Meet longtime client, former Fit4Baby, Stroller Strides AND Body Back Mama turned Run Club Coach, Emily Hasche!!
Tell us about yourself and your family.
I am a PNW native born in Seattle and raised on the Eastside. I live in Arbor Heights with my husband/high school sweetheart, Karl and our 3 year old daughter, Violet. We both come from large, close nit families and are lucky to have many of our siblings and all of our parents here in Western Washington.
What surprised you the most once you became a mom?
Becoming a mom is obviously a huge shock to your system in many ways, but one of the biggest surprises to me was all of the details I never considered before having a child, and realizing how "easy" just going to the store used to be.
Why did you join FIT4MOM? Why do you love it?
I joined Fit4Mom at the suggestion of a co-worker. She said "you've gotta check out Stroller Strides while you're on maternity leave!" Lucky for ME, Emily Williams had just launched West Seattle Fit4Baby in 2014, so I was able to join in at 26 weeks pregnant and start working out with a fabulous group of mamas and begin building my village. I LOVE the connection and honesty that I get with Fit4Mom. Even though I grew up around here, I was new to West Seattle and F4M was where I made all of my first mom friends and had a chance to connect to this community in a different way.
Months after returning to work fulltime, I reached out to Emily Williams and said "someday, I want to work for you! I need to be a part of this amazing company". I got my chance last Fall when I became certified as a Run Club Coach. I am a longtime runner and thrive on the social interaction and achievement that comes from having great running partners to train with. The ability to set big goals and meet them through the support & accountability of a team has always been a huge motivator for me. It thrills me to "trick someone" into training for a distance they never thought they could reach. The confidence our running mamas gain by smashing down the barriers in their heads is absolutely what drives my passion for running. My new favorite running quote is "The First Rule of Running is that EVERYONE is invited", this rings so true for me. Consider this your invitation!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? If you didn't have any obstacles, what dream would you pursue?
In the next 5 years I hope to still be working for amazing companies which strive to make our world a better place through their connections to people. If I didn't have any obstacles I would love to work part time to allow more time for me to participate in my daughter's classrooms and also care for my aging parents.
What is your favorite go to piece of baby gear?
One of my favorite pieces of baby gear was the travel "Sleep Sheep". The plush white noise machine was a godsend on more than one occasion and even put my father-in-law to sleep one time
Any advice for new moms?
My advice to new moms is to trust your instincts and say no when you need to. Also, don't be afraid to ASK FOR HELP!