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October 2018's Motivating Mom of the Month

It's time to celebrate another one of our moms in Our Village! October's Motivating Mom is focused, she is genuine, she is patient, she is INCREDIBLY hard working and we are so happy she has made FIT4MOM part of regular routine! This month, we are celebrating the fabulous Nicky Cornell! Congratulations, Nicky!!

Here is what our instructor team has to say about Nicky:

"Nicky joined FIT4MOM and has never looked back- and we have never stopped looking forward to all her amazing achievements! Nicky is one of the most focused, intentional, exacting moms I have ever seen in class. She knows what her objective is and she pushes herself to achieve it. Nicky is also a wonderful example for all our mamas whose babies may start out a little fussy in the stroller. Sweet Ana might have started out showing her mama she was less enthused, but this did not last because of Nicky. She figured out what Ana needed, sung and did finger plays, and got interactive with her after class on the playground. Nicky's devotion to Ana and her family, as well as her love of self care through fitness, are a true inspiration. Nicky, each and every class you are there, giving 110%, showing us all that it IS possible for a busy mom to put her “stuff” aside for one hour, dedicate her time to herself and her child, and accomplish a day’s goals. You are truly motivating!! Thank you and Congratulations!!" - Sarah

"When Nicky rolled up to her first class she was eager with an incredible spirit. Each week she continues to push herself as an athlete and as a mom. As a mom to Ana she engages her every class and her love shines through every movement and smile. Nicky not to mention has come to my rescue a few times and made my kiddos smile when I couldn’t. That’s what Nicky does! Her energy is electrifying and she is always there for her fellow mamas!" - Colleen

"I am so excited that we are honoring Nicky this month! Nicky shows up to class ready for hard work and to work hard. You can always see her putting all her effort towards her work out and towards being Ana’s Mom. She is very encouraging of everyone around her, even the instructors! I have loved getting to know Nicky during chats after classes where both her positivity and joy about being a Mom shine through. Nicky it is such a pleasure to have you in class and to celebrate you as our motivating mom!" - Meghan

"What a powerhouse Nicky is and how exciting to be honoring her as this month's Motivating Mom! Since the first day I met Nicky she was the brightest ray of light, shining such positivity and strength to classes. She always knows how to encourage those at her side and even makes her instructors confident that we are filling her cup each and every day. Nicky has truly earned her strides in strength and motherhood with the hard work she puts in - and all with that award winning smile! We love having you and Ana as a part of our village and congratulate you on being this month's Motivating Mom!" - Lisa

Meet Nicky!!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband, Steven, my step-son, Kerry who is 12 years old and Ana Lucia who is 2 :)

2. What is/was your career?

Before I came to the US, I was a professional rower. Later in life, I became a rowing coach. I coached at Saugatuck Rowing club for 14 years and stopped coaching when I had Ana. Now, I am a stay home mom and focus on raising my daughter. It is not easy but I love it because it challenges me every step of the way.

3. List 3 of your favorite things:

My lovely family, working out, and staying connected with my friends abroad.

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

Being a great mom

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 of Fit4Mom for 8 months and I followed it on Facebook for a year and a half. Ana’s nap schedule was going in parallel with the classes, so I was not able to join earlier.

Fit4Mom did wonders for me. I did not realize how much working out meant for me prior to having Ana. Fit4Mom gave me that back. It is a phenomenal program for all fitness levels and the instructors are unbelievable. The positive energy shared in the group is amazing.

Last but not least, the connections you make with each of the moms is unique. Everyone has a story to share and you can learn from everyone.

6. What is your favorite class exercise?

One leg squat because I can’t do it …haha

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

How long Parents can function without sleep!

8. What is your proudest mommy moment so far?

The bond between Kerry and Ana.

9. Any advice for other moms out there?

Try not to be too hard on yourself. Motherhood is full of surprises. Enjoy the ride and be open for “the new” every day.

Thank you Nicky for sharing more about yourself and your family with us! You have been such a wonderful addition to Our Village and we loved learning more about you!!...I mean...professional athlete!!! Ladies, if you haven't had a chance to meet Nicky, please find her at your next class! She will turn your day right around and certainly motivate you to push a little harder! We love you Nicky!!