Jessica is wifey to Matt and Mommy to Mackenzie (who is known to lead her very own Stroller Strides classes from home) and a little peanut who is on his way! We love Jessica’s laid back spirit and the beautiful smile we get to see at EVERY. SINGLE. class. Jessica’s presence is always missed when she and the fam go on a hometown visit to Michigan, but we’re so glad that they relocated to Louisville and found us. Our Village wouldn’t be nearly as cheery without them! We are so happy to have a friend in you, Mama! We can’t wait to meet your new little!!
1. What is your fave thing about Stroller Strides? After moving to Louisville from out of state and taking on the role of stay at home mom, it was the perfect way to meet new people and get in a great workout! I love that you are instantly family!
2. What is your favorite exercise at Stroller Strides? Mackenzie loves the Tick Tock song so I enjoy whatever exercise is paired along with the song. It's so sweet to watch her sing along.
3. What is your favorite part about being a mom? I love watching Mackenzie...more
Meet Heather Howard! Our February Mom of the Month!
You may know Heather as one of our amazing Stroller Strides instructors, but she’s also wife to her main squeeze Todd, Mommy to John (2) and Annemarie (7 months). Whenever you see Heather, count on being greeted by her beautiful smile and feeling surrounded by her caring spirit. With Heather’s love for F4MLou and her friendly demeanor, we feel so lucky to have her as a part of Our Village and our TEAM! You’re the best, Heather!
1. What is your fave thing about Stroller Strides? The friendships! I have great friends but reliable friends are hard to come by. And now I've hit the jackpot!
2. What is your favorite exercise at Stroller Strides? Anything with Relay races!!! I love friendly competition.
3. What is your favorite part about being a mom? The sound of my son saying "I love you too mama!" It sounds kind of like "I wuh you too mama"
4. Favorite thing to do when John and Annemarie are napping? Catch up on DVR!
5. What is your favorite thing to do as a family?...more
Meet Alyson Middleton! Our January Mom of the Month!
Most of you probably know Alyson as our amazing Events Coordinator, but she is also wife to the very lucky Lawrence, Mom to Landon (10), Jones (3) and baby GIRL Middleton due in March. Alyson was born and raised in Louisville and pretty much knows everything about this town. She’s also an agent with Kentucky Select and ready to help with any of your real estate needs! Even though Alyson pretends she doesn't love working out, having her in class just makes everything more fun. Her gorgeous smile literally brightens our mornings and her complaining seriously cracks us up. We are so lucky to have you as part of Our Village AND OUR TEAM! We love you!!!
1. What is your fave thing about Stroller Strides? The accountability that comes along with a group workout and the ability to bring my son!
2. What is your favorite exercise at Stroller Strides? Planks
3. What is your favorite part about being a mom? Watching my kids grow and learn.
Meet Terri Tinnell! Our December Mom of the Month!
Terri is wifey to Chad and Mommy to the most cuddly and smiley little girl named Raegan. If you’ve ever met Terri, you have undoubtedly noticed her kind heart and warm smile. This girl wants nothing but the best for everyone around her and it shows. However, she may be sweet and smiley BUT if you’ve seen her in a Body Back session you know she puts in WERK. This girl turns from sweet and smiley Terri to GAME FACE/I’M A SHARK Terri... AND WE LOVE IT! This Mama lost 21 pounds in her 1st session of Body Back and is looking so STRONG! We love having your presence not only in Body Back, but at Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre. We are so grateful to have you in this Village, Mama!
1. What is your fave thing about Stroller Strides?
Hands down, my favorite thing about stroller strides are the connections I’m able to make with other moms traveling the same journey with similar trials and triumphs. I also like that Raegan sees me working hard for something and learns that being healthy leads...more
Meet Megan Kahlenberg! Our November Mom of the Month!
Megan is wifey to Kyle and Mommy to the most enchanting little girl named Ellie. We’ve been fortunate enough to watch Ellie grow from just a tiny newborn, sitting in her car seat during class, to a beautiful 1 year old big girl! Megan is a full time working Mom who continues to make classes a priority. Not only does she attend our evening and weekend Stroller Strides classes but she is also kicking booty in our Body Back program! She is an inspiration to us all! With such a sweet presence and beautiful smile, we’d say we’re pretty lucky to have her in our lives!
What is your fave thing about Stroller Strides? Everything! But if I have to narrow it down, I love being able to show my daughter an active lifestyle while making some awesome mommy friends!
What is your favorite exercise at Stroller Strides? This one is hard but I'd have to say push ups. I'm not that great at them but I feel strong afterwards.
Emily is Mommy to the most well behaved and adorable blonde haired boys, William (4) and Charlie (2). She is wifey to husband Josh, who secretly has a blast at family workouts! We can always count on Emily to take life in stride and have a positive outlook on almost everything. In addition to being an amazing wife and Mommy, this mompreneur has also just started her own math tutoring business. Someday we’ll all be saying “we knew her when…” we get to see this beautiful mathematician strutting her stuff on DWTS (see #10) one day! We just love you and your fam and are so thankful to have you in this Village!
1. What is your fave thing about Stroller Strides? My favorite thing is getting to bring the boys along with me to a workout where I get to make mom friends and the boys can make friends, too!
2. What is your favorite exercise at Stroller Strides? I think my favorite exercise is "Wheels on the Bus." It was the very first one I did at my very first class and I realized how great of a workout I was going to...more
Meet Olivia Parker! Our early October Mom of the Month!
