Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Pelo Fitness in San Rafael.
Did you know that there’s a fitness revolution happening just past the Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s in San Rafael? Pelo Fitness opened its doors just three years ago and has been quietly building a reputation as the best studio cycling (spin) class anywhere. Add in body weight strength training and a soon to be launched nutrition program and you have a complete fitness method under one roof.
Founded by San Rafael dad and avid cyclist Alan Roberts, Pelo is a complete program designed to build a lean, strong, healthy body and to help you to feel great.
It might still be chilly in the morning but summer is right around the corner and registration has started! Did you know that there is fun for the whole family at the Mill Valley Recreation?
We have programs for people of all ages, from the smallest crawlers to the seasoned pros. Whether you want to be an Olympic athlete or the next big rock star, we have just the camp for you.
Our most popular camp is the Splash Camp for incoming Kindergarten to 6th graders. It’s a special 2 weeks filled with fun and swim. Monday through Thursday you will start your day with a swim lesson taught by ARC Instructors, then camp continues with arts and crafts, sports and games, cooking, and more!
One million STEM jobs are projected to go unfilled by the year 2020. We’re talking some of the highest-paid, most creative careers imaginable. Yet only one in ten high school students have access to computer science courses—and far fewer at the K-8 level—meaning they are missing important instruction.
But what about summer?
At iD Tech summer programs, students ages 6–18 code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce movies, create wearable electronics, and more. Courses are taught by tech-savvy, adult-only staff in small clusters of just 8 students per instructor—guaranteed. iD Tech offers five summer camp experiences in Northern California:
While you likely know that the Microsoft at The Village at Corte Madera is your one-stop-shop for best-in-class products like Surface Pro 3, Xbox One, Windows Phones, and the new Microsoft Band, did you also know that it offers free coding camps for kids? Thanks to the YouthSpark initiative, a Microsoft-wide commitment to empowering 300 million young people with opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurships, these engaging and entertaining after school and weekend camps are now offered year-round! Today's youth face an opportunity divide—a gap between those who have access to the skills and training they need to be successful, and those who do not—and these camps seek to close that gap.
By popular demand, the country’s most popular child-development soccer program is coming to the Bay Area!
Try a free class at Demo Day:
Saturday, January 17
Mill Valley Community Center
9:30–10:10 am: 2–3 year olds
10:15–11 am: 3–young 4 year olds
11:05–11:45 am: 12–24 month olds (parent participation)
11:50 am–12:45 pm: Older 4–5 year olds
Warm up your winter with Super Soccer Stars classes for ages 12 months and up! With the lowest child-to-coach ratios in California, Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive and educational environment. Through an age-specific curriculum, soccer is used to nurture, build self-confidence and develop teamwork. Low child-to-coach ratios and positive reinforcement ensure that each child improves at his or her own pace while having a blast!
Marin Mommies Presents a sponsored article from the Bay Area Regional Energy Network and Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade.
Energy Efficiency Improves Your Living Space and Pays You Back
With the holidays fast approaching and temperatures getting colder, many Marin families are looking for ways to make their homes more comfortable. What a lot of families don’t know, is that a home improvement project designed to make their home more comfortable in the winter months can also make their home more energy-efficient all year round, and qualify for rebates through Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade.
Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade offers rebates for energy-efficient home improvements such as air sealing, duct sealing, attic insulation, wall insulation, and high-efficiency furnaces, cooling systems, and water systems—all designed to enhance indoor comfort and air quality, lower utility costs, add value to your home, and protect the environment. Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade is funded by PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission, with additional funding from the Bay Area Regional Energy Network and Marin County.
Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Lycée Français de San Francisco, which offers preschool and K–8 education at its Marin County campus in Sausalito. To learn more, visit the school online at lelycee.org.
The beginning of this school year marked a milestone for the Lycée Français de San Francisco’s campus in the Ebbtide neighborhood of Sausalito. The French immersion primary school started classes in in the fall of 2013, but the will and generosity of its parent community, along with the collaboration of Sausalito City Council, culminated this past September in the final touches on a playground that can be shared by children throughout Southern Marin.
The days are starting to edge towards a Bay Area winter, but the sun still shines brightly off the yellows and greens of the school’s play structure. LFSF boasts a strong community of families, and their dedication to their school and its new location brought this private and public space to fruition. The pride and personal investment of parents and classes is displayed on the colorful tile wall that runs along the playground’s northwest side.
What Parents Can Learn from Bruce Bochy and the San Francisco Giants
In 2010, the San Francisco Giants were 6½ games back in their division in August. In 2012, they were neck and neck with the Dodgers mid-season, when the Dodgers made multiple blockbuster trades. Next thing you know, one of the Giants’ best players gets suspended for the remainder of the season. Somehow, some way, both seasons ended in champagne celebrations and ticker-tape parades. How were the Giants able to overcome such adversity, stay united, and ultimately attain success?
The Giants did what any group of people does when they encounter a crisis, they looked to their leader. Bruce Bochy manages with a calm, honest confidence. At a lifetime achievement acceptance speech in 2011, he discussed the keys to a leader building resiliency. We all want our children to be resilient and learn to handle life’s inevitable challenges with grace and determination. To that end, there’s much we can learn from Bruce Bochy and the World Champion San Francisco Giants.
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Recognized for her unique style, Shannon is in-demand for families who are looking for something other than your standard "cookie cutter" photo session. Shannon creates one-of-a-kind photo session experiences that are low-stress for parents and fun for children (even dads have a great time!). With gentle direction, a deep commitment, and just the right blend of activity, natural portraits, and "camera unaware" moments, Shannon will capture your family or special event in a way only she can. If you are looking for a session that is full of variety, designed specifically for your family, images that are real and that will focus on relationships and feeling instead of stiff posing and fake smiles, then contact her today via her website or call 415-497-6054. You will be glad you did!