When a fellow mom, who doesn't often get a break herself, will hold your fussy baby just so you can sweat out your emotions, you know you have found your tribe.
I am a crazy mother of two beautiful, forever-smiling ladies, Lia & Grace. My husband Peter & I met at Springfield College, in Springfield, MA more than a decade ago. We moved from RI in 2014 after his job brought us here & I became a SAHM.
Stroller strides has been an extremely important time in my life, & my children's lives ever since I joined. I've been positively affected by members & instructors, new & old. I will never forget what this village has done & continues to do for me. I want more than anything to do the same for other moms!
My fitness background was minimal participation in high school sports, & always receiving the sportsmanship award (Go team!) After college, I taught several varieties of chair-based fitness classes to seniors for seven years. That's as far as my experience with the fitness world has traveled.
But I have something just as important. The enthusiasm! The memory of what it felt like to be welcomed with open arms after feeling so alone. Stroller Strides literally opened my eyes to a better me, a better mother, & a better wife.