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Erin Schmitt

If you like staying up til midnight to ring in the New Year, this month’s featured mama might be your wing woman.

This month’s featured mama shows us the power of this Village. She joined at a low point in her life, but amongst this crew, has found and fostered amazing connections in our strong community. While she might not stay up until midnight to ring in the new year, we’re thankful to welcome in 2023 with Erin and look forward to many years to come!

Hometown: Lagrange, Ky

Tell us about your family: My husband Joe and I have been together for 15 years, married for 10. We have two kids, Calvin, 6, Emery, 4 and our lovable fluff of a dog, Brownie.

Current/Previous career: I began working at Recover Well when it opened in November and I truly love my job. It’s so fun and I absolutely love to see so many faces from this village come in!

What was your childhood ambition? I always wanted to be a mom and a teacher.

What does motherhood mean to you? Motherhood is one of the largest pieces of who I am. It’s molded me into who I am today and gave me a new perspective on life. To me, it’s the good and the bad of every day, the special days and even the mundane days. It’s wanting to see your babies grow up and at the same time wanting to hold onto them as long as you can while their little because you know time is nothing but a thief. Motherhood can be hard and tiring, but also incredible and so rewarding. My kids are my biggest blessing and I wouldn’t trade it for a thing.

What is the furthest you have been away from home? Denver, Colorado

What is your favorite thing to do as a family? I love nights when on a whim we go out to our favorite pizza place and then come back home to watch a movie snuggled up.

What is something about you that someone may not know? I actually come a very large family, I have 3 sisters and 4 brothers.

What is your favorite healthy and unhealthy food? Baked salmon filet with fresh roasted veggies, unhealthy would be all. the. ice cream!

What is your favorite color? Pink

What is your favorite song or artist? Don’t judge but I’m a big Britney fan and always will be lol

What TV shows are you currently watching? I’m always catching up on all The Real Housewives

Proudest moment: Becoming a mom after dealing with some hard fertility issues for 2 years.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us: I love to be in the kitchen baking. Before I had kids I used to bake and sell my items or bake/make special desserts for parties/showers etc.

How did you find FIT4MOM? I joined in spring of 2019 after my sister in law and friend had completed Bodyback (Bodywell) and raved about the program.

How has FIT4MOM changed your life? Oh man, Fit4Mom has changed my life in so many amazing ways. I’ve made a lot of new friendships and have been able to connect with so many different women. It’s so much more than just working out, the community and the support are like no other. Before FIT4MOM, I was just unhappy with myself and where I was (and) wasn’t in my life. Physically I didn’t feel good and my mental health was suffering. If I’m honest, I was pretty depressed. FIT4MOM changed that the moment I stepped into my first class. I had never felt so welcomed and apart of anything like this village. It truly is pure magic.

Favorite exercise: Deadlift & anything with a squat

Favorite virtual class: Im big on in person classes but I love a good strength with Suz class when I can catch it!

January questions:

  • Stay up til midnight or be fast asleep? I always try for midnight but rarely make it haha
  • Do you believe in resolutions and if so, what’s yours? I love a good resolution! For this coming year I hope to put the phone down more and be more present in the moment. The phone and social media can be such a distraction for me.
  • Party horns or party hats to celebrate? Both!!
  • What are you looking forward to in 2023? I’m looking forward to spending more of my time with the people I love the most!

Quick 5: Ask your kiddo(s) these questions: answered by Calvin,6

  • How old is mommy? 34
  • What is something mom always says to you? “Hey sugar bear”
  • What is mom really good at? Working
  • What is mom's favorite thing to do? Stretch
  • What makes you proud of your mom? Her shopping…