Meet our February 2018- Mom of the Month

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!

  • Hometown: Aurora, IL., but we currently live in Lombard
  • Tell us about who is in your family: My husband Matt, our three year old Theo (Theodore) and our 7 month old, Elliot
  • Current/Previous career: First grade special education teacher. I took this year off to stay home with the boys after Elliot was born.
  • What was your childhood ambition? I wanted to be an actress. My mom was in charge of the drama club at my elementary school and I grew up singing in choirs and performing in plays. Now I just like to attend plays - I could never be in one!
  • What does motherhood mean to you? Honestly? A lot of sleepless nights, anxiety, and worry... but at the end of the day it is the most precious thing in my life. I feel honored and lucky to be "mom" to my little guys. Watching them grow, learn, and meet milestones has been so fun and I have loved having this year off from my job to spend with them. There have been hard days of course, but I will always be glad for this time.
  • What is the furthest you have been away from home? My husband Matt and I were lucky enough to get the chance to travel to Germany two summers ago. My brother was living and working in Germany for the year so we went to visit and stay with him (Theo stayed with the Grandparents). We had the most amazing time. I can't wait to travel abroad again!
  • How did you find FIT4MOM? My older sister recommended it to me in 2016. She attended sessions in Oswego and suggested I try it out. We lived in La Grange at the time and I went to my first class there during my summer off from school and loved it! I kept going that summer while I was on summer break and even did a Body Back session once I was back at work. I knew I would go back this year while off from work and after Elliot was born. I love that there are classes 6 days a week!
  • How as FIT4MOM changed your life? When I first attended it finally helped me lose the weight I had been carrying around after having Theo! Now, it has connected me to the sweetest moms in this area that I don't think I would have met otherwise! I also feel proud that I am showing my boys the importance of physical activity and self care.
  • Favorite exercise: Oh gosh. I'm not sure I can pick one as my favorite but I really love the stretching and sense of accomplishment at the end!
  • Proudest moment: Graduating with my Master's Degree in Teaching while working full-time.
  • Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us: I love reading design blogs and shopping at estate sales. I have a little shop on Etsy where I sell vintage housewares and it has been such a fun hobby!