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Are Metal Amalgam Fillings Safe for You, Your Kids and the Environment?

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Brad Durham Dentistry in Savannah Bluffton

The post below is sponsored by Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton, www.braddurhamdmd.com, (912) 234-8282, email office@braddurhamdmd.com Beyond Exceptional Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

When metal amalgam fillings were introduced in the US about 180 years ago, their use was declared to be medical malpractice. The controversy rocked the dental community and overturned the old dental association, and the American Dental Association was founded on, among other things, a belief in metal amalgam fillings. Now the controversy rages again, and it’s hard to know the truth.

What we do know is that metal amalgam fillings contain mercury, and that the mercury moves through the body. In pregnant women, this mercury moves into the fetus, and in lactating women, the mercury contaminates breast milk. We also know that metal amalgam fillings are a significant source of mercury in our environment. How best to respond to these facts is something every mother will have to decide for herself.

Metal Amalgam Fillings Contain Toxic Mercury

Metal amalgam or “silver” fillings are actually more mercury than they are anything else: currently 50% by weight, though the proportion has been even higher in the past. Mercury is one of the most toxic elements in our environment, with the potential to cause damage to the brain and nerves, as well as causing some cancers.

Metal Amalgam Fillings Are Believed to Be Safe

There are two major proponents of the safety of metal amalgam fillings: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). Both assert that metal amalgam fillings should continue to be available. You can read FDA’s statement here. This 2009 statement is based on 2004 research.

The basic statement says that we haven’t proved the harmfulness of metal amalgam fillings beyond reasonable doubt. There is good reason to believe that people with metal amalgam fillings may suffer no significant consequences.

However, there are also reasons for concern.

Mercury Moves through the Body

One of the main reasons for concern is that mercury in the fillings doesn’t stay in the fillings. It migrates through the tooth enamel into the bloodstream, and it evaporates into the mouth where it is inhaled and swallowed. What happens with this mercury when it leaves your mouth? Scientists explored this by giving 12 fillings each to five pregnant sheep. The fillings were marked with special radioactive mercury not found in nature. Researchers took measurements of the sheep’s excretion of mercury and after 140 days, they sacrificed the sheep and measured the levels of radioactive mercury in the sheep. They found high levels of radioactive mercury in the sheep’s kidney and liver, and in the liver and pituitary gland of the fetus.

There are several complaints about this study, that the fillings were prepared with higher levels of mercury than are currently used, and that inadequate care was taken to ensure sheep didn’t swallow mercury, and others. But this study also took place over less than six months. Mercury fillings are expected to be in the bodies of people for decades.

Mercury Is Found in Breast Milk

In a follow-up to their initial sheep study, researchers prepared more sheep with fillings and looked at the presence of mercury in their milk and the concentration of mercury in their lambs. They found that mercury did seem to pass from the ewes to the lambs both in the womb and through breast milk. Researchers also measured mercury in the breast milk of women and found that it correlated with the number of fillings they had and the level of mercury found in their mouths.

Mercury from Fillings in the Environment

A recent study shows that even in remote lakes in National Parks, fish are exposed to high levels of environmental mercury. About 68% of fish tested in these parks contained mercury levels high enough that people should limit their consumption of these fish. How is this related to mercury fillings?

It turns out that mercury released from fillings during cremation is actually a significant source of pollution, accounting for perhaps 5% of mercury in the air in some places. This means that the toxicity of mercury in fillings may have far-reaching consequences for our environment.

Is There a Safe Level for Fillings?

With the controversy over the toxicity of mercury fillings, the warring sides have produced little in the way of what seems like usable guidance. Estimates of the number of fillings necessary for toxic exposure in adults range from 2 to 450. A more recent analysis suggests that 6 fillings for children and 8 fillings for adults is likely to be the amount required for toxic exposure.

In response to the potential risks, many countries have banned mercury fillings completely, and 150 nations recently agreed that mercury fillings are a source of toxic mercury that may need to be phased out. With this level of concern, it seems that many people around the world are not convinced that metal amalgam fillings are safe, no matter what our government says.

The above post is sponsored by Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton, www.braddurhamdmd.com, (912) 234-8282, email office@braddurhamdmd.com Beyond Exceptional Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Help with allergies & sinuses from Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, Pooler

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Free allergy checkup SavannahHow can Chiropractic Care help with allergies and sinuses?

