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Mom of the month: Jenine Hutsell

Meet our January Mom of The Month, Jenine Hutsell!

Where are you originally from? I grew up in Covington, WA.

When did you join FIT4MOM? I joined about three or four months after having my son, Rhett.

What classes do you attend? HIIT 6am, Saturday Stroller Strides, and Run Club

Who is/are your workout buddy(ies) and their age(s)? My run buddy is my son, Rhett, 13 months. I love getting out with him in the run stroller.

What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM? You can take a fitness class anywhere. FIT4MOM welcomes you into a community where you can relate to others and feel seen for all you do as a mom.

What is your current job? Or what did you do before staying at home (if you don’t currently work outside the home)? I am a Professional Learning Specialist at Lake Washington School District.

Share your thoughts on the concept of “it takes a village” – is it important for moms to join a village? Yes! It is important for us mamas to connect, to celebrate the good stuff and empathize with the hard stuff. When we show up to that 6am class, we know some mamas have been up late with a teething baby or up early prepping daycare bags, so we cheer each other on.

What is your favorite beverage? Kombucha!

What is your favorite dessert? I love anything from Milk Bar! I try to recreate their recipes at home! I heard they are opening a location at Bellevue Square in the spring!

You are given 4 hours of FREE babysitting. What would you do? I would do a date-night cooking class with my husband. We love cooking together but haven't had the time.

What is your ultimate child-free vacation destination? Greek Islands on a sailboat

How has becoming a mother changed you? I am still discovering the answer to that question! I have been so focused on trying to be a good mom and to not mess up! What I have learned is that I can't just be focused on baby all the time. Taking care of myself helps me be a better mom and partner.

I am happiest when...I am with my family, doing something active in the outdoors.