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Team Spotlight - October 2019

You probably already know this, but 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....Dana Quass!

Dana is one of the most generous people I know. I truly love her calm and creative energy! ~ Instructor Alice

Dana gives the babies a nice workout after class in Chevy Chase- tummy time with the best infant toys! ~ Instructor Claire

Dana is such a strong mom, in every sense of the word! ~ Instructor Ashley

Dana is such a team player! I can ask for help, and she's always willing to lend a hand....even when it's last minute! I appreciate how much she does for our team and for our village: we couldn't do it without her! Dana, thank you for all of your time, energy and dedication you give to our village! xo, Heather

Now read on and get to know a bit more about Dana and her story with us here at fit4mommoco!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Kolby, our son Kirwan (3yrs), our daughter Maggie (5 months), and our dog Scarlet.

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

I lead playgroup at Chevy Chase on Wednesdays. I attend class at Chevy Chase, and also at Silver Spring.

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3. Tell us your FIT4MOM story! Yes, the entiiiiiiire thing.

So I originally discovered Fit4Mom because an old college friend had posted about her experience with fit4mom in California and how much she loved it. It looked like something I'd be interested in, so I went to my friend Google to see if we had one here and what Fit4Mom was all about. When Kirwan was 9 weeks old, I signed up for my first class, and I was hooked. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, and the workout was just what I was looking for and needed as a new mom. This October will be 3 years, and I am so incredibly grateful I found Fit4Mom and this Village. In July of 2018 I became playgroup captain at Chevy Chase, and I've been loving planning fun activities for the kids and their moms.

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

I love setting up sensory bins. They're a lot of fun to put together and have so many possibilities. I love that the bins work for kids of all ages. I also love that sensory bins are open-ended and allow kids to really use their imagination in how they want to play and interact with the bins.

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

There's so much I love about being a playgroup captain, but it's a pretty awesome excuse to get crafty with my kids and pinterest to my heart's delight.

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

My kids for sure, I used to half-joke that I worked out so I could carry my son as long as he wanted me to (the kid's not light, so all those arm workouts have certainly helped). But in all seriousness, Fit4Mom has been such a special place for me and my kids. Kirwan loves going to Stroller Strides and especially loves playing after class with his friends. For me, Fit4Mom has not only provided a place for me to workout and set a healthy example for my kids but has given me this amazing village. And it's also helpful knowing I can run while carrying a 37lb toddler, who needs to get to the bathroom ASAP (a theory I have definitely tested in real life).

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

I met my husband, Kolby, while playing kickball. We both signed up to play on the National Mall and were placed on the same team. We didn't really “notice” each other at first, but after a team Halloween party, we really hit it off.

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

I am so thankful for our village. It has been such an incredible source of support, encouragement, and inspiration throughout this motherhood journey. These mamas are amazing! So don't hesitate to try out a class.

Thank you, Dana, 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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