"Well Mama" fitness studio opened in Rockbrook Village in November 2016. The facility offers barre, yoga and strength classes with a focus on women in any stage of their motherhood journey.
Owner Mallory Pole has four kids and says she hopes to bridge a disconnect some moms feel, "literally everything I've implemented in the studio are things I've wanted in my personal life." Childcare sessions are available at the same times as classes and there are baby-wearing classes or classes in which your children are invited.
Pole has also created workshops, for example, she's brought in sleep experts and herbalists. They've also hosted events for moms to have a weekend night in with friends or to drop off kids for a fun night while parents have date night.
Pole say, "we just wanted to create a space where moms could feel safe, loved, and nurtured, so they could take care of themselves so they could better take care of their families."
In this way, they're creating a community. We met Samantha D'Angelo while she was attending a class with her 6-month-old son. She loves how the teachers give options if you'd like to modify the workout. "Anywhere else if you can't keep up with the workout you feel like you're a failure, here no matter what you do, you've succeeded."
Pole described some of the powerful feedback women have said to her, "this has helped me so much, I was experiencing some kind of postpartum depression and this has really given me an outlet to be able to take care of myself."
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A SPACE TO MAINTAIN OR REGAIN CONFIDENCE...
<23:37 it was hard because I gained a lot of weight when I was pregnant and it was hard to feel attractive. 40>
IN THIS STUDIO MADE FOR MOMS - WHO NEEDS BIG WEIGHTS - THESE MAMAS HAVE SOMETHING MUCH SWEETER TO LIFT - BABIES.
SOMETIMES YOU'LL FIND BARRE OR YOGA IN THE STUDIO - BUT THIS 45 MINUTE STRENGTH CLASS IS AWESOMELY NAMED: STRONG AS A MOTHER.
<24:50 I like having him and him interacting with other kids, it's just good. 52>
<30:01 literally everything i've implemented in the studio is things i've wanted in my personal life 07>
WELL MAMA OWNER AND MOM TO FOUR .. MALLORY POLE OPENED THE STUDIO ABOUT A YEAR AGO .. SHE SAYS THE FEEDBACK HAS BEEN AMAZING... COMMENTS LIKE THIS:
<31:18 this has helped me so much, I was experiencing some kind of post partum depression and this has really given me an outlet to be able to take care of myself. 27>
<36:29 right now the studio door is closed because there is a slow flow yoga class going on, maybe you don't want to take a class with your kids or perhaps they're too old for that, well then there's this option, you can take a class in there while your child attends child care. 43>
CHILDCARE COMES INTO PLAY FOR OTHER EVENTS AT THE STUDIO - TOO - THINK DATE NIGHT FOR YOU!
<27:41 we have kiddos night out where parents can drop their kdis off and we offer yoga class, we have a bouncy hosue and do snacks and crafts. 49>
POLE WANTS KIDS TO HAVE FUN - AND MOMS TO FEEL COMFORTABLE - THE TEACHERS EVEN GIVE MODIFICATIONS FOR PREGNANT MAMAS, MOMS HOLDING A BABY OR WOMEN WHO ARE GETTING BACK IN THE SWING OF THINGS.
<25:24 anywhere else if you can't keep up with the workout you feel like you're a failure, here you no matter what you do, you've succeeded. 28>
A PLACE WHERE WOMEN CAN NURTURE THEMSELVES - SO THEY CAN BETTER DO WHAT MAMAS DO - TAKE CARE OF THEIR FAMILIES.