Nicole is the co-owner of Fit4Mom Bartlett-Barrington. She taught Stroller Strides classes for a year and a half before deciding to buy the business with fellow instructor Kristen Knobloch in July 2016. Nicole lives in South Elgin with her husband and three children. She has a Masters in Education and taught high school English for five years before becoming a stay at home mom after the birth of her first son. Nicole ran in several 5Ks and the Rock and Roll Half Marathon but never liked a traditional gym workout. But after 7 years of avoiding the gym like the plague, Nicole attended the grand opening of Fit4Mom Bartlett and instantly became addicted to the workouts, fun atmosphere and community of moms. She went from dreading workouts to working out every day and loving it. For the first time in her life, she felt excited about exercise and wanted to share Stroller Strides with as many moms as possible. That is how her journey to becoming a Fit4Mom owner began, and she couldn't be more proud to have such a strong village of women and children on the journey with her. Nicole is currently teaching Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby and looks forward to meeting new moms while helping them reach their fitness goals.
Kristen is the co-owner of Fit4Mom Greater Northwest Chicago Suburbs and a certified Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby and Body Back instructor. Kristen lives in Bartlett with her husband and two children. She was in marketing and public relations for 11 years before deciding to stay home with her two children and become a freelance writer. As an avid runner and yoga/Pilates fan, Kristen stayed active during and following her pregnancies. After the birth of her second child in 2014, Kristen was looking for a fitness class that would help her meet other moms and shed baby weight. She discovered Fit4Mom through a friend, and after attending a Stroller Strides class she was hooked. Kristen teaches Stroller Strides on Mondays and Wednesdays at The Arboretum of South Barrington and Fridays at 9:30 am at the Bartlett Community Center. She also teaches Body Back Transformation on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays at 7:30 am at the Fit4Mom Studio at Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale as well as Body Back Membership on select Mondays at 7:30 pm at the Bartlett Community Center.more
Suzie is an instructor teaching Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre classes. She joined Fit4Mom Greater NW Chicago Suburbs in April, 2015 after the birth of her first daughter as a way to get out of the house and meet local moms. At the time, she suffered from the “Baby Blues,” was sorely out of shape and felt very isolated. Stroller Strides helped guide her into this new phase of life called motherhood. Now, Suzie leads Stroller Strides at Stratford Mall on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and Stroller Barre at Stratford Mall on Thursday mornings.
Suzie has a B.A. in public relations, with minors in marketing and Spanish, from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. and worked full-time in her pre-kids days as an Operations Manager and Project Manager for various PR and marketing agencies in Chicago and Oak Park. Suzie is an accredited leader with La Leche League Schaumburg/Roselle, supporting moms with all their breastfeeding needs.Suzie and her husband, Mickey, live in Bloomingdale with their two daughters, Isabelle born in August, 2014 and Elizabeth born in September, 2016. She has a passion for movies, date nights, crocheting, and traveling to new and exciting places. She looks forward to meeting new mothers and helping them achieve their goals and purpose as moms! Come join in the fun!more
Megan joined Stroller strides after her first son (2014) was born. While only able to attend class once a week, Megan saw the incredible bond that the moms and the kids had and she wanted more. Once pregnant with daughter (2016) and on maternity leave Megan was able to participate in more classes and be involved at more MNO’s and playgroups. This group of moms became her village. While still working Full Time at a Children's Hospital the village is her rock. Becoming an instructor was a natural progression.
One of the biggest realizations Megan had when she became a new mom is the importance of caring for yourself in order to care for the rest of your family. She looks forward to sharing this knowledge with the village. FIT4MOM gives Megan strength for motherhood, physically and mentally. She is thrilled to join the Greater NW Chicago Suburbs FIT4MOM team and is excited to help others find strength. Megan teaches Stroller Strides Wednesday & Saturday mornings as well as Run Club Coach on Tuesdays and Sundays.more
Nicole has been part of the Bartlett-Barrington Fit4mom Village since the summer of 2016. She is a new mother to an amazing little boy, Franco!! In April 2017, Nicole became Stroller Strides and Fit4baby certified and now teaches Elgin Stroller Strides three days a week. For over 10 years, Nicole has also been a certified Cosmetologist; it's her passion and she works with three of her sisters in their family Salon. Her motherhood journey has been shaped by all the beautiful women she has met along the way. Her wish is that every mom finds her village as she has with Fit4Mom
Jessica lives in Roselle with her husband and daughter (born December 2015). She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education as well as minors in math and psychology. She taught 2nd grade for just a year followed by nannying before becoming a stay at home mom. Jessica joined Stroller Strides in April 2016 when she was looking for something to do with her 4-month-old daughter where she could meet other moms and kids. After almost a year of attending Stroller Strides, in January 2017, Jessica made the decision to start Body Back. After two sessions, she was hooked and just had to be a bigger part of Fit4Mom. Becoming a Body Back instructor was the obvious next step! Jessica cannot wait to bring the life-changing experience of Body Back to more mamas!!
