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FIT4MOM Greater Denver Owner

Instructor: Stroller Strides, Body Back and Running Club



I'm Jill! I have been a part of the Fit4Mom tribe for over 3 years now. I started as a lot of our instructors have, as a member. Nervous, scared and unsure of what this adventure called motherhood was all about. I did not have many mom friends, so I googled Stroller workouts and found my calling! Stroller Strides, or as I referred to it after the first workout, Crossfit with a stroller. I still remember the feeling that first day as I approached the army of Bobs. I was more nervous than the first day of school! That feeling soon disappeared as I was welcomed into this group with open arms. I was invited to do things after class, and to even hang out at night. The magical MNO or Moms Night Out if you are not familar. I finally felt "normal" again, or at least as "normal" as a new first time mom can feel. But I had support! And that was the beginning for me. From that moment on I was all in!
Fast forward 3 years and I went from a member, to an instructor, to a Body Back coach, to a marathoner, to the General Manager, to a mom of 2, to the owner!
It has been a crazy road, but one filled with so many amazing friends, amazing adventures, and turns I never imagined my life would take. I am so excited to step into the role of owner for the Greater Denver and SE Aurora/Parker Area, and cannot wait to continue to grow this amazing tribe that we have created.
I am a mother to two beautiful girls, Brooklyn (3) and Harper (8 months), and wife to a super supportive and awesome husband! I also have 3 fur babies!
I love running, and these days can call myself a distance runner! My husband actually calls me a border collie because I get a little nutty if I cannot get out to stretch my legs!! My goal for this year is to get the miles back on my legs after baby 2!
I joined Stroller Strides back in January of 2013, and immediately fell in love. The programs were so much more than just a workout, and I quickly fell in love with my tribe. With the help of Stroller Strides and Body Back I was able to lose the 65 lbs I had gained with my first pregnancy. I was able to get in the best shape of my life and become an instructor. I was able to run my first marathon. And I was able to have an active, fit and fabulous second pregnancy!
I instruct Stroller Strides and Body Back and love being able to connect with moms on all different levels, and help them achieve their goals! The best feeling is seeing the smile on a mom's face when she realizes that she has achieved what she set out to do!
I love everything about Fit4Mom! I have grown not only as a mom, and an athlete, but I have also been able to help women reach some amazing goals.


Certifications and Education:

AFAA Group Fitness
Stroller Strides
Body Back
Running Coach
CPR
BS in Biology
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Instructor: Parker

Hi everyone! My name is Savannah Nobles. I am the mother to 2 precious boys named Steven and Bentley and a wife to a wonderful man named Steven. 4 months after having Steven I received a masters in Exercise Science. I wanted to be a stay at home mom so I was bummed I wouldn't be able to use my degree that I worked so hard for for a long time. As soon as we moved to Colorado I began taking Stroller Strides classes, fell in love, and began teaching shortly after. I got to use my degree after all and spend time with my children! We have lived in Colorado for almost 2 years and love it more everyday. My favorite thing about Fit4Mom is the amazing people and dear friendships I have made. I am so excited to began a new chapter in Parker!

Certifications and Education:

BS in Exercise
Masters in Exercise Science
Stroller Strides
CPR

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Instructor: Washington Park

Hi all! My name is Amber Braun. I have three children, my daughter Palmer, son Alex and my husband Lucas ;) Alex is now 17 months old (how does time fly by so fast!?) and he was diagnosed with Spina Bifida at our 18 week ultrasound. What a roller coaster life has been but along with the many doctors appointments, there have been so many sweet smiles and giggles! If I've learned anything from our little man, it's that no matter what obstacles are put in front of him, he takes them and shows everyone that he will shatter them!! And it inspires me everyday to be the best version of myself :)

I have been a part of Stroller Strides for four years now! I braved my first class at our Centennial location when my daughter was 5 months old. All I can say is that it changed my life! I went from being negative about my body and feeling alone in motherhood to finally feeling beautiful and making friends with women who completely understood me! 6 months later I was presented with the opportunity to teach. I couldn't resist giving new moms all the confidence and strong relationships my instructor gave me :) My passion for fitness spills over from teaching all of the lovely moms in class to showing my daughter and son how to have fun while being healthy! It only takes a little pinch of courage to come to your first class but I promise you will find a lot of heart and fun for you and your little ones :) I can't wait to meet you!

