Our Team

My name is Jess and I am a former Attorney turned stay at home mom turned Fit4Mom franchise owner. I was born and raised in Darnestown, Maryland and moved to San Diego, CA for law school. After practicing law for several years I decided that being miserable all the time and never seeing my daughter was not what I wanted for my life. So I quit my job, packed up my husband (a Louisville native), daughter, and our two labrador retrievers and somehow made it here. We are in love with this City and all it has to offer. San Diego will always have a special place in our hearts but now Louisville feels like home. I am so excited to bring Fit4Mom and a little piece of California to you!


Hi, my name is Cassie! I was born in IL, raised in CA and KY but also spent some time in FL! My hubby's name is Ryan and we have all girls in this house! Keightley (yellow lab, 8 years old), Hadley (6) and Mila (4) and Hammie the hampster (1).

I am a former Master Hair Color Specialist from an Aveda salon and loved it. After learning that we were moving to Lexington, KY for my husbands past job, I decided to give the whole stay at home Mom thing a try! I loved it but it was HARD. Especially in a new city with a family and zero friends. Life became much more exciting when I found FIT4MOM. I fell in love with EVERYTHING about it. We later moved back to Louisville and I couldn't imaging life without it.

We hope that you enjoy FIT4MOM Louisville just as much as Jess (my business partner wifey, haha) and I do. Life would not be the same without this amazing community.


I am Jessica K! I was born and raised in Louisville! I graduated from the University of Dayton, and have my Masters degree from UofL. During the day, I am an Investment Planner for Northwestern Mutual. I have a two year old, Olivia and am expecting my second child, Max, in July. I have been working out with Fit4Mom since June 2015 and joined the Fit4Mom team in December 2015. I am a ACE Certified fitness instructor and have LOVED the Fit4Mom Community!


Hi! My name is Heather Howard. I was born in Fort Thomas Kentucky and have lived in Texas, Ohio, Georgia, and back to Kentucky!

I went to school at Northern Kentucky University for a bachelors degree in international studies with a concentration in Asian cultures and my minor was in Japanese. It's a mouthful to say I went to learn that I just like people :).

I moved to Louisville in November 2008 for my now husband and a job in importing and exporting. In the spring of 2010 I was laid off during the recession.

I researched internally for a solution and found love of fitness and people! Now I have an ACE Personal Training Certification since 2012. I teach TRX and have an adorable son named John with one on the way! When I found stroller strides I knew it was for me. A club of mom's gathered together to better themselves and be a great example for children couldn't be more on my path. Fitness is my passion and my children are my love. To combine those into one activity is priceless...

I can't wait to continue to share those days with you ladies. Thank you for letting me.


I was born & raised in NKY. Not a fan of the winters I decided to attend college somewhere warmer. Somewhere I could work on my studies & tan! After living in FL for 13 years, my husband & I decided to move back closer to family. Plus I don't tan, so it was time to take my freckled self back! I didn't know anyone in Louisville and luckily stumbled upon Stroller Strides. I have always been athletic and active so partnered with the village, this was a perfect fit. I loved it so much, I decided to become an AFAA certified personal trainer & get Stroller Strides certified to teach classes of my own!


When my husband and I moved our little family to Louisville in the summer of 2016, I felt pretty alone, having left all my family and friends in my native Colorado. Deciding that a walk at the park with my little one would help pull me out of my self-imposed pity party, I stumbled upon a group of women all working out with their tots in tow! I was immediately welcomed into what would soon become my very own Fit4Mom Village.

After a few weeks of attending classes, I asked if there was anything else I could do to become more involved. Jess and Cassie asked if I would consider becoming an instructor. With a background in financial services, becoming an instructor did not seem like the natural progression of my "working" life, but I decided to pursue it and have loved every minute since!

I look forward to meeting you and your kiddos and hope to see you soon around the Village!

