Meet Our April 2016 - Mom of the Month

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!

  • Hometown: I live in Carol Stream but I was born and raised in Palatine.
  • Tell us about who is in your family: My husband Raymond, daughter Agatha – 6 and daughter Colette - 2 1/2
  • Current/Previous career: I work for a commercial bank in the loan compliance department as a SBA Loan Reviewer.
  • What was your childhood ambition: As a child I dreamed of being a school teacher and a figure skater ( but I can’t skate!)
  • What does motherhood mean to you: Motherhood is a huge job with incredible responsibility. I have been blessed with two beautiful girls who keep me on my toes. They are funny, curious and full of spunk! My role as their mother is to teach them how to be strong, caring and independent women. It’s exciting to watch them grow, mature and become their own person.
  • What is the furthest you have been away from home: The Philippines, 8,125 miles! My husband is Filipino.
  • How did you find FIT4MOM: Last fall, I was sitting on the couch after the girls had gone to bed and was scrolling through FB when a F4M – Body Back ad came up. At the time I had been contemplating doing something drastic to change my overall health. As soon as the ad popped up I knew I had to give this a shot, so I signed up right away.
  • How as FIT4MOM changed your life? F4M has given me so much. I am on a journey of finding my happy self again through exercise. I not only have gone through physical changes but mental/emotional changes as well. My husband has noticed how attentive and present I have been with the family. It’s nice having a place to go where you can let it all go and no one is judging you. It’s been a trying but rewarding experience and I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for me.
  • Favorite exercise: “rowing a canoe” – I enjoy the ab/core work a lot.
  • Proudest moment: I recently had a BodyBack moment where I was quite proud of myself. Between the first and session of BB we had a 3 week break. I wasn’t expecting a great number once we weighed in on Wednesday night, but expecting to have gained. Not only did I lose weight in those 3 weeks I lost 4 ALL by myself! I didn’t have Wednesday nights or Saturday mornings to fall back on to get workouts in. I pushed and worked out at home, attended Boost and made healthy food choices. I may have had a cupcake and some wine in between. ;)
  • Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us: I enjoy crunching numbers, either in my head or with a calculator! Please don’t ask me to do any math on the spot!