MOM OF THE MONTH

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March Mom of the Month - KRISTEN MERRILL »

Instructor, Angela Bridgford: "You know when you meet someone and immediately feel connected to that person? That's how I feel about Kristen! She is such a sweet soul, so supportive of our mamas and passionate about Stroller Strides. I adore her and am so honored to recognize her as Mom of the Month. Enjoy reading about this amazing mama!"

This month we recognize KRISTEN MERRILL for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, KRISTEN," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!"

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Carey, our 17 month old baby girl Avery, and our little pups Mello and Ryder.

2. What is or was your career?

I was a bank supervisor at Schools First Federal Credit Union.

Now I am a stay at home mama with Avery, and love it!

3. How long have you been a member of FIT4MOM of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I joined FIT4MOM at the end of January 2016. It has been such a...

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February Mom of the Month - KARISA MALONEY »

Instructor, Elyce Amero: "Karisa is such a joy to be around. She has a heart of gold and a true passion for fitness and our Mamas! She is the perfect addition to our instructor team, and I look forward to taking her classes. Karisa is a huge blessing to me as a friend and I'm forever thankful to our village for bringing us together!"

This month we recognize KARISA MALONEY for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, KARISA," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!"

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband, Brennan, myself, and our 18 month old, Liam! Oh, and we have a giant golden retriever named Charlie!

2. What is or was your career?

Before becoming mom to Liam I was an optometric technician, helping people with all things eyes: Glasses, contact lenses, and basically everything outside of the optometrists’ examination of the eyes! Now, I’m a full-time mommy and Stroller Strides instructor (which is basically my...

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January Mom of the Month - JESSICA ROSHOLM »

Instructor, Michelle McAllister: "Jessica is so invested in Our Village! She loves on all of our mamas. She always comes to class with a smile on her face and a fun loving, light attitude. She has a welcoming spirit and can make anyone laugh. She cares so much about her boys, motherhood and the mamas in Our Village and it shows in her generosity and zeal for life. Thank you, Jess, for being such a good friend to so many!!"

This month we recognize JESSICA ROSHOLM for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, JESSICA," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!"

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Sean, my two boys, Landon (3 in April) and Nolan (4 months). We also have two cats, Axle and Zoe. Oh, and a fish. Daddy Fishy...

2. What is or was your career?

Currently: Almost a year and a half ago a started a mobile spray tanning business called The Tan Kitty. Starting a tanning business was something I had wanted to do...

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December Moms of the Month - BRITTANY ZIEBART & CHELSEA PATTERSON »

Instructor, Michelle Kadera: We are so thankful to have these mamas and their little cuties in our village! Chelsea is such a humble, sweet and positive mama and the friendship she brings to the other mamas is so special. Brittany is one of those mamas that brings positivity, kindness, and happiness to every mom she meets.

I am thankful to get the chance to know Chelsea and Brittany. These adorable sisters are dedicated to fitness and are healthy role models for their kiddos! Thanks, Chelsea and Brittany, for touching my life and all the moms of Stroller Strides with kindness, optimism and a smile! Love you girls!

This month we recognize BRITTANY & CHELSEA for their accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, BRITTANY & CHELSEA," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!"

BRITTANY

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Bryan and our daughter Brooklyn Charlotte (19 months).

2. What is or was your career?

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November Mom of the Month - KRYSTAL RAMIREZ »

Instructor, Natalie Duchene: "Krystal always has a smile on her face and is one of the most welcoming moms at our night classes. She is friendly and will talk to anyone in class. Krystal is also an inspiration as she works out in class doing everything we are doing from jumping jacks to burpees while pregnant. She is definitely one of the women that make our village so special!"

This month we recognize KRYSTAL RAMIREZ for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, KRYSTAL," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!"

1. Who are the members of your family?

The members of my family are myself, my husband, Lauro, my two children, Riley (5) and Caleb (3), and a baby due any day now.

2. What is or was your career?

I am currently a fifth grade teacher. I love teaching and being a mom.

3. How long have you been a member of FIT4MOM of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I have been a member of Stroller Strides since...

