Motherhood is a complex journey and often overwhelming. While learning how to raise children, you’re also managing taking care of yourself and trying to maintain a fitness regimen. Finding balance can be extremely challenging, especially if you lack a support network or you’re not sure where to start. Thankfully, Grand Rapids has a very special place, Renew Mama Studio, where moms in all stages can find fitness, wellness, community, and education all in one spot!
After Amanda Holbert had her first baby, she realized there was a lack of fitness and wellness options in Grand Rapids for women learning how to navigate motherhood. Shortly after, she founded Renew Mama Studio to ignite a community where women can take a variety of fitness classes and also connect, grow and thrive. After over 6 years in business, the studio has amazingly become the place for all things mama.
They offer pre and postnatal classes, workshops, wellness services, and an incredibly supportive community. Amanda is enthusiastic, welcoming, and extremely positive. She makes every effort to make you feel right at home. As soon as you walk in the door, the warm, calming environment puts you at ease. And there is so much to explore! Here’s a break down of the many programs offered at and what to expect:
The variety of classes at Renew Mama is impressive. If you’re in the pregnancy stage, you’ll definitely want to experience Prenatal Yoga. It’s one of the most beneficial types of exercise a woman can do during pregnancy. Renew Mama’s class is specifically designed to challenge and bring peace to you during this special time – all while in a community with other expectant mothers. You’ll learn poses to help prepare the body for labor and to improve blood flow and oxygen to both mom and baby.
The Barre classes will lift, tone and engage muscles you forgot you had. Whether you’re a prenatal or postnatal mama, or just looking to rebuild your core, barre is perfect for everyone.
Yoga Flow is both energizing and empowering! It focuses on building strength, releasing tension and calming the mind. You will leave feeling stronger, less stressed and re-energized. Prenatal and postnatal moms are also encouraged to attend Renew Mama’s Yoga Flow class.
Bring along your baby for a mom + baby yoga practice! Reconnect with all your prenatal yoga mama friends and practice yoga in a community of women who can support one another. This class is gentle and will support your new postpartum body.
You can also bring your baby along to Babywearing Barre! Lift, tone and engage muscles while using your little one as a counterweight. Bring a carrier or wrap or lay your baby down for tummy time.
Pre-Tot Yoga is ideal for all of the Mom + Baby Yoga graduates. This class focuses on a combination of yoga, songs, play and sensory activities for your little one. Meet other mama friends while your little one works on their communication skills.
Kids yoga provides children ages 4-8 years an hour of imaginative yoga sequences, mindfulness, breathe work exercises, art activities, and a relaxing savasana. This is a great way to introduce kids to yoga and its many benefits!
In family yoga, practice partner poses that strengthen relationships and muscles. Play yoga games and enjoy yoga-based activities with your family. Enjoy this special time with your child + partner while learning and growing together.
We all know that being a mom is oh-so-stressful, so thank goodness Renew Mama also offers wellness options to help restore and relax your body. If you’re in need of a massage, they offer pre and postnatal for reduced swelling and easing discomfort. You can also opt for a deep tissue massage that works the deepest layers of the muscle and provides much-deserved relaxation.
Interested in chiropractic care? Dr. Theresa Osmer, Renew Mama’s onsite chiropractic and functional medicine physician, can adjust, use myofascial release, functional rehabilitation, and give nutritional advice.
If you need a break from the kiddos while enjoying a workout, then sign them up for one of Renew Mama’s awesome kids’ classes. Preschool yoga provides 3-6 hour imaginative yoga sequences, mindfulness, breath work, exercises, and relaxing savasana.
Or if you have an aspiring dancer in the family, have them try the New Ballet Class. Dancers 3-7 learn the basics of ballet in a fun and creative 60-minute time-frame. They’ll learn basic ballet positions, traveling ballet steps, and even have time for free dance.
Have your toddler get creative with a Renew Mama Art Class. In Toddler Art Class kiddos get to explore colors, tools, cause and effect, their senses and much more! They get messy and creative while experimenting with process-oriented art.
And, of course, Renew Mama offers child-care while you’re taking a class or if you need a break in the mama-lounge. The child-care room is spacious, clean, vibrant, and nurturing.
One of the most unique and integral parts of the Renew Mama Studio space is the Mama Lounge. If you need a place to work, mingle, network, or just take a nap, this is your spot. The decor is trendy, modern, and fun and there are so many perks. Enjoy wifi, coffee, tea, and surround yourself with mom bosses just like you! You definitely won’t want to leave and will feel so inspired by the creative community.
Events & Workshops
Renew Mama Studio is passionate about making sure you’re equipped to handle the challenges of parenting. From breastfeeding workshops to baby’s first foods, there are plenty of classes to help you understand the more complicated components of parenting. Here’s a link to upcoming classes and mama circles so you can share experiences, get sound advice, and find support in a safe and loving environment. https://renewmamastudio.com/events-workshops/
If you’re longing for some mama friends and an amazing place to break a sweat + enhance your family, wellness, and lifestyle, then stop by Renew Mama Studio and see for yourself why so many women absolutely love it. Check out the website, class schedule, and variety of reasonable packages or just bring the kids along and give it a try. It’s a wonderful community and truly a gem in Grand Rapids!
Phone Number: (616) 425-9642