Lesley Lehman and Erica Spear both attended the FIT4MOM conference in San Diego, CA last month. A lot of people have been asking about their trip, so we thought we’d do a little blog recap.
Lesley and Erica both got to learn a ton of new stuff at the conference from fitness professionals across the country. And they’re going to bring it all back to our Village!
They’ve got new exercises and cardio bursts, new ways to use the band, and of course new songs for Stroller Strides. They also took a TRX Body Back class with lots of new equipment and intense core work. Lesley plans to get certified in TRX next year so she can bring it to our franchise in the future.
They also met plenty of other franchisees and instructors, swapping stories and tips and celebrating our awesome Village. Erica said it crystallized in her mind that our Glen Ellyn / Wheaton / Lombard Village is truly the best—our strong support system, love for each other and our kiddos, and encouragement for one another is unlike anything else she heard about.
Lesley also discovered a cool new app called Momco. It helps moms find other moms in their area to connect with, and can be a great way to set up play dates, learn about community activities, find local services, post messages to other local moms, and find discounts. If you want to download it, you can use the code: YH7OAYQON830
Lastly, some sad news. Though our franchise was nominated for three (3!) awards and made it to the finals for two, we did not win Our Village of the Year or Instructor of the Year at the conference. But, you can bet we’re going to try our best next time! Thanks for all of your support and your votes—it means so much.
Lesley and Erica both have their “tanks full” of FIT4MOM love, and are excited to finish the year strong and keep it up in 2016! Check out this photo from the event, and thanks to all the members of our Village for making what we do so special and worthwhile every day.