This is us - your FIT4MOM Boise Instructor Team - and we survive on coffee, laughter, wine, moms night outs and our village. We also LOVE our job (Can you tell?). We are moms first - instructors, mentors & sisters in motherhood second. And did we mention we LIVE for our Village? In fact, you'll hear more than one of us tell you that this village of moms literally "saved us" and our sanity.
Okay, more about our professional capabilities. As instructors we receive the highest level of training specific for moms from our National Company FIT4MOM (founded by a fitness instructor) and we are required to continue training every year. We provide 4 different options for classes for pre-and post-natal fitness, centered around strength, cardio & core including, FIT4Baby pregnancy fitness classes, "Mom & Me" classes, Body Back Transformation HIIT classes and Run Club.
Our Village consists of weekly playgroups, Monthly Moms Nights Out, quarterly community service projects & more. SEE? Not only are we a GREAT group with lots of activities, you'll also get an awesome workout that is super fun, to boot!
If you're not a part of our village, join us - we need you. If you are, we are so happy to have you.
Franchise Owner & FIT4Baby Instructor
A San Diego native, Summer moved to Boise in 2014 with her husband and 2 kids, Max (6) and Katie (2.5, going on threenager), so her husband could accept a job offer.
One of the first things they did when considering Boise, was check to see if there was a Stroller Strides. Summer was a member of the La Costa/Carlsbad Stroller Strides group in San Diego and knew having this network of mommas would be important to her when moving to a brand new city. When she met Rachel, Abby, Brittany and the entire group, she knew she'd found her village. In fact, she loved it so much - she bought it!
In her former life (a.k.a BK - Before Kids) Summer was both an entrepreneur and a marketing executive, climbing the corporate ladder before deciding to quit it all and be a stay-at-home mom. Currently, she owns a non-toxic makeup company and now will run the Boise Fit4Mom location.
In her spare time, you can find Summer reading a book, taking family bike rides along the greenbelt, skiing at Bogus Basin, enjoying the beaches of Southern California (when visiting her hometown) or just partaking in the Boise lifestyle and all it has to offer, with her little family.
"Fit4mom has been such an amazing experience for me and I'm so grateful to call this community my Boise 'family'. The instructors are warm and welcoming to new moms looking to work out and get the support they need those first few years post-partum. I am also a strong believer in making this a friendly and fun place for newcomers to the area to meet new mom-friends, exactly as it was for me."
Fit4Mom Certified Instructor
Stroller Barre * Fit4Baby * Stroller Strides
We like to call Jessica our Body Back "Lifer" and when you meet her, you'll see why. As one of our longest running Stroller Striders, she is in inspiring physical shape and has amazing endurance. As the mother of two boys, Spencer (6) and Blake (3), Jessica joined Stroller Strides when Spencer was a mere six-weeks old!
Born in Boise, she went to college in Connecticut and spent most of her adult life in New York City as an actor/dancer and model. She had just moved back to Boise as a new mom who knew almost no one when she heard of Stroller Strides. Stroller Strides allowed her to get out of the house and take care of herself while connecting to other mothers. She has stayed with the program for over five years now, including Fit4Baby while she was pregnant with Blake and multiple sessions of Body Back (See what we mean? LIFER).
Jessica loves not only what she gets out of it, but she loves that her boys are so influenced by Stroller Strides and view exercise as a fun activity to do with friends, rather than a chore to do grudgingly. Her boys have made a great community of friends as well through Stroller Strides!
Jessica is so excited to now be part of the Fit4Mom team as a Stroller Barre and Fit4Baby instructor -- after years of being on the receiving end of classes, she loves teaching! For her Stroller Barre classes, she will be digging into her dancer past to bring out everyone's inner ballerina, so make sure you try one of her classes - you'll be sore in places you never knew existed. She loves teaching her Fit4Baby classes and helping new and veteran mamas prepare for their baby.
When Jessica has free time, fitness is her priority. You can often find her working out, going to stroller strides or participating in Body Back sessions (can you say, Body Back "Lifer"?)
"This community of mothers is so inclusive, supportive and inspiring. Some of my dearest friends have been made through this village and my life is so enriched because of these women who share the same need for connection and friendship as well as a desire to live a healthy, active life. Without Stroller Strides, I would not be as happy or fulfilled as I am."
Fit4Mom Certified Instructor
Stroller Strides * Fit4Baby * Body Back * Boost
Tri like a mother, run like a mother, mountain bike like a mother and win like a mother. That's Nicole. If she decides to accomplish a goal she goes at it 150%. Like a MOTHER. Make sure you take her classes, she'll inspire you to push yourself like she does. Also? She's such an amazing human being. You will want to know her.
In search of life in the great outdoors, Nicole, her husband, Brian, and their two boys, Wyatt and Griffin, moved to Idaho from California in 2011 and she hasn't looked back.
In September 2014, two FitMoms that Nicole greatly admires encouraged her to join Stroller Strides and Body Back in order to take her training to the next level. So she did! In 2015 she completed her first session of Body Back and was inspired to "Tri Like a Mother". Nicole, along with our awesome Fit4Mom team, traveled to Mcall and placed 2nd at the Xterra Triathlon. You guessed it, she gave 150% and it all went downhill from there. She was hooked! Nicole became a Fit4Mom instructor this winter and is ready to help all mamas achieve their fitness goals, like she did.
As an avid runner, mountain biker and Stroller Strides regular, Nicole comes to Fit4Mom with a passion for healthy living and she is excited to embark on your fitness journey with you.
"I'm a better athlete and mom thanks to these ladies and The Fit4Mom programs. I am forever grateful for this sisterhood."