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Meet NW/NE Portland's Stroller Strides, Body Back and Stroller Barre Certified Instructors

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OWNER, FIT4MOM CEDAR MILL

CERTIFICATIONS: M.A. Education | AFPA Group Fitness certification | Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, & Body Back certifications

KIDDOS: Connor (Dec 2010), Cameron (Aug 2013) & Charley Jeanne (Feb 2016)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Hill sprints & woman-makers!

IS ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT: Urban education & empowering others. As a Teach for America alum, Megan spent 6 years teaching underserved youth in South Central Los Angeles. Upon moving to Portland in 2012, Megan re-found her passion for educating others, when she took on ownership of FIT4MOM Cedar Mill in April 2013. Leading FIT4MOM in NW/NE Portland is a perfect balance for Megan at this stage in her life -- It combines her three greatest passions of teaching, health and fitness, and being able to spend time with her children.

FUN FACT: Megan played on the boys varsity soccer team at her high school for four years (what?!) and then switched focuses in college where she was a national qualifier in the women's heptathlon (track & field), but still says her favorite sport is definitely basketball. Other important fact: Megan DOES NOT have the patience or "sit still" to watch TV (except for rare occasions when she binge watches shows such as Friday Night Lights, the OC (ohhh yeaa) and The Voice)


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STROLLER STRIDES INSTRUCTOR & BODY BACK INSTRUCTOR (NW Portland)

CERTIFICATIONS: Stroller Strides certification, Fit4Baby certification, Body Back certification, Fit4Mom Running Coach certification

KIDS: Sienna (April 2010) & Chiara (December 2012)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Anything that strengthens and tones arms and shoulders

PASSIONATE ABOUT: Shannon is passionate about her faith, family, building friendships, motivating moms to pursue and experience their full potential, and chocolate!

FUN FACT: Shannon is a food blog author and photographer of a food blog called Pass Me Some Tasty (you can check out the blog at www.passmesometasty.com)!
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STROLLER STRIDES INSTRUCTOR (Bethany)

CERTIFICATIONS: AFAA National Group Fitness certification & Stroller Strides certification

KIDDOS: Holter (October 2012) & Parson (September 2014)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Kira is an avid distance runner which helps her keep up with her two active sons; running around with her boys is her absolute favorite exercise! She also believes a good laughing tickle fight doubles as an awesome core workout!


IS ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT: While growing up Kira and her dad would spend their weekends working in his wood shop where she developed a love for handmade craftsmanship and honed her ability to use power tools. In college she helped build more than 15 houses through Habitat for Humanity. Today she and her husband (who's heart she likely won with her impressive DIY skills) have used their own hands to completely remodel their home. This gal was destined to be a mama of boys!

FUN FACT: Kira was in a fraternity in college and later worked in a convent for six years (yes, with nuns).

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STROLLER STRIDES & STROLLER BARRE INSTRUCTOR, OUR VILLAGE MOM'S CLUB CAPTAIN

CERTIFICATIONS: Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre & Fit4Baby certifications

KIDDOS: Evan (July 2013)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Push-ups!

IS ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT: Being a positive face for everyone I interact with (my own kiddo, your kiddos and YOU).

FUN FACT: Sarah lived in an RV for 10 months while traveling and exploring the country (pre-kid/pre-mortgage/pre-adult)

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STROLLER STRIDES INSTRUCTOR (NW Portland)

CERTIFICATIONS: AFAA Group Fitness certification, Stroller Strides certification

KIDDOS: Lucas (Jan 2013) & Cora (Dec 2014)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Hill sprints, volleyball & basketball drills, and hiking/backpacking

IS ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT Heather has spent numerous days, weeks, months sleeping in tents and backpacking in the woods all around the country. She loves the smell of the wildflowers, hearing the wind in the trees, and the excitement of jumping into an alpine lake. But mainly, she loves the rocks and geology of the PNW. So much history, power, and strength wrapped into one tiny rock. She loves sharing my passion of the outdoors with her children...so far they seem to enjoy it too ;)

FUN FACT: Heather used to teach geology and service learning in Costa Rica & Galapagos, Ecuador

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STROLLER STRIDES INSTRUCTOR

CERTIFICATIONS: Stroller Strides & Fit4Baby certifications, Yoga Alliance Certification of Teacher Training (Ashtanga)

KIDDOS: Rhiannon Patricia Petralia Morgan (December 2011) & Vannora Arlene Morrow Morgan (June 2013)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Burpees

IS ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT: The Spanish language, dancing, and traveling with friends and family!

FUN FACT: Kristin has a twin brother who looks absolutely nothing like her!
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BODY BACK INSTRUCTOR

CERTIFICATIONS: AFPA Group Fitness certification, Body Back certification

KIDDOS: Emma (April 2012)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Anything that makes me sweat!

IS ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT: Gretchen is passionate about cooking, wine, & trying new things

FUN FACT: Gretchen has been married almost 17 years!
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BODY BACK INSTRUCTOR

CERTIFICATIONS: Body Back certification

KIDDOS: Ivor (April 2011) & Axel (July 2013)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Superwoman pushups, or Speed Skaters, or Burpees… there are so many!

IS ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT: Maren loves sewing and clothing design, swimming, yoga, and Himmelbjerget Danish Camp.

FUN FACT: Maren is a 5th (my kids are 6th!) generation Oregonian, including an ancestor who was mayor of Oregon City!
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Fit4Baby & Stroller Strides Instructor

CERTIFICATIONS: ACE Personal Trainer certficication, Precision Fitness Nutrition certification, Fit4Baby & Stroller Strides certification

KIDDOS:
Evelyn (September 2014) & baby girl Low due July 2017!

FAVORITE EXERCISE:
Burpees and planks

IS ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT:
Fitness and nutrition are Caitlyn's biggest passions! She loves reading and finding new ways to make herself and those around her happy and healthy. She loves swimming, hiking, her Pelaton bike and getting outdoors with her family. She also has a passion and a bit of education in wine, so when she's not pregnant, you can find Caitlyn collecting bottles for their wine cabinet.

FUN FACT: Caitlyn went to the Olympic Trials in 2004 for swimming, placing in the top 20 in two events! She was also top 100 in the world, went to NCAAs, Nationals, US Open and was and still is a record holder in Oregon.
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STROLLER STRIDES INSTRUCTOR (Bethany)

KIDDOS: Desmond (Dec 2013) & Carson (Dec 2015)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: speed skaters!

IS ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT: Event planning, yoga, hiking, reading, travel

FUN FACT: Deb has a mild obsession with Wine and Painting
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Playgroup Captain (NW Portland)

KIDS: Charlotte (January 2016)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Lunges!

PASSIONATE ABOUT: Chelsea is passionate about helping kids develop and getting them excited to learn

FUN FACT: Chelsea is currently working towards her Masters Degree in education!
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Michelle Phillips

Playgroup Captain (Bethany)

KIDS: Logan (July 2015)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Squats-leg and glute workouts since they are such big muscle groups and it also helps me remember to lift with my legs instead of my back

PASSIONATE ABOUT: Michelle loves to cook and bake. She likes to try lots of new things so living near Portland is amazing for a foodie!

FUN FACT: Michelle got married to her husband twice in the same day! They did a church ceremony(am) and an outdoor ceremony (pm). <3
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