WTHR Health & Fitness Expo: Fun at the Fairgrounds

With as much as I’m writing about health & fitness, you’d think I’m turning into some kind of nut. Don’t worry though- I’m writing this while eating cold pizza. Today I had the opportunity to attend the WTHR Health & Fitness Expo, and the whole family had an amazing time.

If you’re not going with kids, I think you’ll find plenty of interesting displays and interesting vendors. There are nursing companies, chiropractors, fitness gear and events, and so much more.

If you’re bringing kids, you want to make sure you hit all of the highlights that are there just for them. Let’s put it this way- we were there for three hours, and we didn’t event get to the Kidszone, that’s how much there is to do. 

We rode stationary bikes, played tennis, did a Play 60 Colts obstacle course and so much more. We watched an amazing demonstration by the USA Gymnastics Trampoline team (WOW. Just wow), did an Indiana State Police obstacle course, and so much more. I even met a podiatrist who was kind enough to look at my ankle.

The Expo is open tomorrow as well, from 10am -5pm at the Indiana  State Fairgrounds. It’s a fun day for the whole family, be sure to wear your sneakers, and maybe even workout gear! Free tickets are available with the promo code HEALTH. Have fun!

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Frozen: Icy Fun for the Whole Family

I am forty years old and I still get excited by the idea of new Disney movie. It’s true. I clapped my hands when I saw the invitation to attend a screening Monday night for the new movie Frozen, and marked it on my calendar immediately. I also didn’t tell the kids we were going until we sat down to dinner that night. A new movie on a Monday night? What’s more fun than that??

Frozen tells the tale of two sisters who used to be close but grew apart. There’s a touch of magic, a lot of laughs, and some not-so-nice bad guys. When Queen Elsa and her sister, Princess Anna, have an emotional argument, it sets off a chain of events that leaves the world, you guessed it, frozen.


Anna journeys to find her sister, and meets a nice boy and his reindeer along the way. In their adventures, they meet Olaf, the talking snowman and official side kick of this movie (think Sebastian, Zazu, etc). The kids LOVED Olaf, and days later, they are quoting him.


This story line, much like Brave, varies from the traditional “lady in distress meets a prince” plot, and instead focuses on the relationship between the two sisters. Anna’s unconditional love to Elsa shines through, and it’s a good message for anyone about loyalty.

All four of us enjoyed this movie- the music is great, the scenery breath-taking, and there are enough plot twists to keep the grown ups guessing. There are a few scenes with a snow monster that are a little intense, but the scenes don’t last long.

Do you think you’ll head out to see Frozen this winter?

Disclosure: My family was invited to the screening for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

Bounce U is Open in Fishers {with Giveaway}

Edited: This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been notified! Thanks for playing!

Last week we had a giveaway for grown ups to kick off summer- this week, there’s one that ‘s more for the kids!

Bounce U has reopened in Fishers, and their open bounce sessions are out of this world!

The kids and I stopped in afterschool for an open bounce session, and bounce we did. Yes- I said we! They hooked me up with some happy socks (available for purchase if you forget yours at home), and all three of us had a blast. Kids need to be 34″ to bounce, but there’s no upper limit, meaning the whole family can bounce together. If you have small-fry with you, there are soft-mat areas for mobile babies and toddlers in both stadiums.

bounce U

Bounce U’s open bounce sessions run for two hours each, and the kids did not stop moving the entire time. Their energetic staff not only supervises the open bounce, they also interact with the kids. By rotating through the two stadiums, the kids were happy and on the move  for 120 minutes straight. I bounced along with them for awhile, and then had a seat in their parent’s area.

This summer, Bounce U not only offers multiple open bounce sessions each week, they are also offering a summer camp called “Create and Bounce”, that will appeal to the active and artistic. They also offer the occasional Parents Night Out, which lets the kids bounce for four hours on a Saturday night (how brilliant is that? seriously!).

They are also offering a Summer Bounce Passport, which grants admission to one child for unlimited open bounce sessions now through Labor Day. The pass is $79, and will ensure a summer full of active fun.

Have a birthday party coming up? Bounce U offers private parties (your party doesn’t share the inflatables with any other group during your bounce time) and takes care of all of the details, down to keeping track of the birthday child’s presents.



Want to win a Summer Bounce Passport, good for one admission to open bounce sessions all summer long? Leave a comment below, telling me something about your summer plans. I will pick a winner on Friday, May 24th, around 9pm. The winner will have 24 hours to get back to me, after which I will pick a new winner if there’s no response.

There are 3 additional ways to enter:

1) Follow me (@gotchababy) on Twitter and leave a comment telling me you did.

2) Follow Bounce U (@bounceufishers) on Twitter and leave a comment telling me you did

3) Like the Bounce U of Fishers facebook page  and leave a comment telling me you did

Good luck, and keep bouncing!