I started attending Stroller Strides when my son was just 8 weeks old in April 2015. Fitness has always been a large part of my life and as a new stay-at-home mom, I had to figure how to continue to meet my own health and fitness needs. I struggled finding childcare for my son while I went to the gym, so Stroller Strides was the perfect solution! At the time, it was simply that—a solution to meet my fitness needs. However, as I attended more classes and got to know the other moms, I really started to enjoy the community and realized it was more than just a class. It also enabled me to spend this time with my son and teach him the importance and fun of fitness.
In the summer of 2015, I decided to pursue my personal trainer certification for my own betterment, with no real intent on using it for a job. In September 2015, I became a Certified Fitness Trainer with the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as well as completing my certification as a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition. Shortly after, I decided to become a Stroller Strides instructor, so by January 2016 I had my Stroller Strides certification and started teaching!
I love teaching Stroller Strides and helping other moms on their fitness journey while building relationships and spending time with their kids. In my short time with FIT4MOM, I’ve watched some of the kids grow up and you can see them truly enjoy class and the interaction with their moms and other kids. It’s an honor to be a part of this team and Our Village!