I am the lucky mom of three smart, creative, and very big hearted littles, Liam (10/2012), Ciara (5/2014), and Colleen (1/2017). They are full of energy and eager to make friends wherever we go. Being able to stay home and experience this exciting world with them is such a blessing.
My family and I are relatively new to the Pioneer Valley. After serving as a naval officer, my hard-working and supportive husband, Chris, recently separated and took a civilian job where we can plant some roots for our children and live closer to our family in the Boston area. Though we haven't been here long, we have already met some great people and know that our future is bright in western Massachusetts.
My first experience with Stroller Strides was in 2013, Liam was just 3 months old. A fellow navy spouse and I were both in the same boat (haha) after having a baby. We each had a body we didn't recognize, a husband that was away a lot, and a lacking routine. Together we found FIT4MOM. It was life changing, and I was hooked! The structure it provided for our morning (exercise and a playdate) was just what I needed to jumpstart our days and to keep us busy when Chris was away at sea. Not to mention, I was feeling strong and energized, and as an added bonus, my pre-pregnancy clothes were starting to feel loose!
Our adventure with the navy moved us twice more. With each move, came new relationships and where best to make new friends than at Stroller Strides? I was sure to find like minded moms in my same "season of motherhood."
Being part of a FIT4MOM village has been such a positive experience for me. It has helped me as a mom to set a healthy example for my family and show them that exercise can be fun. I am thrilled to be offering this program in my hometown. Come see what we're all about- I know you'll love it!