Have you met Gina, our newest playgroup captain? Read on to get to know this RTC regular!
Where are you originally from?
I am originally from Berlin, Maryland (10 minutes to Atlantic Ocean)
When did you join FIT4MOM?
I started as a FIT4BABY client in January 2017 and I took my first SS class in May 2017
What classes do you attend?
I attend Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre and Stroller Strides 360 classes at Redmond Town Center and the occasional studio drop-in Body Back Boost class.
Who is/are your workout buddy(ies) and their age(s)?
My buddy Hunter is 8 months old
What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?
I think its hard to pick one favorite thing about FIT4MOM, but I would say it’s the commitment and dedication everyone has to making you (the new gal) feel welcomed and comfortable. I also love that FIT4MOM is easy. There’s no pressure to be at every single class or to do something that’s not within your comfort zone.
It’s become a part of my daily routine and I love it.
What is your current job? Or what did you do before staying at home (if you don’t currently work outside the home)?
Before becoming a mom and choosing to stay home, I was an Executive Assistant in Sydney, Australia for a non-profit contemporary and modern arts center.
Share your thoughts on the concept of “it takes a village” – is it important for moms to join a village?
I will be honest, before I became a mom, I had no idea what that phrase really meant. After moving to a new city with all my family and friends on the other side of the country, I quickly realized that there was NO way I could do “this” without the support from other women. After finding FIT4MOM Eastside, I knew that having that support to rely on was SO IMPORTANT to my journey as a mother. Sharing my joys and struggles with moms who were going through the same things or moms who had been there before and knew exactly what I was going through, to offer advice or just a shoulder to cry on without any judgment.
That is exactly what "it takes a village" means. So, whether you are a new mom or a seasoned mom in a new place, find that group that lifts you up! I know I did :)
What is your favorite beverage?
Coffee, Hot Tea & Wine, but not together.
What is your favorite dessert?
I'll take all the sweet things, please and thank you :)
You are given 4 hours of FREE babysitting. What would you do?
Oh my! Mani and Pedi for sure, you can nap while they do that, right? Followed by a dinner date night with Tom.
What is your ultimate child-free vacation destination?
10 days in Italy with a wine and food tour
How has becoming a mother changed you?
Becoming a mom has changed the way I view what is really important and to slow down. In 8 months I have realized how quickly this time goes by.
I am happiest when...
I’m making Hunter laugh. It may be the best thing to light up my heart.