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Meet Our Village Monday: Kristi

And we meet again! I don't usually post blog posts back to back (In case you missed it, check out the Random Acts of Kindness challenge post from yesterday), so this feels a bit strange. :-) But introducing you to another fantastic member of our village is certainly anything but strange! Today brings yet another Meet Our Village Monday and this week, we are featuring the wonderful Kristi Krass. Enjoy learning more about Kristi today!

How long have you been with FIT4MOM?

Since the summer of 2016.

In what way(s) have you participated in FIT4MOM (Fit4Baby, Stroller Strides, BodyBack)?

Stroller Strides.

Tell us about your family.

My husband, Jeff, and I moved to Grand Rapids in June 2014 after bopping around the country for nearly a decade. Jeff now works for Herman Miller and I work freelance from home for Nike. We had our son, Mayer, in June 2016.

What is one thing you love about Stroller Strides/Fit4Baby/BodyBack?

Being able to integrate my baby into a workout, which are hard to squeeze in nowadays!

Favorite exercise?

Kickboxing, although my more go-to exercise is running (or at least before I got pregnant).

Favorite food?

Anything sweet!

What are some things you like to do outside of exercising and being a mom?

I love to travel, read, write, and explore new restaurants and places around the city.

What do you do for work or what did you do before baby?

I've been in writing/communications for years at Dow Chemical and then Nike. I currently support employee communications as a freelancer for Nike, working from home.

Have you played any sports in the past or what sport would you like to learn?

I ran track and did cheerleading back in high school, and was a middle school cheerleading coach for three years while I was in college. I was on very casual bowling teams when I lived in Chicago and Portland, but I am still AWFUL. But I always loved the excuse to get together with friends every week and have fun (and a beer).

What is a piece of advice you can pass on to fellow moms?

I swear babies can pick up on your energy, so staying calm and happy seems to result in a calmer and happier baby.

Thank you for being part of our village, Kristi! We really appreciate you!

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