Allergy season is here – and millions of Americans are facing months of suffering and living on allergy medicines they’d rather not take. There are , however, a few tricks that work for many people to make allergy season their favorite time of the year.

Consuming a daily tablespoon of local honey is a great trick for allergy sufferers. Since the way this trick works is to slowly expose the body to the pollens the bees collect, it does need to be locally collected and fresh. Check Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center’s favorite place to get local honey, Polk’s Plus in Pooler, GA. You can also check out the Farmer’s Market in Forsyth Park on Saturdays.

Since the nervous system influences the immune system’s internal threat alert, improving the communication between your nervous and immune systems thru chiropractic care can be a big help to many allergy sufferers. Details here.

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com  Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE community lecture on the benefits of fish oil, April 24, Savannah

Monday, April 14th, 2014

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Dr. Kasey Berman opens new Savannah pediatric office: Be Pediatrics

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Savannah pediatriciansDr. Kasey Berman is thrilled to announce the opening of her Savannah pediatric office, Be Pediatrics, in June 2014.

Dr. Berman is a local Savannahian who has been practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine in Savannah for the last 10 years. She is excited to bring a fresh perspective to child medical care to the Savannah community with advanced medical technology to keep her families connected to their pediatrician.

Dr. Berman believes in proactive and integrative medicine, evaluating all facets of a child’s life that may affect their health. At Be Pediatrics, we don’t just treat your child’s symptoms, we aim to eliminate the underlying cause.

Dr. Berman is a cum laude with honors graduate of the University of Georgia and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her pediatric residency at Memorial Health, where she spent several years as an academic attending teaching residents and medical students before entering a career in private practice medicine. Dr. Berman enjoys spending her down time with her husband and two children, relaxing outdoors in our beautiful city and volunteering for various local charitable organizations.

Stay connected to Be Pediatrics by liking the practice on Facebook here or follow on Twitter @drkaseyberman

Be Pediatrics, 400 Mall Blvd, Suite 410B Savannah, 31406, 912.472.0314, email drberman@bepediatrics.com  www.bepediatrics.com  Be Pediatrics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

New Patient Special @ Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, Pooler

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Chiropractors in Savannah

The new Spring into Wellness Package @ Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center in Pooler entitles you to a consultation, chiropractic evaluation, X-rays and a report of findings, which is worth $200 for $17.

For more information, click here

Email info@ranickichiropractic.com  or call 912-376-1506 to take advantage of this offer.

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com  Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Yoga classes include Toddler & Me, Infant & Me, Pregnancy Yoga + more

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Savannah yoga kids classesSavannah Yoga Center - now in Savannah & Pooler

 

Parent & Me Yoga Classes

Mondays – Savannah
10 AM-11:15AM Toddlers & Me Yoga
11:30 AM-12:45PM Infant & Me (Pre-Crawlers)

Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy Yoga Rolling Series (start anytime!)
Savannah, 6-7:15pm Thursdays Pregnancy Yoga Series (sign up online or walk in to register) Details here.

Yoga & Art Classes at the same time with SYC Pooler and Scribble Arts Pooler!

Details at www.thescribbleartstudio.com

Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy Yoga Workshops
Pooler Saturday 1-3 PM. Details here.
June 27
Sept. 20
Nov. 1

Teacher Training

Savannah location
Kid’s Yoga Teacher Training
Aug. 22-24

Details, Pricing & Registration for all of the above classes: www.savannahyoga.com (912) 232-2994

Savannah Yoga Center, 1319 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401 & 111 Canal St. #101, Pooler, GA 31322
Email info@savannahyoga.com  and be sure to mention the POOLER location! (912) 232-2994, email savannahyoga@gmail.com , www.savannahyoga.com Savannah Yoga Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Stroller Strong Moms host a GLOW IN THE DARK Virtual 5K run/walk for Autism, Savannah

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Autism awareness Savannah 1 in 88 Children is diagnosed with Autism.

Stoller Strong Moms in Savannah plans to to help Autism Speaks figure out why!

In Columbus, GA, Stroller Strong Moms will host a race to benefit Autism Speaks. There is a Virtual Run option for those who do not live near Columbus. Savannah is on board with the Virtual Run! On FRIDAY, MARCH 28TH AT 7:30PM AT FORSYTH PARK, Stroller Strong Moms will host a GLOW IN THE DARK Virtual 5K run/walk for Autism. All the blue glow you can imagine will be PROVIDED.

