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When did you join FIT4MOM?

June 2015

What classes do you attend?

Body back in 2015, Stroller Strides April 2017 to present.

Who is your workout buddy and their age?

Colton is 4 years old and Garison is 9 months old

What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?

My Favorite thing about FIT4MOM is I am able to work out with my boys and be apart of such an awesome village of women who support each other through this journey of motherhood.

How has FIT4MOM changed your lifestyle choices?

FIT4MOM has helped change my lifestyle by encouraging me to get out and take care of myself so I can take care of my family. Not only with going to Stroller Stride classes but also making sure I have mommy time.

What is your favorite beverage?

Well I don't know if I can just say I have one.... Coffee in the mornings for sure is my favorite especially if it is from the Olive Mill! But having a nice cold beer on a hot summer day is up there on my favorites too!

What is your favorite dessert?

The 4 layer chocolate from Costco... really any cake from Costco!

Given 4 hours of free babysitting... what do you do?

Start with Olive Mill breakfast (what can I say I love that place) followed by manicure/pedicure and finish up my time sunning by the pool.

What is your ultimate child free vacation destination?

On a beach in the Bahamas! Where there is unlimited food and drinks and plenty of opportunities for exploring new adventures and relaxing time on the beach.

How has becoming a mother changed you?

Becoming a mother has changed me in a way I never expected. I would do anything for my children and strive to be the best me so I can be the best mom for them.

I am happiest when... I am able to spend quality time as a family and enjoy seeing my boys loving life. The days are long but the years are short. Just trying to make the most of each day!

Elisha always gives it her all on everything she does and Body Back is no exception. She is truly and inspiration to all she is around.

When did you join FIT4MOM?

October 2017

What classes do you attend?

Body Back at Arizona Fusion Cheer

Who is your workout buddy and their age?

My daughter Sofia is 6 and my son Elias will be 3 in July

What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?

I'd have to say that the overall dynamic and experience is my favorite thing. I absolutely love the variety of classes during a Body Back session. Samantha's energy is contagious and I always look forward to going to class. The recipes offered make it easy to prepare healthy meals, especially considering that cooking is one of my least favorite things to do.

How has FIT4MOM changed your lifestyle choices?

I don't have to think so hard about making better food choices. The nutritional challenges helped change my mindset around eating. I've seen results faster than I thought I would and that motivates me to keep coming back, to keep making smart food choices and to exercise when I can. I've learned that there are exercises I can do that don't take long, but compounded over time will make a difference.

What is your favorite beverage?

Water and wine

What is your favorite dessert?

This is always changing and it's seasonal...frozen yogurt when it's hot outside and anything pumpkin in the cooler months.

Given 4 hours of free babysitting... what do you do?

Either a sushi date night followed by Top Golf with my husband Thomas, or a four hour "happy hour" with my girlfriends at The Livingroom or Postino.

What is your ultimate child free vacation destination?

Good question...we are in the process of planning our 10 year anniversary trip which will be just that! Our top choices are Maui or the Amalfi Coast

How has becoming a mother changed you?

I realized that I can love more and give more than I used to think was possible. I am more aware of the example I am giving in how I live my life, how I treat people, how I speak and how I prioritize my time. I've learned to be joyful in all things

I am happiest when...

I am in the company of people who bring out the best in me and who make me feel joyful!

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We love having Natalie and Henry in our village! Henry always has a smile on his face and Natalie always kicks butt!

When did you join FIT4MOM?

March 2017

What classes do you attend?

Stroller Strides!

Who is your workout buddy and their age?

Henry is 20 months

What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?

The people! I love meeting all the moms and their little babes! I’m so grateful for the community.

How has FIT4MOM changed your lifestyle choices?

Well I definitely work out more than I used to before I joined! Stroller strides has become a part of our daily routine and I love it!

What is your favorite beverage?

I drink water the most but wine is definitely my fav ;)

What is your favorite dessert?

I’m not a huge dessert person but Creme Brûlée is my weakness! If it’s on the menu I’m ordering it!

Given 4 hours of free babysitting... what do you do?

Go out for dinner and drinks with the hubs :)

What is your ultimate child free vacation destination?

Italy- traveling around wine country would be amazing!

How has becoming a mother changed you?

In more ways than I can count! A big one is it has given me more patience and understanding.