Certifications
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Group Fitness Certified Instructor
Stroller Strides Certified Instructor
Stroller Barre Certified Instructor
Nationally certified in pre and post natal fitness
CPR certified
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Instructor: Washington Park/ Denver

I am proud to be a Fit4Mom Stroller Strides instructor at Washington Park since January 2016. I am originally from the Chicago area, moved to Denver in 2010, and worked as a Spanish teacher in the Cherry Creek School District for 5 years until I had my son Ronan in July 2015.

I became a member of Stroller Strides soon after Ronan was born and immediately knew I had found exactly what I was looking for as a new mom... Fitness, fun, and friendship, all in the context of motherhood and Colorado sunshine. It just doesn't get any better!

I bring lots of fun-tastic energy and enthusiasm to my Stroller Strides classes. I am doing what I love and it shines through! It's an honor to motivate and empower mamas to find their power, beauty, and strength.

My husband Jeremy and I love exploring all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer for year-round fun and adventure. We love our life in Denver and look forward to sharing that love with Ronan.
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Instructor: Lone Tree

My name is Breann Smith I joined Stroller Strides in June of 2012 and haven't looked back! Thanks to FIT4MOM, I was able to lose all of my baby weight and meet some of my closest friends. I have two boys Kyson (5/2/12) and McKaden (4/29/14). My husband, Josh, is an engineer for Denver Water and in the Air Force reserves.

I am a former 5th grade teacher in Douglas County, so FIT4MOM is the perfect blend for me combining my two loves, fitness and teaching! While pursing my teaching degree, I coached High School fast pitch Softball at Douglas County High School-my alma mater. I also coached a couple of competitive teams over the summer. When I was younger, I played softball year round, I got several offers to play in college, but by that time, I was burnt out and needed a break. While softball was my first love, I also played High School basketball. Sports and fitness have always been a part of my life, while I love to play sports-I hate running (I'm working on trying to enjoy it more), but my belief is that fitness should be challenging yet fun. I am very competitive and love incorporating games and personal challenges into my workouts! The two best compliments I can receive are #1-That was fun! and #2- I am sore!

When I'm not teaching FIT4MOM classes, I am teaching online graduate classes at Regis. I also love spending time outdoors camping, boating, hiking, and playing slow pitch (we are always in need of girls!!!) I also recently learned to sew-so I love when my friends get pregnant so I can sew them baby things!

Certifications and Education:

Stroller Strides
FIT4BABY
Body Back
Former Softball Coach
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Instructor: Greeley

I am mother to three beautiful children, Zachary (6), Alice (3), and Charlotte (newborn). My husband is a professor of voice at UNC. My main occupation is as a full-time mom and I am also a freelance musician on the side (my degree is in vocal performance). In my free time I enjoy cooking (check out my food blog on Greeley Moms), working in the garden, reading and exercising! I am so excited to be teaching Stroller Strides!

Certifications:
Stroller Strides
FIT4BABY
Body Back
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Instructor: Highlands Ranch

Erin is newer to Colorado after living in sunny San Diego for nearly ten years! Formerly known as "Mrs. Palkoner" to the cutest, and brightest 6 year olds around, Erin loved every minute teaching first grade for the past decade. After receiving her Masters in Teaching, Erin and her husband Ryan, were eager to start a family. In March 2013 sweet baby Logan was born! Erin began taking Stroller Strides classes when Logan was 7 weeks old and has been hooked ever since! Now, she and her 2 sweet boys, Logan and little brother Jack, and new baby sister Keira, thrive off of the village that is Stroller Strides! The support and encouragement from the amazing community of mothers is unmatched! She is very happy to continue pursuing her passion for teaching and collaborating with gifted women and fellow mothers!

