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MONTH OF MAMA: Fit4Baby Instructor Spotlight

Meet Fit4Baby Alum turned amazing instructor, Alicia Wolfe!

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Tell us about yourself and your family.

My husband, Kris, and I moved to West Seattle in 2012.

We have a 15 month old baby girl named Lennox. She is the most fun, easy going yet head strong little love.

Monday through Friday I am a regional manager for Arc'teryx and Salomon Brand Stores across North America. My job takes me all over the world to the most amazing places (we just got back from Greece!).

What surprised you the most once you became a mom?

That I wasn't obsessed with my baby from day one. It took a few months for she and I to really bond. This tiny thing is the most MASSIVE life changing thing and it shocked me! But once I started sharing with friends that I was struggling, I learned that the feelings were completely normal and real. We powered through but those first 3 months were a huge emotional adjustment!!

Why did you join FIT4MOM? Why do you love it? What do you teach & when?

I got so much out of participating in Fit4baby. As much as I loved the fitness element during pregnancy, I loved the community and social support of other pregnant mamas! This is my way of paying it backward and providing that same thing to mamas-to-be.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? If you didn't have any obstacles, what dream would you pursue?

Oh man... so many things!!

This really is my dream life. The city we live in, the community we are a part of, the friends we’ve made, our beautiful little family. It’s all a Dream. Let’s add 1-2 more little people to the mix and I don’t think life could get any better!

But also I’d love to live in Europe - ha!

What is your favorite go to piece of baby gear?

As an almost exclusively baby wearing mama, the Ergo carrier feels like a second skin. I love the freedom it provides and the closeness we share when I'm wearing her.

Also, the keekaroo silicon changing pad. This thing is a friggin game changer and why anyone would use a cloth changing pad vs this thing is beyond me. It's so easy to clean and super durable!

Any advice for new moms?

Find a tribe and a community for support. There's a special bond that mom's share that our partners can't always match. Having women who are going through the same struggles or have been there before makes the hard times feel less hard.