This month we are thrilled to announce our mom of the month, Meagan. Meagan is a FIT4BABY pre-natal client with us. She has the biggest smile on her face during classes and has truly just jumped right into FIT4MOM. This is her first pregnancy and she found us of course on Facebook. ;) Welcome to Our Village Meagan! We absolutely love you and can't wait to meet your sweet baby this summer!!
Meet Diane! Diane found FIT4MOM while on her maternity leave with her sweet boy, Jack. Heading back to work, Diane was far from done with Our Village. She has completed two Body Back transformation sessions, which completely changed her life. And did you know Diane helps plan all our Mom’s Night Out events? We are so thankful for all you do and all you bring to this Village and are so lucky you found us!
This month we are honored to have Audrey as our MOM of the month. She moved to the area, and after having attended FIT4MOM elsewhere, she knew she would take advantage of her year long maternity leave. She has been a regular in both Stroller Barre and Stroller Strides classes since she started with us last August. She's always smiling in classes, has a wonderful attitude, and is so easy to talk to. She has a such a kind, gentle demeanor and we are so lucky she found us!
Kim found our Body Back Transformation program in the fall of 2017 and embraced it fully. While she hadn't worked out regularly in a long time, she jumped in to the Body Back routine and gave her workouts her all. She's famous for her post-workout selfies that motivate her fellow moms and she maintains an amazing positive attitude. Kim has learned that there are people who support and believe in her even when she questions herself. She leans on the Village and gives back everything she can with her smiles and community posts about new meals she's willing to try and how she works to get her family on-board with her new lifestyle. You can find Kim at our Boost classes getting ready to rock out another session of Body Back in spring 2018!!
We are excited to introduce Michelle Alvarado as our December Mom of the Month! Michelle has been a member of Our Village for about a year now. She went from being a dedicated Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre mama with her sweet and smiley son Joey to play group captain this summer, where all the kids adore her! You are almost guaranteed to see her in classes most days of the week as she said “she is a FIT4MOMer till the wheels fall off!” She just finished her first session of Body Back where she found great strength and amazing friendships. Michelle is always an uplifting, encouraging mama who we love to see in class. We are so happy you found Our Village, Michelle! Congratulations!
November's Mama of the Month is the one and only Karri Paxson. If you have taken a class with Karri, she is the one that probably gave you a warm smile at any point during the workout. Karri married her husband, Doug, about 5 years ago, and has Morgan (3) and Braydon (1). We are pretty much obsessed with Karri's enthusiasm for a community of moms. She even organized getting a group of mamas from her Body Back class to run the Hot Cider 5K together! We love Karri's "let's make it happen" attitude. Karri started with FIT4MOM in Fit4Baby when she was pregnant with Braydon, and since then has rocked stroller strides and is about to complete her second session of Body Back.
Karri works full time in HR downtown. Karri's other loves include coffee, Bravo, wine, planners, and spending time with family and friends. Cheers to you Karri, and your friendly smile. Thank you for always making everyone you encounter feel like you are happy to be around them. Our Village is a warmer, stronger community because you are part of it. We love you Karri!
This month we are honored to have Ann as our Mom of the Month. Ann, like many mothers, was desperate for some sleep and found us through our Sleep Chat Mom’s Night Out about a year ago. She has been a dedicated Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre mama ever since and just recently jumped into our Body Back program! Ann is always smiling and so encouraging to everyone she meets. We are so lucky she found us!
Meet Jean! Jean found FIT4MOM through a Google search and after taking the leap to try a Body Back class, she knew it was just what she needed! Since then, she has completely transformed her lifestyle and her body through multiple Body Back sessions. She is a wonderful example of health and strength to other mamas but also to her kiddos who join her in our Stroller classes as well. We are so glad you found our community of like-minded mamas, Jean!
Meet Kate! Kate found us when her youngest was 9 months old and we have loved seeing her and her two boys at Saturday Stroller Strides ever since! Body Back has changed this mama's health and time; while she may be a multitasking genius, she has made time to care for herself a priority and everyone has noticed. She has a sweet and calming presence with a beautiful smile. We are so happy to have Kate as part of Our Village!
Meet Haley! Haley is a momma of two little ladies that found our FIT4MOM village on bedrest in the hospital. Haley is one of the strongest mamas we know and love how she jumped right into our classes and village of mamas. She has a huge smile, positive attitude, and welcoming spirit. We are so happy you found our community of mamas Haley!
Meet our June mom of the month - Anna Vriesma. Anna has been a member of Our Village since June 2015. If you've met Anna in a class you will know she has a very soft-spoken, kind, and gentle spirit. She is a mama that cares for others and will go out of her way to make someone else's day. She's rocked our Body Back program, Stroller Strides and now Fit4Baby!!! Congratulations Anna! We are so happy you found us. You've touched the lives of so many mamas with your beautiful smile. Xoxo
This month we are honored to have Brynn as our MOM of the month. Brynn has been a member of Our Village for almost a year. She found FIT4MOM on her maternity leave with her second child and hasn't stopped attending classes since. She went back to work full time and promptly joined our Body Back program. She's always smiling in classes, has a wonderful attitude and will pick you up whenever you are down. She has a heart of gold and we are so lucky she found us!
