This year, I'm celebrating 7 years as FITMOM Ottawa's owner. In this time I have had the opportunity to meet hundreds of women and families in our community. Our community of mothers is what really makes FITMOM classes special. Without the love, support and belief in FITMOM, our programs, classes and services wouldn’t be what they are today. To help celebrate our 7 year milestone I have asked some of our FITMOM Community Members to share their experience with you!

Meet Amy. I originally met her years ago when our moms started working together and became very good friends. Her mom was an integral part of our family's support system in the years when my dad was sick and then after he died. Although I didn't see Amy often at all, I heard about her! In the last few months of my time as a FITWOMAN client, and after many, many years, I ran into Amy at the class. Of course, we both bear an uncanny resemblance to our mothers and recognized each other immediately! Amy was in my first FITMOM 2B class and has been coming to the various FITMOM classes on a very consistent weekly basis ever since. These days, she attends the Monday night FITWOMAN class, so I still don't see her often, but her smile and personality light up the room and it's always a pleasure to teach her or workout with her when the chance arrises!

Q:Which FITMOM are you?

All of them. FITMOM 2B, FITMOM Stroller StrengthFITMOM and Baby, FITWOMAN

Q:When did you start FITMOM?

I started classes when I was pregnant with my daughter in 2008.

Q:What keeps you coming back?

Friendships, great workouts, awesome music, a chance to exercise outside

Q:What is your favourite FITMOM class?

I loved Fitmom and baby classes and using my kids as weights. They were big babies! 

Q:What’s the exercise you love to hate?

Burpees and side plank.

Q:What’s the biggest benefit you’ve received from attending FITMOM Classes?

Strength! I could not do push-ups before beginning these classes. I was a runner but never did strength training. FITMOM classes are a full body workout.

Thank you so much for sharing your FITMOM experience with us Amy!

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