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June 2018's Motivating Mom of the Month

We are so excited to announce our Motivating Mom of the Month for June! This mama is an incredible example of hard work, creativity, dedication, kindness and so much more. You can see her always giving 110% percent to both her workouts and girls and then 110% to Our Village as she is one of our Play Group Captains! This month , we are proudly celebrating YOU, Emaly Matazzo!!

Here's what our instructor team has to say about Emaly:

"How exciting for us to honor Emaly this month!! Emaly joined FIT4MOM and immediately jumped on board all our community has to offer. Emaly is friendly, caring, and down to Earth. No task is too difficult for her and she readily offers to help others in any way she can, whether it be in or outside of class. It is always so heartwarming to see how much Emaly loves to engage with her little ones during class with tickles, hugs, snacks, as well as extending that joy to others by running great playgroups after class. Emaly has also been able to connect with our moms through her love of running. Her many accomplishments are so inspiring, and we all admire her strength, focus, and drive to achieve personal goals. It has been a pleasure and privilege to see Emaly and her family become such special and active members of Our Village! Emaly, thank you for motivating us to be great moms!! We love you"!! - Instructor Sarah

"It’s so wonderful to be honoring Emaly as this month’s motivating mama! Emaly is such a special part of Our Village and her kind-hearted and helpful nature shine through in her role as one of our playgroup captains. Anyone who watches Emaly during class can easily see that she is one hard working mama. She is so dedicated to her girls; I especially remember when they were younger how she would do squats in front of their stroller during class so she could feed them their snacks. But Emaly knows how to power through a workout too, and not without having some fun. If you work out next to her at a body back boost class you might hear her softly humming or singing along to the music during class, something that takes an extra level of heart and drive during a tough workout. It just goes to show that Emaly is truly deserving of this recognition! Congratulations Emaly, we’re so lucky to have you as part of Our Village"! - Instructor Carolyn

"When a mom can have as much heart as she does hustle, you know she’s motivating! Our beloved playgroup captain, marathon runner, committed strider, and devoted wife and mother is so deserving of this recognition. Emaly is one of the kindest mamas I know; at the forefront of my mind are the countless number of times she’s reached out to help with words of wisdom, a diaper and wipes, or a meal delivery! She is such a thoughtful, creative mama and we are so very lucky to call her ours! In class, Emaly pushes full force with her two beauties in tow, passing snacks and sharing smiles, even while giving her all to her workout. What a true honor it was to run alongside Emaly in her first race with a double stroller a few weeks ago, cheering her on as she crossed the finish line with her daughters! So proud and so deserving is this mama and I am so excited to honor her as our Motivating Mama this month"! - Instructor Lisa

"Emaly is such an incredible woman and we are so lucky to have her in Our Village. Emaly is a rockstars mom to two beautiful daughters. Recently, I got to watch Emaly (who is a long distance runner) finish her first race with her girls. The pride on her daughters face was incredible. She continuously sets up engaging playgroups that our little love. She is so deserving of this honor and I'm so glad she is able to be recognized'! - Instructor Colleen

"It is a joy to honor Emaly this month! Emaly is inspirational to those around her, challenging her self during class and with her running outside of FIT4MOM as well as her love and dedication to her two girls! Emaly is friendly, open to sharing parenting advice, and supportive of everyone around her. She also comes up with fun, engaging and creative play group ideas every week! I always look forward to having Emaly's uplifting presence in my class or to working out alongside of her. Congratulations Emaly you are truly a motivating mom"! - Instructor Meg

Meet Emaly:

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husbad Vincent and oldest Elaria 4.5 and youngest Alena 20 months.

2. What is/was your career?

I am a dental hygienist for 11 years now and love it. I work part time in Milford

3. Name 3 of your favorite things.

My 3 favorite things are spending time with my family, shopping (hehe) and running.

4. What would your husband is your best quality?

Being a mom & putting them first.

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

I think I’ve been a member of FIT4MOM for a little over a year. It has motivate me in so many different ways! It pushes me to be better mom by seeing all the amazing moms. It has made me be more creative by doing playgroups. Not to mention it helped me lose my baby weight so much faster this time around !

6 What is your favorite exercise to do in class?

Favorite class exercise would have to be planks and plank variations.

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

The most surprising thing about motherhood would be how much love I have for these girls! I was so nervous to have a second thinking i just couldn’t love another but I do!!

8. What is your proudest mommy moment so far?

Proudest mommy moment would have to be seeing Elaria meet Alena. It made my heart beam with love and I was so amazed that we made these girls.

9.Any advice for other mamas out there?

My advice would have to be stay strong lol! It’s hard to do when Elaria asks the same question 10x haha!! And Alena loves to say NO lol.

Thank you Emaly for being such a positive and loving force in Our Village! You are so loved!! Mamas, if you haven't had a chance to meet Emaly, seek her out at your next class! She is a wealth of knowledge and love!! xoxo