Hi, I'm Rebecca and momma bear to Renner (4), Rylan (6), and stepmom to Andrew (17). I fell in love with FIT4MOM in 2009 while attending Stroller Strides classes while pregnant with my son. I absolutely love the sense of community and the common goals of friendship and fitness that this group shares. FIT4MOM truly is a "Village" of moms who find sisterhood during their journey through motherhood. Far too often I hear women say how FIT4MOM "saved" them, just by having a place to go each day where everyone can readily understand the challenges and ups and downs of being a mom. The awesome bonus is getting a great workout with a crew of amazing women and children alongside you.
I graduated from Arizona State University in 2001 with a BSD in Architecture and Urban Development, and went on to work in real estate development and teach courses at Arizona State University, resigning from both when motherhood became my number one priority. I am an Army officer in the Arizona Army National Guard, where I've served for over 23 years, and much of my desire for fitness stems from the rigor and challenges I found in the military. As a mom working outside of the home (because, let's not forget that ALL moms are working moms) I realized the complexities and importance of balance between family, healthy lifestyle, faith, and careers for some; and I am passionate about nurturing that experience for all mothers alike. I have a true desire to help women be the absolute healthiest, best versions of themselves that they can and am incredibly excited to provide that to moms throughout Chandler and Gilbert.
Sarah is our superstar mom to 3 fun kiddos, Maddox, Scarlett and Colbie. She's a rockstar team member and we love having her on board as a certified fitness instructor for Stroller Strides classes throughout Chandler and Gilbert. Sarah's been crushing Stroller Strides workouts with all 3 kiddos in tow with a smile on her face and a hustle in her step every day! She's participated in Body Back where she exceeded all of her goals and found herself in the best shape of her life. She strives for perfection in everything she does and loves a challenging workout, you'll get nothing less than the best from Sarah and we're so proud to have her on the team!more
Jessie became a member of FIT4MOM after attending her first Stroller Strides class in June of 2013 when her daughter, Lillian, was just 12 weeks old. She immediately fell in love with the idea of becoming physically fit while her daughter was watching and being enveloped by the incredible support and friendship of the other moms in the FIT4MOM Village. Even though she was active in her youth playing sports and competing in her high school colorguard, she has felt like she has been struggling with her weight and body image since puberty. Upon becoming a member, Jessie found a passion for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle which led to her losing 90 pounds during her first 16 months! Her transformation put her in the best physical shape of her life and was the driving force behind her desire to become a certified Stroller Strides/Fit4Baby Instructor.
My involvement with Fit4Mom started in 2007 when I attended my first class with my then 6 week old daughter, Amira. I went solely for the workout, little did I know what I would truly gain from Stroller Strides. The welcoming environment, the advice on what to do with this new little creature that I had not a clue about, and the many, many friends I made were so much more then I could have asked for. I am so excited to now be able to give this back to all these new moms in Chandler and Gilbert.
In 2003 I graduated from ASU with a Bachelors Degree in Physical Fitness and Wellness. I never quite found exactly what I wanted to do with this degree until joining Stroller Strides. Being able to put my degree to use and at the same time help moms through those first few years of motherhood is incredibly gratifying.
During the summer months I spend all of my days in a pool as a certified Infant Swimming Resource instructor. I am also a Warrant Officer in the Army National Guard where I have served for the last 15 years.
My two girls, Amira, age 7, and Kameron, age 5, grew up attending Stroller Strides every day. I love that they were in an environment that promoted fitness, eating healthy, and forming relationships and I hope to offer this to all Fit4Mom members.more