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January 2018's Motivating Mom of the Month

A new year for us here at FIT4MOM SE FAIRFIELD COUNTY comes with tons of excitement as we have a whole new round of amazing mamas to recognize and celebrate! Our newest Motivating Mom of the Month is truly one resilient mama who works hard every day at class, has such a kind heart and rolls with the trials and tribulations of motherhood. She can often be seen taking up her cardio bursts and transition runs or down on the ground soaking up her one on one time with her sweet baby girl after class. This month we are highlighting Mary Simone. Here is what our instructor team has to say about Mary:

"What a pleasure it has been to have Mary with us so often during her year off with sweet Lily! Mary comes to every class ready for action. She is dedicated and hard working. Mary makes her workout the priority while she’s at class and happily connects with other moms in the process. As a veteran mom, our new moms look up to her, and what a great role model!! Mary is calm and collected. She takes motherhood in stride and focuses on the big picture. What a truly Motivating Mom to honor as our first of 2018! We are so fortunate to have you with us, Mary"! - Instructor Sarah

"It’s so wonderful to be honoring Mary as our first motivating mama of 2018! Mary’s enthusiasm to come to class with Lily while she is on her leave is clear and during the nicer weather, she was often at the park warming up with a walk or run before class even began! As a mom of 2, Mary has a wealth of knowledge to share and is not afraid to keep it real. Her welcoming personality and the effort she puts into each of her workouts are just a few reasons why we are so lucky to have Mary as part of our village! Congratulations Mary"! - Instructor Carolyn

"Mary is a rockstar! I will never forget after giving birth to Lily Mary coming early to class to gets run in bc she was training for a 5k! She truly is such a sweetheart who is a dedicated to motherhood and UPS and downs that come with it. She is always there to push someone through on a tough day and she is there to push you when you are feeling good. I love how much have gotten to know Mary on this journey and am so happy to have her here on her year off"! - Instructor Colleen

"Mary brings such positive energy and enthusiasm to each fit4mom class! You can see it in her dedication to her workouts and in the way that she relates to her fellow Moms. She has so much knowledge about parenting to share and is always happy to chat and listen"! - Instructor Meghan

"I just love Mary’s dedication. Seeing her show up with her new little several times a week, giving it her all each day, is so inspiring. So proud of all you are doing Mary, Congratulations"! - Instructor Kat

"What an honor to recognize Mary as this month’s motivating Mom! This no-nonsense mama is one who knows how to make the most of her time at class, jumping into every exercise with full force then savoring time with fellow mamas and babies once the work is done! Mary has such a positive attitude toward motherhood and life in general and is such an admired pillar in our village. Congratulations on a well deserved title, motivating Mary"! - Instructor Lisa

More about Mary:

1. Who are the members of your family?

Luke, Lily, Dan (husband) and Scarlet (pup)

2. What is/was your career?

Guidance counselor

3. List 3 of your favorite things:

Exercising, the beach, hanging with my family

4. What would your partner say is your best quality?

That I’m a great teammate and do an excellent job handling the kids, and the crazy dog .

5. How long have you been a member of FIT4MOM Southeast Fairfield County, and what has it done for you??

3 1/2 Years !

Helped me to get back in shape after both of my kids were born. Made Some life long friends for both myself and my kiddos.

6.What is your favorite class exercise?

Stroller Barre (and outside of class spinning)

7. What is something that has surprised you about motherhood?

How much harder it was having two kids and how amazing it was at the same time. As well as how many real great friends I have made along the way.

8. What is your proudest mommy moment so far?

Making it to the hospital in time to have Lily with out getting into an accident.

9.Any advice for other moms out there?

Try not to think too much and laugh a lot. It’s the only thing that will get you through.

Thank you Mary for being part of Our Village! It has been a true honor to watch you grow as a mom and see your beautiful family grow as well! Ladies, if you haven't had a chance to hear Mary's birth story, seek her out at class one day! It's truly a pretty crazy one! We love you Mary!