I am happiest when...

I’m torn! One of my favorite things is after Henry goes to bed and I get into bed with a good book and glass of wine and it’s quiet and I love it! But also one of my favorite feelings is when Henry randomly decides to climb up and snuggle on me for a minute, can’t beat it!

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Kelly just celebrated her 1 year anniversary with FIT4MOM Queen Creek and we could not be more excited that she chose us!

When did you join FIT4MOM?

I joined march 2017 when Jeffery was 8 weeks old!

What classes do you attend?

Stroller Strides

Who is your workout buddy and their age?

Jeffery Edwin and he’s 14 months old! Stroller Strides is just part of his routine now.

What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?

The community!

I’ve gained some really awesome friends! When I’m having a hard day and feel like i'm losing it, they are super supportive and talk me up. The moms and instructors really have become my parenting backbone.

How has FIT4MOM changed your lifestyle choices?

It’s made working out fun again, so I do it a lot more often. Its also been great for my mental health, just having something to look forward to doing every day.

What is your favorite beverage?

Hands down ......wine

What is your favorite dessert?

Right now it is vanilla ice cream loaded with strawberries

Given 4 hours of free babysitting... what do you do?

Take my husband with me on a mountain run, we use to do that together and haven’t since I got pregnant.

What is your ultimate child free vacation destination?

Anywhere with a beach and cocktails. Which is happening very soon! So you’ll probably catch me at Stroller Strides a lot more. Got to get bikini ready!

How has becoming a mother changed you?

The better question is how hasn’t it! Mostly I think it’s made me a lot less selfish.

I am happiest when...

My whole family is together on Sunday. It’s the only day that my husband and I have off together so I really Cherish the family time we get.

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We are so excited to have Leah as our Mom of the Month for February! Keep reading to find out some fun facts about this amazing mama!

When did you join FIT4MOM?

October of 2017 I think. All I remember is it was still super hot out!

What classes do you attend?

Evening Stroller Strides

Who is your workout buddy and their age?

Weston is 22 months- he missed the memo that workout buddies should be encouraging. He laughs at me.

What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?

The community of moms! We laugh and vent and share stories all while working out. Being a mom can be lonely so it’s nice to workout with others in the same phase of life.

How has FIT4MOM changed your lifestyle choices?

It has encouraged me to branch out on my own! Prior to having a kiddo, I went to the gym on the regular- but only with my husband. I never had the courage to go to a class or to the gym by myself. Now, on my non Stroller Strides days I take Pilates classes. FIT4MOM gave me the courage to take charge of my own fitness.

What is your favorite beverage?

It would be a tie between my cold brew coffee with honey and a splash of coconut milk and water. My huge hydro flask goes everywhere with me.

What is your favorite dessert?

All of them!! Which is why I work out.

Given 4 hours of free babysitting... what do you do?

Dinner and a massage sounds incredible.

What is your ultimate child free vacation destination?

Bora Bora- those overwater bungalows are goals!!

How has becoming a mother changed you?

I could write a novel!! Becoming a mom is the best and hardest thing I have ever done. And I couldn’t be more grateful!

I am happiest when...

It’s the weekend! My husband works evenings and I work during the day, so the Monday through Friday grind with a toddler by myself wears me thin! I count down every week to when we get to spend family time together.

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FIT4MOM has been in Queen Creek for over 3 years now and I am guessing when you hear the name you think of Stroller Strides, which is a great program for mamas of younger kiddos. Did you know that we also offer an amazing program for mamas that have kiddos that are no longer in a stroller, or like to have me time for their workouts or don't have kids?

Body Back Transformation is our High Intensity, boot camp style, nutrition guidance, motivation and time focus time for yourself!

1. High intensity workout (boot camp style)

Of course the main reason you join any workout class is for the workout tself and BB Tarnsformation does NOT disappoint. This class is HIIT style and will push you to work your hardest and see some awesome results. We have small class sizes which really helps us see your goals and really work with you as an indivdual and modify.

2. Stay Accountable

BB Transformation is not only 2 HIIT classes a week but rather an 8 week journey of online challenges, a coach that is there for you, nutrition and other moms cheering eachother on.