We are so excited to introduce Asya Boshnakov as our March Mom of the Month! Asya has been a member of Our Village since August 2016. Asya has been a dedicated Stroller Barre mama since she began classes last summer with her sweet little man Blago and has since added some Stroller Strides classes to the mix as well. She just recently started her first session of Body Back and dove in head first. Asya is a different mom than when she joined us less than a year ago; she is healthier, stronger, and happier. Her dedication to her health, fitness, and family is always evident. We are so proud of her and love having Asya in all of our classes. We're so happy to have you in Our Village, Asya! Congratulations!
We are so excited to introduce Lindsey Driscoll as our February Mom of the Month! Lindsey has been a member of Our Village since February 2016. Lindsey is dedicated to attending Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre classes 3 times a week every week without fail where her adorable son Trevor always warms our hearts with his giggle. Lindsey also shows us her dedication and focus as she began attending Body Back Boost classes recently as well. Always a smiling and friendly face, Lindsey has become a big part of Our Village. We're so happy to have you in Our Village, Lindsey! Congratulations!
We are so excited to introduce Mara Sventeckis as our January Mom of the Month! Mara has been a member of Our Village since July of 2015. After more than a year of Stroller Strides, Mara made the leap to Body Back, and saw amazing results. Her determination and focus are evident in every workout. You can find her most days at Wheaton Stroller Strides, surrounded by her happy, spunky, and smily boys, Peter and Martin. We're so happy to have you in Our Village Mara! Congratulations!
We're excited to announce our newest mom of the month - Corinne! Corinne found FIT4MOM Glen Ellyn / Wheaton when she was moving to Wheaton. She jumped right into our 8 week Body Back transformation session. She decided shortly after joining Body Back to try Stroller Strides with her daughter Madelyn. Madelyn loves her buddies in class is always the first one to start singing the smile song at the end of class. Congrats Corinne! We are so happy and thankful that you found us!
Hometown: I was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan but spent most of my childhood in Brookfield, Illinois.
Tell us about who is in your family: My husband, Jon (or “the cop” as I typically refer to him), and I have been married almost 5 years, and we adopted our son, Lucas, in August of 2014 when he was 5 weeks old. We also have a dog, two cats, and three chickens at home.
Current/Previous Career: I have worked for Kellogg’s for almost 12 years and am currently the Director of Business Planning for our Morning Foods division, which basically means I lead a team of people who are responsible for promotional event planning for cereal and Pop Tarts.
What was your childhood ambition? I always said I wanted to be a “rock and roll veterinarian,” which in my head was a veterinarian by day and lead singer in a rock band by night. However, around age 8 I realized that being a veterinarian sometimes involved euthanizing animals, which terrified me…but even more importantly, I realized that I can’t carry a...more
Our November Mom of the Month is Michelle Farmer. Michelle has been a FIT4MOM Glen Ellyn / Wheaton client for 8 months. She joined our classes after being referred by a friend when her youngest daughter was about 3 months old. She rocks our our classes with a positive attitude a commitment to being a healthy mom. She loves showing her kiddos what it means to be happy and fit too! Congrats Michelle! We are so happy you're part of Our Village.
We're so excited to introduce our September MOM of the Month - Caitlin Massa. Caitlin recently moved to Glen Ellyn from the city and jumped right into our workouts at 6 weeks post partum. She has recently accepted the job of Playgroup Captain in Glen Ellyn too! She always has a HUGE smile on her face and welcomes every mom at our classes. She's a gem and we're lucky to have her! Congrats Caitlin!
We are so excited to announce our August MOM of the month - Lisa Hyland. Lisa has been a member of Our Village for over a year. She's taken our Stroller Strides class, 2 Body Back sessions and our running club. She's overcome injuries this year and has found a source of inner strength as she navigates taking care of herself and two busy little boys. She's always prepared for classes with a big smile and positive attitude. Congrats Lisa and thank you for being part of our community!
Meet our July Mom of the Month- Briana! Briana has been with our group throughout her entire motherhood journey- she started taking Fit4Baby classes when pregnant, moved into Stroller Strides when her beautiful daughter was born, and has kicked it into higher gear this year in Body Back! We love her gorgeous smile, her warm heart and her passion for motherhood. Her commitment to being her very best self, the very best mom, and the very best friend to the other moms in Our Village is inspirational. Thank you, Briana, for your awesome example of strength for motherhood and for sharing your loving heart with us!
We are so excited to announce Laura as our MOM of the Month for June! Laura joined our FIT4MOM franchise 2 years ago this month. She's been an active member of our Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, and now Fit4Baby classes. Her son, Elliot, sings the smile song with us after every class and has formed strong friendships with his Stroller buddies. :) We can't wait to welcome baby #2 into Our Village soon!
