The Importance of Making Time for Mom

Jon RamirezBy Karen Foley

Why is it so important for mothers to take time for themselves?

Moms are often pulled in a million different directions and it can be difficult to carve out time for self-care. Having time to focus on their own health not only makes them stronger physically and mentally, it can even make them better moms.

Moms love the club as a respite and a great place for their kids to interact with other kids. Mothers feel comfortable bringing their children here and feel that their kids are safe and loved while they get a workout in.

What resources does Windy Hill Athletic Club (WHAC) provide so moms can make time for themselves?

We have outlets for moms to utilize our club in whatever way is best for them, which can be different every day. We have tennis teams where moms can play matches and socialize. We have group classes so they can sweat it out with their closest friends. We have cardio equipment for that alone time, yoga to quiet the mind, and a café to have a meal and enjoy adult conversations. For just plain relaxation we have a whirlpool, steam room, sauna and luxurious showers—having a moment to take a shower is a big deal when you’re a mom!

What about childcare?

We have Kidtown, which is a place where moms can bring children as young as 7 weeks all the way to 12 years old to play and learn for up to 2 hours a day up to 10 hours a week. Activities at Kidtown include puzzle time, homework helper, kid creation, storytime, and more.

Tell us more about the kid-friendly programs and amenities WHAC offers.

The club has children’s programs throughout the week so kids can enjoy swim lessons, tennis lessons, squash lessons, “Group X” classes, climbing the 50-foot rock wall, and playing tennis or basketball. There are programs for kids of all ages. We even have a “Learner’s Permit” program to help kids ages 8 to 17 know their areas in the club. As the weather warms up, children can head outside to play on the playground. Plus, there are swimming pools where moms can go to relax or bring the kids to have fun in. And if the whole family works up an appetite, you can stop by the café, which has a children’s menu, to have snacks, lunch, or dinner.

What do moms have to say about their experience at WHAC?

Moms love the club as a respite and a great place for their kids to interact with other kids. Mothers feel comfortable bringing their children here and feel that their kids are safe and loved while they get a workout in.

How does WHAC help moms create a sense of community?

We believe active social people lead happier and healthier lives. The facility provides that setting. You can meet friends here and people that you share common interests or similar goals with.

Windy Hill Athletic Club • windyhillclub.com

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