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Mom of the Month - Rachael Blackman

Meet Rachael, our Mom of the Month! Rachael is wife to Ali and mama to Parker (20 months). She is an Occupational Therapist and also referees high school field hockey. Rachael joined F4MLOU for a Boost Pop Up during the summer of 2020 and then quickly signed up for her first round of Body Well from there! She just completed her third round of Body Well and has inspired many along the way.

Hear what her most recent Body Well Coach has to say about her...

“Rachael is one of those people who came into my life and it immediately felt like we were meant to be friends. She walks into every room with a smile on her face, even when she has been up all night with her precious girl, Parker. Rach comes to hustle at every workout and her drive doesn’t stop there. She embodies everything Fit4Mom is about. Rachael is supportive, hardworking, dedicated and just an all-around amazing human. We should all be so lucky to have a girl like her in our life!"

Rachael, we are so grateful to know you and love seeing your radiant smile everytime you walk into class! Thank you for being a part of our village. We love you mama!! xoxo

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Tell us about your family. I am married to my wife, Ali, and we have a beautiful daughter named Parker (20 months).

Current/Previous career. I am an Occupational Therapist at Baptist Health Louisville. My side gig is I’m a high school field hockey official!

What was your childhood ambition? I really wanted to be a professional volleyball or basketball star. I slowly stopped growing and realized I needed a backup plan when I didn’t exceed 5’3.

What does motherhood mean to you? Being a mom has changed every aspect of my life! Motherhood is the best reason I’ll ever have to take care of myself. It’s about the little moments being present with my daughter that brings a smile to my face.

What is the furthest you have been away from home? Southern California

How did you find FIT4MOM? One of my friends and Fit4Mom coaches, Katie Martin, reached out and invited me to join her at a class early in 2020. I made excuses for months before I signed up to take a Seneca Boost class and the rest is history!

How has FIT4MOM changed your life? I was a college field hockey athlete who spent years training daily for hours on end. Flash forward to having my daughter and I suddenly was having trouble adjusting to my new roles and lifestyle. I didn’t feel great on the inside or recognize myself in the mirror. Fit4Mom has given me a sense of confidence back! My health is back to being a priority.

Favorite exercise. Squat + Overhead Press

Proudest moment. Losing 6 inches the last round of Body Well after sticking to my meal plan and exercises.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us. I love school. If I could be in school forever I would!

Favorite F4M class. Boost at Bowman/Seneca and Prospect