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Karen, Tina, Rich and Cooky show appreciation for all of the wonderful people who make a difference at the Lowell General Hospital Center for Weight Management.

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Don, Roberta, Jodie and Ricardo know that hard work can lead to great results when utilizing the tools offered by the Lowell General Hospital Center for Weight Management.

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Kaitlin, Art, Johanna and Brenda express gratitude to the Lowell General Hospital Center for Weight Management for changing their lives and helping them make healthy lifestyle changes.

Prenatal Six-Week Wellness Programs Package

Through its partnership with SLS Fitness, Lowell General is now offering a six-week prenatal package for expectant mothers. Using both Yoga and Strength training, the program focuses on developing and strengthening the body for the changes it will experience during pregnancy. Classes are 30 minutes in duration and are held at SLS Fitness on 345 Chelmsford Street in Lowell.

Prenatal Yoga

Sundays, 9:30am
This class provides a nurturing and relaxing atmosphere to enhance the bonding process with your baby while supporting the development and strengthening of your body, mind and spirit during pregnancy. You will learn breathing techniques, stretches and poses to help with aches and pains associated with pregnancy, including joint stiffness, morning sickness, heartburn, swelling, and general positional discomfort.

Prenatal Strength Training

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:00pm
Thursdays, 5:30-6:00pm

This class is multi-purposeful….it strengthens the body to endure carrying a baby, it prepares the female body for the marathon process of labor and delivery, and it encourages a healthy and mindful return to exercise postpartum. With an emphasis on posterior chain strengthening and incorporation of specific breathing techniques, pre/post-natal classes at SLS encourage optimal fetal positioning in preparation for labor and delivery, and assist in avoiding or minimizing Diastasis Recti(A belly muscle separation due to increased abdominal pressure - a side effect of pregnancy). 

Taught by SLS Coaches, Sara Rivard, and Becky Glass

  • May 8th - June 12th
  • June 19th - July 24th
  • July 31st - September 4th
  • September 11 - October 16th

The package costs $149.99 for the six week program, and includes 3 classes per week; two strength classes and one yoga class.  

About the Presenter

About Sarah:

“I had a mixed relationship with yoga. From the first few times I stepped on the mat, there was a struggle to calm my mind and focus my energy. I would muscle my way into postures, consequently holding my breath, cursing down dog and any posture held for more than a few seconds. Coming from intense, high energy, exercise like mountain biking, snowboarding, etc. yoga felt like more work than relaxation. Although I struggled with this and at times even hated yoga, I kept going. Every. week. Then, very slowly, I started to choose yoga classes more than once a week. This practice grew on me over 10 years. I finally decided to get certified in Ashtanga through Robin Anderson. This style of yoga was intense and combined my love of movement with flexibility and meditation. Teaching with SLS from the very start, I have continued my education and drive to craft a class “the old me” would be hooked on. Yoga has changed me in such profound ways both physically and emotionally. I hope everyone will give it a chance… just keep coming, try a few different styles, it only gets better! “You are what you seek.”

About Becky:

In 2004, Becky graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Biology. She went on to work at the world renowned Spaulding Rehab Hospital on the Traumatic Brain Injury Unit. This experience solidified her decision of a career choice in physical therapy, and she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UMASS Lowell in May of 2009. Becky has clinical experience with both the adult and pediatric populations, with diagnoses including but not limited to stroke, brain injury, various orthopedic surgical interventions, gross developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

In 2013 and again in 2014, Becky completed her greatest achievements, by becoming a Mom to her daughters Lydia & Evelyn. During her own pregnancies, she became aware of the lack of reliable information available to women regarding exercise prior to, during and post-pregnancy. Becky prides herself in her strong knowledge base of the newest recommendations for pre & post-natal exercise. She is truly passionate when it comes to educating other “mamas-to-be” on how to safely prepare their bodies for the marathon process of labor, delivery and managing a newborn at home. 

Becky became a member at SLS in 2011 and has been hooked ever since. She feels honored to be a part of such an amazing and inspiring fitness family.

About the Presenter

Sherri Laffey Sarrouf – Owner of SLS Fitness Strength and Conditioning

A Certified Fitness Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, President/Owner of Elite Fitness Professionals, Inc and SLS Fitness. The breadth of Sherri’s experience in the group fitness industry spans 27 years in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Officially incorporated 12 years ago under the corporate banner of Elite Fitness Professionals, Inc. providing group fitness management for NH Gold’s Gyms in Nashua, Merrimack, Manchester and in Tewksbury, MA. Elite Fitness Professionals has continually provided a variety of first rate group fitness programs and quality fitness trainers.

Sherri Laffey Sarrouf opened SLS in January of 2010 after 15 years of managing group fitness programs at five area Golds Gyms. Her lifelong dream of offering a holistic fitness center came to fruition when SLS opened its doors in Lowell, MA. SLS offers a different approach to fitness than the generalized gyms and fitness programs offer. Although some people judge fitness success by how ‘ripped’ a person looks, fitness is truly about feeling good and taking charge of your overall health.  Each and every time you go to SLS you have a trainer! You never workout on your own.  We work to create muscle confusion and we change your exercise routines daily.  All workouts last only 30 Minutes!  That’s it!  All SLS Fitness Trainers are Certified and passionate about Holistic Fitness.

Public Fee: $149.99

REGISTER ONLINE

To register by phone, call 877-LGH-WELL (877-544-9355).

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