Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre Instructor
FIT4MOM changed my life as a mom.
As a new mother, I was struggling with the physical and emotional effects of a traumatic labor and delivery, then shakily started navigating the care of a newborn. I felt alone and yearned to connect with other mothers and children.
Enter FIT4MOM!!! I had heard about stroller workouts through word of mouth and decided I needed to check it out. I brought my daughter Lucy (then 8 months) to class and it exceeded my expectations. Everything about my experience was so extremely positive! I had never felt so welcome, supported and understood as a new mom as I did that day. And the workout was intense!I felt energized, strong, and I loved that it was tailored to my postnatal body.
Fast forward a year and I was pregnant again with my second baby! It was very exciting for me to be able to teach and take Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre classes while pregnant and it had a huge impact on my health and energy. I credit my very successful and empowering birth experience with my son Anthony to how FIT4MOM classes prepared my body.
After only one month of taking classes, I was deeply inspired to start teaching Stroller Strides and join the FIT4MOM team as an instructor. As an elementary special education teacher for almost 10 years prior to having children, I was thrilled to be able to meld my passions for teaching, fitness, and motherhood by becoming a FIT4MOM instructor.
Very soon after beginning to teach Stroller Strides, I got certified in Stroller Barre, which has allowed me to incorporate my love of Pilates, yoga, dance, and other mind-body disciplines into my classes. In addition to my FIT4MOM certifications, I hold a national certification as an AFAA Group Exercise Instructor and am a First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
FIT4MOM is a gem. I love being part of this team because I am able to share the positive experience I have had here with other moms who may need a boost, are looking for a workout that fits their new lifestyle, or just want to have fun and feel great!