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Mom of the Month: Sonia Virdi

Where are you originally from?

I’m from Toronto Canada. Moved here 11 years ago.

When did you join FIT4MOM?

I joined last year. A friend suggested we start running and we joined Run Club. It was then when I met Katie Whitley, who raved about Body Back and I tried my first HIIT class and got hooked.

What classes do you attend?

360, HIIT, Body Back, Body Ignite and TRX. All in Redmond.

Who is/are your workout buddy(ies) and their age(s)?

  • Riya, age 7
  • Nina age 5
  • Torin age 3
  • Oliver (fur baby) age 2

What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?

The community. The motivation. It’s incredibly inspirational and fun. I never regret coming to a class

What is your current job? Or what did you do before staying at home (if you don’t currently work outside the home)?

I work part time at providence medical hospital in Everett as a nuclear medicine technologist. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have an employer who allowed me to pick my hours (two days a week).

Share your thoughts on the concept of “it takes a village” – is it important for moms to join a village?

Motherhood changed everything. I wish I had joined when my kids were younger but I struggled with finding balance between schedules and self care. It’s never too late though. I have found my village, my people where we support, encourage and laugh together. It’s something I didn’t know I was missing.

What is your favorite beverage?

Coffee, coffee and more coffee.

What is your favorite dessert?

Carrot cake from Pomegranate Bistro.

You are given 4 hours of FREE babysitting. What would you do?

Drink my coffee while it’s hot, eat a meal quietly, get a massage and take my dog for a long walk.

What is your ultimate child-free vacation destination?

A villa in Bali. Flying child free would be an added bonus!

How has becoming a mother changed you?

Becoming a mom is a humbling experience. It’s not about me anymore but my children. I’m amazed at how present I am with my kids even with little sleep. I’ve learned that the kids don’t need big flashy vacations but just time together as a family.

I also realized how much my mom loved me and how much she and now myself, worry. But I wouldn’t want it any other way.

I am happiest when...

When we all curl up in bed reading a book together before bed.