Introducing FIT4MOM West Seattle's newest team members, EmRo and Ali, our new Playgroup Captains!
I'm EmRo. I'm mom to Sophia who is 18 months, wife to James, and dog mama to two adorable Yorkies.
West Seattle has been our home for the past 6 years and we couldn't be happier. I'm also a full time actor in the Seattle theatre scene. When I'm not taking care of my family, I'm probably singing and dancing. I also have a huge passion for fitness and it's something I have incorporated into my everyday life for many years. I'm also currently training for my first half marathon.
After the birth of our daughter, I felt a bit lost. I didn't have many friends with kids and I was looking for support. I kept seeing ads on Facebook for this Fit4Mom group. I was skeptical and I ignored the ads for months. Finally, one day I entered a contest and won a free month of Stroller Strides. I was completely nervous in my first class as group fitness was never really my thing. I discovered that it was so much more than that. It was the giant piece that I had been missing. It was the thing that brought me back to who I was, and more importantly, it showed me an entire village of women out there who were strong and smart and determined. Never have I encountered such a supportive and welcoming environment.
I am so excited to connect the community with the tribe and grow our village even bigger! I can't wait to start programming creative and fun activities with Ali, so that the kiddos and families can get the most out of what Stroller Strides and FIT4MOM West Seattle has to offer. We would love to hear from you, so don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or ideas!
I’m Ali, mom to Micah, 4.5 years old and Leilah, 4 months old. I’m wife to Phil, a union electrician. We have lived in West Seattle for nine years (by way of the Bay Area, San Diego, CA and Coeur d’Alene, ID first). I have spent many years as an elementary teacher and instructional specialist in the Highline School district and am currently enjoying an extended maternity leave.
FIT4MOM and Stroller Strides are my jam! I am so grateful to be a part of an awesome tribe of supportive and encouraging mamas. I have heard all about Stroller Strides from several friends and colleagues in recent years. After not working out at all for almost two years after having my first kiddo, I knew that I wanted things to be different this time around so Leilah and I started as soon as she was 6 weeks old! I love starting our day with fresh air, exercise, smiles, hugs, and laughter. I am constantly impressed with and inspired by my fellow stroller striding mamas' strength!
I am so excited to be joining EmRo as Playgroup Co-Captains! When I had my first kiddo, I did not know anyone or even any local groups to be a part of and even drove to Evergreen Hospital’s Parent Baby Group in Kirkland each week to find a mama village. I am beyond grateful to now have my village and tribe right here in West Seattle. I can’t wait to start planning some budget friendly fun activities for mamas and kids! We are absolutely open to input, so if you have an idea, please let us know!