Meet March Instructor of the Month - Melissa!

Teaches: Body Back in Vernon Hills

Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas

Mom to: Evelyn (4.5) and Thomas (almost 2.5)

How did you first get introduced to FIT4MOM/Stroller Strides? I came across a mention of Stroller Strides online in 2014 when Evelyn was about 11 months old, took a Stroller Barre class at Diversey Harbor, and signed up as a member that day!

What made you want to become an instructor? After a couple of Body Back sessions, I had to share it with other moms! I’m not exaggerating when I say FIT4MOM has changed my life, physically and mentally. I feel strong, confident, and energized. Body Back allowed me to take time for myself, focus on my health, and realize what I’m capable of, all within the supportive community of FIT4MOM. I want to help other moms experience that!

What did you do before becoming an instructor? I was and still am a stay-at-home mom and freelance writer. Through my business, Melrose Street Custom Content, I work with marketing agencies and small business owners to create written content.

What is your favorite part of instructing? Favorite song/exercise? I love seeing the moms in my classes celebrate their successes, connect with each other, and grow in strength and confidence. The best!!

What is your favorite non-kid workout song that gets you moving? Lately, I’ve been into Demi Lovato’s “Confident” and “Sorry Not Sorry,” but I like anything with a strong beat.