Eric Johnson is a rockstar local dad to three boys, and a celebrity personal trainer. He currently works at a private facility in Westport, and is currently on tour with Charlie Puth as his personal trainer! He regrets not moving back to CT from NYC sooner, and is so glad he is here with his family now, excited for Friday beach nights and time with his boys! Eric believes It is important to exercise in front of your kids so they see you working hard and overcoming challenges, and swears by water with electrolytes! While 4am wake ups can be exhausting, he loves what he does, loves living in this community, and can’t wait for all that’s ahead!
Mom to four and newer to Westport, Kristen is a life coach of over 20 years, who achieved her lifelong goal to write her own book – “If It’s Not Right, Go Left” – during the pandemic, which is entirely centered around community, family, and wellness. Kristen has loved the calm of the suburbs, seeing simple things like daffodils on the drive to school each morning, and treasured the family time the COVID years forced upon us all. In another life, Kristen might have pursued a career in politics, always interested in bettering the world (and her community!), loves French fries and sushi, values sleep tremendously, and still treasures her annual trips with her high school friends! As we all strive to balance the many demands of work, self-care, and motherhood, Kristen has helped many stay on track – and find their way. Learn more about this dynamic momma and the many lessons that got her to where she is today.
At OrthoConnecticut Coastal Orthopedics, we’ve seen first-hand what a toll motherhood can take on your body. As Mother’s Day approaches, we want to extend our appreciation for all the hard work you do in the best way we know how — offering some quick tips on the most common orthopedic conditions we see in moms, including how you can prevent and treat them. From the new moms, the veteran moms, the active moms, and every mom in between, we appreciate you!
Because children are still growing, they require specialized orthopedic treatment. The experienced team of specialists at Coastal Orthopedics is dedicated to helping your children reach their full potential. They use the latest techniques and technologies to diagnose and treat a variety of pediatric orthopedic conditions to help your children return to their normal activities as quickly and safely as possible – while providing long-term support for optimal growth and development.
Robin Arzón is the definition of a fit mom. As the Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton, as well as a professional ultramarathon runner, she’s not afraid to work hard to be her fittest—and is inspiring other moms to get out there and do the same. She’s also a two-time New York Times Bestselling Author, and her newest book, Strong Baby, is available for pre-order and comes out in February. Finally, she’s working on a brand new project – she just announced that she’s pregnant with baby #2, so her 2-year-old daughter Athena will soon have a younger brother or sister! We spoke to Robin about her fitness tips, family life, and more!
We have some exciting news to share here at Coastal Orthopedics – we have another accomplished specialist joining our team – Dr. Paulina Piekarska, DPM. Meet Dr. Piekarska, a foot & ankle specialist, surgeon, and podiatrist with expertise in both operative and non-operative treatments. She specializes in the treatment of a variety of lower extremity conditions commonly experienced by children including sports injuries, heel pain, and severs disease!
Meet Sarah! New-ish to Westport – and mom of two – Sarah is a 15+ year veteran in the pilates, yoga, aerial and coaching industry having led teacher trainings, owned studios and performed aerial with artists like Lady Gaga and Lil Kim. She works with clients locally in her private studio and virtually worldwide. She recently restructured her offerings from the health industry’s standard of hourly sessions to leading 30 day Personalized Transformational Programs that focus on curating your dream lifestyle through movement and mindset work. After recovering from her own addiction, Sarah is as focused as ever on finding things that bring her – and her clients – joy – and is the biggest cheerleader imaginable, despite being a natural introvert! Sarah loves all things Bravo, wishes she could sing, and has a weakness for peanut butter! Sarah’s methods of transforming people’s bodies, minds and lives is truly unique (trust us!!), and she has a gift we are so lucky she has decided to share!
School is almost out for summer which means that your kids will have unlimited time for fun (within the boundaries you’ve set). The Coastal Orthopedics team always encourages your children to get outside, get active, and most importantly have fun! There are so many summer activities to choose from such as going on bike rides, playing on the playground, swimming, riding a skateboard and so much more. While it can seem like all fun and games, we advise that you take some precautions first!
Hormones decline naturally with age, but sometimes the changes can occur earlier than usual and can cause a significant impact on the way you feel and function. If your hormones aren’t optimized, you may feel tired, moody, experience weight gain, a decrease in your energy and libido, and have trouble sleeping. You don’t have to simply” deal” with these symptoms- bioidentical hormone optimization can normalize your hormones and help you feel like yourself again.
Spring sports have returned, and the competition is fierce for your young athletes. Check out Coastal Orthopedics’ guide to recognize and prevent injuries in your young athlete – with a special feature from Dr. Forlizzi, a sports medicine specialist.
Do you ever wonder how people get in shape, and stay fit? Send Me a Trainer shares 5 Tips to Stay Fit!
Get the 101 on Scoliosis Screenings from the experts who know just what to look for!
If you know – and follow – Katie Sturino, you are psyched right now! If you don’t, you are welcome; she is a legend!!:) In addition to creating a safe, open, and beautiful space – for juicy discussions about boob sweat and leg chafing=), she has helped SO many women – teens, adults, and moms – learn about the importance of body acceptance and size inclusivity, as well as embracing who you are! As 2022 kicks off with many unprecedented challenges, we could all use some positive vibes and thinking right now, so we chatted with Katie, and as always, she didn’t disappoint!!
With the New Year – and many of us looking to eat healthier, exercise more, and just feel stronger, Andrea is someone to know! After a career in events and fashion, Andrea unexpectedly fell into the world of fitness after becoming a mom to three amazing kiddos, and finding herself on a path to feel more confidence and strength- physically and emotionally. She is now a personal trainer, health and fitness coach, and instructor at [solidcore]. Fun Facts: she is up at 430am (by choice!), was once the mascot for a minor league baseball team, and would love to be able to sing and dance like JLo in a next life! Andrea is motivating, strong, and a rockstar momma, and such a great example that when life doesn’t go as planned, there is always a way to make It better by taking matters into your own hands! Thank you Andrea!
In our opinion, it’s the hardest to shop for the moms in our lives. That’s why we’re sharing our Moms Network Holiday Wishlist, with fun picks from some of our moms nationwide. With ideas and inspiration from chic purses to cozy jackets to exercise equipment, use it to shop for friends and family—or forward it to anyone shopping for you! (Hint: That person can also be you…) From all of us, we wish you and your families a happy holiday!
A huge thanks once again to Dr. Robin Rose from Terrain Health for her insights shared on our Insta Live on Tuesday night! Terrain is offering WestportMoms a special offer for their “Immune Package” (see below), and Dr.Robin has shared some great links to supplements she likes which are included!
The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s new Youth Basketball League (YBL) is open to boys and girls in Kindergarten through 4th Grade with guided instruction from former Weston HS star Mike Evans! Registration is currently open for Session 1 (11/6 – 12/18), spots are limited sign up now….!
Dr. Samantha Smith, pediatric orthopedist, at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital provides tips on how kids should approach becoming active again for fall sports through stretching and slowly increasing their exercise levels.
As we head into Fall, many of us are signing our kids up for Fall sports—and reminiscing about our own childhood sports careers. What we should be doing? Signing ourselves up, too. Experts say sports aren’t just for kids, and moms especially should stay in the game to have a happier, healthier life. For whatever reason, dads are more likely to keep up with their favorite form of competitive exercise, from tennis to golf—so let’s try to join them if we can. Here are 5 reasons why we should all be staying in the game.
Come join us at Athlete next Wednesday for a BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING EVENT! Get 20% off one full price item plus they will be giving away a FREE pair of Athleta Girl tights to one lucky winner!