View Full Version : Personal trainer for moms - need your input!
03-30-2006, 04:58 AM
My friend is a personal trainer in a gym. He wants to start training privately in people's homes, and I thought there would be a great market in NYC for Stay at Home Moms with babies who have trouble getting to the gym or finding time in general for exercising. SO - we're trying to come up with a great name, and identify issues that will need to be addressed such as will the baby be napping while he trains, and if not, will the baby be satisfied watching the training session, or playing nearby? What if the baby needs attention during the session - will he need to then stay longer to finish the workout? Is there anyway to include the baby in the sessions? Also - any ideas for marketing to moms?
I thought CC would be a great place to get some ideas/feedback from moms. TIA!
03-30-2006, 06:41 AM
I would think that if you have to incorporate a baby into your exercise routine, he/she would make a nice replacement for free-weights.
03-30-2006, 07:47 AM
The girl who does the new "stroller-cise" class at a local gym is a personal trainer and mom to a 1 year old.
She is very sensitive to the needs of moms, and has worked her class well to accommodate us and our kids. The kids in the class range from about 3 months - 14 months. I think some of her tricks may work for a PT in the home:
Cardio is done using the stroller with the kid in it. They seem happy when they are moving along with mom.
When the kid gets antsy, just letting him/her play on the floor watching mom seems to be amusement enough...as long as there are also a few toys to play with as well.
Yesterday she took the class outside to a park - and ALL the kids stayed in their strollers the whole 45 minutes without complaint. We did cardio, abs, arms, everything. Even when they were stationary they were happy...maybe the fresh air & sunshine, being able to watch other people outside was entertainment enough?
Me personally, I'd rather have the trainer come when DS was sleeping so I could get the workout in uninterrupted then just pop him in the Exersaucer or something when it was time to shower.
Otherwise, it may be fun to use DS as a weight for some sessions as well.
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