Meet our September 2016 - Mom of the Month

We're so excited to introduce our September MOM of the Month - Caitlin Massa. Caitlin recently moved to Glen Ellyn from the city and jumped right into our workouts at 6 weeks post partum. She has recently accepted the job of Playgroup Captain in Glen Ellyn too! She always has a HUGE smile on her face and welcomes every mom at our classes. She's a gem and we're lucky to have her! Congrats Caitlin!

  • Hometown: Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN but currently reside in Glen Ellyn
  • Tell us about who is in your family: My husband, Mike, and daughter Madison aka "Maddie" (9 months)
  • Current/Previous career: I just recently ended my corporate career at the Four Seasons Chicago where I have worked as a Corporate Sales Manager for 8 years to stay home with Maddie. It has been the must fulfilling decision to be able to be with her every day and watch her grow and change.
  • What was your childhood ambition? I always wanted to be a professional soccer player. I played travel soccer and invested a lot of time in soccer up until college where I decided after Freshman year to hang up my cleats and hunker down on my studies (and partake in some college fun!) My role model growing up was Mia Hamm.
  • What does motherhood mean to you? In the past 9 months, Maddie has taught me so much about love, patience, change, expectations, role-with-the-punches, faith, the feeling of being blessed beyond measure and having my heart feel like it is going to burst with joy! Every day is something new. To watch her grow and change has meant the world to me and to be a part of that is something I will always treasure.
  • What is the furthest you have been away from home? In 8th grade I had the opportunity to play soccer in Denmark and Sweden for two weeks. It was an incredible experience! Since then I have loved traveling!
  • How did you find FIT4MOM? I found FIT4MOM through Lesley Lehman! We were moving out to Glen Ellyn from the city and I did not have a network of friends or family and was feeling very nervous about this new chapter in our life and Lesley encouraged me to try F4M. I gave it a whirl over maternity leave and was itching for that 6 week mark where I could leave the house and do some physical activity. It was so wonderful to meet moms, get out of the house, and to have that fellowship of other moms who understand everything you are going through with a newborn.
  • How as FIT4MOM changed your life? I moved out to Glen Ellyn not knowing a single person and really feel as though I have made some wonderful friendships through F4M. I look forward to class every day, I started Body Back this past week and it has been incredible. FIT4MOM started as something for me to do as a workout and to meet moms, but it has evolved into something even more special. As Maddie has gotten older she is responding to the excersizes, loves the playgroups with the other kids and I get a good workout in and get to be around some really awesome moms! Win-Win for everyone!!
  • Favorite exercise: I love Tabata. I was always into the short burst excersizes when I played soccer too. Its quick, a killer workout and you feel like a million bucks afterwards.
  • Proudest moment: I started Body Back last week and I have been really proud of myself for meal planning and logging my meals each day. I am not a great planner and Body Back has helped me become more organized.
  • Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us: My degree is in Sports Management and I always thought I would work with a professional sports team, but after college I took a different route and got into hospitality and loved everything customer service focused and how to really "WOW" guests by an unexpected experience. Life is all about your experiences.