About

FIT4MOM is the country's largest fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood.

OUR MISSION:

FIT4MOM helps moms make strides in fitness, motherhood and life.®

OUR VALUES:

  • We will help moms achieve their ultimate potential, both physically and emotionally.
  • We will offer support and education for moms.
  • We will inspire moms to reach optimal health and well being.
  • We will inspire children to emulate their moms and make fitness a part of their lives.

In addition to weekly playgroups, monthly Moms' Nights Out and family activities, Our Village Mom's Club holds quarterly Moms on a Mission events throughout Chicagoland. On a personal level, each playgroup educates, empowers and supports mothers on important issues facing our children and our families. Join Our Village of FIT4MOM DuPage County on Meetup.com.

Meet Our Team

FIT4MOM DuPage County Franchise Owner

Certified Stroller Strides & Fit4Baby Instructor

Certified Body Back Instructor

Certified Stroller Barre Instructor

ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Lesley Lehman discovered FIT4MOM through a free fitness event in Chicago after the birth of her first daughter. Lesley joined the Body Back program and fell in love! The intense workouts and structured, clean eating meal plan changed her life. Lesley’s body transformed and she met a best friend along the way.

After the birth of her second daughter, Lesley, inspired to support other moms in their fitness and personal journeys, launched FIT4MOM Glen Ellyn/Wheaton. Lesley’s goal to bring FIT4MOM to Glen Ellyn, Lombard, and Wheaton is a cornerstone for moms looking to connect within their communities while becoming fit and bonding with their children.

Lesley and her husband live in Elmhurst with their two daughters ages 5 and 4 years. Lesley is thrilled to pursue a passion for fitness and support for moms that allow her to spend time with her girls.

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Certified Stroller Barre, Stroller Strides, and Fit4Baby Instructor

Ashley received her BA in Family and Consumer Sciences teacher education from Illinois State University and taught high school for 8 years. During that time, she earned her MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University and her MA in Teaching and Leadership from St. Xavier University. Ashley resigned from her teaching position after the birth of her twin girls in 2013.

During her high risk pregnancy, she was not allowed to exercise or even stand much. As a result, she lost all her muscle mass and couldn't wait to regain it following the birth of her children. On top of that, she missed adult interaction now that she was staying home. That's when she heard about the Lombard grand opening!

After completing that first Stroller Strides class, she knew this was a community she wanted to be a part of. Stroller Strides has provided a source of support and community with amazing local moms, a fun interaction for all the cute kiddos, and helped her gain back the muscle mass she so badly missed! It was exactly what she and her girls needed and wanted, and she is excited to share this experience with you!

Ashley lives in Lombard with her husband Michael and ever-active 5 year old girls Elodie and Amelia.

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Certified Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby & Body Back Instructor

Lizzy started with FIT4MOM as a Stroller Strides client during the grand opening of FIT4MOM Glen Ellyn/Wheaton. From that day, she knew FIT4MOM was going to be a big part of her life. Lizzy was active in the Stroller Strides and FIT4MOM community throughout her second pregnancy, and couldn't wait to get back to the amazing workouts and community after her son was born.


Upon returning to FIT4MOM, Lizzy served as the Playgroup Captain for Wheaton. She then took Body Back and was transformed by the program. Using her Body Back boost in confidence as motivation, Lizzy became a Certified Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby instructor. After teaching Stroller Strides for over a year, Lizzy decided to branch out again and become a Body Back Instructor. She is excited to share her love of the program with new and returning clients. She is excited to share her love of FIT4MOM with others.

Lizzy and her husband Matt live in Carol Stream with their 4 year old daughter Audrey, and 2 year old son Alastair. She enjoys exercising, cooking, sewing, and playing outdoors with the kids. Lizzy graduated from Purdue University with a degree in English Education.

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Certified Body Back Instructor

As a new mom, Emily Kurtz always tried to stay active and eat right, but always knew there was more she wanted to achieve. After number two was born Emily was looking for a way to get healthy and find her confidence again. She found it at Body Back! The intense workouts, clean eating meal plan, and personal coaching have changed her life. Three Body Back sessions over the course of one year have completely transformed her body and mind. Emily is so excited to help other moms gain confidence and strength in a fun and motivating group setting.

Emily received a bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She holds a masters degree in Human Resources from DePaul and currently works in HR in consumer packaged goods. Emily lives in Elmhurst with her husband and two kiddos.