We are thrilled to announce Kristin Hildebrand as our May Mom of the Month! Kristin and Kate joined Our Village in February of 2016. Both of the Hildebrand ladies have beautiful smiles and a positive attitude. Kristin is always introducing herself to new moms and truly is a light in our classes. She began with Stroller Strides then added in Stroller Barre to her routine and also our latest running club! We're so thankful that you found us Kristin! Congratulations!
We are thrilled to announce Leslie Ungson as our April Mom of the Month! Hard-working, spunky, and determined, Leslie has been a Body Back client since the start of this year. She took a very brave step and signed up for the program on her own- never having met the instructor or her classmates. On the first night of our physical assessments, she struggled and barely got through the exercises. By the end of our 8-week session, she not only ROCKED her assessments straight through, she did it with confidence, strength and a room full of new friends. Her determination, willingness to try something new, and desire to be the very BEST version of herself is an inspiration to Our Village. Not only is she back for a second round of Body Back, she continues to push herself outside her comfort zone and has joined our new FIT4MOM Running Club! Congratulations, Leslie, we are so proud of you!
We are so excited to announce our latest Mom of the Month - Sally Belter! Sally started attending Stroller Strides in Glen Ellyn in October of 2015 with her daughter Ellie. No matter what is going on in her life - Sally always has a smile on. She is welcoming and friendly to all of the moms in classes. She truly lights up a room! Recently Sally joined our Lombard Body Back session. She gives 110% at her workouts and has goals of being a healthy example for her daughter. We're so glad you found us Sally!
We are so excited to honor Ashley Grice as our MOM Of the Month! Ashley has been a member of our Village since summer of 2015 when she began attending Stroller Strides with her two adorable sons, Caleb and Daniel. Her warm smile, compassionate heart, and passion for health & wellness instantly connected her to our other moms. Now we can't imagine our classes without her!
Since joining our Stroller Strides group, she has also started taking Stroller Barre and Body Back BOOST. We are SO proud of how hard she works in class and her dedication to her own health! Congratulations, Ashley!
Please join us in congratulating our December Mom of the Month, Emily! Emily has been sweating, singing and smiling in Stroller Strides since July 2014. Mom to 2 year old Ellie, we love Emily's amazing energy, positivity and hard work. We are even more excited to have Emily in all our Strides classes these days as she is expecting Baby #2 in April. Emily has used our classes to stay fit, keep in touch with mom friends, and help that little peanut grow stronger and healthier through exercise. We are so proud of her and her commitment to healthy living. Her beautiful smile and passion for wellness is contagious and we can't imagine our Village without her. Congrats, Emily!
Powerful, strong, fun loving, and carefree are the words that come to mind when we think of Megan Millner! Megan just finished up our fall 2015 session of Body Back. She lost over 12 pounds in our program. She is always smiling! Her attitude towards life and motherhood is so much fun. She has fulfilled her childhood ambition too. We are so thankful to have you in Our Village Megan!
"Inspiring, friendly, dedicated, and positive" are what comes to mind when our FIT4MOM village thinks of Jessica. She joined our franchise at our very first grand opening in May of 2014. Jessica had her third baby in December of 2014. As a busy mom of 3 children, Jessica still makes time to workout. She schedules kids classes and programs around Stroller Strides and is a dedicated member of Our Village. She is a light to other moms in class with her beautiful smile. We are so thankful to have you as part of our community Jessica!
Meet our MOM of the month - Stacey Barrow!
"Hard working, inspiring to her daughter, supportive, motivated, and caring" were the words used by the FIT4MOM GE Wheaton instructor team when nominating Stacey. Stacey joined our village in spring of 2015 and has told us many times she wishes she would have found us sooner! She gives 110% to every single class she attends and is such an inspiration to her 2 year old daughter Emmie. While Stacey doesn't drive to class currently, she still makes it to at least 3 classes per week, our weekly playgroup, and our Mom's Nights Out. She is truly an AMAZING mom, friend, and member of our village. We are thankful to have her! Congratulations Stacey!
Hometown: Shotton Colliery, United Kingdom
Family: I have a Grandad called Sam, Mam & Dad called Bill & Janice. My sister is called Samantha is married to Gary and they have 2 beautiful daughters, Leah & Erin. My husband is Ian that I call Barra & our amazing little girl Emmie!
Meet Cassie Amann our MOM of the month!
Cassie was nominated to be our MOM of the month this month by our instructor team for many reasons. Cassie joined our village of moms earlier this year and has been a tremendous inspiration to those around her. While on her maternity leave with her second son, she has been attending Stroller Strides classes in Wheaton and has joined our Body Back program. Cassie gives 110% effort in every single class she attends. She has a positive attitude and always has a smile on her face. We are so thankful she found us! If you haven't met her yet, look for her at a class soon!
Hometown: Round Lake, IL
Family: My fiance, Josh - 2 sons Myles (7) and Lincoln (4 months), our white boxer, Macey
Current Career: Elementary school teacher
Childhood Ambition: I wanted to be a mommy
Motherhood means to me... It is a selfless love and care for the most important people in my life... and I love every second of it!
Furthest you have been away from home: Australia! I did 6 weeks of student teaching and 4 weeks of...more