FIT4MOM Certified Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby Instructor
Team sports and fitness have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. As a member of the softball, soccer, dance, and gymnastics teams growing up, I was able to meet people with similar interests, build lasting friendships with my teammates, and keep myself productive and healthy in my free time.
Working with children has also always been a passion of mine. In 2013, I became a speech-language pathologist and have since worked for a nonpublic school, hospital, rehab facility and teletherapy with children and adults of all ages. I’ve enjoyed working to help others with feeding, swallowing, and communication difficulties.
When our son, Shane, was born in May 2016, the best option for our family was for me to stay home to raise him, and change jobs so that I could work part time. In my new role as a momma, my life changed in more ways that I could have ever imagined! I was desperate to find as many activities as possible that were geared towards infants so that Shane and I could keep busy each day. I was also looking for ways to meet other moms who could relate to all the wonderful (and also the challenging) moments we experience.
My neighbor suggested that I check out stroller strides, and doing so was one of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made. It was so amazing to get in a full-body workout without feeling like it was a chore. The best part was that I could do something for myself without having to find a babysitter for Shane, and I still get to engage with him during the workouts through songs, books, and activities. I’ve met so many wonderful moms who have shared advice, resources, and invaluable support. As an instructor, I hope to help other moms improve their overall health/wellness/happiness and find the support and friendships that I found with Fit4Mom.