Edan Gelt Launches Fitness Blog to Review Fitness and Yoga Studios

Edan Joy Gelt, an ordinary, 40+ year-old mom of two, recently launched the blog www.edajoygelt.com and the Joy of Fitness Facebook page. Edan Joy’s first mission of the platform is to visit 30 studios in 30 days. Her goal is to attend a diverse group of classes and live to blog about it.

Edan Joy discovered the therapeutic effect of exercise when her 4.5-year-old daughter Kennedy was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012. Instead of being subscribed medication for her depression-like symptoms, she turned to fitness activities, such as boxing, yoga and cross training to help her through. Gelt’s daughter Kennedy beat the disease and is now a thriving 9-year old. The impact of fitness on Edan Joy’s life has persevered.

“Through the darkest period of my life, fitness was my crutch — some experiences better than others,” Gelt shares. “Instead of heading out for a girl’s night to drink away my angst, I gathered friends and neighbors, sometimes up to 8 of us, to take a fitness class. It really got me through it all.”

Gelt is experimenting with classes close to her Palatine home and has already blogged about Flo Fitness in Palatine, Studio Phoenix Pole Dancing in Arlington Heights, Bikram Yoga in Rolling Meadows, Bright Blue Sage Yoga in Buffalo Grove, and Pinot and PiYo at the Lynfred Winery in Roselle. She’s also visited Orange Theory in Glenview but is most excited about taking a Jazzercize or Barre class.

“The experience so far has been amazing,” Gelt said. “The studio owners have been welcoming and the opportunity to try different genres of fitness has been eye opening.” This blog, designed for fellow busy moms and anyone looking to incorporate fitness into their daily routine but is afraid to try something new, provides a unique perspective on local offerings as well as what it feels like to always be the new person in class.

Follow the local fitness blogger mom at www.edanjoygelt.com or at Joy of Fitness on Facebook. Edan Joy Gelt is sponsored by Trainer.ly, a local start-up fitness platform that offers last-minute classes for up to 50% off. Last-minute classes for most of the studios she reviews can be found on trainer.ly. To invite Edan to a class at your favorite studio, email her at edan@trainer.ly

About Joy of Fitness

It’s fab to be 40 when this mom of two tries fun — and sometimes insane — classes at local fitness studios and lives to tell the story. Inspired by hot moms everywhere!

Edan Joy Gelt is living her best life and blogging about it. Join Edan Joy as she kickboxes, jump ropes, pole dances, runs, cycles, squats, stretches, hydrates and puts her muscles to the test at every working class she can get into. Edan Joy’s fitness regime is fueled by trainer.ly, which offers last-minute workout classes for up to 50% off.

Ready the latest blog post: http://www.edanjoygelt.com.

Keep in touch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edanjoyfitness/.

Originally published at patch.com