​Mother’s Day is coming up, which has us thinking about the wonderful mothers in our lives. So I thought it made sense to talk a bit about them – and why it’s so important that they take a few hours every week to focus on their health and fitness.

If you’re a mom – especially in the early years of parenthood, which we call the ‘trenches’ chez Nielsen, this one’s for you.

Three reasons why mama needs – and deserves – regular workouts:

  1. It sets a good example. I know, it can’t always be about the kids, but there’s no denying the fact that taking care of yourself, and being strong and active sets a good example for your children.
  2. Much-needed alone time. Reliable intel tells me that moms like a break from the rest of us every so often. And you know what I’ve noticed when my wife Janet goes to one of her classes or to work out with her NF trainer Angela ? The break is good for the kids and me too. It’s an opportunity for me to spend one-on-one time with the kids that I might not otherwise have. Janet comes back refreshed and recharged, the rest of us appreciate her all the more. It’s good for the whole family, I say.
  3. Better sleep. Most moms (once again, especially those in the trenches) are pretty desperate for sleep. I can’t promise that exercise will make your kids sleep through the night – but studies do show that even a little bit of exercise can help improve the quality of your sleep.  Same goes for kids, so get them moving too!

So, with mother’s day on the horizon, why not think about getting your wife, mom, or other special woman in your life the gift of personal training? We offer gift cards in virtually any dollar amount or package size, and they come ready-to-give in a handsome metal case.

Unlike a class or a gym membership, we take the strategy, co-ordination, tracking – and even the travel – out of the process. Which means mom doesn’t have to worry about a thing – and can focus on nothing but herself and her own wellbeing for those precious 45 or 60 minutes every week. I’m willing to bet she most certainly deserves it.