Participants are asked to follow the link below to register for the virtual run. Once registered they will receive confirmation and a printable bib. They will also be mailed a race t-shirt on April 19th, the day after the race in Columbus!

Registration is only $20 and ALL of the proceeds will go to Autism Speaks!

To register for the virtual run, click here .

There will be HUGE PRIZES for the participants who get the most amount of friends and family to sign up (near or far). Click here for the Facebook event for Light Up Savannah for Autism & please let Stroller Strong Moms know if you are coming!

Stroller Strong Moms looks forward to having you all at this event.

Let’s light up SAVANNAH blue for Autism!

For more information, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com , www.strollerstrongmoms.com Stroller  Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: FREE Healthy Body, Healthy Minds Extravaganza, Sat. 3/29, Savannah

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Free kids' events in Savannah Blessings In A Book Bag Inc. presents the 2nd Annual Healthy Body Healthy Minds Extravaganza

Healthy Body Healthy Minds will be held on March 29 from 12-3pm at the West Broad Street YMCA.

This is a community wide event which is free and open to the public that will include: family friendly activities for all ages, local media specialist and talents, exhibits and activities provided by local organizations, businesses, the BIBB staff and board members.

The mission: to register as many people in the community for affordable health care and to raise consciousness amongst the inner city community on the importance of creating and maintaining a healthy life style.

Healthy Body Healthy Minds is an informational health fair and field day that will include; Assistance in registering for affordable health care, free food, health screenings, line dance classes, Zumba lessons, Salsa lessons, a massive tug of war competition; an Uno tournament, prizes, live entertainment by Infallible Funk, Natural hair seminars and a runway show by Natural hair specialist Alia. To get more information and to find out how to volunteer go to www.blessingsinabookbag.org

Sponsors include Clear Channel Communications, Curtis V. Cooper, JC Lewis, Hands On Savannah, SAMS Club, Strength Of Nature, Savannah State University, Savannah Technical College, and the West Broad Street YMCA.

About Blessings in a Book Bag
Blessings In A Book Bag (BIBB) is a newly developed non-profit organization in Savannah Georgia. BIBB feeds over 50 students and families at Otis Brock Elementary every Friday afternoon. Monday through Friday students eat at school but on the weekends the need is still there. The organization provides 50 students with book bags filled with easy to prepare, nonperishable foods to sustain them and their families over the weekends so that on Monday morning students return back to school nourished and ready to learn.
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MISSION: Blessings in a Book Bag Inc. wants to insure that impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year.
VISION: Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program.
Contact: Tonya Ferguson, PR Director 912-631-8983 /blessinginabookbag@gmail.com

Spring Time Is a Great Time to Renew Your Smile!

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Brad Durham Dentistry in Savannah BlufftonYou sacrifice a lot of things for your kids. If your smile was one of them, Beyond Exceptional Dentistry can help you reclaim a beautiful, youthful smile.

And there’s no time like the spring time to fix a smile that is making you unhappy and get one you will be happy to share for all the special occasions of your kids’ lives.

It’s Never Too Late to Get Straight

Many of us never had the opportunity to get braces when we were kids. Others of us either had straight teeth as kids or got braces, but they got crooked over time.

Crooked teeth can give your smile character, and if you’re happy with them, it’s great, as long as you can keep them clean and don’t get food stuck in them. But if your crooked teeth make you unhappy, you can get them straight at virtually any time in your life, as long as your mouth is generally healthy.

Invisalign is a great way to get your teeth straightened without braces. Instead of metal wires, it uses clear plastic aligners. They fit on your teeth like a mouthguard, one for the upper teeth and one for the lower, if you’re getting both straightened. They’re practically invisible, and you can remove them for eating, cleaning your teeth, or for special occasions. You wear an aligner for about two weeks, then move on to the next one.

Invisalign takes about as long as braces, but it’s a lot more convenient, comfortable, and discreet.

For getting a straight smile faster, we offer “instant orthodontics.” You can get a straight smile in less than a month! In this procedure, we don’t move your teeth, we reshape them so that they’re straight, using porcelain veneers and sometimes dental crowns.

This is also a great way to get rid of a gap between your teeth, or take care of small peg laterals or a single “snaggletooth” that makes you self-conscious about your smile.

Read more by clicking here.

Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton, www.braddurhamdmd.com, (912) 234-8282, email office@braddurhamdmd.com Beyond Exceptional Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Brad Durham Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Brad Durham Dentistry in Savannah Bluffton Brad Durham Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah & Bluffton offers the best in cosmetic Dentistry, TMJ relief, facelift dentures, implants, Invisalign, sleep apnea, and sedation dentistry.

Brad Durham Dentistry places an emphasis on understanding our patients’ needs and desires, custom tailored individualized dental plans, comfortable and predictable treatment, and running on time.

Brad Durham Dentistry Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, www.braddurhamdmd.com, (912) 234-8282, email office@braddurhamdmd.com Brad Durham Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Fit Kids’ Fest: Food, Fitness, Fun, April 5, Daffin Park, Savannah

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Fit Kids Fest 2014 Savannah Junior LeagueOne in three children in Chatham County is considered obese. Studies show that overweight kids are more likely to become overweight and obese adults. If obesity among kids continues to increase at this rate, our current generation could become the first in history to live shorter and sicker lives than their parents

To aid in curbing this growing epidemic of childhood obesity, the Junior League of Savannah will be hosting their second annual Fit Kids Fest on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Optimist Field in Daffin Park.

Fit Kids Fest is a free community event, focused on increasing awareness and prevention of childhood obesity by providing children and their parents with resources and tools to help them make more educated choices and live more active, healthy lifestyles.

Junior League members will be offering tips on making healthy meals and snacks, and providing several opportunities for children to engage in physical activity demonstrations.

Thanks to generous partners at the Savannah Sand Gnats minor league baseball team, the first 250 children who attend Fit Kids Fest will also receive a free ticket to the Sand Gnats baseball game at Historic Grayson Stadium later on that same evening.

Please invite children and their parents to attend Fit Kids Fest this spring.

By turning education into action, we can all play a part in the fight against childhood obesity and improve the lives of children in our community.

For more information Contact: Jessi Horne Junior League of Savannah, Fit Kids Fest Chair ejhorne04@gmail.com

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Stroller Strides Fit4Mom of Savannah introduces L.E.A.N. Mommy to help you lose weight

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Lean Mommy

Beginning March 1 2014: Stroller Strides Fit4Mom of Savannah is proud to introduce their latest program, L.E.A.N. Mommy!

Lead by their instructor and licensed psychotherapist Blythe Wyatt Conway, MA LPC, this 8 week counseling program is designed to bring mommies together in a home environment to learn how to get off the diet band wagon for good.

Utilizing behavior and cognitive modification tools, proven stress reduction techniques and nutrition education, L.E.A.N. Mommy will teach you how to bring the balance back into your whole being, mind body and soul.

Current Fit4Mom members receive a special introductory rate of $125* Non-members rate of $250*
*All prices include educational materials. Non-members price includes 3 Stroller Strides classes per week for the 8 week program.

Any questions? Email blythewyatt@fit4mom.com

For more information contact: Natalia Lucero at natalialucero@strollerstrides.net , visit www.strollerstrides.com or facebook Stroller Strides of Savannah at https://www.facebook.com/StrollerStridesOfSavannah. Stroller Strides of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Stroller Workouts: Stroller Strides of Savannah offers classes in Richmond Hill, Pooler, Savannah Mall

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Looking for a way to lose that baby weight without having to put your baby in childcare? Check out Stroller Strides of Savannah/FIT4MOM Savannah from in MOTION media on Vimeo.

FIT4MOM Savannah is a fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood.

Classes & events in Pooler Tom Triplett Park, Richmond Hill, Savannah Mall.

Stroller Strides/Fit4MOM is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Classes include running/ power walking and intervals of strength training. Please visit http://savannah.fit4mom.com/  for a complete listing of classes & pricing, (910) 987-5943, email natalialucero@fit4mom.com , Stroller Strides is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Stroller Strong Moms add Yoga to their schedule, Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill (starting Feb. 5)

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Savannah Yoga Classes with Stroller Strong Moms Stroller Strong Moms in Savannah is adding YOGA to their schedule for classes in Savannah, Richmond Hill & Pooler!

Grand Opening of their Yoga classes will be February 5. Don’t miss out.

Yoga will continue to be on their schedule twice a month.

Stroller Strong Moms are super excited to announce their new yoga instructor is Lindsay Platky.

Come on and SLAM with Stroller Strong Moms and Stretch Like A Mother.

Newcomers are welcome.