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Certified Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre & Fit4Baby Instructor

Caroline joined Stroller Strides at the Wheaton Grand Opening. She immediately knew she had found her fitness program and her motherhood village. After a few months of Stroller Strides, Caroline made the commitment to complete Body Back and transformed herself, inside and out.

FIT4MOM gives Caroline strength for motherhood, physically, mentally, and emotionally. She is thrilled to join the Fit4Mom team as a Fit4Baby and Stroller Strides instructor. She is excited to help other moms find their strength.

Caroline also writes our Healthy Dinners blog. She loves cooking and sharing her favorite recipes!

Caroline graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in history and Vanderbilt University with a Masters in higher education administration. She lives in Wheaton with her husband Justin and her four year old twins, Ben and Tess.


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Certified Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby & Body Back Instructor

Katie grew up in the southern suburbs of Chicago and graduated from the University of Iowa. She was involved in dance and gymnastics growing up and has been attending group step, yoga and spin classes since she was a teenager. After the birth of her boy/girl twins in August 2013 she returned to work full-time in the corporate world and realized she needed to make a change in order to better balance her professional and personal lives. She discovered Fit4Mom and found that becoming a Stroller Strides instructor would allow her to spend more time with her family while still having a way to exercise, meet other moms and set a good example for her children. One of the biggest realizations Katie had when she became a new mom is that you have to care for yourself first in order to care for the rest of your family. She looks forward to sharing this knowledge and support during her classes with other moms who are working hard to find balance.

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Certified Stroller Strides & Fit4Baby Instructor

Karen took her first Fit4Baby class at 10 weeks pregnant with her second child and four sessions later her son was born. Karen was anxious to get back to working out and started back with Stroller Strides & Stroller Barre classes at six weeks postpartum. Not only did Karen enjoy the physical challenge of the classes but the opportunity to connect with other area moms.

By the time her maternity leave was over she felt that she had finally found her "place" in Wheaton. She really wanted to stay actively involved in the Fit4Mom community while working full time so Karen joined Fit4Mom as a weekend Stroller Strides instructor in the Fall of 2016.

Karen is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Business & Organizational Communication. She is a Senior Operations Manager in Meeting & Event Services for a large consulting firm. As a Colorado native she is an avid skier and enjoys running...with or without a stroller!

Karen moved to Wheaton in the Spring of 2015 with her husband Adam, pug puppy Mason and their two children; Morgan, 3 years & Evan 4, months.

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Certified Stroller Strides & Fit4Baby Instructor

Emily was on the hunt for an activity to do with her then 7-month-old daughter, Ellie, when they moved to Wheaton in 2014. She was thrilled to come across an ad for the Stroller Strides grand opening just weeks after arriving in town. Emily, who was a personal trainer and fitness instructor in New York, Ohio and Chicago, loved the idea of getting a workout in with kiddo in tow. Stroller Strides played a huge role during her second pregnancy and truly believed that the class helped her feel so good during those 9 months, both physically and emotionally.

Emily always knew she wanted to get back to the fitness industry, but didn’t know when or how to do it while being a stay-at-home-mom. After the birth of her second child, Timothy, in April 2016, and purchasing her first home in the area, she felt ready. “Having a job that allows me to bring my children and do what I love is the best feeling!”

Emily is a graduate from the University of Dayton with a degree in Public Relations. She became a certified personal trainer through the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE) in 2008. She resides in Wheaton with her husband, Justin, two children and sweet dog, Brooklyn.

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Certified Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby, and Body Back Instructor

Rachel has been a labor support and post partum doula since 2005, assisting over 100 families during the childbearing year. She discovered FIT4MOM after the birth of her 3rd child in 2016 and has been hooked ever since. After losing 50 pounds and finding a love of fitness, she decided to merge her passions and become a FIT4MOM instructor. FIT4MOM has transformed her life and given her more confidence as a woman and mother. It is Rachel's desire to share that passion and confidence with others as they journey through fitness and motherhood. Rachel lives in Lombard with her husband, Ben and their three children.

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Certified Stroller Strides Instructor

Nicole is so excited to become a part of the FIT4MOM Glen Elyn, Wheaton, Lombard and Elmhurst team! Having taught Stroller Strides in Elmhurst for almost a year she is happy to join such a successful and supportive village. Nicole moved to Elmhurst in 2015 when her daughter was 3 months old from Chicago. Having been in the fitness industry in the city she was looking for something where she could continue to be in the fitness industry as well as meet other moms. One Google search later and she found FIT4MOM She loves being able to bring her daughter while having fun teaching and meeting other mamas.

