August 2011 Newsletter

August 8, 2011
Attendance Contest Begins August 8th! 
Starting August 8th we will be giving away at random Plum Tots Mish Mash pouches and a gift from Lucy Activewear. The more classes you attend the more chances you have to win goodies!
Check out Lucy Activewear:
REMINDER Ready to Run begins August 6th!
Our Ready to Run training class will begin this Saturday August 6th at Hardberger Park. We will be training for two events.  Our first Event is the Alamo Beer Challenge 15k on October 22nd, the second is the Rock n Roll half marathon.  You may choose between the two events or you may participate in both.
Cost of Training Session is $100 for Stroller Strides Members and $125 for non-members.
Refer a friend to receive $25 off the cost of training.  Or refer two and have your entire training fee waived!!!
Hot Weather Tips
As the temperature rises it is important that you do all you can to take care of yourself and your little one(s) by staying hydrated and cool.  Here’s some tips we’ve learned the past few hot summers of Stroller Strides:
  • Drink extra water before, during and after your workout. Add in a little Gatorade or other electrolyte drink if needed.
  • Eat a sensible breakfast before class.
  • Bring a spray mist bottle and/or a Chilly Pad to cool down yourself or little ones.
  • A clip on fan, a bag of frozen veggies or even a Chillow can help keep baby cool, especially those still in the infant car seat carrier.
  • Listen to your body! If you feel you’re getting overheated alert your instructor and stop to take a rest. Don’t be embarrassed or try and push through.
  August Luna Mom’s Club Activities 
Saturday August 6th @ 8:30am…Ready to Run Running Classes Begin @ Hardberger
Tuesday August 9th @ 7pm…August Book Club
Thursday August 18th @ 11:15am…LUNA Mom’s Club Picnic Lunch @ Hardberger
RSVP on Meetup!
Weather Reminders
This is just a reminder that the Meetup email will be sent or the 800# will be updated at 8:30am if class is moved to the mall. We move to the mall if one of the follow applies:
  • it is raining outside
  • the chance of rain is 40% or greater
  • heat advisory
  • Save 800-279-7430 to your phone

Mark Your Calendar for July

July 3, 2011
 July Luna Mom’s Club Activities 
 I will update if more activites are added.
Thursday July 7th @ 7pm…LUNA Mom’s Club MNI: Game Night
Friday July 8th…LUNA Mom’s Club: Thank you to Fire Station #43
Tuesday July 12th @ 7pm…July Book Club
RSVP on Meetup!

MNI DATE CHANGED- See you July 7th

June 29, 2011

Game On! Let’s have a game night with appetizers, desserts and drinks! Bring your fav. board game over and something to share! Please post game and food/drink you are planning to bring. See you there!  DATE HAS CHANGED TO JULY 7th


4th of July Craft, please RSVP on Meetup

June 28, 2011

Who’s hosting? Angela L Bichon at TWO location this Thursday and Friday!

How to find us: We will meet near the playground

Let’s make some crafts after class! For Independence Day, we’ll be making Star Spangled Wavers!

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I will have red, white, & blue construction paper stars ready for the kids to glue together & decorate. We’ll glue a sparkly red pipe cleaner to the back & add some long red & white ribbon streamers. The kids can show how patriotic they are by waving their stars around to celebrate the holiday.

Hope to see you there!

Note: This event is FREE!!

Mark Your Calender For June

June 3, 2011
June Luna Mom’s Club Activities 
Thursday June 9 @ Lunch at the Egg and I after class
Monday June 13th @ 11:00…Lunch at Big’z Burger Joint
Tuesday June 14th@ 7:00…Book Club Night “One Day” by David Nicholls
Wednesday June 15th @ 10:45…Fathers Day Craft
Monday June 20th@ 11am…Field Trip, TBD
Thursday June 30th@ 7pm…MNO, Game Night at Lisa’s House

Need a Zen Moment?

May 24, 2011

Come join us for a night of relaxation this THURSDAY! (May 26th) 

Please get all of the details and RSVP on Meetup.

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Our own Marci Mihalski will be performing a BeautiControl Detox Spa for us overworked Mommies.

Detoxify. Neutralize. Re-mineralize.

BeautiControl’s BC Spa Detox Collection is scientifically formulated to detoxify, neutralize free radicals, and re-mineralize the surface of the skin. The line includes a Detoxifying Clay Masque, Detoxifying Bath Soak, Refreshing Mist, Detoxifying Foot Creme and Detoxifying Body Creme.

Your skin needs to rid itself of toxins and replenish itself with nutrition to help maintain optimal health.  Purging toxins from your skin is a powerful first step. You also need to follow a healthy lifestyle for maximum benefits. Drink plenty of water. Eat healthy. Exercise regularly. It’s the only way to really come clean.

Thanks to Paige for opening her home to us & to Marci for providing the pampering. Cocktails or wine will be provided, but everyone should bring an appetizer to share so we can nibble while we relax. What a great Mother’s Day present for us!

NOTE: Please include what you will bring with your RSVP. GATE CODE 1109

Hope to see you there!

Tomorrow is the Field Trip to The Little Gym

May 12, 2011

Who’s hosting? Angela L Bichon

How to find us: enter the doors on the right & come up to the front desk

Let’s play together at The Little Gym!

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This event was such a success in January, we’re going to do it again! We are reserving the entire location from 12:30-2:00 for a flat fee of $120. This includes activites for the kids & instructors present to direct the whole thing from 12:30-1:30. They will include stuff to do for all ages & will customize it however we want! After we play, we’ll have snack time from 1:30-2:00. Everyone please bring a snack to share. Obviously the more people that come, the cheaper this gets since it’s a flat fee. Their parent/child classes start for kids as young as 4 months so even if you have a little one, there will be things they can do to strengthen their muscles & work on hand/eye coordination. NOTE: While in the gym itself, children will be barefoot & parents can wear either socks or go barefoot as well.

If you have a specific request for an activity you’d like them to be sure to include, just let me know! Please be sure to RSVP for this event & include what snack you will bring. Once we get closer to the event, I can estimate how much the fee will be per child based on the number of RSVPs & will update this event with that amount.

Hope to see you there!

Note: There will be a fee for this event. Amount will depend on how many children participate.