MOM of the Month!

We have so many great mamas, we need to check in with them every month! Meet some of our awesome mamas!

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March MOM of the MONTH Lindsey Dupler »

From Instructor Emma Davis: "Lindsey has been a great addition to our FIT4MOM family, she comes to class with the biggest smile, and the best attitude. Lindsey gives her best effort every time she comes to class, and she even ran her first 5k with the group this past month, and did amazing! We are so lucky to have Lindsey and her sweet family as a part of our tribe!"

Let's hear more about Lindsey...

1. Who are the members of your family?

It's me, my significant other Brandon, our daughter Ellie, and our dog Hank!

2. What is or was your career?

I'm currently a stay at home mom, but before Ellie was born I was a Special Education teacher.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of Savannah and what has it done for you?

I've been a member of Stroller Strides since September 2016. It has really been a life saver for me. We're originally from Ohio and all of our family and friends still live there. So after Ellie was born in April I was really depressed about not having...

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February Mom of the Month Joyce Gary! »

From Instructor Brenna Wommack: "Joyce has been just a joy to have in class! She brings so much positivity to the group and pushes herself at every workout! Whenever she is in class she is always lifting everyone's spirits and putting smiles on their faces! It has been such an honor to get to know Joyce and her sweet daughter Allyson! Keep up the amazing work mama!"

Let's hear more about Joyce...

1. Who are the members of your family?

It is my husband, our daughter Ally (almost 7 months), my 2 stepsons Noah (11) and Dominic (7), my boxers Bo and Maggie and me ️

2. What is or was your career?

I was in the Army for 12 years, 10 active duty and 2 in the Ohio National Guard.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of Savannah and what has it done for you?

This is my 4th month! It is honestly the best thing that I ever became apart of. No one understands motherhood like this tribe

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January MOM of the month Brenna Wommack! »

From Instructor Ashley Youngblood: "Brenna has been an awesome addition to the tribe! She always comes to class with a smile on her face. She also jumped at the chance to become our newest instructor by getting all of her certifications in what must have been record time!! So glad to have her on the team. Way to go Brenna!!

Let's hear more about her!

1. Who are the members of your family? My husband Roman, my son Wyatt, our two dogs Ranger and Hunter, and our cat George

2. What is or was your career? I'm an instructor for Stroller Strides

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of Savannah and what has it done for you? I've been a member for 7 months. It has opened up my world to some amazing new moms and has gotten me out of the...

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December MOM of the Month Jenny Hendrix Fryer! »

From instructor Erin Hanna, "Jenny has been an amazing member of our group since joining us in April. She always has a smile on her face and as a native of Savannah, always helping out other moms with great advice. She has made amazing progress physically as well, losing that baby weight and hitting each and every workout hard! Great job Jenny!"

Let's hear more about Jenny!!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Myself, husband Chris, stepson Nolan & baby Colby

2. What is or was your career?

Owner of Quality Chem Lawn Inc.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of Savannah and what has it done for you?

April 2016: It's given me a circle of great new friends, awesome support system, great advice, regular fitness regimen, and a fun learning experience for my son!

4. What is something that has surprised you about motherhood?

My love for my son, he is my everything! A true blessing from God, I'm thankful every day for...

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November MOM of the Month Christina Hatley! »

From instructor Annie Sevel, "Christina is a wonderful addition to our group! She is always smiling, happy, positive, and always has something nice to say. We have also noticed that she has improved her strength substantially since starting Stroller Strides in April! Great job Christina!"

Let's hear more about Christina!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Husband Carter, stepson Hunter (18), and son Hudson (1)

2. What is or was your career?

Dental Hygienist

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of Savannah and what has it done for you?

In the 6 months since I've been a member, I've felt stronger mentally, emotionally, and physically...and yes, in that order.

4. What is something that has surprised you about motherhood?

The sweet sound of your child saying "mommy" brings pure joy every time! And a hug or kiss from them makes the whole world stop!

5. Favorite website(s)?

Pinterest, Etsy,...

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September MOM of the Month Cassie Thompson! »

From instructor Emma Davis, "Cassie joined our FIT4MOM family when her daughter Julia was only a couple months old. She is an enthusiastic and positive presence in our group, and is consistent with her workouts in class and at home. You can tell she has made huge progress since starting last winter! Cassie is a great example of someone who balances work and motherhood, while still making time to improve herself. Great job Cassie!"

Let's hear more about Cassie!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Myself, my husband Philip, Julia (10 months), and our cat Tiki.

2. What is or was your career?

I am a therapist and for the last 5 years have managed a drug treatment program.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of Savannah and what has it done for you?

