Three local moms who describe themselves as dedicated and committed to health, wellness, balance and of course raising kids, have launched a new pop-up workout under the name of “The Collective: A Dynamic Way to Move.”
“We saw a need to offer something for people to do outside while also having the option to include or bring their kids to play,” said Piper Abodeely.
The collective offers popup classes from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at Armstrong Park on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Classes are $12, and they accept cash and Venmo. The hour-long classes are split into a 30/30 structure with half an hour of cardio and half an hour inspired by yoga/Pilates/isometric movements centered on core and strength. The classes are targeted to all fitness levels and any modification can be made.
Laura Fraize, focuses on cardio. Piper Abodeely, previous owner of Pure Barre Sonoma, specializes in low impact training. Lesley Giovannelli, owner of Little Om Yoga, specializes in strengthening and toning, meditation and breathing exercises.
“While we each have our own practice of fitness, one thing we have in common is making fitness a priority in our lives, and we want to share that with others,” said Abodeely. “Summer is here, so we want to invite moms (or anyone) to have a space to work out, get grounded, have fun, and bring your kids to either join in or play alongside at the park.”
The class emphasizes creative uses for everyday spaces and inexpensive equipment. The group is on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/2034133980179360.