The exercise center focuses on providing moms with a good workout–and the sense of community that so many new moms wish for.
“Those are kind of elements that are designed to create and foster that community feeling that they’re looking for,” Leon says. “Because of course we want moms to get a good workout in, but it’s about more than that. It’s about creating the safety net and support system that new moms need.”
This “Sisterhood in Motherhood” is needed, Leon says, for two reasons. One is the fact that, according to the CDC, 1 in 9 women suffer from some sort of postpartum depression–and that’s only in cases that were reported. Secondly, Leon says, we know that moms often set the wellness standard for their households. When moms choose wellness for themselves, they are more likely to see positive wellness affects reverberate through the whole family.
“We try to foster all different kinds of connections,” Leon says. “Coming from someone who took those classes as a new mom, it really was just such a needed thing for me in so many aspects.”