Owner of FIT4MOM Capitol Hill, Certified Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre and Fit4Baby Instructor.
I'm a mom to one precious little boy, and I discovered Stroller Strides while on maternity leave. I've always been a fan of healthy living, and I instantly fell in love with the idea that I could get a workout, meet other moms interested in a healthy lifestyle AND spend time with my baby boy. I find it boring to workout alone but I LOVE working out in a group environment. I can't believe all the inspiring and motivating mommas I've met already! In addition to FIT4MOM, I run a healthy eating food blog, Healthy Recipe Ecstasy.
I began my journey with FIT4MOM in Tampa, Florida when I was pregnant with our son, Henry (now 15 months). I continued going to classes after he was born and it was the best thing I did as a new mama. Not only was I able to work on getting my body back and maintaining the healthy lifestyle I had pre-baby (hard to do!), I made a village of mom friends I will hold close to my heart forever. Since relocating to D.C. in June, I was so excited to hear of Michelle starting the FIT4MOM franchise in Capitol Hill. I am thrilled to expose this amazing company to all of the motivated mamas and lovable babies in the District. As a soon-to-be Doula and current FIT4MOM instructor, I hope to inspire, empower and educate women on how to take the time they deserve to actively work on creating a healthy lifestyle in their role as "mama". YOU are enough. Come join Our Village and see what it's all about!more
I grew up playing and loving team sports but didn't realize my love of group fitness until adding yoga and spin classes to my slightly boring running routine of several years ago. I started going to Stroller Strides while on maternity leave and loved getting out of the house, meeting other mamas and finding that balance of doing something for myself with Eloise in tow. Needless to say, I was thrilled to find that Eloise also enjoyed going to class! Now 12 months, Eloise still loves watching all the mamas singing and acting silly. I'm thrilled to be teaching and only wish there had been a Fit4Baby class while I was pregnant with Eloise!
I have always enjoyed the group classes at my local gym, but after becoming a mom it became inconvenient. Instead of the gym I would take my son, William, running in a jogger, but knew if I wanted to be more physically fit I would have to add more strength training. This led me to Fit4Mom and after the first class I was instantly addicted! I continued to take classes over the next few months, then I was offered the opportunity to become an instructor and I knew that was the perfect fit for me. I have loved meeting new moms and their babies, helping empower myself and these mothers to get active and have a great time!
I struggled with my weight most my life, especially after having my son Christopher, now 5! A little over a year ago, I decided to get serious about my health and fitness - I finally realized I just didn't feel good about myself and I wanted to be an active mom. I started eating healthy and working out on my own. Then, I transitioned to doing kickboxing 3 days a week, with my sister as my workout buddy. I lost a considerable amount of weight, and, by the time my sister dragged me to a FIT4MOM Stroller Strides class one Saturday, I was not convinced I'd get in a good workout WITH the kids in tow. Boy was I wrong and I was hooked! Shortly after, I was given the opportunity to become an instructor and with a little encouragement I jumped in feet first. It's been amazing to share my personal story with other moms and to help INSPIRE and support them through their own fitness journeys. I'm down over 100lbs and still a work in progress.more
Jordan, is a Florida native, by way of Ann Arbor, Michigan. She enjoys a wide variety of fitness activities including: running, swimming, and any and all team sports. Jordan started with FIT4MOM as a client in 2012, and later became an owner/instructor of the Ann Arbor location. When her family relocated to the DC area, Jordan returned to the classroom where she is a high school math teacher, and is thrilled to be able to continue supporting FIT4MOM as a substitute instructor for the Capitol Hill location.more
I played soccer and was physically active for most of my life but I had a hard time getting back into shape after my daughter, Elle, was born. I hadn't exercised during my pregnancy and I had a rough post-birth recovery. Fortunately, I discovered Stroller Strides and I loved everything about it. I found that exercise not only makes me healthier and stronger, it makes me a better mom. When I was pregnant with my son Jackson, I continued going to Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby classes. After he was born, I was able to jump right back into exercise, and I am so excited to continue with FIT4MOM as an instructor.more