FitKids
$15/class – $60/month {Tuesday 11AM/Thursday 9:30AM}

FitKids (ages 2 and older) will have fun while building strength, coordination and balance along with confidence, self-esteem and independence. They will also learn team building skills with their new friends and as they challenge themselves they will learn that there are no limits to their abilities as long as they try and never give up. Limited to 6 children/class. Register online here.

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Mommy & Me Get Fit Together
$25/class – $100/month for families (up to 2 children)

This class is for those moms that want to workout and want to share the experience with their child(ren). Whether you carry and use your small child (infant) as a weight or your toddler mimics everything you do (side-by-side) we will provide a workout that both of you can do. All fitness levels are welcome. Limited to 6 families/class. Register online here. 

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LOCATION

Ignite the Senses Gym
163 Bluffton Road
Suite C1
Bluffton, SC. 29910
(843) 757-0179
Email: info@ignitethesensesgym.com

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

No joiner’s fee during January 2017 @ YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

YMCA coastal georgia

Keep your resolutions on track and stay active as a family!

You can join the community at YMCA of Coastal Georgia in January and pay no joiner’s fee!

Joining the Y is more than joining a gym, you’re joining our community. There is something for everyone; from youth sports to swimming lessons,

Wellness to weights, the Y provides a safe place for all to learn, grow and thrive.

See all that the Y offers here.

YMCA of Coastal Georgia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Avoid diaper rash with cloth wipes from Moss & Marsh, a line of baby products created by a Savannah mom

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

baby wipes Moss & Marsh cloth diapers

Are you cloth diapering or just want to avoid diaper rash?

Simply add water to Moss & Marsh cloth wipes & place them in your wipes warmer!

baby wipes organic cloth diapers Savannah Moss & Marsh The double-layered flannel wipes are soft on your baby and very absorbent.

SouthernMamas.com readers receive a 20% discount. Use the promo code SOUTHERN.

About Moss & Marsh

Moss & Marsh is a handmade line of baby products with a Lowcountry aesthetic created by Savannah mom Candace Brodmann. Browse through their Web site here to see their complete collection of products.

Moss & Marsh is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Learn about Beautycounter toxic-free products @ free Southbridge event, Savannah

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Beautycounter safe toxic free Savannah Make 2017 the year you choose safer personal care products for you and your entire family!

Beautycounter’s Ingredient Selection Process ensures safer and cleaner products that produce results. This rigorous process handpicks the best ingredients. When formulating our products, Beautycounter prohibits the use of over 1,500 harmful or questionable ingredients. Beautycounter product line includes skin care, makeup, hair care, sun protection, and a kids product line.

Learn more about Beautycounter’s mission and products with Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe on Saturday January 21st from 9:00 a.m. until Noon.

The event is open to the public and will take place at the Grand Lake Club at Southbridge, located in the Southbridge subdivision. The address is 815 Southbridge Blvd. Savannah, GA 31405

See you there!.

Learn more at:

beautycounter.com/andreatowe

Beautycounter consultant Andrea Towe is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

 

Savannah Dentists: Pooler Pediatric Dentistry for infants, children & adolescents

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry dentists pediatric Savannah

Did you know that your child’s first dental visit should be by age one?

The office at Pooler Pediatric Dentistry  is specially designed with children in mind with video games and ceiling-mounted TVs and a friendly staff who enjoy working with younger patients! They even offer sedation for those children that are too young or nervous to otherwise complete treatment.

Let Pooler Pediatric Dentistry show your child how fun a trip to the dentist can be!

Dr. Carla G. Stappenbeck is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist with degrees from Harvard University and the University of Maryland and a certificate from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She is excited to be serving Chatham and the surrounding counties.

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry
120 Towne Center Drive, Suite 500
Pooler, GA 31322
912-376-9296
Email: frontdesk@poolerpd.com

Why choose a pediatric dentist versus a general dentist who treats children?

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Carla has an extra two years of specialized training (residency) after dental school and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years, including those with special health care needs. As a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, she has voluntarily undergone vigorous written and oral exams, which demonstrate specialized knowledge and skill. In order to maintain her certification, she must complete yearly continuing education requirements to stay up-to-date with developments in both technology and patient care.

Dr. Carla is fluent in both English and Spanish (Se Habla Español).

Learn more here.

Stay connected by ‘liking’ Pooler Pediatric Dentistry on Facebook here. 

Pooler Pediatric Dentistry, poolerpd.com, 120 Towne Center Drive, Suite 500 Pooler, 31322, 912-376-9296, email frontdesk@poolerpd.com, On Facebook here.     Pooler Pediatric Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE Baby Basics classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Baby classes Pregnant Parents Parenting ClassAttention expectant Savannah parents: FREE Baby Care Basics classes are offered @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah.

Free to expectant families, come join Dr Brandy Gheesling (pictured here) or one of Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s other 8 Board Certified Pediatricians.

Classes are held after office hours the first Thursday of each month. The next class is this Thurs. March  2 2017 @ 6PM.

Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com.

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New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Healthy Homes, Happy Families Expo, Savannah, Feb. 25

Friday, January 6th, 2017

 

Healthy Homes Happy Families Savannah Expo 2017

Do you or your children suffer from:
* anxiety *food issues
* homework struggles * stomach problems
* sleep issues * focus issues * seizures
* asthma * skin problems/eczema
* ADD/ADHD/attention issues
* Autism Spectrum Disorders
* extreme mood swings/tantrums?

Or do you just want help finding easy ways to make your home a happier, healthier place?
Yes?

Then the Healthy Homes, Happy Families Expo in Savannah on Feb. 25 2017 is for you.

Sat. Feb. 25, 8AM-4PM
Hyatt Regency Savannah
2 W Bay St.
Savannah, GA 31401

The expo brings together experts from all over the Savannah area to teach you simple things you can change within your home to make it a healthier and happier place to be for everyone.

More information coming on speakers, topics & sponsorship and vendor opportunities.

Details here.