I joined Stroller Strides in January 2016, and it is definitely one of the best decisions I've ever made! I feel so much better physically than I have in years and am definitely stronger. But I think the best parts are...

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August MOM of the Month Amanda Stuyvesant! »

From instructor Erin Hanna, "I am so thrilled that Amanda is part of our village! She always has a positive attitude (even when dealing with morning sickness!). She has stepped up as Playgroup Captain, and is always there to help and support our mamas. She is rocking the workouts, and we love seeing her and Nolan! Can't wait to meet new baby Hudson!"

Let's hear more about Amanda!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My wonderful boyfriend of 4.5 years, Justin, our 2 year old son Nolan, and baby Hudson who is due in January 2017.

2. What is or was your career?

Prior to becoming a stay at home mom after Nolan's birth, I was the front desk manager at a fitness club. I am also a full-time student.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of Savannah and what has it done for you?

I have been a member of Stroller Strides since October 2015. It has helped me to get in and stay in much better shape than I was prior. My pregnancy is so much better health wise this time...

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July MOM of the Month Ashley Youngblood! »

From instructor Heather Cowart, "I have known Ashley for many years but recently reconnected when she joined Stroller Strides. I am so proud of the progress that Ashley has made since her first day of Stroller Strides. Ashley and her daughter Shelby show up to class everyday with a smile on their face ready to work hard. She is a positive presence to all of our members and we are so glad she is part of our tribe."

Let's hear more about Ashley!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Neil, Shelby, who will be 1 in August, myself and of course our dog Cash.

2. What is or was your career?

Restaurant manager

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of Savannah and what has it done for you?

I started SS this past February and it has brought so many positive changes to my life. Just getting up and going makes my day better. I've made some great Mommy friends and I feel confident in asking their advice and value their opinions. I'm stronger than I have ever...

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June MOM of the Month Robyn Potocnik! »

From instructor Annie Sevel (this is Annie's first MOM of the Month pick!): "Robyn always gives it her all in class with a smile on her face! I could tell her to do 100 burpees and she would smile and go for it! She is a very positive, friendly, and welcoming member of our group." From instructor Erin Hanna: "I wanted to add what a trooper Robyn was working out til the end of her second pregnancy before Annie joined us. Go back on our Facebook page to see her jumping rope at 35 weeks or so!" :)

Let's hear more about Robyn!

1. Who are the members of your family?

We are a family of four: my husband, Damien, Thomas who is 3, Isabelle who will be 1 in a few weeks, and myself.

2. What is or was your career?

I was an elementary teacher at the International School of the Hague (The Netherlands). After a period of time considering work-from-home options, I am now in the process of starting my own English editing business.

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May MOM of the Month Jodie Cook! »

From Instructor Emma Davis, "Jodie is always a positive presence in class. She is always in a good mood, and never seems to have a bad day. Even through her second pregnancy she has been powering through class with a smile on her face! We can't wait to meet the newest addition to our Stroller Strides family soon!" :)

Let's hear more about Jodie!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Members of my family are... my husband Steve, Mason who's almost 3 and our soon to be born daughter Morgan at the end of June. We also have a 9 1/2 year old English bulldog!

2. What is or was your career?

I worked for Landry's Seafood for 13 years. I was the senior kitchen manager for 9 of those years and Assistant General Manager for my last year there. I've been lucky to be a stay at home mom since moving here August of 2014.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of Savannah and what has it done for you?

I've been coming to Stroller Strides for over a year. Stroller...

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April MOM of the Month Elizabeth Ross! »

From Instructor Erin Hanna, "Liz has been such an amazing, enthusiastic member of our group. Her peppy and friendly personality have been perfect in her role as Mom's Night Out coordinator and taking on our FIT4MOM Savannah Instagram account. She is always up for the next workout challenge and has become a great inspiring friend to all in our group!" :)

Let's hear more about Liz!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Members of my family.....husband Garrett, Chyler my 9 year old, Stella my 3 year old and myself. We also have Garrett's Aunt Anita living with us.

2. What is or was your career?

Now I am a stay at home mom. However, I am a jack of all trades so to speak. I have worked in the medical field for the longest portion of my career life, I was also a Pre-K teacher for a few years and I went to school to work on cars. I recently worked sales at Davids Bridal part time and that was a very enjoyable experience.

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March MOM of the Month Vanessa Robinson! »

From Instructor Heather Cowart, "Vanessa and daughter Kaylee joined stroller strides in June of 2015 and have been dedicated members since. Vanessa enters each class with a warm smile on her face and always gives 100%. We are so glad to have her as part of our village!"

