Destin Commons launching exercise program for moms

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FIT4MOM Niceville/Destin fitness program will offer classes that will give a modified total body workout for every stage of motherhood at Destin Commons. [SPECIAL TO THE LOG]

Whether you're a soon-to-be mother or a mom with stroller-aged children, Destin Commons has a workout plan solution for you with the help of FIT4MOM Niceville/Destin.

The fitness program will offer classes that will give a modified total body workout for every stage of motherhood. The official grand opening will be held from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. on April 4 with a meet and mingle and the first Stroller Strides fitness class in front of the AMC theater. After the workout, moms and little ones can enjoy a playgroup and giveaways.

“Destin Commons is a great central location for moms in Miramar Beach, Destin and even Niceville,” said Owner and Instructor April Dokianos. “The environment is open space and (there's) a playground that will be perfect for our weekly playgroups.”

Dokianos said it’s just not all about physical fitness, but really getting women ready for motherhood mentally, spiritually and emotionally. The program offers a free support group called Our Village, which is a community of moms who hold weekly playgroup activities and will soon offer monthly mom’s night out events.

“It’s huge for moms to get out and meet other mothers. This gives them a support system,” she said.

For now, Dokianos said she will offer Stroller Strides classes, a stroller-based workout allowing moms of all fitness levels to exercise with their children in a fun-filled environment. Later on, she will expand by adding programs like Body Back, which is a results-based workout designed for any mother who wants to get back in shape, and Fit4baby, which is designed to strengthen the body for all the changes it will experience during pregnancy.

Destin Commons staff is more than excited to have the opportunity to provide fitness programs to its shoppers.

“We are more than a shopping center. We are a lifestyle center where we want local businesses to enrich our lives in the community,” said Marketing Director Heather Ruiz.

Ruiz said they have many restaurants with healthy eating options that will help people live a healthy lifestyle.

“After exercising they can enjoy a healthy meal and even go shopping.” she said.

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