Olivia is Mommy to the beautiful blue-eyed, Julia and wifey to Eric. She attended her very 1st Stroller Strides class when Julia was just a few weeks old! Olivia always shows up to class ready to work and she really pushes us ALL to take it up a notch! Despite her no nonsense approach to her workouts, she is also always ready and willing to lend a warm smile to every Mama in class. Her calm presence puts us all at ease and makes our hearts so warm. This family of three is the sweetest and we’re so glad they are a part of Our Village!
What is your fave thing about Stroller Strides? Getting in an excellent and enjoyable workout with my daughter and other moms!
What is your favorite exercise at Stroller Strides? Anything running/sprints and all things squats!
What is your favorite part about being a mom? I could write a novel for this! There is such a special and strong bond between mother and child, and I feel so blessed...
Meet Sarah Clements, our August Mom of the Month!
Sarah is Mommy to two adorable girls, Scarlett and CeCe. If you know Sarah, you know that she has such a sweet personality and is just a fun person to be around. She always has the most stylish workout gear and sports it with her beautiful smile! Scarlett, her oldest daughter is definitely one of our big kid helpers at class. We can always count on Scarlett to help us sing and count down our reps! At home she even gets her mat out and plays Stroller Strides! We adore these three girls and love when they are with us in class. Thank you for being a part of this Village, Sarah!
What is your fave thing about Stroller Strides? I love the community. It's awesome to finally meet other mamas and their kiddos! I love getting to hang out and get a good workout in at the same time.
What is your favorite exercise at Stroller Strides? Hmmm that's a tough one. Maybe walking lunges or squat jumps.
Meet Lauren Coulter, our July Mom of the Month!
Lauren is Mommy to a smiley little guy named Gray and wife to Chad. Originally from GA, we are so happy Lauren has made Louisville her new home! This busy Mama is a pharmacist who also owns LOUVINO (you MUST check it out! They have the BEST food and wine!) In between all of that, Lauren still makes time to come to class and when she does we can always count on seeing her beautiful smile and having some laughs. Thank you for being a part of this Village, Lauren. We love having you!
What is your fave thing about Stroller Strides I have loved loved loved meeting other women who are dealing with the same joys and struggles that I am dealing with. At a point in life where it is easy to feel alone, I have thoroughly enjoyed having #myvillage at my fingertips!
What is your favorite exercise at Stroller Strides? Anything that is NOT burpees!
What is your favorite part about being a mom? ...
Meet Amanda Gaither, your June Mom of the Month!
Amanda is Mom to Carter and wife to hubby, Josh. We met Amanda when Carter was just 7 weeks old and have loved getting to know her! She and her family are always doing fun local things so we know that we can always ask her where the cool new spots are! Amanda is not only beautiful but she's super chill and we love that about her! Thank you for being apart of OUR VILLAGE Amanda, we are all so glad that you are in it!
Read more about some of Amanda's favorite things!...
All of the amazing mamas. It has been so great to find some amazing friends after moving to Kentucky.
Meet Erika Cravanas, your May Mom of the Month! Erika is Mommy to the adorable Hampton (9 months) and wife to Alex. Erika is a graduate of Duke University (although we won't hold that against her ;)) and the University of Louisville Medical School. She is also our in house pediatrician. haha! (Not really...but we do inundate her with medical questions from time to time). Erika, you are so sweet and beautiful and we love having you as part of Our Village!
Here are some more fun facts about Dr. Cravanas :)
Meet Jessica... who is ALSO one of your INSTRUCTORS!
Jessica was born and raised in Louisville and is mommy to her sweet little girl Olivia AND is expecting a little guy- Max who will be here in July! We met Jessica back in June of 2015 and have gotten to enjoy her ever since! Jessica began as a member of Stroller Strides and quickly fell in love with the program. Shortly after attending classes as a member she decided to join the team to instruct! She is so knowledgeable and is a such great instructor with great ideas!! We love spending time with these two (or shall we say 3!) whether Jessica is instructing or whether they are attending a class! She is such a great addition to the F4M Team and we are so thankful to have gotten to know her!
Learn some more FUN facts about Jessica!...
We got to meet Jennifer and her sweet little, Sawaya (9 months old) this past fall and we absolutely LOVE having them around. Jennifer is wife to Aaron and LUCKY step mom to 8 year old Blake, who we have also gotten to know and enjoy! Jennifer does an awesome job at pushing herself during classes and always does it with a smile and a few jokes to keep us ALL smiling! We love having them in OUR VILLAGE!
1. What is your fave thing about Stroller Strides? Getting to know other moms and babies/big kids! If it wasn't for the group I wouldn't ever workout!
2. What is your favorite exercise at Stroller Strides? Lol Well....I enjoy attending but I really don't have a favorite! I would say working my jaws because I enjoy talking!
3.What is your fave part about being a mom? Open mouth kisses and unconditional love!!
Ashley is wife to Josh and Mommy to Preston who is 14 months. These two joined OUR VILLAGE this past summer and we absolutely LOVE having them in class! It's been a lot of fun getting to know them and it has been SO much fun watching Preston grow! Ashley truly is beautiful inside and out!
What is your fave thing about Stroller Strides? Finding time to exercise is hard when you have a family, but Stroller Strides allows me to spend time with my son and work out at the same time. I love that I can get a good work out without sacrificing time with him. I also love the new friends I’ve met through Stroller Strides!
What is your fave part about being a mom? ...more