Fit moms make happy families

. December 2, 2013.
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Being a mom is hard work. Just ask any mother chasing down a 3-year-old eager to escape taking a bath. It doesn’t hurt to have muscles. Vie Fitness & Spa offers moms and dads exercise for physical muscles to deal with whatever comes their way. In January, the spa will be opening a second location on Washtenaw at the Arbor Hills Crossing Shopping Center to join their popular downtown spot. “People say it’s a mile away from being a mom,” said spa co-owner Heather Dupuis. “It’s their oasis.” You can build up your mom muscles with pilates, yoga, boxer fitness, spinning and barre intensity classes. A personal trainer is also available. Dupuis knows all about the challenges faced by parents. “Having two children changed me,” said Dupuis, the mother of a 2 and 5-year-old. “I gained a lot of weight.” Sticking with her workout took it off. At Vie, you can take exercise to the wild side, with a pole dancing class. “A lot of people come to pull their sexy side out,” she said. There’s more to Vie than hard work. At the spa, visitors can enjoy a massage, pedicure, facial and other reviving treatments. They can also stop by the juice bar for a smoothie, salad, or energy boosting drink. Whether you drop in for a workout or a hot lava pedicure, your visit will have one big benefit. “You’ll feel stronger, more confident and better about yourself,” Dupuis says.

Vie Fitness & Spa. Downtown location: 209 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor. 734.665.2156. The new
location is opening in Arbor Hills Crossing Shopping Center, located on Washtenaw Avenue 
between Platt Road and Huron Parkway. www.viefit.com.