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No Excuse Mom | August 21, 2014

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The No Excuse Mom Group is a premier project funded under the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Fitness Without Borders. NEM is a group of moms focused on growing healthily, connecting our community, leading our youth and supporting each other. We have free workout locations throughout the world, which you can find here.

Our History: The No Excuse Mom movement was founded by Maria Kang. When she created her 2013 No Excuse Program, long-time fitness enthusiast, new mother (they gave birth on the same day) and friend, Lori-Anne Hare requested to start a private, online support group utilizing the “No Excuse”name. Maria agreed and the group grew to thousands of members in a few months. Together they witnessed the group connect deeply on success stories, recipe tips, exercise advice, budgeting ideas, venting sessions and holiday hiccups. It didn’t take long to see the unique energy that flowed from the group’s online presence.

In September 2013, Maria was inspired by a remark made by one of the group members, Shannon Link, to create a “No Excuse Mom Swimsuit Calendar” to give the traditional Sports Illustrated Calendar (as she says) a run for their money! That comment planted a seed in Maria’s brain and she quickly went to work to create a 12-week transformation mom swimsuit contest that ended on Thanksgiving. The calendar, along with Maria’s background in creating programs via her nonprofit, Fitness without Borders, and her free mom-me fitness group in Elk Grove gave way for national expansion.

We are moms, just like you. We have life, stress, work, playtime with our kids, responsibilities and obligations. We struggle making time for workouts, accidently eat the cookie dough or splurge on a glass of wine. That’s life. And that’s completely okay. What I’ve learned is most important in the pursuit of becoming a no excuse mom is the ability to balance these life stresses with the pursuit of health and fitness.

We are here to guide moms on a journey to find health for themselves and, therefore, for their families. We believe that health starts in the home. ‘Mom’ is an example for the family, whether she knows it or not. Her husband and kids see the way she lives and she can pass on a legacy of health.

Our goal is to encourage health, friendship and community. We believe strongly that health starts at home and begins with parents as a child’s first role model. Most of all, we believe in the importance of prioritizing your personal health. Despite the stress, fatigue and chaos in a mom’s day – we believe that you should make NO EXCUSES for not prioritizing your health.

We will provide you with knowledge, tools and inspiration to find what healthy means for you and your family. We are the guide on this journey. You will get workouts, healthy eating information, plus a healthy dose of motivation from our website. We will help you connect with other moms and know that you are not alone in your struggles.

We are all in this together.

Join us in the No Excuse Mom movement that is sweeping the world!