The Fit Skool

by Kelly

Playgrounds & Massage Therapy


Here we are again on a Monday morning and back to are weekly routine of work. While some weekends fly by, this one actually felt like a full weekend and we filled it with plenty of fun activities as well as productive things around the house. It was a great balance.

After work Friday, Ava was quite fussy for me. I never know if it’s her teeth or she’s not feeling well but since she had her fingers shoved in her mouth most of the day I’m guessing it was her teeth. Anyways, she was pretty unhappy most of the day!

Thank goodness for playgrounds.

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Ava was smiling from ear to ear and it was the perfect late afternoon distraction! I had some fun myself too. I swear one of these days I am going to get stuck going down the kiddie slides.


At 6:15pm we went to Marc’s softball game at Bruce Park. I was able to see Marc make some pretty awesome catches in the outfield before Ava started getting fussy again and was ready for bed. I was ready for some relaxation myself so I was totally cool with her getting to bed at a normal bed time ;)

Saturday morning I got up at my usual 6am. There’s no sleeping in anymore in our house! We made a delicious breakfast of eggs & toast and then I decided to do a quick stretching Pulse dvd from the Insanity Max 30 program.


It felt good to get some stretching in because my legs were pretty tight from all my workouts last week.


Ava pretty much got in the way of my workout so I used her as my equipment to keep her occupied!

After I finished I showered and headed to the YMCA for a Massage from our Massage Therapist Susan Horstman! If you have never had a massage before I highly recommend it. Not only did my muscles thank me but I felt so relaxed and rejuvenated after I left that I decided I need to make Massage therapy part of my wellness routine.

I am so highly active that sometimes stretching doesn’t seem to do the job. With previous hip & shoulder injuries, my muscles tighten up in those areas a lot quicker then the rest of my body. The massage relieved my soreness as well as my minor aching that I had been feeling over the past few weeks.

Susan was so informative and really educated in massage. I’m not sure if you are supposed to talk during your session but I was asking millions of questions. I felt like Susan’s knowledge about massage helped me learn more about my muscles and why certain areas were more tight then others.

I will definitely be back for another one in the near future!

Now its time for me to get to work, have a great day :)

Do you ever find it challenging to workout at home?

What’s a highlight from your weekend?

Author: Kelly @ The Fit Skool

I’m Kelly, a NASM personal trainer and group instructor, a former athlete, a wife and soon to be mommy. Health and Fitness is my passion and I am excited to share this journey with you!

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