For more information, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com , www.strollerstrongmoms.com Stroller  Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy offers speech, occupational, physical therapy for children in Savannah/Pooler

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Chatterbox Pediatric TherapyChatterbox Pediatric Therapy LLC - a pediatric therapy clinic serving the Savannah and Pooler – offers speech, occupational and physical therapy services for children in the Savannah/Pooler area. Chatterbox Pediatric’s therapists are dedicated to providing children, families and physicians with the highest quality services available.

The therapists at Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy have a true appreciation for the demanding schedules that parents of all children face day-to-day, especially those with special needs. The clinic aims to be as flexible and accommodating to parents as possible when scheduling therapy. Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy, LLC is a Medicaid Provider and makes every effort to assist families in getting the financial assistance that they need.

Stay connected with Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy by liking their Facebook page here.

Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy, www.chatterboxpeds.com, 110 Pipemakers Circle, Suite 115 Pooler, Ga  31322 912-988-1526, email info@chatterboxpeds.com Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Gulfstream Appreciation Day: Free Chair Massages, Wine & Cheese Bar @ Dr. Ranicki’s Creating Wellness Center, Pooler

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Ranicki Creating Wellness Center Savannah PoolerDr. Ranicki’s Creating Wellness Center would like to invite all Gulfstream Employees and their family members to an Appreciation Day on Wednesday Feb. 5th from 4:30-6:30.

RSVP at 912-376-1506.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/658333747546398/

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com  Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Free Monthly Support Group for New & Expectant Parents

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Erigo Monthly Support Group for New & Expectant Parents SavannahFree Monthly Support Group for New & Expectant Parents @ Erigo, 5301 Paulsen Street, Savannah, 31405.

This event takes place the first Tuesday of every month and is always free.

time: 10am to 11:30am
date: March 4th, 2014
phone: 912-544-6387
email: support@erigosavannah.com
web site: http://erigosavannah.com

Come and meet fellow parents and kids. Discuss and learn different ways to enjoy parenthood. Cate Glyn-Jones, registered nurse, midwife, and lactation consultant, will be on hand to answer all of your questions. This is a free event with refreshments served and takes place the first Tuesday of every month.

Gymnastics, tumbling, martial arts & ballet classes @ ~Coach Wayne! Gymnastics, Savannah

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Coach Wayne Gymnastics Tumbling Savannah

 

~CoachWayne! Gymnastics in Savannah Mall offers world-class gymnastics, tumbling, martial arts and ballet classes.  Classes are offered for children ages 18 months to teen. More information here.

Looking for a little gym for your toddler? ~Coach Wayne! Gymnastics offers preschool classes including Parent & Child classes for children as young as 18-30 months old. Attention working parents: these parent & child classes are even offered on WEEKENDS (including Sundays!) as well as Fridays. Details here.

Other class options include:

Preschool tumbling starting at 18 months to 5 years old (offered seven days a week). Click here.

Gymnastics for ages 6 & older (offered seven days a week). Click here.

Ballet classes including Mommy & Me; beginner; intermediate; advanced (including Sunday classes) Click here.  

Martial Arts for ages 5 & older. Click here

Stay connected with ~Coach Wayne! Gymnastics on Facebook  here.

~Coach Wayne! Gymnastics,  Savannah Mall (upstairs near Dillards), 14045 Abercorn St. Suite 2506, Savannah, 31419, (888) 548-4545, email info@coachwayne.com  On Facebook here, www.coachwayne.com ~Coach Wayne! Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Yoga for you & art classes for the kids, Pooler

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Scribble Savannah Yoga

Yoga for adults & art classes for kids AT THE SAME TIME in Pooler!

Scribble Art Studio & Savannah Yoga in Pooler are syncing up classes for your convenience. Drop the kids of at Scribble in Pooler while you enjoy some yoga.

For questions, visit www.savannahyoga.com or www.thescribbleartstudio.com.

Stay tuned for class days & times.

Email info@scribbleartstudio.com or call 912-713-7376.

Scribble Art Studio, 212 E. 37th St Savannah, 31401, (912) 713-7376 email info@thescribbleartstudio.com , www.TheScribbleArtStudio.com , Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE kids’ boot camp @ Lake Mayer, Savannah/FREE health program for kids who need to lose weight

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Free Kids Bootcamp in Savannah sponsored by Nonstop Fitness

FREE Kids BootCamp
Lake Mayer Pavilion
Monday and Thursdays at 4 pm
For school aged children

No registration, just show up and join in the fun. Sponsored by COPE and Nonstop Fitness – 912.349.4902

Nonstop Fitness & Childhood Obesity Prevention & Education (COPE) sponsor this FREE kids boot camp, at 4 PM every Monday & Thursday at Lake Mayer in Savannah. Bring your kids.

