A catchy name will take you far. The web site Tight Pod With A Pod first caught my eye on Facebook with a small ad on the right-hand column. It took me a second to ponder their name before checking out the FB fan page. I was hooked from the start. A site that boasts "fitness tips and healthy bits for moms by moms" with a clean, modern palate will win my heart any day. Not to mention a easy-to-browse M- F daily newsletter that made my mouth water with a recipe for banana chocolate chip cookies.
TBWAP first launched in April 2010. One of my favorite aspects is You Tube workout videos customized to where you are at in your mommy-hood stage (1 Trimester, 2nd Trimester, 3rd Trimester, Post-Natal, and Active Moms) and with a focus on arms, legs, butt, and core. The videos are easy to follow and get your workouts going. I am a self-proclaimed workout-dvd-junkie, so yes, I most definitely love instant access to quick and easy workouts!
Dig into TBWL's email interview with TBWAP:
How has TBWAP evolved since inception, and how does TBWAP plan to evolve? The fundamentals of how the site should look and what it should deliver on a daily basis has virtually stayed the same. In a bigger picture, TBWAP will be joining forces with its “big sister” company, Tiny Massive (tinymassive.com), to work on incorporating a shopping comparison site for baby registries. Our goal is to make TBWAP a one-stop shop for both expecting moms and seasoned moms alike.
How does TBWAP decide their editorial calendar/features? We have a round-table discussion once a month where everyone brings topics to the table. These topics are based on: current affairs, magazine clippings, anything and everything that relates to women, moms and kids. It also depends on the month and upcoming holidays and events.
How can TBWAP help busy moms? We are a quick, easy read on a variety of topics. Our on-the-go workouts and fitness ideas help moms who have little time to head over to the gym or pick up the latest fitness craze. We are busy moms too and hope to motivate these moms with our experience, advice, and what we can do for them!
What is the one thing that TBWAP will NEVER write about? And what is the one thing that TBWAP gets the most excited about featuring? We never touch upon political or religious views. Everyone has the right to their opinion, and we respect that by being non-biased. We are here to educate women on all various options by presenting facts and steering clear of judgment. If we happen to feature a topic that is controversial for some reason, we will always try to remain neutral and show all sides.
If TBWAP could serve up one key piece of advice for new moms, what would it be? As a mom your day never seems to slow down. Make sure you find time daily or weekly to take care of yourself. Work on instilling a healthy lifestyle from the get-go for you and your family; this will help you maintain good health and energy to chase your toddler around later on.
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Thank you Diana and TBWAP! Can't wait for my next newsletter. Please check out their site and sign up for your newsletter as well.