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Meet Sarah - December's Mom of the Month!

We are so excited to bring back our Mom of the Month feature and we are kicking it off with Sarah!

What is your name? Sarah Hafner

Who are you a mom to? I have an 18 month old son, Henry.

Where are you from? I’m from a Chicago suburb- Inverness, and now I live in Arlington Heights.

What is your favorite memory of FIT4MOM? I think my favorite memory AND thing about Fit4mom is my very first class at Welles Park in the city. Nicole was the instructor, filling in for Holly, and I remember feeling like I found a group of people I could see myself being friends with, and I was so happy. It was my first real time doing something solo with my baby, and I felt like I could be me. Holly’s Tues/Thurs class became my weekly activity, and I loved getting to know so many moms.

What is your favorite exercise? Squats. Curtesy lunges. Inchworms. Anything to work the booty.

What is your favorite Mom-me time of the day? My favorite mom-me time is the 30ish minutes before my husband and son wake up. I can have some tea, do a workout (shout out to the HIIT Express class!), or just binge Instagram or a show by myself.

How has FIT4MOM changed your life? My classes at Welles Park before we moved made the biggest impact because I made sure I could join a Strides class when we moved to the burbs, so joining the Mt. Prospect class was such a perfect transition, and I’ve continued to meet people and make friends through Strides class. I actually feel like I have a village. The moms I’ve become close with in such a short time have just been such an amazing support system for me and I am so thankful for them.

Piece of advice for new moms? My advice for new moms is to join a class!! Any class, really (but I tell literally EVERYONE about Fit4mom). Just get out there and try to talk to other moms- you have an automatic icebreaker sitting in the stroller! It stifles the loneliness we can feel as moms, and you can build up an amazing village.

You can catch Sarah at our HIIT Express classes on the regular or at outdoor Stroller Strides!