COPE also has begun a free program called Project 10 Kids for children ages 10-17 who need to lose weight and get healthier.  Absolutely free and all needs are provided for participation.  Any adult interested in this for their child should contact Sandy Baker at 912.247.2086 or sbaker@copeforchange.org for more information to get started. This program begins NOW, in January and runs 60-90 days.

Get Fit for 2014 Savannah starts this week of 1/13

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

 

Get fit for 2014 Savannah Stroller Strong MomsStroller Strong Moms Get Fit for 2014 starts Monday at Forsyth, Tuesday at JF Gregory and Thursday at Tom Triplett!

The challenge is for EVERYONE…whether you just had a baby or you consider yourself the most fit mom on earth, GFF2014 is for you! Hold yourself accountable for 10 weeks and see what happens! Only $20!! All entry fees go towards giftcard prizes to the winners.

Newcomers are welcome. JUST SHOW UP!

Click here to sign up.

For more information, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com , www.strollerstrongmoms.com Stroller  Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: Stroller Strong Moms’ Grand Opening in Pooler, 1/9

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Pooler Grand Opening Stroller Strong Moms

Stroller Strong Moms will have a Grand Opening in our new Pooler location this Thursday, January 9th! Don’t miss it!

Pooler moms will have a chance to enter Get Fit for 2013 which will begin with fitness and body composition assessments on January 16th at Tom Triplett Park in Pooler.

For more information, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com , www.strollerstrongmoms.com Stroller  Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

You’re invited: Nonstop Fitness Resolution Rally in Savannah

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Nonstop Fitness savannah gymYou are cordially invited to the Nonstop Fitness in Savannah Resolution Rally THIS Saturday, January 4 at 9:30am. No matter your resolution, come be inspired!

Weight loss, runners, couch potatoes, weight lifters, triathletes, bikers
ANYONE with a goal! Are YOU up for the challenge?

Gym Membership NOT required.

Nonstop Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave., Savannah,  31406,  www.nonstopfitnesssav.com, 912.349.4902, email thenonstopfitness@gmail.com On Facebook here.  

Is your child struggling with peer relationships, expressing emotions? Consider Social Skills Group Therapy in Pooler

Monday, December 30th, 2013

social skills group therapy autism savannah

Call today to set up your child’s assessment for MindSpring Center’s January Social Skills Groups. The January Social Skills Groups will begin the second week of January. For more information on what Social Skills Group Therapy is click here.

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com  Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Nonstop Fitness countdown Christmas daily specials, Savannah

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

24 hour Fitness Savannah GymsNonstop Fitness in Savannah has Countdown to Christmas daily specials – everything from gifts to stocking stuffers. Promos are posted daily on their Facebook page here.

Every day from now until Christmas, Nonstop Fitness in Savannah  will discount something. It started at 15 days out, which means $15 $aving. The next day was $14 savings, and so on. Are you ready to see what’s on sale today? Click here.

Nonstop Fitness, 8511 Ferguson Ave., Savannah,  31406,  www.nonstopfitnesssav.com, 912.349.4902, email thenonstopfitness@gmail.com On Facebook here.  

For more local holiday gift ideas, visit our Holidays Gift Guide 2013 by clicking here.

Local “First Day Hikes:” Start off 2014 with a healthy hike in Georgia’s State Parks

Monday, December 9th, 2013

First Day hikes in Georgia State Parks Join the national “First Day Hikes” movement and start off 2014 with a healthy hike in Georgia’s State Parks.

