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!
With the New Year here, Minimize Your Child’s Risk of Injury This Winter Season with these tips from Coastal Orthopedics & get the 101 on Scoliosis Screenings from the experts who know just what to look for!
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!
When softball star Cat Osterman competed at Athens in 2004, she was the youngest athlete to win a gold medal for Team USA—in fact, she was still a student athlete at the University of Texas. The pitcher won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and she came out of retirement at age 38 to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. While the host team of Japan took gold this year, Cat’s legacy as an inspiration to young girls was cemented by the message she shared after her team’s second place finish. We interviewed her about her experience, and all she’s learned!
After over a year and a half of being primarily homebodies, we’re experiencing serious wanderlust. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce you to our newest partner Treat, an innovative new brand that’s set to launch their app this month and offering a holistic approach to travel, health and wellness through virtual care, products, content, select airport wellness centers and more. Learn more!
The summer is almost here! Many of us are getting out more with the rising temperatures. Allow local mom and nutritionist, Robin, to help you look and FEELyour best as you “re-enter” the world! Oh- and check out Robin’s latest BBQ Chicken Recipe for spring and summer- YUM!!!!
Tired of feeling worse than you should? Bloated, lethargic, sleep-deprived, anxious? The gastroenterologist Dr. Robin Rose left a thriving practice in Wilton to found Terrain Health because she was discouraged by a broken American healthcare system that practices McMedicine — medicine that emphasizes speed and price over quality and excellence. Terrain Health focuses on treating and preventing disease by integrating advanced testing and medical technology to reveal your unique biochemical individuality.
After a long winter and a year with more limited activity, many of us are eager to see our kids get back out there, playing sports and getting much needed physical activity!! That said, if your child is an athlete, you’re probably cheering them on one minute – and the next, holding your breath that they don’t get hurt.
Have you heard of sports overuse injuries? These injuries aren’t something you can see from the stands, like a collision or a fall. They start small, and are easy for athletes to ignore at first. If you catch this type of injury early enough, they’re no big deal. But if you wait, an overuse injury can turn into something serious – in the worst case, even impacting your child’s bone growth. So if you have an athlete in your life, what should they – and you – look for?
A lifelong venture capital investor turned a recent love for working with her hands into a cookie baking company, selling her gluten-free cookie dough on Instagram (@cookiesandsteak). Having left NYC officially when the pandemic hit, Chloe (mom to eight month old Beau!) has never looked back, believing Westport to be a little slice of heaven she feels so fortunate to have found. In her free time (while not baking!), Chloe loves a good beach run, a glass of red wine, and laughing with family and friends. She was a lacrosse player in college, and now spends her days having coffee with some of the top tech entrepreneurs in the world, and her nights with her family and the cookie Dough! Nothing could be better! Welcome to Westport Chloe; we’re so thrilled to have you – and your cookie dough!
Join Terrain Health on Tuesday, April 6th at 7 pm EST for our Gut-Brain Connection Webinar! You don’t want to miss this fascinating discussion with Q&A on the gut-brain connection and its impact on emotions, mood, and even how we perform (on the field, in the office, or classroom)!
If this last year has taught us anything, it’s that spending excess time with family can be HARD (while simultaneously wonderful), and also that we owe It to ourselves to pursue work that fulfills us. A lifelong actress and mom of two, Wynter’s newest movie, G-D Committee (featuring Julia Stiles and Kelsey Grammar) comes out soon, and most recently, she has also decided to pursue a long-time interest to become a family and marriage therapist and will start school this fall! Wynter left LA 12 years ago to join her husband in CT, and hasn’t looked back. She has loved the lazy mornings of this past year and enjoying her husband’s cooking, though longs for the days of travel and time with girlfriends! Thank you Wynter for reminding us all to take care of us; while it’s not always easy, it’s more important than ever!
The WestportMoms 2021 Health & Wellness guide is here!! Though this year may not be quite what we expected, it is undoubtedly time to think about YOU! Whether you need new ideas for what to cook each night, some CBD to help you sleep, or even someone to help you organize that closet or garage, we have you covered! We all spent 2020 making sure everyone else was feeling ok- now it’s your turn!!!
Karen Elizaga is an executive coach, author of Find Your Sweet Spot, and, for the last 12 years, a fellow community member of Westport. She’s spent years coaching clients on how to live with confidence, authenticity, and fulfillment. Karen is doing a virtual book club starting in January to help all of us put some teeth into our new year’s resolutions for 2021. Learn more, and use code WESTPORTSWEETSPOT for 25% off!!
Mom to son Jayme, Aimee has been described as a “fertility detective” following her passion to help women live their best and most vital life. This started with her working to help women mentally, physically and emotionally through acupuncture and has grown as she authored three books, and now has her own organic skincare line, Aimee Raupp Beauty. She originally dreamed of being a doctor or scientist before she turned to the study of Chinese medicine, and the rest is history. Over the years, Aimee has helped thousands of women in her clinics, and is now running online forums to provide support to many who need It. Her products are handmade and fly off the shelves, with some favorites including her hand sanitizer, Mag-ese Oil, and Lip Butter! In her spare time, she loves kayaking on the river, her Peloton and swears by Bone Broth! She is kindhearted, creative, and credits her entrepreneurial spirit to her parents, both entrepreneurs before It was “cool” to be one!