We are so excited to announce our MOM (Motivating Mom of the Month) for June! 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....Noël Cooney!
Noël has such a warm, friendly, happy spirit! She and Emma have the best smiles! Noel is not just sweet though, she is also super motivated and strong. She is not afraid to work hard and get sweaty! I love having her in class or working out next to her. She is a wonderful addition to the Village! ~ Instructor Claire
What to say about Noël? Not only is she a fabulous mama to sweet Emma (have you seen her cute ensembles and bows?!), she is an absolute joy to have in class. She shows up to each class with the most positive attitude and works HARD - and she loves running stairs! She is welcoming and friendly and quickly makes new mamas feel at ease. We are lucky to have her as a part of our village! ~ Instructor Kelci
Noël is super friendly , always smiling, full of energy and positivity! Her and Emma bring so much joy to our classes. Both of their smiles are contagious. Noël's loves purple and teal colors and those suite her perfectly ! She always work hard and loves to get sweaty. I absolutely love having them in my classes ❤️ ~ Instructor Ewa
We asked Noël a few questions so we can all get to know her better, and here is what she had to say:
Who are the members of your family?
Daughter-Emma (1 on June 7 th )
2 cats too 😊 -Mya and Franklin
What is/was your career?
I used to be a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School. I am now blessed and lucky to be a stay at home mom.
When was your first class, and what do you remember about it?
My first Stroller Strides class was in October of 2018 at The Chevy Chase Collection. I remember the class being challenging and fun! I was shocked that I couldn’t hold a plank for more than 10 seconds. YIKES! The creative spin on popular children’s songs made me laugh and Emma was happy as could be watching me sweat bullets while I sang to her (out of breath might I add). I knew this would be the perfect solution to help with my weight loss journey because Emma could be with me throughout the class and it was the exact total body workout I was hoping to incorporate into my lifestyle. Plus, it was fun for both Emma and me!
Where can we find you? What is your FIT4MOM routine these days?
You can find me at five Stroller Strides classes throughout the week. I hit Pike and Rose on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Thursdays I’m at Montgomery Mall and Saturdays at RIO. My knees don’t like me right now but I am addicted to the results. I am so much stronger than when I started.
What is your favorite strides exercise?
I’m nuts but I love the stairs for cardio. I also love working my biceps and shoulders. Love feeling that burn!
What has being a mom taught you?
Being a mom has introduced me to a love I never thought possible. It has taught me that life only speeds up so cherish all the moments big and small.
List 3 of your favorite things.
My family, The United States Women’s National Team (soccer), MIMOSAS!!!!
Give us a giggle- What is your funniest or most embarrassing mommy moment so far?
I don’t have anything too exciting but in the first few weeks of Emma’s life my husband made it his mission to get a video of her sharting herself. He succeeded incredibly and plans to use it when she brings her first boyfriend home. Lol. Don’t worry, Emma, Mommy will delete it.
Any advice for other moms out there?
Just breathe and know everything is going to be alright! You are stronger than you think you are.
What would you tell someone who is considering attending their first #fit4mommoco class?
Just do it! I should have started sooner! It will not only change your life physically but also emotionally as you will be welcomed into a wonderfully supportive community.
Thank you, Noël 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 July!