3. Realistic Eating Habits

We have all been on a diet or 2 (or many more) that we have stopped after a couple weeks and yo yoed right back. The nutrtion component of BB Transformation is teaching you ways to eat and what to eat so that you can create a healthy habit. We want you to complete the weeks feeling in charge of your food and not overwhelmed by something you can't eat anymore. Everything in moderation!

4. Me time

Everyone needs a little me time and this class is just the way to get it. Of course the meditation at the end of each class is just an awesome bonus.

5. Friendship

We create an environment of empowered women empowering eachother! The friendships that are made in class are probably one of the best parts about this program. The small class sizes really help you to get to know eachother better and creates an envirmonment that helps to keep eachother accountable.

Body Back Transformation is the perfect way to start 2018 off on the right foot! It is everything you need packed into 8 weeks! We have 2 sessions starting next week. Either drop your kids at school and come join our morning class or join us after work at our evening class!

Need one more reason?!? Check out the results below!

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Our mom of the month for January is Cassie. She has been with FIT4MOM for about a year and a half and we have loved watching her little workout buddy grow up and love hearing her talk now! Cassie is super sweet and always has a word of encouragement for a mom in need. We are so excited to learn a little more about her this month. Read on to find out some fun facts about her.

When did you join FIT4MOM?

I joined FIT4MOM in August 2016.

What classes do you attend?

I attend the stroller strides classes.

Who is your workout buddy and their age?

My workout buddy is Annalise and she is 20 months old.

What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?

I love being able to involve Annalise while I am working out. I also love the friendships both Annalise and I are able to have with the other kids and Mamas.

How has FIT4MOM changed your lifestyle choices?

Being involved with FIT4MOM has helped me to stay active and be a roll model for Annalise.

What did you do before staying at home?

I was an elementary school teacher.

What is your favorite beverage?

Coffee coffee coffee in the morning and wine at night :)

What is your favorite dessert?

I love brownies!!

Given 4 hours of free babysitting... what do you do?

Go to a spa and get a massage, facial and relax :)

What is your ultimate child free vacation destination?

Love to explore new places and love all inclusive resorts. Would love to go to Tahiti!

How has becoming a mother changed you?

Being a mom has opened up a whole new world of excitement! I love watching Annalise learn new things and seeing the adventure through her eyes.

I am happiest when...

We are able to spend time together as a family.

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Check out our mom of the month for October! Kristin started with us in Stroller Strides with her workout buddy and now rocks it in every Body Back class she goes to! She is an inspiration to watch and is such a wonderful part of our village!

When did you join FIT4MOM?

About one year ago!

What classes do you attend?

I started with evening Stroller Strides and am now currently in Body Back

Who is your workout buddy and their age?

My workout buddy is Keira, 3 years old going on 16.

What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?

I love getting to know other moms and getting to workout at the same time.

How has FIT4MOM changed your lifestyle choices?

Our life is crazy busy and I was struggling to find the time to workout after work. I felt guilty going to the gym and bringing Keira to a second daycare of the day. FIT4MOM has allowed me to work out either with her or later in the evening when hubby is home. It has allowed me to live a healthier lifestyle and saved my sanity, allowing me to find the right time to workout.

What is you job (other than super mom)?

I am currently a full-time working momma. I am a Social Worker by trade and currently work for a Behavioral Health Insurance company providing services to the Medicaid population.

What is your favorite beverage?

Coffee is life!

What is your favorite dessert?

I am a sucker for ice cream and brownies

Given 4 hours of free babysitting... what do you do?

So funny story, last week my husband and I had a free night out and literally had NO idea what to do after we ate dinner. Apparently we don't get out enough haha.

But given the free babysitting- nextime I would love an uninterrupted cup of HOT coffee and a pedicure.

What is your ultimate child free vacation destination?

We love going to the Caribbean. We moved to Arizona from Florida (about 2 years ago) and cruises are cheap to those destinations. Our next dream vacation is a cruise to Alaska.

How has becoming a mother changed you?

Becoming a mom taught me how much more love I have to give. It has taught me to slow down a little and just enjoy the moment.

I am happiest when...

...My family is happy. A 3 years olds smile and giggles can change your entire attitude to pure happiness and joy.

As I sit here getting everything ready for this week I can't help but smile the biggest smile! If you would have asked me 4 years ago where I thought FIT4MOM Queen Creek would be 4 years later I would have told you some amazing ideas and such, but nothing could truly match up to where we are.

