Meet our October 2022 - Mom of the Month!

Congrats to Betsy, our October Mom of the Month!

Betsy first joined us for FIT4BABY and is now a Stroller Strides & Stroller Barre regular. 😊 Betsy's enthusiasm and positivity make every class more fun! She gives it her all in each workout. She inspires us with her commitment to making time for fitness while facing challenges of being a new mom.

We are so glad you are a part of Our Village, Betsy!

Hometown: Sycamore, IL

Tell us who is in your family: I’ve been married to my husband Greg since 2021 (together for 7 years) and we have a four month old son, Simon.

Current/Previous Career: I’ve been a dual language teacher for the last 8 years, but currently staying home with Simon.

What was your childhood ambition? I went though phases of wanting to be a teacher, a nurse like my mom, or a physical therapist. I’m so glad I went with teaching- I love my job!

What does motherhood mean to you? I never knew how much I would love being a mama until I became one! I’ve just been filled with an immense joy that I never could have imagined.

What is the farthest you have been away from home? I’ve been very lucky to have had some wonderful travel opportunities. I was an exchange student in high school in Brazil, I studied in Seville Spain in college and I taught English in South Korea for two years after college. During those times I was able to travel around to surrounding countries and see some awesome sights.

How did you find FIT4MOM DuPage County? I was looking for pregnancy fitness classes last winter and found Fit4Baby!

How has FIT4MOM DuPage County changed your life? I’ve loved getting to know other moms and being able to have people to ask all of my baby/postpartum questions to. It makes this very new experience so much easier!

Favorite exercise: I love strength training and yoga classes.

Proudest Moment: Becoming a mom :)

What is one thing you have learned so far from this year? Having the baby has really made me learn how to slow down and take things one day (or hour!) at a time!

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us!: I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie and have been paragliding twice and skydiving three times!