Certifications and Education:

Stroller Strides
FIT4BABY
Body Back
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Instructor: SE Aurora

I found Stroller Strides when my oldest son, Dominick, was about 7 months and it took me a good month to get up the courage to go to my first class. From that day on it opened a huge support system of fellow moms and reignited my passion for fitness. Before I became a Mom I was a TV news anchor/ reporter. We were living in Spokane, Washington when I got pregnant and I always dreamed of moving back home and raising my kiddos around my family. So when I was about 4 months pregnant I quit my dream career and moved home to start my other dream of being a stay at home mom. Time flies when your having fun! Now I have two kids and one on the way and that first Stroller Strides class seems like a lifetime ago. I love instructing because I feel fortunate to be the person moms come to for a workout. When I look at the women in my class I am amazed by each and everyone of them. The fact we manage to get ourselves dressed, our kiddos dressed, our car loaded with snacks and toys and diapers and whatever else we might need that day and make time to exercise is a victory. I try to give a great workout tailored to every fitness level because I know how difficult it can be to get in the door so when class is over I want everyone to feel like it was worth it.
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Instructor: SE Aurora

Hi Everyone! My name is Annette Cannon, and my running partners in the picture are my husband, Matthew, and my son, Leo (born June '14). We are originally from the Buffalo, NY area (Go Bills!) and moved to Colorado in the Fall of 2012. We love it here, especially how active the state is with so much to do outdoors!

I started running in 2010, and really started to focus on cross-training and fitness in 2011. Since then, I have completed numerous 5ks, several 10ks, 3 half marathons, and 1 full marathon. The half marathon is by far my favorite distance. I truly love running and the freeness and relaxation it provides me with!

I found Stroller Strides when my son was 9 months old and fell in love with what it offered - A great workout, a much needed support group of fabulous moms, kids for my son to interact with, friendships and a reason to get out my house everyday! I worked out in my home by myself and ran when the weather was nice, but was still unhappy without the support of others. Once I got the nerve to take my first stroller strides class, I was beyond thankful I did and never looked back. I knew I immediately wanted to be part of the FIT4MOM family and share what the organization stands for with other moms!
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Instructor: South Denver area

My name is Dawn Storey and I am the newest member of the Fit4mom Front Range Team. I was a Stroller Strides member for a little over a year when I decided that I needed to be a part of this amazing community and help make a difference for other moms, as SS has done for me.

I have a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado Boulder. After graduating, I moved to Phoenix where I was a personal trainer for four years before deciding to make the transition into teaching. I taught middle school PE for 2 years and Science for 6.

I have been married to my amazing husband Michael for almost 3 years. We have 19 month old twins Zach and Lauren and I have two step children Dana (16) and Justin (14). We currently reside in Highlands Ranch and have been back in Colorado for almost 3 years.

I am looking forward to embarking on this adventure and building lifelong friendships with all you amazing mommas.

Cheers,
Dawn

Education/Certifications
BS Kinesiology
Stroller Strides
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Instructor: Parker & SE Aurora
Hello! I am a wife and mother. I grew up in CO but moved to Kentucky for college and married my husband before we recently moved back here. I taught for 6 years at an elementary school there before becoming a mom. Now I stay home with our son and love it! I love to run and enjoy working out! I am excited to climb mountains and ski now that we are living in this beautiful state. Riding bikes and hiking are some things my family enjoys doing together! I am very excited to be apart of the Stroller Strides team and look forward to working out with wonderful ladies and there babies!


Certifications:
AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
Stroller Strides
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Instructor: the Highlands/Denver
So, I come from a family of 6; 3 sisters, I'm the oldest. My parents couldn't afford to put any of us in sports so I didn't grow up as an athlete. I found my passion for fitness right around my senior year in high school (2002). I found myself topping the scales at 172. I was uncomfortable in my own skin. I joined the gym nearest to me, hired a trainer, cleaned up my diet, and lost 35 pounds! After that, I was hooked. Exercise makes me a better person, it's really as simple as that. I love the rush I get after a great workout and I love seeing my body change. It's so empowering!

