We have an amazing, dedicated and talented team of instructors and playgroup captains here at FIT4MOM Montgomery County, and I thought it would be nice if we could get to know a little more about each one of them. I'm excited to continue our spotlight this month with....Ewa Kowalska!
I can remember meeting Ewa soon after I started attending Stroller Strides classes, way back in our White Flint days. She always brought such a positive energy to class, and it was contagious - just as it is now! Ewa is always smiling, and she is one of the most genuine and caring people I know. She's a wonderful instructor, a baby-whisperer (have you seen how amazing she is with the littles in her classes?! They all love her and flock to her for good reason!), and an amazing role model. I am beyond lucky to know her, and I'm thrilled she's part of our team here at FIT4MOM Montgomery County. If you haven't been fortunate enough to attend any of Ewa's classes, I highly recommend you do! She teaches Stroller Strides at Montgomery Mall on Thursdays, and she can be found teaching early morning Body Back classes every Wednesday and Friday. Set your alarm, and go see her at 5:30a. You won't regret it!
Read on to get to know more about Ewa and her time with FIT4MOMMOCO...
1. Who are the members of your family?
Me, my husband Pawel , Amelia (6) and Natalia (4).
2. Where do you typically teach?
Montgomery Mall and Clarksburg for Stroller Strides. My Gym and Rio for Body Back.
3. Tell us your story about how/why you became an instructor for FIT4MOM Montgomery County.
I was a member of Stroller Strides for just a few months when my daughter Amelia started asking when would I teach? That gave me an idea of becoming an instructor. Then I got pregnant with Natalia and pushed my training, finally two and a half years ago I got trained and became certified SS and Fit4baby instructor. When Heather launched Body Back I joined as a participant and immediately fell in love with everything this program offered ! I finally had just "me time", was able to push myself as never before, met wonderful moms and made new friendships! After a year I got certified as a Body Back instructor and have been teaching it ever since. Who would have ever known that leading 5:30 am workouts will be my thing! I love it, I'm very passionate about it and try my hardest to make sure each time moms would be covered with sweat but still with the smiles on their faces.
4. What is your favorite thing to teach?
I love lower body workouts. Lunges and squats are my favorite. I have a love and hate "relationship" with burpees and I absolutely love planks - any kind! Also paper plates are my favorite workout equipment :) Those who have taken my classes would definitely agree with me!
5. What is the BEST thing about being an instructor?
There is a lot of great things about being an instructor. Being part of wonderful team of instructors is one. Each day I learn something new about classes, workouts and moms! I challenge myself by creating workouts that are fun and hard at the same time! I love to play with different equipment. I absolutely love to cuddle with our smallest friends! If there is a crying or unhappy baby at Stroller Strides, I'll gladly hug and cuddle with him/her!
Fit4Mom gives me energy, courage, long lasting friends and a reason to wake up every day and do what I love to do!
6. What is your WHY? Why do you keep doing what you do?
I love it ! I enjoy it!
I'm trying to be the best role model for my girls. I want them to know that working out its not something to just lose weight, it's a healthy lifestyle.
7. What is a fun fact that many may not know about you?
Believe it or not but I never liked running! Also I'm a very shy person . I would never think I would be able to stand in front of so many moms and not only coach them but sing out loud to them!
8. Anything else you'd like Our Village to know?
I'm not only your instructor, I'm also your friend. Anytime you need help or just simply want to talk, you know where to find me :)
Ewa, thank you thank you for being such an integral part of this team! I appreciate all you do for all of us here at FIT4MOM Montgomery County!
Check back next month for our next spotlight!