February 2017 MOM- Motivating Mom of the Month

We are so excited to announce our MOM (Motivating Mom of the Month) for February! Each month we will take a moment to honor one of our local FIT4MOM Montgomery County Moms for her efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle and for her dedication to the program. This month we honor Laetitia Poturoglu!

"Laetitia does an absolutely great job pushing herself during classes, always with a smile . She is a dedicated mom and wife . Her healthy and so very well organized lifestyle inspires many moms! She is very determined and strong . Having Laetitia, Dylan and Juliette in class is a true pleasure, I must admit she is my favorite French person I've ever met ! ~Instructor Ewa

"I am impressed at how Laetitia doesn't let anything stop her from participating in class. If Juliette is hungry or needs some comfort, she finds a way to give that attention while still getting her workout in! Her ability to multi-task is awesome!" ~Instructor Claire

We asked Laetitia a few questions so we can all get to know her better, and here is what she had to say:

1. Who are the members of your family?

My family includes my husband Efe, my son Dylan (5) and my daughter Juliette (2).

2. What is/was your career?

Before Dylan was born, I was a Pre-K teacher. While I love being a stay-at-home mom, I plan on going back to teaching part time once both kids are in school.

3. How long have you been a member of FIT4MOM Montgomery County, and what has it done for you?

I have been a member of FIT4MOM Montgomery County for three and a half years! I used to hate working out before my son Dylan was born. I started getting into after he was born, but with another fitness group. Once they changed ownership, I started finding the workouts not challenging enough so I decided to try Stroller Strides! I was hooked after my first class.

FIT4MOM has become an integral part of my daily/weekly routine. I try to come to class and Body Back Boost as often as I can possibly fit it into my schedule. It has helped me become a better, more patient and happier mom! Thanks to FIT4MOM, I had a healthier and easier second pregnancy. Also the baby weight dropped so much faster because I had been working out throughout my whole pregnancy!

4. What is your favorite class exercise?

My favorite strides exercise is surprisingly planks!

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

I was very surprised about how selfless I have become as a mom! I never thought I'd be that mom. If you had met me before kids, you'd know why! Now I am making an effort to find some “me time” to achieve some balance between being a mom and staying true to myself!

6. List 3 of your favorite things:

My 3 favorite things are:

- getting my hair done

- cooking/baking

- making homemade products for my family

7. What is your proudest mommy moment so far?

My proudest mommy moment is when I hear Dylan becoming trilingual going back and forth between French, Turkish and English! I guess we did something right :) Plus he's been teaching his sister! As for Juliette, she makes me so proud when she plays Stroller Strides at home practicing her sit-ups and burpees!!

8. Any advice for other moms out there?

My only advice would be to stay true to yourself! We're all different and make various choices when it comes to raising our families but we all strive to be the best moms to our kids.

Thank you, Laetitia, for being such a valuable part of Our Village here at FIT4MOM Montgomery County! We truly appreciate you & the positive energy you bring to class and Our Village!

Check back to see who our MOM will be in March!

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