Nicole was born in Atlanta but now calls Charleston, SC home to the rest of her family. She graduated from The University of North Carolina Wilmington with a degree in Communication Studies where she played 4 years of Division 1 soccer. She lives in Elmhurst with her husband Jonas and daughter Maddie.
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Certified Body Back Instructor

Katie started going to Stroller Strides classes when Josephine was 9 months old. She was looking for "mom friends", and wanted to start exercising again. The healthy routine and support for motherhood was just what she had been looking for. She fell in love with the program and all the awesome moms. Next, she started planning the weekly playgroups for the kiddos, in addition to helping plan MNOs. She enjoyed dropping into boost classes, and the Mini Body Back Boost Holiday session. She loved getting in a great workout, getting out of the house, and chatting with friends. During her second pregnancy, Katie continued with Strides and added Fit4Baby- and boy did they help! When Peter was 6 months old Katie started the Body Back Transformation session. It changed the way her entire family functioned for the better, and she is eager to share her passion for the program.

Katie and her husband Danny live in Wheaton with Josephine (3) and Peter (7 months). She earned her Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and Masters Degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She taught kindergarten for 4 years before having kids.

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Certified FIT4MOM Run Club Coach

Kelly Herda first started with FIT4MOM’s Stroller Strides and Body Back Boost classes to get back into shape after having her son. Later, as a member of FIT4MOM’s inaugural running club last spring, she lead the weekly “Fun Runs” and loved helping the group reach their mileage goals. Through the challenging track workouts and group support, Kelly completed her fastest 5k since college. Most recently, she tried her first Body Back program and found the combination of high intensity interval training and better nutrition took her fitness to whole new level. Kelly is now a certified running coach for FIT4MOM and is excited to share her knowledge and passion for running. She has been as an avid runner since high school and competed in varsity cross country and track for eight years. Since college, Kelly has completed three Chicago marathons and various half marathons in both Wisconsin and Illinois.

Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin in English and communication. She went on to become a certified secondary English/language arts teacher and taught middle school. Currently, she is working on completing her master’s degree in education through North Park University and enjoys teaching gifted education through Northwestern University’s CTD weekend program.

She currently resides in Glen Ellyn with her husband Kevin and and her son, Dylan. She loves training for races, biking, pilates, trying new recipes, and going for family walks with their family dog, Stella.
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Wheaton Body Back Instructor

Martha has always been excited about fitness and athletics. Running was her first athletic passion and in college she became involved with the Marquette Rowing Team as a coxswain of the men’s team and a captain of the club. After the birth of her third child and relocation to Wheaton she found FIT4MOM. Four months post partum she started Body Back in Lombard and was hooked! The Body Back program helped Martha connect to other moms in her community, break a cycle of unhealthy eating habits and reinvigorate her relationship with exercise. Exercising with other moms has become a source of energy and fun in her life and the healthy habits she brings home has an enduring positive influence on her whole family.

After three sessions of Body Back and two sessions of Run Club Martha decided to join the instructor community by becoming a Body Back instructor. She hopes to share her excitement for exercise, healthy eating and the Fit4Mom community with everyone.

Martha has a Masters in Business Administration and a BS in Chemistry, both from Marquette University. She lives in Wheaton with her husband Ciarán and their three daughters.

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Stroller Strides Instructor

Kristin Hineman was born and raised in Elmhurst, IL. She currently resides in Lombard with her husband and 19 month old son, Jackson. After seeing FIT4MOM on Facebook, she took her free class and knew that this was the fitness community she was looking for. She has enjoyed getting to meet so many moms and friends for Jackson. She is a 2011 graduate from Concordia Chicago in River Forest with a Bachelor’s degree in Preschool-12th grade Physical Education. Kristin is excited to get back into teaching and helping out other moms achieve their fitness goals.

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Amanda received her BA in Education, with a minor in Special Education, from the University of Northern Iowa in 2007. She continued her education to obtain an endorsement in ESL in 2013. Amanda was an elementary school teacher for 7 years before the arrival of her daughter, Paige in 2015.

Amanda joined Fit4Mom when Paige was 7 weeks old. It has been life changing! As the weather got colder, she needed to get out of the house, wanted to start getting her pre-baby body back, and craved fellowship with other moms. Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre were the answer! She looks forward to her workouts; not only to get in some good exercise, but to set a strong example for her kids, talk with other moms, and for her kids to have a fun and safe place to play. After roughly 2 years of being a part of the FIT4MOM village, Amanda was ready to become even more involved. She believes in the programs FIT4MOM has to offer because of how much it has influenced her life.

