May's Motivating Mom of the Month

It's time to celebrate our next Motivating Mom of the Month! In her short time with FIT4MOM, you have seen this beautiful mama of two take control of her health and happiness and wow are we all impressed! Her dedication to her family and herself is truly remarkable! You are doing an amazing job, mama! Thank you for being part of our village and congratulations, Kristine!

Here is what our team has to say about Kristine:

"Kristine is committed to a healthy and strong lifestyle in motherhood. She continuously shows up ready to work and have fun with her littles. No matter what challenges may surface during class, she breaks through them physically or breaks out a prop to entertain her little. Her determination impacts anyone around her and allows them to break out do there comfort zones! What I love most is her ability to take a challenge and crush it"! - Instructor Colleen

"Crush the challenge Kristine! This mom knows how to show up and get down! Kristine is committed to every workout, pushing the limits, kicking it up, and getting down low! She's always got a smile on her face and a prop in her hand (insert stuffed animal, silly cup, or snack). Kristine's smile lets me know she is having a good time during our classes, and her growing strength and advancing fitness levels prove she's working hard all the while! Congratulations, mama...now give me 10 push-ups!" - Instructor Lisa

"Kristine is positive, fun and up beat. She is friendly with everyone and is always up for a challenge. I love how seriously she took fit4mom bingo! I always look forward to having Kristine in class or to working out next to her as she brings laughter and joy to every class". - Instructor Meghan

"Kristine is an inspirational example of doing what it takes to find the key to your happiness. I know that she was in need of a boost before coming to FIT4MOM and it has been my privilege and pleasure to watch her transform as a mom since joining Our Village. She has truly embraced all that FIT4MOM offers and it has made all the difference for her and her family. Kristine SHOWS UP!! She makes the most of every minute of every class by turning on her fierce work ethic, pushing herself to try those challenges, and showcasing her 100% dedication. We are so glad you are part of Our Village, Kristine, and are so excited to honor you as a Motivating Mom!! Way to go"!! - Instructor Sarah

Meet Kristine!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Josh, Brandon (almost 4), Kayla (2) and cats Mickey and Tigger.

2. What is/was your career?

I owned and operated a mobile pet grooming business for ten years before becoming a stay at home mom.

3. List 3 of your favorite things:

Besides FIT4MOM...I love family vacations to Florida, the ocean and spending time with animals.

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

He said, "I'm an amazing wife and mother, in addition to my steadfast commitment to accomplish anything I put my mind to".

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

I've been a member since July 2016 and its one of the best decisions that I've made after becoming a mom! I love that I can always look forward to a great workout, knowing that my kids can come with me and have fun too! The support of this group has been incredible. I love how we all motivate each other to work a little harder or run a little faster during class. The physical results that I have achieved with this group have definitely been rewarding, and the friends that I have made have been such a bonus.

6.What is your favorite class exercise?

I've really started to enjoy running since I began training with Run Club!

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

How much love I can feel for two little and how quickly time goes by.

8. What is your proudest mommy moment so far?

Watching them laugh and play together. Also, when Brandon looks out for his little sister or teaches her something new.

9.Any advice for other moms out there?

Taking time for yourself is so important. I try to have my coffee and stretch with my favorite music before anyone gets out of bed in the morning. I'm always grateful for that quiet "me time" before a busy day.

Thank you Kristine for sharing more about yourself and your love for everything FIT4MOM! You are truly an inspiration and we are so excited to continue to support you in your parenting adventure!