Meet Lexi Christensen - Our Instructor of the Month!
Hometown: Rolling Meadows, IL
Mom to: Henry (age 3) and Nils (age 1)
How did you first get introduced to Fit4Mom/Stroller Strides?
When Henry was about 7mo. old we moved to Arlington Heights from the city. I started to go Stroller Strides because I wanted to meet local families. Having my son with me a lot was important, because I nursed him for most of his 1st year. Stroller Strides was most conducive in making fitness a regular part of our schedule.
What made you want to become an instructor?
The Stroller Strides class I attend was several towns away. As I met other moms in Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect they seemed really interested, but didn't like the commute. I approached the Franchisee in the northeast suburbs about starting a class in Arlington Heights and she trained me in teaching Stroller Strides and together we found a park and indoor location that worked for us. I love that about Fit4Mom! The moms who participate in Stroller Strides and Instructors can really shape that Village.
What did you do before becoming an instructor?
I'm a makeup artist--prior to having my kids I work for Bobbi Brown at Bloomingdales. I continue to work freelance for bridal and special event clients.
What is your favorite part of instructing?
I love working with the moms in my class to achieve their fitness goals. I've always been passionate about fitness, so I expected I would love that aspect. However, these days my favorite thing is when the kids really get into whatever we are doing. I love coming up with different ways for us to fully work a certain muscle group and entertain the kids at same time. It is the most challenging and rewarding part of my job!
What is your favorite non-kid workout song that gets you moving?
Coming Home Ft. Sylar Grey by Diddy - Dirty Money