Kirsten is from Wisconsin but has lived all over the world. The latest stop being Roselle,Il. Kirsten was a hairstylist for 12 years with Aveda. She has also taught English in Korea. She has always been active. She loves sports, especially swimming. When Kirsten's kidlet was born(2013), she had some major post partum issues. It lasted for almost a year, until she met and joined a Fit4mom franchise in St. Petersburg, FL. In August, it will be 2 years that she has been an instructor. She is so thankful for the village that Fit4mom creates.more
Jessica lives in Bloomingdale with her husband and two young boys (Lucas and Maxwell). She joined Fit4mom after the opening of Stroller Strides in Roselle and has been hooked ever since. She loves the community of moms and how much her young sons enjoy participating in class and seeing their friends for park play dates.
Jessica has B.A. in nursing and worked as a NICU nurse at Lurie’s Children’s hospital for 10 years before staying home with her kids. She loves the flexibility Fit4mom gives her to be present with her kids and still get out of the house for work. Jessica will be teaching BodyBack classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Roselle Park District.more
Kellyn lives in Carol Stream with her husband and daughter (born Sept. 2015). She is a Stroller Strides instructor and is currently working 4 days a week as an Account Supervisor at a local Marketing Agency.
Kellyn has always had a passion for fitness and healthy living but after having Audriana her fitness goals fell lower in priority as she struggled in her new role as working mom. After a year of trying to find the right balance, she found Stroller Strides. She loved the idea of working out with Audriana and loved the positivity and strength of the Village. She has learned that it’s okay to put yourself first sometimes because if you don’t put that oxygen mask on yourself first, you can’t help anyone else.
Kellyn knew becoming an instructor was the right step for her and she is so excited to bring some fun and energetic classes to The Arboretum on Friday and Saturdays!more
Kacie and her husband both grew up in Crystal Lake, they lived in Arizona for a few years then decided to move back to Crystal Lake to start a family of their own. Kacie and her husband of 2 years welcomed their baby girl, Savannah in October 2016.
Kacie has a Associate Degree in Applied Science specializing in Health and Fitness Education, and is a Certificated Fitness Instructor. She has worked as a nanny along with a teachers assistant in special education. Kacie has always had a passion for health and fitness and has a love for children. Early in Kacie's Pregnancy she was in search of a new job in the Fitness field, something she could do while caring for her baby full-time. Thats when she came across Fit4mom! Kacie got her Body Back Certification at 33 weeks pregnant, and starting teaching after her maternity leave. With her passion for fitness and love for children Kacie decided to also become certified to teach Stroller Strides. Kacie is so excited to be apart of Fit4mom's team and village. Fit4mom has allowed Kacie to fulfilling her passion to help others be healthy, while providing education and a healthy lifestyle to the children.
Angela is currently one of Fit4Mom Bartlett-Barrington's new play group captains.She is extremely organized and is excited to plan events for the Village. Angela has been a part of Fit4Mom since February 2016. She joined Stroller Strides to stay fit during her pregnancy, and loved it so much she couldn't leave! Angela has always enjoyed fitness and has experience as a cross-country runner, cyclist, pilates and weight lifter.She has also taken classes on nutrition and health. Fit4Mom has met all her high fitness standards as well as introduced her to a wonderful community of women who share her passion for healthy living and fitness. She is happily married and has a two year old daughter and is expecting a newborn son any day now!more
Jennifer lives in Carol Stream with her husband and two daughters, Claire and Hannah. She joined Fit4mom when Roselle Stroller Strides opened in April 2015 and has been passionate about it ever since. She loves the fulfillment and support that Fit4mom has given to both her and her two young children, as well as being able to keep up with a strong exercise regimen with the intense workouts and various program available. Jennifer has a B.A. in Journalism and Communication and began her Masters in Integrated Marking Communication but then decided to put that on hold once having children. That's why becoming the Marketing and Social Media Manager for Fit4mom Greater Northwest Chicago Suburbs was a perfect fit. She hopes to pass on her love for Fit4Mom and all that it stands for to others through social media.