It's not just a workout for Mom, it's an enriching experience for Baby.
Finding tummy time exercises for your baby can be a challenge...as a new mom you know how hard it is to get a baby to enjoy its tummy time.
In the Happy Baby Workout new mom fitness program we offer lots of tummy time ideas as we incorporate it into the workout. Several of the Happy Baby mom and baby exercises give your baby the tummy time he needs to grow strong.
The Happy Baby Workout was developed by the sister power team duo of Fitness Expert, Dulcinea Lee Hellings, and Early Childhood Educator, Andrea Vickers.
BIO: I have been actively involved in the fitness industry for more than 20 years. I started teaching Group Fitness classes in College at Penn State: Hi/Lo Impact, Step Aerobics, Power Training, Freestyle Jump-rope, Kickboxing, and more. When I moved to Los Angeles in 2000 I started Personal Training as a second job at Bally Total Fitness. I graduated on top of the Bally’s PT Fundamentals class, but quickly outgrew the gym trainer atmosphere. I continued to work for Bally’s in their Group Exercise department leading fitness classes, but decided to take my Personal Training outside of the gym and start my own business. My training company, A-List Fit, was born in 2002 with the slogan “You are a star, fit the part!” As my reputation for quality training grew so did my client base; and I gave up my “regular” day time office job to focus on the world of fitness. I got truly immersed in the exercise culture by attending Fitness Conventions, Trainer Workshops, studying exercise DVD’s, working with my own Personal Trainer, reading Trainer Handbooks, and researching exercises online just so that I could be the best Trainer possible.
In July of 2003 I entered and took fourth place in Ms. Fitness Hollywood competition, about the same time A-List Fit started booming with business. To fill the demand of A-List clients I reached out to other trainers I had worked with at Bally’s or knew otherwise and started sub-contracting business through my network of “Quality Personal Trainers.” In July of 2004 I attended the IDEA Fit World Trainer Conference in San Diego and learned about Fitness Boot Camps. I was so intrigued by the idea of taking group fitness outside with little to no equipment that I decided to launch my own Boot Camp in Los Angeles as soon as I returned from the seminar. In September of 2004 Boot Camp “Morning Crunch” was born in Hollywood with just one class time that I led from 6-7am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Word of the program spread quickly through LA and sooner than later I called upon my Quality Trainers to open other locations around the LA Metro. Today we have 12 locations around Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and SoCal beach areas with multiple morning class times at each location, evening Boot Camps, Monday-Friday classes, Weekend Warrior Boot Camp Special events, Boot Camp fitness retreats, and free group hiking events. We have been the #1 rated Los Angeles Boot Camp for the last 4 years.
Today I am working on a number of other fitness related projects. Of course I am doing the Real Hollywood Trainer show for you on Youtube. Plus Fit Squad LA all women's workout club. In addition, I am working with my sister on Happy Baby Enterprise which focuses on fitness for moms and their babies or children. As always, I manage all the business affairs and PR for Boot Camp Morning Crunch.
BIO: I graduated from Juniata College in 1996 with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Business Management. My degree included courses focused specifically on early childhood and infant development where I became fascinated about the first formative years of brain development. These studies led to a passion for educating parents and working with children to make the most of these formative years and give each child the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Upon graduating I went to work at a private pre-school teaching 3-4 year olds in addition to using my business degree in the banking industry. In 2000 my husband and I made a move to Texas where I went to work as a Kindergarten teacher for the Houston Independent School District (HISD). There I was nominated for teacher of the year three times, was the lead teacher of our early childhood team and was honored to be a part of the HISD early childhood curriculum planning committee.
In 2005 my husband and I were thrilled to find out we were pregnant with our first child. When Emma was born I took on one of my most challenging rolls; a stay at home mom. I immediately put into practice all I had learned on the theories of infant development. We joined a Mom's group at the West Houston Hospital and inspired by Emma's behavior and advanced development the Hospital asked me to be a recurring speaker teaching sign language and the importance of communication and bonding between parent and child. In 2009, I was once again blessed to find out I was expecting and in November we welcomed our son Gary into the world. I am now the proud mother of 2. The practical experience of being a mother coupled with my education in childhood development has taught me that the health and well being of the mother is linked to the health and development of the baby. This knowledge led to my involvement in Happy Baby Workout. I am truly excited about this program and the positive impact it is going to have on mothers and babies everywhere.