(from Nicole Harmon)
It’s just my opinion, but it drives me a little crazy when I hear women (or men) talking about how depressed they are that they don’t have someone special on Valentine’s Day. Maybe I’m crazy, but I was raised to believe that Valentine’s Day was about the love you have… for anyone. Not just a significant other. Even in college I gave out Valentine’s cards and candy to all of my friends and loved ones. I may even do it for my work colleagues this year – surprise Best Self staff!
If you agree with me (or even if you don’t), I’ve got a GREAT idea for all you mothers, aunts, grandmothers and families out there, where you can have some great bonding time with your children and be their Valentine this weekend. Ladybug for Girls, a nationwide initiative to empower and encourage young girls to live healthier lifestyles, has joined First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move national campaign to prevent childhood obesity and is hosting its annual Mother & Daughter Fitness Day event this Saturday, February 12 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Doors open at 9am and it will be a day full of fun fitness demonstrations (including zumba!), complimentary health screenings, fitness plan development, rock climbing, toddler activity zone, how-to’s on preparing healthy snacks, a Ladybug Couture fashion show and Atlanta’s #1 girl group, Rockandi, will be performing! What better way to spend your Saturday then to bond with your children and show them that you truly love them?!?! Be your children’s Valentine this weekend ☺
Ladybug for Girls has done such a great job incorporating all the tools needed to explore health in a fusion of fun, fitness and education. No matter the age, everyone can gain valuable insight on maintaining healthy lifestyles. I plan on taking my mom as my date!
Best Self Atlanta Magazine will have a booth at the event, so make sure to stop by and show us some love. Other exhibitors we’re excited to see there are Northside Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Zumba Fitness, The Atlanta Dream, Optimum Body Sculpting and many, many more! Also, head over to our Event Calendar to check out other upcoming events!
For tickets and more information on the Mother & Daughter Fitness day, visit: www.ladybugforgirls.org
Happy (early) Valentine’s Day to all and remember to spread the love <3