Let's hear more about Vanessa!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Our family consists of my husband Jeremy, myself, Kaylee (11months) and our three year old German Shepard Loki.

2. What is or was your career?

Before we started our family I was a Transportation Officer in the U.S. Army, now I am a stay-at-home mom.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of Savannah and what has it done for you?

I joined in June of 2015, after I got out of the military, it definitely helped me to get back in shape after having Kaylee and to meet other moms in the area.

4. What is something that has surprised you about motherhood?

I think everything surprised...

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February MOM of the month Ally Cooley! »

From Instructor Emma Davis, "Ally joined Stroller Strides last year, and has been a smiling face in class ever since. Ally is due with her second little boy in March, and has been consistent in her workouts even nearing the end of her pregnancy. Ally's husband has been deployed for the majority of her pregnancy, yet she still remains positive and energetic while chasing around a toddler all day. She is always there if you need something, or just to bake you a yummy dessert! "

Let's hear more about Ally!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Our family is made up of my husband Garrett, soon to be two year old son Wyatt, a very soon too be here second baby boy, and our family cat Max.

2. What is or was your career?

I am a stay at home mom. As the oldest in a large family I have been taking care of kids long before I became a mom, regularly babysitting since I was 11 and only stopping once Wyatt was born. I have a degree in International Business Management and Spanish but haven't really used them much as I...

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January MOM of the Month Sara Evans »

From Instructor Erin Hanna, "I have known Sara since our first kids were babies 5 years ago! Sara is now on baby #3-- a girl after 2 boys! She is always in a great mood even though she is a busy supermom, and really pushes herself in class-- she is a great inspiration to our group and a great friend!"

Let's hear more about Sara!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband, Russell, who is my high school sweetheart. We will be celebrating our 10-year wedding anniversary in May! We have 2 sons, Ethan (5) and Elliot (2), and are expecting our third child, Ellen Kate, this April.

2. What is or was your career?

I am mostly a stay-at-home mom these days. I work every Friday and one weekend a month as a clinical dietitian at St. Joseph's Hospital. I was a full-time clinical dietitian before we started our family.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of Savannah and what has it done for you?

I joined Stroller Strides in August of 2013, when Ethan started...

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December MOM of the Month Danielle Garth »

From Instructor Heather Cowart, "Ever since joining FIT4MOM Danielle has been "all-in." She attends classes 6 days a week and rarely misses. Not only has she been a positive inspiration for our Stroller Strides classes where she leads our weekly playgroups, but also for our Body Back moms where she lost the most weight and inches in our very first Body Back 8 week session. Danielle is always smiling and bringing positive energy to our workouts. We love Danielle and her son Gavin and are so glad that they are a part of our village."

Let's hear more about Danielle!

1. Who are the members of your family?

I have been married to Christopher for almost 3 years now, and we have a 21 month old son, Gavin.

2. What is or was your career?

I am currently a Stay at Home Mother. Before Gavin was around, I worked in the Shows and Competition Department for American Quarter Horse Association.

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November MOM of the Month- Christine Heiss »

From Instructor Emma Davis, "Christine is one of our Stroller Strides veteran moms, who has always been supportive and welcoming to our new moms. She worked out her entire second pregnancy, and recently welcomed her daughter Abigail to the family. Christine hasn't let having a toddler and a newborn stop her from getting her workouts in, and she is gearing up for her first Body Back session! She is a great example and member of our FIT4MOM family!" Let's hear more about Christine!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Philip, son Ethan (3), daughter Abigail (4 months), and Brutus our English bulldog.

2. What is or was your career?

I am a Registered Respiratory Therapist but currently do not practice directly in patient care. I am however, currently a part time faculty instructor at Armstrong State University for the Respiratory Therapy program.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of Savannah and what has it done for you?

I have been a...

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October MOM of the Month Casey Gerritz »

From instructor Erin Hanna: "Casey has been such a wonderful addition to our group! She is working so hard and really seeing results since joining us! We are so happy and grateful to have her as part of our tribe!" Let's hear more about Casey!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My little family includes my husband Scott, Emerson who is almost 8 months old and our dog Elliot.

2. What is or was your career?

Before I decided to take on the super hero role of a stay at home Mom I was the director at a preschool in my hometown of Richmond VA. I also taught in a 4 year old classroom at a local preschool when I moved to Savannah.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of Savannah and what has it done for you?

I have been a member of Stroller Strides for 6 months. My first class was the day after I got the go ahead from my doctor to start all activity again. Once I was able to start working out again I started to slowly get my "before having a baby" confidence back. It hasn't...

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