Amanda and her husband, Sean, live in Glen Ellyn with their kids, Paige (2) and Tate (5 months).

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Certified Body Back Instructor

Ann has been an active member of the FIT4MOM community since discovering Stroller Strides in 2016. After having her second son, Ann left her full time corporate career for part time work, giving her more time at home with her boys. While she loved having more time with them, she was struggling with the adjustment and finding enough things to keep the boys busy. After her first Stroller Strides class, she felt like she had finally found a place where they belonged. The combination of fitness for her, being with other moms in similar life stages with kids of similar ages, and the sense of community the FIT4MOM village provided…she was home. Ann embarked on her own transformation through the 8 week Body Back program in 2017, and was so in love with the program that she jumped at the opportunity to become an instructor!

Ann and her husband Tom have lived in Lombard since 2011, and have two boys – Logan (4) and Jackson (2). She graduated from University of Illinois in 2004 with a B.S. in Psychology.

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Cynthia found Stroller Strides at Yorktown mall. After having her daughter, Miliana, she wanted to remain active. She would go to Yorktown and walk in the winter months. She saw a flyer for FIT4MOM and tried it out. She instantly fell in love. She loved the exercise, the bonding with babies, and meeting new moms. One year later, she became certified to teach classes.

Cynthia has a bachelors in psychology, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Masters in School and Leadership Administration. She was a second grade teacher, and decided to stay home when her daughter was born. She resides in Westchester with her husband Nicholas, and 3 chihuahua dogs. Exercise and rescuing animals are her passions.
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Devin fell into the FIT4MOM community not too long ago. She had first heard about a stroller workout class after her first baby was born. She let fear and uncertainty delay her start with the group. After attending the Elmhurst grand opening class in 2017, she was hooked. Turns out, she was missing out on a wonderful way to integrate fitness, health, and motherhood support channels in her life. Now, Devin teaches Fit4Baby classes in Elmhurst, subs Stroller Strides classes. She has a son Liam (3) and Jade (1.5).more

Certified Stroller Strides & Fit4Baby Instructor

Lacey came across FIT4MOM just weeks after she found out that she was pregnant. After becoming a client in the Fit4Baby program, it quickly became the weekly event she was most excited to attend during her pregnancy. After giving birth to her son, Lacey couldn't wait to get involved in classes with him. They started Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre and continue to attend weekly!

Lacey received her degree in social work from Illinois State University. After working in human resources for 7 years, Lacey recently resigned from her position so that she could spend more time with her son.

Lacey spends her free time running, reading, spending time with friends and family, and working as freelance make-up artist. Lacey enjoys attending sporting events with her family and is quickly molding her son into a Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, and White Sox fan. Lacey loves being outdoors and takes up any opportunity to get in a good run or scenic hike.

Lacey lives in Darien with her husband Michael, energetic son, Nolan, and her ADORABLE LOVABLE dog, Brooks.
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Glen Ellyn Playgroup Captain

Amanda is taking a break from her education career to raise her daughter. She was an elementary school teacher for 7 years, and plans to go back to it in some way in the future. One of her greatest passions is dance. Amanda was involved in dance from a young age through college and began coaching the Geneva Dance Team after graduating in 2007. She spent 5 years coaching the team (3 years JV, 2 years Varsity). After moving to the city, she also moved on to start a dance program for students at the school where she taught.

Amanda joined FIT4MOM in Chicago when her daughter, Paige, was 6 weeks old. It has been life changing! She was so glad to know that there was another branch for them to join in the suburbs! She looks forward to her workouts, not only to get in some good exercise, but to set a strong example for her daughter, talk with other moms and for Paige to have a safe place to play.

Amanda and her husband, Sean, moved to Glen Ellyn with their daughter in July of 2016. They love the community and are looking forward to...

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Lombard Stroller Barre Playgroup Captain

Kirsten grew up in Lombard and now lives there with her husband Scott and her very active 21 month old daughter Jordyn. She has a B.S in Health Studies from Eastern Illinois and was a Patient Care Technician for an Endocrinologist office for 5 years before deciding to stay home with Jordyn.

Kirsten has always had a passion for fitness and health and was excited when she found FIT4MOM! She came to the grand opening of Stroller Strides in Glen Ellyn and fell in love. She knew this was something she wanted to be a part of !!! It combines everything a mom could want- fitness for you, fun for your child, amazing friendships, support and moms nights out!!!!

She loves to discover new restaurants and events in the area and also teachers a barre class locally.

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Wheaton Stroller Strides Playgroup Captain

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