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October Mom of the Month - JULIE BELLENDIR »

Instructor, Shelley Hernandez: "To know Julie is to love her! Julie is a great friend to so many of our moms! She is one incredible Mama! We are blessed to have her as a part of our village!"

This month we recognize JULIE BELLENDIR for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, JULIE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!"

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Jeremie, son Landon (2yo), and dog Rocko

2. What is or was your career?

I am a nurse practitioner and treat children and adolescents with mental health illnesses.

3. How long have you been a member of FIT4MOM of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I have been a member since Jan 2016 and it is been the BEST organization I have ever joined. My family moved to Placentia in Aug 2015 and since I started stroller strides we have made some amazing, life long friends. I am so grateful to Shelley for telling me about FIT4MOM and...

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September Mom of the Month - KELLEE DICKINSON »

Instructor, Angela Bridgford: "I have had the pleasure of getting to know and love KELLEE at Stroller Strides and now Body Back. ;) Her commitment to her family, health, and fitness is inspiring to us all! She is one amazing mama and generous too!! Every year she opens her home to our FIT4MOM families for our Christmas Lights Tour--just awesome! Thank you, KELLEE, for your support and love for FIT4MOM! You are #MomStrong and a force to be reckoned with!"

This month we recognize KELLEE DICKINSON for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, KELLEE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!"

1 . Who are the members of your family?

My husband Randy, Blake (is almost 4 years old) and Shane (is 8 months old).

2. What is or was your career?

I work as a Human Resources Specialist for GE’s Grid Solutions business. Grid Solutions is the segment of GE that creates products &...

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August Mom of the Month - KASIE UNERTL »

Instructor, Elyce Amero: "Kasie is such a warm welcoming Mama. She always has a smile on her face, and is just a joy to be around. She gives 100% to every workout, even if that means holding Jase while doing squats! We love that!! I truly enjoy working out next to you Kasie!

Instructor, Angela Bridgford: "Kasie is a beautiful mother and awesome mama in Our Village. She is an inspiration to those in class with her! Sleep deprived or not, she gives 100% of herself to her workouts. We are so blessed to have her at FIT4MOM North OC! "

This month we recognize KASIE UNERTL for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, KASIE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!"

1. Who are the members of your family?

My Husband Jeremy, Jakson (2 years old) & Jase (6 months old)

2. What is or was your career?

I am currently a stay at home mom. Before the kiddos arrived I was in marketing/advertising for some of the resorts in Las...

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July Mom of the Month - ELYCE AMERO »

Instructor, Michelle McAllister: "Elyce is so dedicated to her fitness. She has a wonderful, welcoming personality and people like to be around her! She has a fun spirit and is a great mommy to McKenna! And, last but not least, she is one of our newest instructors and I know having the nomination when I became instructor really helped me feel welcomed and special!"

This month we recognize ELYCE AMERO for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, ELYCE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!"

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Matt, and our sweet McKenna Marie!

2. What is or was your career?

I am a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. That's the proper name for ultrasound technician. . Can't forget my fav new title- Instructor at Fit4mom!!

3. How long have you been a member of FIT4MOM of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I joined at the End of January. The question should be what HASN'T it...

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June Mom of the Month - KATIE MONROE »

Instructor, Catherine Crowell: "Katie Monroe is a rockstar! She is 200% dedicated and motivated to giving her best! It is always an honor to workout with Katie as she is full of positive energy and drive. Katie is truly a joy to be around. She is an incredible Mom to her three beautiful girls and she is an inspiration to Our Village. Thank you, Katie, for being a fabulous example of making strides in fitness, motherhood and life!"

This month we recognize KATIE MONROE for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, KATIE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

The members of my family are my husband, Brandon, and our 3 daughters, Mya (6), Bryce (2) and Norah (6 months)

2. What is or was your career?

I am a social worker and work for Nightlight, a local foster and adoption agency, as a Program Manager where I oversee and supervise our domestic and foster care programs.

3. How long...

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May Mom of the Month - KIMBERLY IULA »

Instructor, Michelle Kadera: "Kim has brought so much sunshine to not only Bastanchury Park but to every momma she meets. Being the playgroup captain fits Kim perfectly! Her heart of gold, humble and loving personality and positive vibe is so rare. Thank you, Kim, for your constant support to every mom you meet. I know I am thankful for your friendship and I look forward to many more years working out along side you! Thank you for being YOU! "

This month we recognize KIM IULA for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, KIM," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!"

