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.
Body Back Instructor
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
Deb is an enthusiastic new resident of San Jose! While originally from Cleveland, OH, she has called Pittsburgh, PA, Southern California, and Portland, OR home before moving with her husband and sweet boys to check out NorCal. She has a background in Marketing and Event planning, loves hiking, traveling, and has a mild Pinterest addiction.
Deb found Fit4Mom when she first moved to Portland in 2014. As a new mom and new to the city, she was eager to discover the city and explore the outdoors, live an active lifestyle, and most importantly find mommy connections and form friendships. Deb, with little Desmond in tow, found all of that and more in Fit4Mom. Then her son Carson joined their stroller strides fun in 2015 and she got to see how a village can truly come together to help out a fellow momma adjusting to her new role as a mom of two!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.
FIT4MOM Run Club came to the rescue last spring when Sue was just about to give up on running. Having moved to the Bay area only 6 months before with her family, she was put off running due to being surrounded by hills and not meeting anyone else who enjoyed it.
FIT4MOM Run Club was exactly what she was looking for and within 12 weeks of joining she completed her first ever Half Marathon thanks for the amazing coaches and community spirit encouraging and motivating her every step of the way.
As a busy working mom to 2 children, Oliver age 11 and Zara age 7, Sue now looks forward to her regular Saturday morning run with the FIT4MOM group and has found plenty of flat long runs to enjoy on her own - It's the perfect start to her weekend and ensures she stays fit and active. She's thrilled to be able to coach this class and inspire more mammas to give running a try or to set a race goal for themselves.
Stroller Strides & Fit4Baby Instructor
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