Meet our December 2015 - Mom of the Month

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!

  • Hometown: Port Washington, NY
  • Family: Husband: Justin, daughter: Ellie, age 2, dog: Brooklyn, age 6 (my first baby!) and we are expecting our new bundle on April 3, 2016!
  • Current/Previous career: I currently blog and handle all of the fitness assessments/updates on exercise prescriptions for all clients at Kb Fitness Solutions, Inc. Previous: Executive Team Member and personal/group fitness trainer for Kb as well.
  • What was your childhood ambition? I grew up swimming. I always thought maybe I would make it to the Olympics.
  • What does motherhood mean to you? Unconditional love and patience. Lots of patience :)
  • What is the furthest you have been away from home? Justin and I traveled to St. Lucia for our honeymoon. Take me back!
  • How did you find F4M? I came across an advertisement for the Wheaton Grand Opening on Facebook back in June 2014. We had just moved to Wheaton a month prior. Perfect timing!
  • How has F4M changed your life? Being so far away from both of our families has been tough sometimes. Meeting all of the awesome ladies and kiddos at class last year was just what I needed, emotionally. I feel connected to the community and have made wonderful friends. The support, laughs, advice and comfort from everyone is absolutely amazing. Ellie and I look forward to class and seeing the gang all the time!
  • Favorite exercise: Plyometrics! Getting my heart rate up and really burning out those muscles hurts so good.
  • Proudest moment: Becoming a Mom is at the top of the list. Another proud moment is finding/marrying my best friend. Justin's positivity and smile are contagious - he keeps me laughing through life :)
  • Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us: I have a degree in public relations. But, towards the end of college I just knew the fitness/health industry is where I should be. I went back to school to earn my personal training certification and have worked with clients on Long island, Ohio and Chicago.