More than 40 walks cover history, geology, fitness and even a Black Bear Plunge. Find a ranger-led trek near you at http://www.georgiastateparks.org/firstdayhikes

Some nearby ones on the list include:

First Day Hike at Skidaway Island / 2 PM
Skidaway IslandSkidaway Isalnd State Park – Savannah, GA
Take a guided tour of the marsh through our Sandpiper Trail with a park ranger. Plan for about an hour on this one mile hike, where you will learn about life in a Georgia marsh. Please dress in comfortable clothing. $5 parking. 912-598-2300

First Day Hike at Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister Historic Park – Richmond Hill, GA
Come take a leisurely stroll through the woods with us on our 3 mile loop trail as we walk and talk about the winter wildlife in the maritime forests and marshlands of the Georgia Coast. From the chirping in the trees to the rustles in the woods, we’ll explore the wild side of Fort McAllister State Historic Park with a focus on the birds of winter. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Crooked River’s First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park – St. Marys, GA
Meet at the Nature Center for a walk on the Bay Boardwalk trail. Vistas include wetland habitats plus our unique longleaf pine/saw palmetto ecosystem. Enjoy the great outdoors, camaraderie on the trail plus party hats. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

First Day Hike at Gordonia-Alatamaha / 8 AM to 4 PM
Gordonia-AlatamahaGordonia-Alatamaha State Park – Reidsville, GA
Start your New Year off right by getting outdoors and taking a guided hike. Our Nature Trail is a 1 mile loop that is moderate in duration. $5 parking. 912-557-7744

And lots of other first-day hikes in Georgia here.

FOR MORE LOCAL HOLIDAY EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

Savannah moms will mark anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy with ‘No More Silence’ event

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence in SavannahAlmost a year has passed since 20 first graders and six teachers and administrators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

On the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook anniversary,  members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and their families will gather for about 50 “No More Silence” events nationwide including in Savannah. Click here for details about the Savannah event. Moms Demand Action was founded one day after the mass shooting in Newtown and now has more than 125,000 members with a chapter in every state.

Events will be co-sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns and will culminate in a communal bell ringing to honor the victims killed in Newtown and to show that American mothers will not be silent about gun violence.

The Savannah event will be at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 14 in Daffin Park.

People are invited to gather for a short program, both to remember the victims and show strength to continue speaking out until meaningful action is taken to make America safer. This is meant to be a solemn event not a political rally.

For more information on No More Silence events marking the anniversary of the Newtown shooting, go to http://momsdemandaction.org/no-more-silence/ or   www.facebook.com/events/510837589037022/

IF YOU GO

What: No More Silence: A Call for Remembrance and Resolve

When: 9:30 a.m., Dec. 14

Where: Daffin Park

Info: http://momsdemandaction.org/no-more-silence/ or on Facebook here.

Note: This is a simple and solemn event; not a political rally. If you have a bell at home, please bring it.

Read our newspaper column about this event & Savannah’s gun violence program by clicking here.

New client deal: Receive an hour massage for $39 @ Ranicki Creating Wellness Center, Pooler

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Massage deal at Ranicki Wellness Center Savannah Dr. Ranicki’s Creating Wellness Center has a new client special for booking with the massage therapist. Receive an hour massage for $39.  Wellness Center staff members are looking forward to seeing you soon for you to enjoy your next great massage!

For more information, click here.

Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center, a wellness center at heart located in Pooler & serving greater Savannah, 1147 US Highway 80 West, Pooler, Ga 31322, (912) 376-1506, email: info@RanickiChiropractic.com , www.RanickiChiropractic.com  Ranicki Chiropractic Wellness Center is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Stroller Strong Moms of Savannah offers Free Trial Week Dec. 2-6

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Stroller Strong Moms Savannah workouts Stroller Strong Moms of Savannah has a FREE way for you to prevent that looming holiday weight gain: a free trial week of the popular stroller workout for moms.

Come join Stroller Strong Moms of Savannah for a free week Dec. 2-6 2013. Newcomers are welcome.

Stroller Strong Moms offers 9:30 AM classes Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays in Forsyth Park in Savannah & on Tuesdays & Thursdays in JF Gregory Park in Richmond

Stroller Strong Moms, 12 East Park Ave. Savannah, 31401, email info@strollerstrongmoms.com , www.strollerstrongmoms.com Stroller  Strong Moms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Pooler Dentists for Children: Kidz Korner Dentistry

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Pediatric Dentists in Pooler Kidz Korner DentistryWelcome our newest advertiser, Kidz Korner Dentistry in Pooler, the unique dental practice of Dr. Shana Herring.

Kidz Korner Dentistry provides quality dentistry to children and adolescents.

We’re excited to tell you more about Kidz Korner Dentistry & Dr. Herring in the near future. More details here.

Kidz Korner, 143 Canal St., Suite 400, Pooler 31322, 912.748.2303, www.kidzkornerinpooler.com

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