We are so excited to announce our MOM (Motivating Mom of the Month) for September! 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 Katie Delaney!
Katie always has a positive attitude and a smile on her face during the hardest parts of any workout! She is encouraging and inspiring when everyone's muscles are burning.~ Instructor Andie
Katie is very dedicated , strong , friendly and fun to be around. We went through one session of BB together and I'm still impressed by her over 4 minutes of high knees at final assessment. She is very consistent and comes to multiple classes. I'm always happy to see her and chat with her! ~ Instructor Ewa
Katie is one strong mama with awesome form! She consistently works hard and has been a part of the Fit4MOM village for years. It's refreshing to have her in my classes! ~ Instructor Maya
We asked Katie 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?
Patrick, myself and our two daughters - Lucy (5) and Abigail (1)
2. What is/was your career?
I work for a non-profit called KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now). We provide free recreational activities to children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities.
3. When was your first class, and what do you remember about it?
I attended my first class when my oldest, now five, was 1. I remember being pleasantly surprised at how challenging the workout was! I was instantly hooked. I knew I had found my place.
4. Where can we find you? What is your Fit4Mom routine these days?
I currently attend classes at Rio, Clarksburg outlets, Kentlands and Lakelands.
5. What is your favorite strides exercise?
This changes often - RIght now I love wall sits and planks. I love rows, and I love stairs.
6. What has being a mom taught you?
Being a mom has taught me that you can plan and plan all you want, but things probably won’t work out the way you planned and life is much easier if you learn to be flexible and roll with the punches.
7. List 3 of your favorite things.
Coffee, great food, bedtime
8. Give us a giggle- What is your funniest or most embarrassing mommy moment so far?
When my daughter was 2, she said the “f” word after dropping her fork during Christmas dinner with my In laws - including my husband’s Grandfather! I swear she didn’t hear that word from me!
9. Any advice for other moms out there?
Make sure you take care of yourself - physically and mentally!
10. What would you tell someone who is considering attending their first Fit4Mom MoCo class?
Just come try it! At the very least you will get a great workout and be able to spend some time with some wonderful women and children.
Thank you, Katie, 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 October!