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Mom of the Month - Leeann Manganello

Many of you already know her but if not, meet Leeann our Mom of the Month! Leeann is wife to Allan, Mama to Kai and bonus mom to Mikhayla. She is also one of our amazing BOOST instructors! If you haven’t met Leeann yet, head over to Seneca for one of her killer Boost classes! Not only is Leeann an amazing fitness instructor, but she also teaches women’s self-defense classes through her business, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Louisville. Thank you Leeann for all that you do for women in our community, we are so lucky to have you as a part of our village!

Tell us about who is in your family: Wife to Allan, mama to football fanatic, Kai and bonus mom to Mikhayla.

Current career: Owner of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Louisville - Certified Women Empowered Self Defense and Instructor and Fitness Instructor for Fit4mom Lou.

What does motherhood mean to you? Motherhood is the most exhausting, yet fulfilling adventure I have ever been on. It’s loving unconditionally and finding strength in yourself you didn’t know you had.

How did you find FIT4MOM? I was introduced to this amazing village by a friend, Ashley Poore (she deserves a shoutout). I was 3 months postpartum, Jess had one spot open in her BB session and I went all in and haven’t looked back.

How has FIT4MOM changed your life? In EVERY way possible. Mentally and physically. Without Fit4Mom, I’m 99.9% sure I would’ve been admitted to a mental hospital by now.

Favorite exercise: If you have ever attended any of my classes, you already know... All things GLUTES!!! Especially Rainbows aka the Leeann.

What is the farthest you have been away from home? As a kid: I went to the Philippines for 3 weeks. (my mom is Filipino) As an adult: England/Iceland - I actually got engaged in Iceland, in front of a waterfall.

Proudest moment: Creating a human!