News

Strategic Partner Spotlight: Mom in Balance

Mom in Balance Profile PhotoMom in Balance Tokyo has been around for nearly two years now and surely quite a few of you have heard about it, if not joined our outdoor workouts at some point. Recently, Tanja Kinnen and Julie Mangen took over from Pauline Havens (who left for Singapore) determined to keep Mom in Balance Tokyo going.

Who are we? A little introduction…

Julie Mangen is a physiotherapist from Luxembourg who moved to Tokyo last September. She has two boys and loves being outdoors and spending quality time with family and friends. Her favorite sports are horseback riding and martial arts and of course also Mom in Balance workouts.

Tanja Kinnen is a former communications and marketing professional, also from Luxembourg and has been in Tokyo for over 2 years. She has a 7 month old daughter. She loves outdoor activities, sports, traveling as well as spending time with family and friends. Her favorite sports include hiking, climbing, swimming and Mom in Balance workouts, who would have guessed!

Together with our trainer, Olga Grant, we currently offer 7 workouts per week in 3 different locations: Tokyo Midtown Park, Futako-Tamagawa and Yoyogi Park. Find the complete schedule here.

What are the Mom in Balance workouts like?

Mom in Balance offers three types of workouts:

  • MPower – a total body workout for all women who want to be fit and in shape
  • Pregnant – workouts for all moms to be, and
  • Back in Shape – a postpartum recovery workout.

The workouts are all held outdoors year round and can attend regardless of your sports background or physical fitness. They are designed by a professional team and adapted to all levels, so everyone can join!

The workouts are a combination of strength exercises, cardio and relaxation and are adapted according to the participants: more challenging for the MPower ladies, completely safe and focused on maintaining the fitness for pregnant women, and working on the recovery after birth for the Back in Shape women. The workouts have been designed in collaboration with gynecologists and pelvic floor specialists and are specially tailored for the pregnant, recovering and fit body. On top of that, you get to train with like-minded women and can exchange experiences about the challenges of finding the right balance between family, friends, work and your full agenda.

Our mission really is to support women in feeling physically and mentally strong, building up a sports routine in their daily lives and finding the right balance between family, friends and work. We thus aim to offer more than just a workout and that’s why organise nights out, coffee get togethers and even have a babysitter during our weekday workouts (for a small contribution of 500¥ per child), so that the participants can fully enjoy their workout without worrying about their little one.

We look forward to welcoming you at one of our workouts and please get in touch via tokyo@mominbalance.com if you have any questions!

News

Upcoming Fall 2018 Community Service Events

With the changing of the leaves comes many opportunities to support various NGOs and their efforts. Take a look at the events below and reach out to the organizations through the contact information provided if you’re interested in lending a helping hand! The Big Draw Festival 2018 The world’s largest cross-cultural drawing festival, led by […]

Published on 15th October 2018

Recap: WSC — Creating Your Story & Brand with the Help of Masterminding Groups

“A brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.” – Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon For the 2018-2019 season, Women’s Startup Club focuses on helping you create YOUR story and brand, kicking off the season with Masterminding—Supporting Your Success. Thirty women from diverse career backgrounds, a wide variety of […]

Published on 7th October 2018

October 2018 Sponsor Offers & Member News

Check out the latest offers and opportunities from our Sponsors and other FEW Community Events here! Our Sponsors are committed to bringing the best services and products to FEW members. Visit our Sponsors page to learn more about all of FEW’s Sponsors, who not only support FEW’s activities but also provide professional and personal services benefiting […]

Published on 30th September 2018

September Monthly Meeting Recap – Rina Bovrisse

From Prada Epicenter to Court Battle…and How She Persists Rina Bovrisse, a former fashion industry leader who sued her employer – Prada Japan – for discrimination and sexual harassment in 2009 and, eventually, lost her fashion career due that suit, shared her inspiring journey at the FEW Monthly Meeting in September. Now running her own […]

Published on 26th September 2018

July Monthly Meeting Recap – Ama Divers

Living at the pace of the ocean In July, FEW welcomed professor Anne McDonald from Sophia University to share the stories of Ama divers, female free divers of Japan, during the Monthly Meeting. McDonald has been researching the Ama communities by interviewing the members and taking part in their daily life – even diving into […]

Published on 26th September 2018