Embrace the Heat & Support the Community | MOM STRONG


MOM STRONG is Miami Mom Collective’s health and wellness initiative. We are excited to bring you monthly health and wellness events and digital content themes to help you grow in prioritizing yourself and your family wherever you are in your health and wellness journey!

We’ll be popping up at gyms, fitness studios, and green spaces all over town every month. Our 1st MOM STRONG event was March 13th at Lox Fitness, followed by Full Moon Yoga at Trump National Doral on April 6th, Infrared Cardio with Cosmo Contour on April 28th, Lit & Lean Silent Disco at The Gates Hotel on May 19th, VXN Dance Fitness with Cha Cha at Lincoln’s Beard Brewery on June 13th, and classes at Shake Backyard on July 24th.

Upcoming MOM STRONG Event

August 23 | Fitness Class at LOX Fitness at 6 PM

Image: Infographic for Miami Mom Collective Mom Strong event on August 23

Tickets are $10 per person, and you can purchase yours here. You won’t want to miss it!

This Month’s MOM STRONG Theme: Embracing the Heat, Eating Well & Supporting the Community

As the scorching summer heat takes over Miami, we’re here to help you make the most of this season while keeping your mind and body refreshed.

Get Outside & Enjoy Outdoor Activities

When the Miami sun is at its peak, the heat can make it challenging to engage in outdoor activities. However, with a little planning and some smart choices, you can still enjoy the great outdoors while staying cool.

Image: A group of women beat the heat and enjoy the summer weather at an outdoor gathering

Early Morning Beach Walks: Start your day by taking a relaxing stroll along the beach during the cooler hours of the morning.

Evening Paddle Boarding: Paddle boarding is not only a fantastic full-body workout but it also allows you to connect with nature.

Take a Walk Around Your Neighborhood: Go on a walk around your neighborhood during the late afternoon and evening hours to beat the heat.

Dive Into Water Sports: Whether it’s swimming, surfing, or jet skiing, water activities offer a fun way to beat the heat. Make sure to follow safety guidelines and wear appropriate gear to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Join Outdoor Fitness Classes: Look for classes that take place in shaded areas. These classes are a great way to connect with like-minded individuals and enjoy the support of exercising in a group.

Refreshing & Seasonal Healthy Recipes

Image: A fresh watermelon salad

Watermelon Salad
Infused Water

Minority Mental Health Awareness

Mental health knows no boundaries, yet it’s essential to acknowledge and address the specific challenges that Hispanics face. The Hispanic community faces unique challenges and barriers when it comes to mental health, including cultural stigma, language barriers, and limited access to culturally competent care. It is crucial that we raise awareness about these issues and foster a deeper understanding of the specific struggles faced by Hispanics in seeking and receiving mental health support.

Tips and Strategies for Maintaining Positive Mental Health: Tailored to the Needs of Hispanics

Embrace Cultural Identity: Connect with your roots and cultural heritage. Engaging in traditions, celebrating festivals, and connecting with your community can foster a sense of belonging.

Seek Culturally Sensitive Support: Mental health professionals who understand the unique experiences and challenges you face can provide help that aligns with your cultural background, language preferences, and values.

Build Strong Social Connections: Cultivate relationships with people who understand and support your cultural identity. These connections can provide a strong support system, offer a sense of belonging, and help you navigate challenges more effectively.

Address Stigma: Challenge the stigma surrounding mental health within your community. Engage in open conversations, share personal experiences, and educate others about the importance of seeking help when needed.

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Illiett Ojeda
Meet Illiett! Known to walk at the beat of her own drum. She strives for constant growth and isn’t afraid of the climb to achieve it. Illiett is an energetic and soul-spirited wife and mom to a supportive husband of 13 years and momma to a dynamic duo: Kash and Maui. This pair are collectively her tropical island and the proud owners of all her grey hairs (ha). Her children’s busy sports schedule has allowed her to master the very gracious bleacher hop which she wouldn’t trade for the world. Being a mom is just one of her many passion projects. When she is not working her corporate 9 to 5, she picks up her second wind and works on her side hustle. The need to have a creative outlet and a full calendar has always been something that drives her. Illiett has set out to use her past teaching and communications degrees - as well as her innate passion for inspiring to create connections through motivational speaking and DIY workshops. Her recent project of #Chasinbalance is a platform that allows her to empower and provide resources through Intentional Vision Board sessions, Wellness Retreats, DIY’s, and Fitness guidance. She invites you to follow along @illiett to experience the journey of balancing the unpredictable mom-preneur life.