As all moms can attest, it is very difficult to take time for ourselves…between work, appointments, groceries, daycare, entertaining the kids, cooking etc… it’s no surprise that moms end up burning out or freaking out! Which I sort of did… since I started ChicpeaJC I haven’t really taken any time for myself and I recently almost lost it! I knew it was time to take a day to recharge. The thing is I didn’t want to travel or spend too much money… so where could I have a relaxing day locally without breaking the bank? The answer was a just a few blocks away, Base!!
Base has everything I would need for a day of relaxation; a good workout, a yoga class, a steam and sauna room and most importantly a relaxing massage. I decided to take a stay cation at Base!
I started my day with a light workout to get my heart pumping. It was a cold and dreary day so I opted for an indoor run. I am normally not a huge fan of running on a treadmill like a hamster but Base has treadmills equipped with all sorts of entertainment, including the web!!
I was actually able to catch up on ChicpeaJC! I know it’s crazy and a touch narcissistic, but I am so all over the place that I never get a chance to actually read my posts after they are published and actually enjoy them. I also caught up on some Kardashian episodes (pre-nude Kim K pics) and ended up burning a few hundred calories without even noticing. #boom
Right after my treadmill workout, I cooled off with a cold eucalyptus smelling towel, #perfection. These small little touches make a HUGE difference in the gym experience. I loved it.
After my treadmill workout I got a little motivation and decided to lift some weights… or more like check out the hotties working out…. Well hello there. #mommyfunday
After a great workout it was time to get in touch with my zen side. I took a 12pm yoga class with Hector and loved every second.
The class was great, it was challenging yet very relaxing! Hector kicked my butt but he definitely got me into the zen zone. In the final “savasana” (corpse pose) I felt so calm and relaxed and I think I might of passed out for a few minutes.
After a strenuous workout and yoga class I was ready to get my eat on but wanted something light and healthy. I grabbed a sandwich and a cold-pressed juice for lunch. Base Bar also has wifi so I took the time to surf the web for pleasure and not for work which was fun! Base bar is full of delicious healthy treats, which is super convenient for those on the go who want something healthy right after a workout.
After lunch I saw the trainers where having a little team meeting so I decided to crash and takes some pictures. What I love about Base is that it’s not just a gym, it’s a small community. Everyone supports each other and the trainers are really invested in their clients. It’s a very welcoming environment that is conducive to wanting you to come back and work out. We all know going to the gym can be a drag, but if there are people there for you that want you to reach your goals you are more likely to stick to your plan.
Base recently opened “Base Body” where they offer various massage services. When I found out it was only 49$ for a massage I nearly flipped! It’s such a good deal. Think about it, if you spend 4 dollars a day for coffee then you can buy yourself a full hour of a luxurious massage every once in a while. We all need to take care of ourselves and a massage is a great way to rejuvenate. For the stay at home parents, it’s important to note that Base has a day care center so you can drop off your little one while you take time for yourself! Base Body is also open to non members and you can use the club for the day. Get in there, you deserve it!
The massage was so good, my therapist really covered every aching muscle in my body, even my butt got some attention. Hey now, if you squat then your glutes also need attention!! Thumbs up.
After my massage it was time to go, but instead of rushing out I decided to stick around and use the facilities at Base. Drum roll please…. They have a Steam and Sauna room!! It was the perfect ending to an amazing day. My skin was looking radiant and I totally lost 2 lbs in water weight.
My skin is glowing!
I had the best day ever! I left feeling recharged, rejuvenated, skinny and shinny. I am ready for you Jersey City! Bring it.