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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 & Fit4baby 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 (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 (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 (Bethany)

CERTIFICATIONS:
Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre

KIDS name & ages: Ava (October 2016)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Squat hops, planks and sprints!

PASSIONATE ABOUT: Family, fitness, Clemson football, coaching/mentoring, writing and southern food!

FUN FACT: Kristen and her husband lived in three different states at the same time as kids and went to the same college before randomly meeting in PDX :)
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STROLLER STRIDES & STROLLER BARRE INSTRUCTOR (Bethany)

CERTIFICATIONS: B.S. Exercise Science | Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre certifications

KIDS: Sadie (March 2016)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Running (outside), HIIT, Tabata, and Hot yoga

IS PASSIONATE ABOUT: Brittany is passionate about family, fitness, health and wellness. She greatly enjoys research (loving to further her knowledge and understanding of the human body and the science behind it.) Lastly, nutrition is something Brittany is passionate about being mindful about how we fuel our bodies properly (but also enjoying cookies here and there!)

FUN FACT: Brittany was on the local Portland kids show Rambling Rod when she was younger and won the smile contest! She loves positive TLC reality shows about families (especially the families that have multiple babies!) Brittany also won the City of Hillsboro Optimist Club award when she was in middle school. Most importantly, Brittany loves the snow!!
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CERTIFICATIONS: Stroller Strides & Stroller Barre

KIDS:
Austin (September 2015)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Anything outside, including trail running, hiking and stairs.

PASSIONATE ABOUT: Becky is passionate about healthy living with a balanced lifestyle. She tries to help others find this through her work as an Occupational Therapist, a FIT4MOM instructor, and in her own home by planning lots of family hikes and bikes rides.

FUN FACT: Becky once spent 3 months traveling solo around SE Asia before going back to school.

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FITBABY INSTRUCTOR

CERTIFICATIONS:
NETA Group Fitness Instructor | Fit4Baby Certified | Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher | Postpartum Yoga | Mamalates Birth Recovery Professional | Postpartum Fitness Specialist

KIDS: Tyler (2010), Lucy (2012), Trevor (2016)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Single Leg Balance, Squats, and Yoga!

PASSIONATE ABOUT: Prenatal yoga and fitness! Jodi is fully committed to supporting pregnant women feel strong, empowered, and calm during their pregnancy so they can carry on in motherhood. Jodi started as a group fitness teacher (cardio kickboxing, anyone?) in college and became a certified yoga teacher when her eldest was four months old. She fell in love with teaching Postpartum Yoga (Mom+Baby) and Prenatal Yoga and is very excited to teach prenatal fitness in our Fit4Baby classes!

FUN FACT: Jodi loves coffee, gossip magazines, and Gilmore Girls. Also, Jodi writes a blog called The Mama Gut which focuses on empowerment, trusting your "gut" instinct in pregnancy and motherhood, and the physical amazingness of our bellies in the prenatal and postpartum shifts. More about Jodi and her blog on www.jibean.com more

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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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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STROLLER STRIDES SUBSTITUTE

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 SUBSTITUTE

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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STROLLER STRIDES & STROLLER BARRE INSTRUCTOR

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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CERTIFICATIONS: AFAA Group Exercise, AFAA Perinatal Fitness, AFAA Indoor Cycling, Fit4baby Certification

KIDS name & ages: Claire (March 2015), Baby #2 (June 2018)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Running for sure. It's ME time!

PASSIONATE ABOUT: My three F's. Faith, Family and Fitness. Even more importantly being a teacher, a coach, in all of these areas. Through my faith, I teach children the Word on Sundays for my church. Through family, I'm a Mom, so I hope I'm imparting some wisdom on my daughter. Ha! And last, but certainly not least, through fitness, I have the opportunity to help coach people become better versions of themselves. Acheive their goals. Whatever they may be!

FUN FACT: We have a map of the world mounted on the wall in our home. It is covered in pins. Red is where we desire to visit, bucket list destinations. Black represents where we've been. My husband, Todd, and I have always taken a trip every year since we've been together, and after having Claire, we pledged to one another to continue to do so. JUST the two of us. And we have! Our objective; to switch out all the red pins for black!
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FIT4MOM CEDAR MILL TEAM ADMINISTRATOR

DEGREE:
Bachelor of Science in Business and Leadership from Marylhurst University

KIDDOS: Mom of two awesome little girls Rosemary (February 2013) and Alyson (September 2014)

FAVORITE EXERCISE: Running, hill & track workouts, Ultimate Frisbee, barre and walking

IS ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT: Family & Sports. Lia is an avid runner, wife and crafter of the cutest hair bows! Her passion is running. Her family enjoys Ohio State Football, the Blazers, the Timbers & Thorns. Don’t be surprised if you run into the Ryan’s at a local sporting event in Portland!

FUN FACT: Lia created Rosemary Designs in 2013 when she wanted specific hair clips for her daughter. Since then it has become a fun hobby.


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