My name is Elizabeth Steinert and I was born and raised in Louisville, KY. I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Education of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (P-12) and Elementary Education. I later went to Bellarmine for my masters as a Literacy Specialist (P-12). I am currently a teacher of the deaf and I focus on language development with preschool and elementary students. I absolutely LOVE what I do, but I also love to MOVE! After having Adeline, I found it difficult to find time for me to exercise. Last December I found Stroller Strides and have absolutely fallen in love! I am now certified through Fit4Mom to teach Body Back. This is an amazing group of mamas and I am so grateful to be a part of this Village.


Hi! My name is Kiley Pattar. I was born and raised in Muncie, IN, went to IU Bloomington for college, moved to Indianapolis, and then on to Louisville! My husband, Guru, and I moved to Louisville in June of 2015 with our now 2 year old, Mira, and we just welcomed another baby girl, Nori, in August!

I have a Bachelors degree in elementary education and a Masters degree in secondary education. I was a teacher for 6 years before becoming a stay at home mom to my two girls. I've always loved kids and planning the play dates for our littles is a great addition to being a stay at home mom. I am so thankful to have found a family here in Our Village and could not be more thankful to be a part of the Fit4mom team!


Hi, my name is Amanda Atherton. I am a mama to 2 little boys: Liam (6 yrs old) and Madden (1 yr old). We have a crazy chihuahua named Georgia (9 yrs old) and my fabulous husband's name is Will. Will and I are high school sweethearts and are so proud and excited about the life we have built together after meeting at ages 17 and 18. We live a life we used to dream about :)
I found Fit4Mom when my 2nd child was 4 months old. Prior to that pregnancy, I was a runner and loved putting in hours at the gym. I was ready to break the post pregnancy mold and get myself back and meeting my Village here in Louisville, gave me that and much more!
I am honored to be a part of this amazing team and eager to bring my thrill and passion to your life!


Hey mamas! I was raised in Texas and met my husband while we were in vet school at Texas A&M University. We did the long distance thing for several years after graduating but decided to do things the old fashioned way after I found out I was pregnant a year into our marriage. I moved to Louisville not knowing anyone and soon after Carter was born I started attending Stroller Strides. It is such an amazing group of mamas and I am so proud to be a part of this Village and the Fit4Mom team. more

Hi! My name is Carla Walker. I was born and raised in southern Maine, went to Providence College in RI, and then moved to Boston, MA, where I lived for the next 15 years. My husband and I moved to Louisville in the Spring of 2015 and I had my son, Tristan, in the Spring of 2016. I am a New England girl at heart, but thanks to Fit4Mom I am really starting to enjoy my new home, too!

My undergrad degree is in Elementary and Special Education and I recently earned my Master’s degree in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. I have worked as a teacher and as an event planner/executive assistant and have learned I love both worlds. For right now, though, I am enjoying being a stay at home mom and am looking forward to my new venture with Fit4Mom!


Originally a teacher and now a full-time mom to Lucy. I enjoy traveling, visiting Maine for the summers, and spending time with my family. FIT4MOM Lou has been a blessing in so many ways, especially because I am not from the Louisville area. I have made so many friends through F4M and love this tribe. I'm so excited to be one of your Play Date Captains and am looking forward to meeting you!

Hey! My name is Jessica Fahr and I was born and raised in Michigan. My husband Matt and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 6 years. We have a beautiful daughter Mackenzie, who is 2 and in May just welcomed our son Connor!

I earned my Bachelors and Masters degrees from Michigan State University for Speech Language Pathology. I worked as an SLP in the school setting until February 2016 when we moved to Louisville. I then took on the role of a lifetime as stay at home mom! It was just a few months later that I found Fit4Mom and I was instantly hooked! I have participated in Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, and Fit4Baby... now bring on Body Back! I am so thankful for Our Village and thrilled to be part of this Fit4Mom team!


