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Team Spotlight - November 2019

We have an amazing, dedicated and talented team of instructors and playgroup captains here at FIT4MOM Montgomery County. I thought it would be nice if you could get to know a little more about each one of them, and I'm excited to continue our spotlight this month with....Ewa Kowalska.

When I think about my earliest days as a client with FIT4MOM, back when the entire company was still called Stroller Strides, I can picture Ewa and I doing suicides or those never-ending stairs in White Flint Mall. She was always so fast, and I was determined to keep up! She motivated me then, and she still motivates me now.

Ewa started attending classes not too long after I did, and I remember Cara being so happy that she (finally) convinced Ewa to come try class after months of seeing her at Mommy & Me! Since then....she's never looked back.

After I bought the franchise, I asked Ewa to become an instructor. It was one of the easiest decisions I ever made. She's added several teaching certifications to her repertoire, and she teaches 1-2 classes (almost) every day. She is passionate about family, fitness, friendships, children, and fit4mom. She's an asset to the #dreamteam, and I cannot thank her enough for her dedication and passion for everything she does.

Thank you, Ewa, for being such a huge part of this village and for helping me create my dream into a reality! It is such a joy to work with YOU!

xo, Heather

Now read on, learn more about Ewa and her family, and then go find her in a class!

1. Who are the members of your family?

The members of my family are my husband Pawel, Amelia 9 and Natalia 7.

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2. Where can people find you? What is your role within FIT4MOMMOCO?

You can find me teaching early morning Body Back classes M-F, early morning strides 360 on Wednesday, Stroller strides classes in Kentlands, at Montgomery Mall and at Pike & Rose.

3. Tell us your {entire} FIT4MOM story!

When Amelia was 14 months old I started going to SS classes at White Flint Mall, very quickly I became a monthly member and would go to as many classes as I could. I loved it so much! I met so many wonderful moms , my daughters had so much fun during and after classes, even though we didn’t have so many awesome playgroups for kids then. When my younger daughter was born, Amelia was asking when would I become an instructor and that spark an idea in my head. Two years later I got trained and started teaching Stroller Strides.

When Heather was pregnant with Violet she asked me to teach Body Back. I was very nervous and scared, but how could I say no?! I jumped on the opportunity and my life changed completely! I was never an early bird, but now I can’t imagine a better start to my day than teaching morning Body Back classes. I still teach Stroller Strides even though both of my girls are in school; now my hands are free and ready to rock, cuddle and play with kids while moms are working out.

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4. What is your favorite thing to teach in class?

This is tough . I love good cardio workout, I have love/hate relationship with burpees.

But if I have to choose one I would say anything gluteus. Mamas taking my classes know exactly what I’m taking about .

5. What do you LOVE about being an instructor?

I love everything about being an instructor. I love connecting with moms, challenging them with crazy workouts and I absolutely love cuddling with their babies! Biggest reward to me as an instructor is to hear how great moms feel after the workout and how much they appreciate what I do!

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

Definitely my girls if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be where I am right now ! I want to set a good example for them and maybe one day they will follow in my footsteps.

Becoming a stay at home mom was very challenging for me but I found my passion, my village, friends that are like my extended family and if I could I wouldn’t change a thing.

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

I worked at McDonald's for few months and since then you will never see me eating there.

Also I was pretty good bartender and made the best margaritas, complimented by one and only Gordon Ramsey.

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

I feel so fortunate to be part of this amazing village. Fit4mom changed my life completely and it is because of each and every one of you! Thank you so much for trusting me and listening to my singing.

For those of you still on the fence of coming to the first class - don’t hesitate like I did ! Do it.

Thank you, Ewa, for all you do and for being our spotlight this month!

Check back next month to learn more about another member of our #dreamteam here at FIT4MOM Montgomery County!

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