When Sabrina LaBow had her baby girl in August of 2010, as a new mom she learned that babies love movement. Her newborn enjoyed dancing around with her mom and it soothed her to sleep. Sabrina thought that it would be a wonderful idea to offer dance classes for moms and their babies. In November, 2010 she started Sling and Dance.
These fun and unique classes are offered in several locations in and around Los Angeles, CA. Recently, The Healthy Moms Magazine had the chance to ask Sabrina a few questions about her dance classes.
When did you start Sling and Dance?
I started it at my neighbor’s house with a few moms in my neighborhood in November 2010. Then I expanded it to different locations in April 2011.
Why did you decide to offer this program?
I really wanted to come up with a business venture that would involve my daughter. Also, there were no Mommy and Me classes where moms could get together socially and bond with their babies and actually get a good workout.
From watching the video on your website it looks like your classes are a lot of fun. What have your students said about Sling and Dance class?
One mom described it best. She said it’s like Mommy and Me meets Zumba.
What kind of music do you dance to in your classes?
Fun, pop music. The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez.
I also noticed that your classes are offered all over the LA area and you have professional dancers and personal fitness trainers that work for you. What does the future look like for Sling and Dance? Do you think you will expand further than L.A.?
My ultimate goal for Sling and Dance is to create a lifestyle brand. Yes, I’d like to expand and possibly franchise the classes across the country, produce a DVD as well as a Sling and Dance carrier. And ultimately I’d love to do a daytime talk show for moms.
What can moms expect to get out of the Sling and Dance program?
A chance to bond with their babies, burn some calories and socialize with other moms. At the end of the day, ultimately, I hope they walk away and say they had a really good time.
Do you have any advice for new moms who are trying to lose that extra baby weight?
Come sign up for the class! Try to stay active, whether it’s going for a walk or dancing with your baby in your living room. It’s really about exercising, eating well, and drinking a lot of water.
How can moms sign up for a class and where are they offered?
They can go to my website at www.slinganddance.com to see the different locations all over L.A. and for more information.
The Healthy Moms Magazine encourages moms in the greater L.A. area to check out these wonderful classes. One lucky Healthy Moms Magazine reader can win a Sling and Dance class. You must reside in the greater L.A. area in order to enter. All you need to do is like Sling and Dance on Facebook and follow Sling and Dance on Twitter. Then leave us a comment.
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Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.
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