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Behind the FIT4MOM Hat

We'd like to introduce you to one of the newer faces on our Body Back instructor team, Phoebe Ingraham!

Body Back Instructor

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I am originally from a small town in Upstate New York, a rural agriculture community where it was said there were more cows than people. I have lived in Seattle for more than 17 years, and always here in West Seattle! Fun fact, my husband and I are high school sweethearts and I've known him since I was 10. We have two highly energetic and precocious sons who keep us on our toes (hence needing to be fit!).

Professionally, I am still trying figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Recently I was lucky enough to choose to quit my job to focus on what my next adventure should be. Formerly I was the business manager for a couple of small businesses and have previously worked in a law firm too. (My kids have been way more challenging debaters than any of the attorneys I have worked with...) I am in the process of studying for my human resources professional certification exam and hope to find a role as an internal HR business partner or as a consultant focused on helping businesses optimize their organizational performance (kinda like what I do when I'm instructing/coaching a BB session). I do a lot of volunteering: I provide consulting services to 501 Commons, I am President of the Admiral Cooperative Preschool board where my son(s) attend, and I am founding board member of the Urban Homestead Foundation which is trying to raise funds to purchase a vacant piece of property near Genesee Hill Elementary School. (To learn more check out the website: www.urbanhomesteadfoundation.org or ask me how you can get involved!)

I was introduced to FIT4MOM West Seattle through a couple of friends who had done Body Back and convinced me to try it. Before kids, I was super active. I enjoyed Salsa dancing, biking, swimming, and begrudgingly, running. I had completed several triathlons and had intended to get back to it after my first son was born but then I suffered a knee injury. (It's a great story, actually, involving a wedding in Italy and some enthusiastic celebratory dancing.) After having surgery and and doing rehab, I tried to get back to a comfortable level of activity, but I had a hard time motivating myself. Then after my second son was born, I knew it was time to figure out how to find that strong and powerful me again. Enter Body Back. That was more than 2.5 years ago and I am so glad that I took that chance to check it out. I have found the most amazing community of women, and have created deep friendships among these women that I sweat with. I have gotten back to my competitive self training for and completing Tri's and 5Ks, and GULP signing up for the Big Climb and Ragnar for 2017. I am stronger and healthier than ever.

My vices are ice cream and bourbon (not typically together). Oh, heck, the truth is I'm a food junkie and would eat just about anything, so that's where I have to work the hardest - managing what I put in my body. The best food related tip I learned from BB is to not eat after dinner time. And everything in moderation.

I am so privileged to be able to share my passion for this community and the benefits of the BB program with the amazing Mamas of West Seattle.

Smooches!

For More Information Contact Us

Body Back:

westseattle@fit4mom.com

Stroller Strides & Fit4Baby:

meghantavelli@fit4mom.com

General Inquiries:

nicolelutomski@fit4mom.com

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