Moms In Training


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I was recently contacted by Allison Shaughnessy with the Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society about a new program that they’re launching called Moms in Training. I love the concept and wanted to share it with our Smyrna Parent readers, but there’s more info here than I can fit in a Facebook status!

From Allison:

is a flexible, 8-week training program for new moms to get in shape, meet other moms, and help raise critical funds for blood cancer research. The program will kick off on February 28 at the Smyrna Market Village. From there, we will have trainings every Saturday at 9 a.m. for one hour. The trainings will be in the format of a “mommy boot camp” – they will include some running, walking, cross-training, dynamic stretches, etc. Plus, at the beginning of the season moms will receive a training calendar that they can follow on their own during the week. The calendar will also include mid-week social event opportunities for moms and their children. At the end of training season, moms will celebrate their training accomplishments by running in the Big Peach 5K Run/Walk for Blood Cancer on April 25 (event participation is optional). Moms with children of all ages are welcome to join!



A chance to get fit, meet and socialize with other moms AND raise money for a great cause! To participate, Moms commit to raising $500 to help fight blood cancers.  There is a $50 registration fee to join, which is credited toward your fundraising goal.  Upon registering, you will receive your own fundraising website as well as fundraising support from LLS Staff.  The average Moms in Training participant raises $1,500!


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It starts THIS WEEKEND, so if you’re interested get connected via their website and facebook page now!


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A New Orleans girl turned Georgia peach and stay at home mom to 2 daughters. Before taking the leap into full time mothering, I worked at at an Atlanta-based advertising agency. I have lived in Smyrna for almost 10 years and am still not sure how I managed to find a job more chaotic and unpredictable than advertising.