Jacquelynn Abell

While we may not be entering our MOTM's favorite season, she is always excited to join in on a Strides class! She has an affinity for mimosas and iced lattes (but who doesn't?!) and loves Taylor Swift and her sweet calf muscles. Read more below about the amazing Jacquelynn Abell!

Hometown: Mount Washington, KY

How long have you lived in Louisville? Pretty much in or around Louisville my entire life. I lived in Lexington, KY for 6 years for college.

Tell us about your family: I’ve been married to my husband Austin for 6 years. We have two daughters, Clara (5) and Audrey (2) and a kitty named Zooey (11)

Current/Previous career: I worked in retail management for many years before deciding to work in psych nursing with plans of getting a 2nd bachelors in nursing. I quickly got burnt out in the psych field and went back to retail management. I became a stay at home mom when I had Clara. The late nights were not going to work for my family’s schedule. I would love to go back to school for my masters degree. I have dreams of being a registered dietician and a lactation consultant.

What did you want to be “when you grow up”? I wanted to be an optometrist when I was in high school.

What is the furthest you have been away from home? Hawaii. I went on my honeymoon to Oahu and we stayed in Waikiki. I’d love to go back and explore the other islands.

What is your favorite thing to do? I LOVE going to stroller strides and hanging with all the moms after class ends. It fills my cup. With my hubby, I love trying new restaurants and going to West Sixth NULU.

What is something about you that someone may not know? I had to ask my hubby because I couldn’t figure this one out on my own. His words, “You’re a party planner extraordinaire.”

What is your favorite local restaurant to eat at? What is your go to order? Village Anchor is my most frequented restaurant for brunch. My go to order is a large mimosa with juice on the side 😝 and the California Benedict.

What is the best thing about living in Louisville? Big city amenities and culture with a small town feel. I almost always run into someone I know while out and about.

What is your favorite color? Pink!

What is your favorite song or artist? Taylor Swift!!

What TV shows are you currently watching? I just finished Yellowstone and now I’m obsessed with the Montana scenery.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us or what is your pet peeve? Biggest pet peeve is when someone goes out of turn at a stop sign 😠

If someone had to describe you in one word, what would it be and why? Honest, I feel like I’m an open book.

How did you find FIT4MOM Louisville? Through a Google search but a couple of friends at a Heartland Music class convinced me to try it out!

How has FIT4MOM Louisville changed your life? I am so grateful for FIT4MOM! I’ve gained friends, confidence, calf muscles! 😆 My daughters have gained friends. I belong to a community and I couldn’t want anything more. It is truly a blessing!

What was the first class that you attended? Stroller strides with Jennifer Malone about 4 years ago!

What was the last class that you attended? Stroller strides of course!!

What is your favorite workout move or class layout? My favorite move is a jump squat or a squat with an overhead press. My Favorite lay out is Strides 360!

What workout move or class layout makes you feel strong? I have a love/hate relationship but running make me feel strong.

September questions:

  • Fall is coming, what’s your favorite activity - jumping in leaves, picking apples, watching football, etc? I’m a summer girl at heart ☀️ The best thing about fall is all the festivals and it’s still fairly warm.

  • Best drink to have during the fall season? ICED pumpkin spice latte.

  • Sweater whether or keep the shorts and tank tops going? Keep the summer dresses going strong with a jean jacket.

  • Favorite color of fall leaf? Definitely red!