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)
STROLLER STRIDES INSTRUCTOR
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).
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)
STROLLER STRIDES INSTRUCTOR
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, Ecuadormore
CERTIFICATIONS: Body Back certification
KIDDOS: Ivor (April 2011) & Axel (July 2013)
IS ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT: Maren loves sewing and clothing design, swimming, yoga, and Himmelbjerget Danish Camp.
CERTIFICATIONS: AFAA Group Fitness certification, Stroller Strides certification & Body Back certification
KIDDOS: Beckett (April 2010) & Avery (July 2012)
FAVORITE EXERCISE: hill sprints!
IS ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT: Lindsey loves being active and outdoors with family and friends. She's always looking for opportunities to try new things and explore nature. She loves supporting people in their goals as well, which she did in higher education in her past career and now gets to do in fitness.
FUN FACT: Every year on Lindsey's birthday she makes her entire family, including her children and parents/sibling, do some active "class" that she comes up with usually at a park or hike that includes various exercises from our classes that she likes to force them to try:)more