I graduated from Metro in the spring of 2014 with my Bachelors degree in English Literature and a minor in Nutrition. My plan was to teach High School English; a month after I graduated I was pregnant with Nova :-) She was planned, just a little quicker than we'd anticipated. So, my plans changed. And only for the better.

I don't have a background in teaching fitness classes but I've attended EVERYTHING -- Pilates, Yoga, Hot Yoga, Bootcamps, Cross Fit, TRX, even a Pole Dancing class! I haven't tried any of the aerial classes yet but plan to very soon.

In my free time you'll find me chauffeuring kids to and from school, working part time as a Real Estate broker, grocery shopping (sad as it is, I spend an absurd amount of time at the grocery store!), snowboarding, cooking, and working out! I love the opportunity I have to stay at home with my kids and I love the opportunity to work with other moms! I am truly blessed.



Certifications:
AFAA Group Fitness
Stroller Strides
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Stroller Strides and Body Back Instructor: the Highlands/Denver

Hi there! I am a mom of 2 who loves to be active! When I'm not teaching I'm running, biking, hiking, working out with friend and playing with my kids! My daughter Eleanor is 3 and my son Jackson is 6. I have a degree in exercise science and have been teaching group fitness classes for over 10 years now! I have taught both Stroller Strides and Body Back for over a year now and love both!

Certifications:
Body Back Instructor
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
AAAI Group Fitness Instructor

B.S. Degree in Exercise Science
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Instructor: Parker
Hi, everyone! My name is Melissa Bichsel; I am wife to Dan and mommy to Maddie and Liam. Back in 2015, after weeks of scoping out Stroller Strides online and at a distance at the park, I finally summoned the courage to take my first class when my daughter was 9 months old. I wish I had found that courage sooner, because I fell in love at my first class and never looked back. Not only were the workouts amazing, but I was instantly welcomed into this wonderful community of moms that were going through the same things I was.
A year later, I was asked to be an instructor, to which I instantly replied with a resounding YES! I wanted to bring the positive impact to all the moms, just like the instructors before me had brought to me. Being a D1 Track Athlete in my pre-mommy life, I have a passion for fitness and always wanted to be an instructor/ coach and Fit4Mom provided me with this perfect avenue for my current stage of life- motherhood. I love sharing my passion with my mamas and I have lots of fun doing so with my themed classes.
If I'm not teaching, you can find me training for my next race, crafting, playing with my kiddos, and in the fall cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

Certifications:
AFAA Group Fitness Certified Instructor
Stroller Strides Certified Instructor
Stroller Barre Certified Instructor
Body Back Certified Instructor
CPR Certified


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Instructor: Highlands Ranch/Littleton

Hi Everyone! My name is Heather Shore and I currently instruct for Fit4Mom Denver. I have two wonderful babies, Harrison and Madelyn, who are 15 months apart and a wonderful husband, Mike, who is my hiking partner. I started Stroller Strides after Harrison was born in 2014 and have been working out with them ever since. To read more about me and my crazy family, check outheathervshore.com. I look forward to meeting everyone soon!
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Instructor: Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch and DeKoevend Park

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren and I recently moved to Denver in August of 2016 and absolutely love it! I was born in Colorado Springs and lived there for 10 years, but primarily grew up in Orange County California. I have an incredible husband Eric who I have known for 13 years and who is my other half. We have a beautiful daughter named Aurora and are due with a baby boy Henry in June 2017. I earned my Masters in Clinical Psychology with a Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis from Pepperdine University and spent many years working as a child, adolescent and family therapist. While this was my passion for a long time, after having my daughter my priorities changed and I wanted to be with her full-time and watch her grow. My wonderful husband has been able to bless me with that opportunity which I am grateful for. My career has been spent helping others solve problems in which they could not solve for themselves through communication and behavior changes and after finding Fit4Mom I am able to continue that work through exercise. I truly believe in this company and what it does for all types of moms. It provides security, fun, encouragement, support and pure happiness. I hope you will come join me in my classes as you will see my passion for exercise and my love for other mommas, as well as your kiddos!

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