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July's MOM - Motivating Mom of the Month

After falling behind the past few months, we are so excited to announce our MOM (Motivating Mom of the Month) for July! 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 Danielle Shenk.

Instructor Claire says, "She watched classes from afar and couldn't wait to join us after Noah was born. She also came to her first class on her birthday and has been consistent ever since! Danielle baked and stuffed for the Tour de Cookie, which I totally appreciate! Came to that MNO ready to help and to socialize!"

We asked Danielle 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 husband Neal and our son Noah (5 months).

2. What is/was your career?

pediatric hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant nurse

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

I've been a part of stroller strides since my son was 8 weeks old. SS has quickly become one of my highlights of being a mom. SS has given me energy, confidence in my body, and my little guy loves the fresh air for his morning nap. I love the community of moms I've met; they've inspired me to work hard to get into shape and taught me about motherhood.

4. What is your favorite strides exercise?

Running between stations and leg exercises

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

I've been surprised by how much fun it is. Each day has been so much fun and I'm constantly learning more about myself and my little guy.

6. List 3 of your favorite things:

  • Traveling
  • Cooking
  • Spending the day with Noah and my husband

7. What your proudest mommy moment so far?

Making a commitment at our church to raise our son in a Christ centered home

8. Any advice for other moms out there?

Find a good support system. I've had a small taste of motherhood and its incredibly hard and rewarding. Surround yourself with people that you can learn from and that will support you in this adventure.

Thank you, Danielle, for being such a valuable part of Our Village here at FIT4MOM Montgomery County! We truly appreciate you!

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

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