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Mom of the Month - Mariana Tackett

Meet one of our Moms of the Month, Mariana Tackett! Mariana is wifey to Corey and mama to Roman (2) and fur baby, Theo. Mariana joined us in August of 2018 and began as a Strides member who signed up for her first round of Body Back shortly after. Since then she has completed three rounds of Body Back and has attended over 300 classes! Mariana is also one of our first One members taking advantage of all of our class options at Fit4Mom Lou. When she is not busy with her family or working out, Mariana teaches middle school Spanish.

Mariana, we are so glad you are part of Our Village. We love you, mama!

Hometown: Louisville, but I was born in Chicago and have so much love for that city!

Tell Us About Your Family: Corey and I met at UofL. We have a pup named Theo and our 2-year-old son, Roman.

Current/Previous Career: I am completing my 7th year of teaching! I am a Spanish teacher at Meyzeek Middle School.

What was your childhood ambition? I wanted to be a flight attendant!

What does motherhood mean to you? Everything. I count my blessings every single day. Hearing my sweet boy call me “mommy” means the world to me!

What is the furthest you have been away from home? Hawaii or Spain. Not sure which one wins!

How did you find FIT4MOM? Corey and I moved to St. Louis for 2 years. We had Roman there and meeting friends was difficult. I started doing Stroller Strides with F4M St. Louis but we decided to move back to be closer to family and I joined F4M Louisville right away!

How has FIT4MOM changed your life? In every shape and form! I suffered with body image since as long as I can remember. Stroller Strides gave me a sense of community and belonging amongst the mamas but Body Back completely changed my life for the better. I have learned so much and have a new sense of confidence, love and appreciation for my body. I can go on and on (but I might start to cry! Hah). I’ve completed 3 rounds!

Favorite Exercise: Burpees and strength exercises.

Proudest Moment: Becoming a mama is number one! Completing my first round of Body Back and keeping up with the mentality and lifestyle is also something I am very proud of!

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us: Not surprising but I love to travel!

What is your favorite VIRTUAL class? The “ONE” class! I struggle with waking up early, but I also love getting it out of way! I have also really enjoyed the Pilates and yoga classes!