Each month we feature a dedicated FIT4MOM Eastside client. This month, we welcome Tina Pierce, a longtime Bothell client who has been a welcome addition to our FIT4MOM Eastside family. Tina has two little cuties and inspires us with her commitment to attending class and keeping up with two active kids!
Where are you originally from?
All over Washington State, we moved around a lot when I was growing up but we always lived in the Evergreen state.
When did you join FIT4MOM?
February 2014 when my first little was 3 months old.
What classes do you attend?
Who is your workout buddy and their age?
My son Jayden is 3.5 years old, and my daughter Emilyn is 1 year old.
What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?
I can get a workout in WITH my kids which means it actually happens instead of trying (and failing) to get to the gym by myself.
How has FIT4MOM changed your lifestyle choices?
The first ultrasound I had with my son I knew I was in trouble! He was swimming around my uterus like he had a bag full of Halloween candy and a red bull for lunch! (and for those who know him, you know he hasn't changed one bit!) I knew I needed to do something in order to keep up with him. I found what I needed in FIT4MOM. Exercise is a regular part of my lifestyle now and it gives me the stamina and energy I need to keep up with both my littles.
What is your current job? Or what did you do before staying at home (if you don’t currently work outside the home)?
I was formerly a Pharmacy Technician.
Share your thoughts on the concept of “it takes a village” – is it important for moms to join a village?
I knew when I decided to be a stay at home mom that I was going to need ALL the help I could get! With no relatives in the area, I rely so much on the family of fellow moms and friends I have built for myself. Lets face it, when the toddler paints himself with poop and the baby finds and paints herself with your secret stash of chocolate WHILE you are giving the toddler a bath, who are you going to laugh and cry about it with?
What is your favorite beverage?
Decaf grande whole milk latte
What is your favorite dessert?
You are given 4 hours of FREE babysitting. What would you do?
I would pinch myself first to make sure I wasn't dreaming, then I would get a massage, pedicure, and take a nap!
What is your ultimate child-free vacation destination?
Anywhere that is warm, sunny, and has a beach!
How has becoming a mother changed you?
I am no longer the punctual perfectionist I once was! Haha!
I am happiest when...
My littles are laughing.