Free Fun For Kids, Fitness For Mom

kidszone2Phia is now offering FREE child care during select classes. We have a separate, fully equipped fun child care room that has toys, activities, and wonderful staff. To sign you child up for childcare you can call or text Phia at (978)491-9112. In you message provide the child’s name, age, your name, and the date and time of the class you’d like childcare for. You will receive a text confirmation that your child has been signed up. All children must be signed up for child care 24 hours prior to Mom’s class time.

More about our child care policies and class descriptions at PHIAWOMENSCENTER.COM

Meet our child care staff:


Billi-Jo Todd

Billi-Jo is 33 years old and has been a professional nanny and babysitter for over 12 years. Billi-Jo is a grew up in Gloucester and she has cared for children ages 3 months to 14 years old. She enjoys arts and crafts, being outdoors, and playing sports. Billi-Jo is CPR certified and prides herself on being “kind, honest, trustworthy, and very reliable.”



Anna French

Anna is 33 years old and currently resides in Gloucester. She started babysitting when she was 14 years old. She has been professionally nannying for the past 13 years. She has training in CPR/First Aid. Anna went to school for communications but found her real passion was working with kids. For the past 13 years Anna has been fortunate to pursue a career working with kids of all ages and has loved every minute of it. She currently works for 4 families in the North Shore area.

Kid free fitness classes for Mom:

Tuesday evenings 5:30 – 6:30 pm – ZUMBA

Friday mornings 9:00 – 10:00 am – STRECH AND STRENGTHEN


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Classes & Events At Phia Women’s Center

It’s the perfect time of year to start a fitness journey. Our classes are for all levels of fitness. Our instructors offer modified movements as well as advanced options in all of our classes. Beach season is right around the corner!

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We are currently offering a 5 class punch card for our Zumba classes for only $50 with a sixth class for FREE. You can pay for a card on our website or at your first class.
More information at

Coming up at Phia:

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Kitten yoga $20 Saturday May 27th from 2:30 – 4:00
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Phia will also have a table at the 4th Annual Strawberry Festival. We will be offering special deals and will have a fun kid’s activity. Find more information here:
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‘Get Fit’ – Cape Ann Health Clubs and Personal Fitness Trainers

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Don’t know about you, but I LOVE exercising outdoors amid the natural beauty of Cape Ann. Generally Cape Ann seems to have ‘blue skies and sunshine,’ (at least in my mind, 🙂  but cooler, rainy days lead me to exercise indoors with a walk on the treadmill.

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You’ve Heard the Excuses – “To0 cold.” “Too snowy.” “Too rainy.” “Too Windy.” “Too Tired.” “Too Little Time….” Too Many Excuses… But with Exercise Being the #1 Prescription for Good Health, there’s NO Good Excuse, Except for ‘TOO Sick.’  When weather conditions are not the best for outdoor activities and if you don’t have home equipment, there are many health clubs right here on Cape Ann to choose from. Some may offer ‘drop in rates’ and ‘special discounts.’ Regular exercise can help reduce stress, boost immunity, improve mood, and keep you healthier!

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Here is a Sample of Health Clubs on Cape Ann – 

Group of Healthy People in the Fitness

Healthier at Any Age

Need Help Designing a Safe Fitness Routine? Want to take your fitness to the next level?  
Ask an Expert! Physical therapists, exercise physiologist, and professional fitness trainer can assist and guide you for a ‘safe and healthy’ exercise routine. (*Note: If you have not been exercising or have health issues, check with your physician prior to beginning an exercise routine.)
*Please Note: Some ‘confusion’ recently came to my attention about what these initials, acronyms, credentials mean – Personal Trainer (PT) or Certified Personal Trainer (‘CPT’) and Physical Therapist (P.T.) have very different backgrounds and training. Personal Trainers typically hold a certification from one of the below-mentioned fitness certification programs. A Physical Therapist on the other hand has advanced college and post-graduate studies, with a doctorate, ‘DPT’ now as the entry-level into this profession. An exercise physiologist (EP) also generally requires college study. An Exercise Physiologist is a person who generally has an academic degree in exercise physiology, or who is certified by practice exercise physiology (via the Exercise Physiologist Certified exam (EPC)), or who has a doctorate degree with an academic degree or emphasis in exercise physiology from an accredited college or university.  Be sure to check it out beforehand and know what those ‘letters’ mean!

Personal training

Personal Training

Personal Fitness Trainer – Here are the Top 5 National Fitness Certification Programs –

1. American Council on Exercise (ACE)
2. National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
3. International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
4. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
5. National Strength and Conditional Associations (NSCA)

Top 10 Fitness Training Certifications Listed on the Live Strong Website –

Indoors or Outdoors, the Key to Optimal Health is to Get Moving and ‘Get Fit!’ 

Exercise Makes Me Smile

Exercise Makes Me Smile

Enjoy these Personal Mantras/Positive Affirmations from Our ‘Motivation to Exercise’ Hypnosis Program –

” Exercise Energize.” “Exercise Makes Me Smile!” “Exercise Makes Me Feel Good!”   

* Note: If you have not been exercising or have health issues, check with your doctor first for safe exercise guidelines (an ‘exercise prescription’) before beginning a new exercise program.

Exercise safely, get fit, and enjoy greater levels of health and wellbeing.     ~ Karen Pischke, BSN, RN


~ Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™ Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit Find us on Facebook –


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