This village is so much more than an awesome workout group. I am in awe of the mom that comes to class after being awake all night with her baby, but makes sure she gets to class because it is her happy place... or the mom that shows up to her first class scared and by the time she leaves she is family... or the mom that thinks she can't complete an exercise but after just a few weeks finds she can do it.

I am amazed at the kiddos that cheer on their mamas from their strollers, or as soon as they get out of their strollers they start doing the exercises, or ask their mamas first thing in the morning, " do we get to go to Stroller Strides today?".

The friendships in this village run so deep and not just with the mamas but also with the kiddos! This village is truly a blessing to me and I sit here smiling because these are the awesome mamas and babies I get to fill my days with and I hope every mom is able to find something like this. Thank you to everyone I have had the opportunity to meet throughout these four years and can't wait to see what the future holds!

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Our September mom of the month is Katelyn and we could not be more excited that she found us! She is such a sweet soul and motivator. She treats everyone that she meets with such a kind heart and would help with anything! Her daughter, Samantha, is such a great workout buddy and is always making sure mama has good form ;) Her sweet little man Connor just enjoys mamas smiles, singing and tickles and of course her husband, Sam, makes it to all the family strides. We love having her in our village and hope you enjoy learning more about her!

When did you join FIT4MOM?

I joined FIT4MOM in June 2017

What classes do you attend?

Stroller Strides

Who is your workout buddy and their age?

My workout buddies are Samantha who will be 3 in October and Connor who is 8 months old.

What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?

My favorite thing about FIT4MOM is that working out has become fun! I get to get fit and socialize with amazing moms at the same time all while having my kiddos right there with me!

How has FIT4MOM changed your lifestyle choices?

I wasn't sure how I was ever going to workout once I had kids, because I've always been uncomfortable with the thought of gym childcare. FIT4MOM has shown me that I can prioritize my health and physical fitness while still prioritizing my kiddos too! I think it's so great that my kids get to watch me make healthy choices and they get to see how fun staying active can be!

What did you do before staying at home?

Moved a lot...seriously. I got my degree in Journalism, but my husband and I moved so much for his job that I never really had a career before kids. We always knew that me being a stay at home mommy was a priority for us, so I plan on doing the whole career thing later.

What is your favorite beverage?

Definitely coffee. Although seltzer water is a close second, and when I'm not breastfeeding wine will be back in the mix.

What is your favorite dessert?

Hmmm everything... I'm a totally sweet lover. If I have to pick though I'd probably say a decadent ice cream treat or anything a la mode.

Given 4 hours of free babysitting... what do you do?

If it was for me alone during the day I would go get a massage, then enjoy a good cup of coffee while I read a book. If it's for a date night with my hubby then a really yummy dinner out, and a couples massage. Basically a massage just sounds amazing.

What is your ultimate child free vacation destination?

I would love to go to Italy and travel through the wine country there.

How has becoming a mother changed you?

Before becoming a mother I was always focused on what my career would be and never sure what was right for me, but when I became a mother I truly found my purpose.

I am happiest when...

My whole little family is together just enjoying life.

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We are so excited to kick off our mom of the month again with a mom that has been giving it her all and brings so much fun to class with her one liners and loud singing! We are very blessed to have this wonderful woman in our village and love the smiles she brings to class! Read on to find out more about Lauren and some things you may not know.

When did you join FIT4MOM?

December 2016

What classes do you attend?

Stroller strides!

Who is your workout buddy and their age?

Scottie 11 months

What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?

Being apart of such a great village of moms and kiddos!

How has FIT4MOM changed your lifestyle choices?

FIT4MOM has made working out so much fun. I no longer skip or dread workouts.

What did you do before staying at home?

Admin assistant at AT Still University

What is your favorite beverage?

Margarita

What is your favorite dessert?

Cookies n cream ice cream

Given 4 hours of free babysitting... what do you do?

Fancy dinner, drinks, and a good movie!

What is your ultimate child free vacation destination?

Hawaii

How has becoming a mother changed you?

Becoming a mother has made me a lot more responsible and confident.

I am happiest when...

Scottie cuddles with me and falls asleep while I watch one of my girly shows Jacob hates :)