Stroller Strides/Fit4Baby Certified
I was born and raised here in VA beach and I'm a stay at home mom to my beautiful daughter Everly (1). A good friend of mine had asked me to join her for a Stroller Strides class about a year ago. I was completely terrified, but the instructor (Molly Vaughn) was welcoming and made my daughter and I feel like part of the tribe by the time warm ups were done. This was something that I really needed as a first time mama and within the first week I became addicted. Within the first month I knew I wanted to be involved in someway.
This village has helped me come out of my shell and grow as a person inside and out. The love and strength from all the Mama’s is extremely refreshing, really let’s you know that you're not alone on this journey of motherhood. Everly and I are forever grateful for the friendships that we have made and continue to make along the way.more
ACSM Personal Trainer, AFPA Prenatal/Postnatal Exercise Specialist, AFPA
Group Exercise Instructor, FIT4MOM Certified Running Coach, Stroller Strides Certified
Fitness and exercise have always been big parts of my life. I am an avid distance runner, soccer player and former gymnast. After earning my Bachelors in Health from the University of New Orleans, I worked with postoperative athletes in orthopedic physical therapy. I also did one-on-one personal training and taught small group strengthening exercise classes. In April 2015, I proudly added “Mom” to my resume!
Being new to Virginia, I was overwhelmed with the idea of having a newborn in a new place with no friends or family. I attended my first Stroller Strides class when I was eight months pregnant. I was immediately impressed with the community and I knew it would be a great fit for me and my son, Colin. I began attending classes regularly after Colin was born. Becoming a Stroller Strides Instructor helps me combine two of the most important things in my life – motherhood and fitness. Having focused much of my training education on Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise, I’m honored and excited to help other moms reach their fitness goals while having fun and spending time with their children.
Stefanie Roth, Stroller Strides/Fit4Baby/Stroller Barre Certified
I’m a Navy wife and a very proud mommy of our little man, Liam. In 2013, we were blessed to be stationed back in Hampton Roads. I grew up in Virginia Beach, so I was really excited about seeing my family and friends every day. One morning, Liam and I were hanging out at City View Park and this peppy mom (Rachel McHale) approached me with the invitation to attend a free Stroller Strides class. As a paranoid first-time-mom, I was looking for a way to exercise without dropping my son off in the gym daycare. I was hooked after my first class and Liam was, too! The instructors were encouraging and the fellow moms were a breath of fresh air. By the end of 2013, I was getting my instructor certification and discovering all the beauty of Fit4Mom. Now, I’m that peppy mom inviting others to class! You can find me in Chesapeake City Park on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.more
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