Co-Owner and Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, Fit4Baby and Body Back Instructor
Michele has always led an active life, and chose to pursue a career in fitness with Stroller Strides to stay at home and raise her family and to help others find the joy in exercise. Throughout childhood, her mother encouraged her to be a “Jill” of all sports and she competed in swimming, tennis, softball, track, ice skating, soccer, and volleyball to name a few. She excelled in both swimming and tennis, competing in the Junior Olympics in Synchronized swimming and on the Varsity Tennis Team for both High Schools she attended. Now she maintains a healthy mix of running, yoga, and Stroller Strides classes, but is happy to pick up any type of ball for a casual game. She is a mother of 2, a dedicated wife, and a sister of 3. She has certifications in fitness, cooking, and wine, in addition to her bachelor’s degree in Math and Economics, and is happy to share tips on nutrition and cooking, wine and restaurants, fitness and life.
Hello Fit Mamas! I’m Deanna and I am so excited to join the FIT4MOM village. I’m a native of San Francisco and have led an active lifestyle, playing basketball and strength conditioning. I discovered TRX, yoga and healthier eating after my children were born to help me stay fit and to have the energy to keep up with them. The result? I have won a 20+ year battle against thyroid disease.
With my background as a collegiate athlete and a personal trainer, my recent experiences with a healthier lifestyle made the transition into a group fitness instructor an easy decision. I started as a TRX and Barre instructor and am now looking forward to bringing my energy to all of you Mamas to help you reach beyond your fitness goals.
While I’m not with you at FIT4MOM, I spend my time shuttling my two children around and volunteering for a non-profit basketball organization for youth.more
Stroller Strides Instructor
Kristin first learned about Fit4Mom shortly after her daughter Kiera was born in October 2016. Seeing a group of moms walk by as she had coffee with a colleague she asked about the group. A few weeks later she began attending classes regularly and over the summer became a certified Stroller Strides instructor.
Originally from Los Altos, she returned last year after living in San Francisco for 9 years. Teaching has always been a part of Kristin. Summers in Tahoe as a camp counselor, running a sports program at an elementary school and 13 years of teaching primary grades, she is now taking on a new role as a stroller strides instructor with Fit4Mom. She also enjoys stand up paddling, hiking, skiing, traveling and spending time with her family.
Megan is excited to be part of the FIT4MOM family as a running coach and stroller strides instructor. Megan started running in her 20s. She decided to run a marathon when she was 26 years old and never looked back. This sparked her love of fitness and she has run a number of halfs since then. Megan loves the running community and how positive it is whether you are an elite runner or at the back of the pack. She is excited to share her love of running with the Fit4mom community and help everyone find their inner runner inside.
After having Coraline Megan was in search of something to keep her active and meet new moms. That is when she found us. She loved the community so much she decided to jump in as an instructor. Fit4Mom has been instrumental in helping her find her new normal in motherhood. She is excited to help all moms find the new balance.
Megan attended American University and studied peace and conflict resolution. After college she moved to New York City for graduate school and then took a break from academics nannied. Then she headed back up north to Boston where she worked as a women’s ministry coordinator and met her husband, Trevor. Megan and Trevor, moved to the Bay Area from Boston right after getting married in 2013. They have enjoyed exploring the area and make frequent trips to wine country. They welcomed their first child, Coraline, in December of 2015. The three of them love to travel and Coraline already has a few stamps in her passport.more
Tracey was introduced to Stroller Strides through Day One Baby in Palo Alto when her daughter Eabha (Irish spelling of ‘Ava’) was 3 months old and then to run club towards the end of 2016. Having always had a love of exercise and keeping fit, Tracey quickly became a regular at class. She enjoyed the ability to get a great work out and meet other mums while still spending time with Eabha. It was also comforting that everyone in the class, including the instructor, had dealt with fussy crying babies, “blow outs”, or sudden hunger episodes…….nothing is an issue, everyone could take the class at their own pace, and no matter what your baby did, some other baby had done it before them! ☺
Although Tracey works full time in SF, she wanted to continue to be involved with the Fit4Mom community and recently became an instructor. Tracey would like to help others find a place where they can feel included, keep fit and healthy, and find support throughout the journey of being a mum.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland. Tracey has spent time living in Montreal and New York. She and her husband moved to the Bay area in 2013 and have been enjoying the California life style ever since. They love to travel, and hope to pass the travel bug to their daughter. So even though Eabha was only born in March 2016 she’s already had a couple of trips to Ireland and a few short visits to places around the US!
As a teenager Tracey was heavily involved in swimming, basketball, horse riding and athletics. As she got older she continued to play basketball in university and at club level afterwards until she made the move State side. She also spent a year in Ireland coaching basketball to 5-7 year olds part time. She still loves to swim when she gets the chance!
Tracey did a BA in Accounting and Finance, and a Masters in Accounting in Dublin City University and later became a qualified Chartered Accountant and Associate of Tax in Ireland. Since moving to the US she has also completed her CPA qualification.more
In recent months our classes have grown and you may have noticed our group on city streets! We are ensuring that all clients will stay on the sidewalk and stay aware of driveway spaces. Please stop to say hello and encourage our mamas as they make the journey towards fitness for life!
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