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Welcome to our FINAL Meet Our Village Monday of not only December (Christmas is next Monday!) but of 2017!! What?? Anyone else trying to figure out how time can fly by so quickly??? I'm excited to see what adventures FIT4MOM Grand Rapids has in the new year!

To round out our year, I'm excited to be featuring Katie Raymond today. Hope you all enjoy learning more about her today!

How long have you been with FIT4MOM?

Since July 2017

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

Just Stroller Strides so far

Tell us about your family.

My husband Zach and I are high school sweethearts from Virginia. We moved here this summer from the DC area with our 16mo daughter, Josie, and our dog Duncan. We were so excited to get out of the city and into the Midwest - closer to my family in Green Bay, WI. We love it so far and we are really looking forward to building a life here.

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Happy December, everyone! A new month, a new week, and a new Monday to celebrate all of YOU! Today we are featuring the wonderful Emily Notenbaum. Enjoy learning more about her today!

How long have you been with FIT4MOM?

Since May 2017.

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

Stroller Strides!

Tell us about your family.

My husband and I met at a job interview (he was interviewing me), I got the job but turned it down. He emailed me a couple months later asking me out and I reluctantly said yes. Seven months later we were engaged, a year after that we were married and 11 months later welcomed our baby.

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

I love how accepting everyone is, I was hesitant at first as I didn't know anyone. I also love that it gets my daughter and me out of the house and doing something productive!

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Welcome back to Meet Our Village Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and perhaps even started prepping for Christmas over the weekend. My family and house are in full Christmas-mode--definitely spent the entire weekend decorating our house inside and out and then did our first of many drives around our neighborhood to check out Christmas lights. We LOVE this time of year!

One of the things I am forever thankful for is FIT4MOM Grand Rapids and I sincerely hope you are enjoying these opportunities to learn more about the mamas in our group.

Today we are featuring the wonderful Andrea Livingston!

How long have you been with FIT4MOM?

I've been with Fit4mom since May 2017.

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

I started out going to Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre and have started doing Fit4Baby.

Tell us about your family.

My husband, Josh and I are both from the greater Grand Rapids area. Josh is a...

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It's Monday! Admittedly, Mondays are not my favorite day of the week but reading something fun and encouraging is always a great way to add some light to the beginning of my week. I hope these posts are a fun way to start the week and that you are enjoying learning more about our members via Meet Our Village Mondays!

Today I have the pleasure of featuring Meghan Holt. Enjoy!

How long have you been with FIT4MOM?

I have been with FIT4MOM for 5 months. My friend invited me to the birthday party and I joined after that.

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

I have participated in Strides and Barre.

Tell us about your family.

My husband Kevin and I have been together for 10 years. We got married two years ago and had our son Kevin (known as KJ) in March. We love going on adventures as a family and staying active. We enjoy backpacking, camping, rock climbing, paddle boarding and boating. We are huge foodies and are suckers...

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Welcome to the first Monday of November! Should I also add that Thanksgiving is in seventeen days, Christmas is seven weeks from today, and 2018 begins eight weeks from today? You know...just giving you an idea of how FAST time flies!! ANYWAY, the holiday season is not the point of this post (but maybe there will be a holiday post coming....?). The point of this post is....Meet Our Village Monday!! I'm super excited to be featuring Stephanie Noordyke and can't wait for you all to learn more about this awesome mama. Enjoy!

How long have you been with FIT4MOM?

I joined FIT4MOM Chicago in October 2012, and joined in GR in fall of 2016.

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

I've done it all!

Tell us about your family.

My husband, Matt, and I met at Michigan State as freshmen. We’ve been together for 15 years, and married for 10! We have 2 amazing daughters-- Madilynn is 5 and Annabelle is 2. They are opposites in every way but...

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Welcome to the final Monday of October and another Meet Our Village Monday feature! It's so hard to believe that November is just a couple days away, isn't it?? Well, before we get overwhelmed that Christmas is less than two months away (yikes!), let's take some time to get to know more about the fantastic Becky Williams today! Enjoy!

How long have you been with FIT4MOM?

I have been with FIT4MOM for almost a year now.

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

I've only been a part of Stroller Strides. Thinking about trying a Stroller Barre class soon!

Tell us about your family.

I have 2 daughters- Maggie is 2 1/2 and Riley is 16 months. I also have 2 dogs (a beagle and a pit bull) and a cat!

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

One thing I love about Stroller Strides is the enthusiasm all around.

Favorite exercise?

My...

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Welcome to another week of Meet Our Village Monday! It's quite the rainy, fall day here in Michigan, so what could be better than snuggling up on the couch with some tea/coffee/hot chocolate & learning more about our community?? Today we have the pleasure of learning more about the wonderful Jessica Prusa. Enjoy!

How long have you been with FIT4MOM?

Since January 2017

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

Stroller Strides!!!

Tell us about your family.

I've been married a little over 5 years. My husband is in investment finance. We have a 19 month old son (Daxton) and are due April 10 with #2. We also have a 5 month old golden retriever/ chocolate lab mix puppy, Stella.

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

I love the "momship" you get from meeting with other moms and getting to talk about daily life and feel like you can relate to others. Also,...

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It's time for a revival, everybody. A revival of an oldie but a goodie--one of my favorite features from the past. Oh, the suspense, right?? We're bringing back....Meet Our Village Monday! *praise hands* *fist bump* *applause* (Yes, I did just type that out. You laughed. Admit it.)

Many of you may be thinking, "What is Meet Our Village Monday and why are you so excited?" Meet Our Village Monday is a blog series that features all of YOU. We started it a couple years ago as #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) and then it morphed into Meet Our Village Monday. It has been a fun way to get to know a bit more about the wonderful ladies in our group and I'm excited to start it back up again!

Today we're excited to be featuring the fantastic Sarah Padlo! Enjoy learning more about her today!

How long have you been with FIT4MOM?

Since last fall

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

Mostly Stroller Strides but I have made it to a few barre...

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