Team Spotlight - January 2018

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....Ann Jackson!

If you know Ann, you know she's one of those people who you just feel lucky to know. She's high-energy, high-fun, and she cares so deeply about the moms and families in this village. Ann is our Playgroup Captain at Westfield Wheaton, so you'll always find her there on Monday mornings, but she frequents many other classes throughout the week as well. Thank you, thank you Ann for your dedication and commitment to providing fun hands-on activities to our families! We are truly so lucky to have you as part of our team here at FIT4MOM Montgomery County. Read on to get to know more about this incredible mama!

xo, Heather

1. Who are the members of your family?

The members of my family are my husband, Sam, our daughters, Caroline (2.5) and Victoria (11m), and our dog, Buddy (7).

2. Where can people find you? Where do you teach/lead playgroup?

I lead playgroup at Wheaton on Mondays! You can also find me at Silver Spring Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre with Maya, and when Victoria lets me out of the house... early morning Body Back!

3. Tell us your FIT4MOM story!

I started Stroller Strides when Caroline was about 4 months old. I was having trouble getting back into my old workout routine around watching/feeding Caroline. Stroller Strides was the perfect answer to my workout and socialization needs!!

4. What is your favorite thing to do with our kiddos and/or moms?

I love to hang out after class/playgroup and talk to other moms, while our kids all play together. I feel like no matter what complaint one of us has, someone else can commiserate and give advice.

5. What is the BEST thing about being a playgroup captain?

It's the best when a mom tells me how much their kid played with a certain craft at home, or how great a present a craft was for a family member. I also just love to see those sweet baby hand and footprints!

6. What is your WHY? Why do you keep doing what you do?

Not surprisingly, my daughters are my why. So many things change once you enter motherhood; it is hard and amazing at the same time. I'm doing my best to raise kind and strong girls.

7. What is a fun fact that many may not know about you?

If I look sweaty when I show up, it's because I ran to class. I would so much rather run with the girls the have to load up the car!

8. Anything else you'd like Our Village to know?

I'M OBSESSED WITH YOU GUYS! Ah, too much? Sorry, not sorry. I honestly can't imagine my Mom life without my Fit4Mom Village. Everyone has been so supportive this past year from when Sam's Mom suddenly died to when we had Victoria. The food, texts, and love are the best. I appreciate you all so much.

Be sure to check back next month to learn more about another one of our {amazing} team members!