October MOM- Motivational Mom of the Month!

At FIT4MOM Chicago, the core of our business is to help moms make strides in fitness, motherhood and life. We wouldn't be who we are without all of YOU! Our dedicated and faithful moms! Introducing the MOM- Mom Of the Month! The MOM recognizes one of our outstanding clients who has either made strides herself, or inspired someone else to do so. We are so lucky to have you all in our VILLAGE!

Name: Jenica Anderson

Child name and age: Aubrey - 2 1/2 & Baby Owen who arrived TODAY!

Where are you from: Rocklin, CA

Favorite Thing/Memory about Fit4Mom: My favorite thing about Fit4Mom are all of the amazing friendships Aubrey and I have made. They're friendships that will last a lifetime. Not being from Chicago, and moving here while 6 months pregnant with Aubrey, I was scared how I'd meet other Moms that I had a real connection with. I finally started attending Stroller Strides when Aubrey was 15 months old. I now look back and wonder what took me so long to join Fit4Mom. I get emotional thinking of how welcoming everyone is, and how I can't imagine my life without it. I wouldn't be the person, wife, and Mom I am today without Fit4Mom. I joke that I'll continue to have more babies just so I never have to give up Stroller Strides.

Favorite Exercise: I'm a running junkie! At 34 weeks pregnant my pace has drastically slowed down, but I refuse to stop. It's my therapy.

Favorite Mom-me time of the day: When Aubrey takes her 3-4 hour nap and I can leisurely shower and get ready for the day. It's my reset time that I cherish. I'm soaking up these last few weeks of this time!

What motivates you to exercise: How it makes me feel emotionally. If I go for more than 2 days without exercising, I notice a change in my mood. Having Aubrey mimic Stroller Strides workouts also motivates me. I love to see that at 2 1/2, she loves exercising as much as I do. It amazes me how much our children learn from class.

Piece of advice for new moms: Soak up every single moment of chaos! You'll soon miss those moments you thought were unbearable. I remember going to my 6 week checkup after Aubrey was born and my doctor asking how I was doing. I told him I couldn't get anything done because Aubrey wanted to be held constantly. He told me I'd soon wish she wanted me to always hold her. At the time I thought he was crazy. Now I'd give anything to have those precious moments back.

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