My name is Katie Johnson and I was born and raised here in the bluegrass! I'm originally from a super small town in western Kentucky called Onton. When I say small, I'm talking the kind of town with no stoplights, gas station, or even a post office! I moved to the Louisville area to pursue a Bachelors degree at Bellarmine University. I fell in love with the city and decided to stay after I graduated. I've primarily worked in Human Resources since my time at BU and have since obtained a Masters in Business. When my husband, Aaron, and I found out we were expecting our first child, I decided to give the SAHM lifestyle a try. Adjusting to life home alone with a baby took some getting used to but it sure became a lot easier when we stumbled upon the Fit4Mom group in Louisville. This group has given us so many opportunities to get out of the house together, spend time with other moms and kiddos, and make memories while I've become the healthiest version of myself. I'm thrilled to be involved with the Fit4Mom Louisville family! more

I was born and raised just outside of Indianapolis and went to Butler University. My husband is a Louisville native and was a major influence for me to come here when deciding to get my doctorate in Audiology. I have been practicing full time since graduating from UofL in 2012 and truly love what I do; helping people hear better. When I had my daughter, Izzie, I was dying to start getting active but still wanted to be able to spend time with her. The Stroller Strides program started when she was almost 6 months old. We joined immediately and absolutely fell in love. She is 2 now and needless to say, the program has been a major part of both of our lives since then. I am so excited to now be part of an amazing team of mamas!!!


Hi, my name is Lauren! I have lived in Louisville almost all of my life. After graduating with a business degree in 2010, I worked in Human Resources for 6 years before becoming a stay at home mom to my two daughters, Savannah (3) and Lilah (1).

I've been passionate about health and wellness for as long as I can remember, and have completed 5 half marathons and 1 full marathon. Wanting to branch out from running alone and meet some other mama friends, I decided to check out Fit4Mom and fell in love with not just the workouts, but the village. It has truly been a life changer for me and I am so excited to join this amazing team and continue to share my love of fitness!


My family and I recently moved to the Louisville area from Chicago. Growing up in GA and TN, I am so excited to be back in the South! My family and I are looking forward to planting our roots here in Kentucky!

My FIT4MOM journey began 5 years ago when I attended Stroller Strides as a client in California. We relocated to Chicago in August of 2014, and I immediately began my search for my FIT4MOM village! I became an Instructor with FIT4MOM Chicago shortly after the birth of my third child in 2015.

I have always had a calling to help people achieve their health goals, and was a therapeutic massage practitioner before I had children. Now I'm a stay at home mommy to two girls and one little boy that completely light up my life!

I love everything about FIT4MOM! It has been such a positive experience both on a personal and professional level. I am so excited to be joining the team at FIT4MOM Lou, and continuing to bring my passion for exercise and healthy living to the mom's here! I hope to meet all y'all at a class soon!

Hi! I'm Leeann Manganello. I was born and raised in the Derby City, and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I'm married to the love of my life, Allan, and in December 2016 we welcomed our sweet baby boy, Kai, to the world.

My husband and I own a local martial arts academy (Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Louisville). I am also a certified instructor for our Women Empowered Self Defense Program.

I'm so excited for you to join our village and to meet you and your littles!

Hi, I'm Natalie!
I grew up in Louisville and met my husband, Corey at Asbury College. After college we lived in Lexington for a few years and later moved to Nashville. We are happy to now be back in Louisville! I absolutely love being a boy mom to Carson (5) and twins, Nolan & Lincoln (2).

After we moved to back to Louisville I found myself just trying to survive. But then, I found FIT4MOM! Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre got me addicted and now I can't get enough of Boost and Body Back as well! I’ve always loved fitness so when the opportunity to become a Certified Fitness Instructor came up, I jumped on it! Helping moms accomplish their personal goals are my passion and I can’t wait to help you meet yours!


My grandma always said, “life's an adventure" and every step of my journey brings new truth to those words.

I'm Terri and I'm a mama to my sweet little girl, Raegan (2) and a wife to my loving husband, Chad. I grew up in a small town in Kentucky and following high school went to the University of Louisville where I earned two degrees and am currently working on a third (PhD). Running and fitness are a passion of mine, as they provide avenues of continual learning and growth. I found Fit4Mom Louisville following a difficult pregnancy and immediately fell in love with the openness of the Village and the warmth of the community of strong women. I am honored to be Fit4Mom Louisville’s Run Club Coach and look forward to a new adventure with you!

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