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Meet our January 2019 - Mom of the Month

This month we are honoring Michelle as our January Mom of the Month. Michelle took a leap of faith when she found a FIT4BABY ad on Facebook, but has truly embraced this Village ever since. Despite the busy schedule of family life, Michelle is a repeat Body Back grad who always keeps her health at the forefront of her priorities. Did you know she has a goal to ride 2019 miles in 2019? And she rode almost 60 miles in one week already. Amazing! We know she is going to keep crushing it and reach that goal. We are so glad you found us, Michelle!

Hometown: Born in Chicago and then moved to Lombard and now live in Villa Park

Tell us about who is in your family: My husband Chris and I have been married for 7 years, Brantley is almost 6 and Riley is 3

Current/Previous career: I was a banquet manager at a local golf course and currently a stay at home mom.

What was your childhood ambition? I wanted to be a high school social science teacher.

What does motherhood mean to you? To me motherhood is learning that no matter how much you plan, nothing goes as planned. Just to take a deep breathe and go with the flow.

What is the farthest you have been away from home? I have been to Ireland several times because I have a lot of family there.

How did you find FIT4MOM? A Facebook ad for FIT4BABY

How as FIT4MOM changed your life? Where do I begin? FIT4MOM has helped me find me again, but a better, happier, healthier me. I have found a community of women that I know have my back. I have no idea where I would be without FIT4MOM. Started off with FIT4BABY with my second and did Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre, then really started my journey in the winter session of 2015. January of 2016 signed up for my first Body Back session and have never looked back since.

Favorite exercise: Body Back Boost, but at home I love my Peloton. With our crazy schedule I love just being able to jump on and zone out and ride.

Proudest moment: Signing up for Body Back last March after a miscarriage.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us: I am a huge theatre nerd. I love going to plays and musicals. My husband and I actually met during a high school theatre production.