1. Who are the members of your family? My family includes myself, my awesome husband, Rob, and our wonderful son, Connor.

2. What is or was your career? Prior to being a mom, I worked at an interior design firm that specializes in kitchens and bathrooms. Eventually I want to get back into interior design but in the meantime, I have a spray tan business, Mahalo Tan.

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April Mom of the Month - VERONICA FAXON »

Instructor, Shelley Hernandez: "From the moment I met Veronica, she has not stopped smiling. This incredible mom is bubbly, outgoing, strong physically and mentally, and really such a pleasure to be around! Veronica, you are an amazing mom who is driven and ambitious! We are so lucky to have you as a part of our village!"

This month we recognize VERONICA FAXON for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, VERONICA," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Sean, my son Joey (3) and my daughter Paige (19 months)

2. What is or was your career?

I currently work for the Brea Olinda Unified School District with their Kinder Connection program. I'm currently in the process of finishing up my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and I am hoping to have a full time teaching position in fall.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and...

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March Mom of the Month - MICHELLE McALLISTER »

Instructor, Jennifer Maloof: "So thrilled to nominate Michelle McAllister this month and to have her become a part of our amazing team. Michelle is a quiet sweet soul and is always a joy to have her & Cole in class. I love her passion for fitness and look forward to seeing her shine as she leads her own classes."

This month we recognize MICHELLE MCALLISTER for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, MICHELLE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Husband, Jonny

Daughter, Isabelle, 4 1/2 years

Son, Cole, turned 2 in Feb!

2. What is or was your career?

Prior to having children I was a financial analyst. I worked in the entertainment industry for Warner Bros and Fox before moving on to work for an online advertising agency. I love finance but am very happy to now be a stay at home momma to my two kiddos.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of...

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February Mom of the Month - SHELLY CLARK »

Instructor, Angela Bridgford: "Shelly is such a delight to have in class. She is a wonderful mother, so patient and loving with Timothy. Her sweet demeanor and friendly spirit is simply amazing. We love her dearly, and are excited for you all to read about her and the Clark family. Congrats, Shelly! "

This month we recognize SHELLY CLARK for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, SHELLY," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family? Josh, my husband, and of course Timothy our precious little boy.

2. What is or was your career? Real estate assistant in a property management company

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you? 1 year now. It has certainly given me good workouts, also a chance to know some amazing mothers, and to get great advice. The other moms share their excitement as mothers, their frustrations, and...

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January Mom of the Month - CATHERINE CROWELL »

Instructor, Jessica Rosholm: "Catherine has been a part of our village since April of 2015, and I am so happy I have gotten to know her more during this time. She is so fun and passionate about being a mother to her two beautiful children. Since day one she has welcomed everyone in class with her positive energy and a smile that could literally light up a room. Catherine worked hard to stay fit and healthy during her second pregnancy and recently welcomed her daughter Elizabeth to the family. Catherine hasn't let having a toddler and a newborn stop her from getting her workouts in, and she is gearing up to join our team of instructors in January of 2016! She is a great example and member of our FIT4MOM family! Let's hear more about Catherine!"

This month we recognize CATHERINE CROWELL for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda FIT4MOM Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, CATHERINE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

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December Mom of the Month - MICHELE PICKEL »

Instructor, Lauren Murty: "Michele is one of those moms in class that brightens your day with her witty sense of humor and awesome personality! Not only is she fun to be around, but she is fierce when she sets her mind on her goals. It has been such an honor watching Michele transform in Body Back--both physically and mentally! I'm so happy that she and her family are apart of Our Village!"

This month we recognize MICHELE PICKEL for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, MICHELE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband, Jimmy, my 15 year old Tatum, my 15 month old Teagan, and kitties, Mittens and Frizzy.

2. What is or was your career?

I had a 15 year career as a mortgage consultant in Arizona. I am currently a stay-at-home mom and in Real estate school.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for...

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November Mom of the Month - LEAH COX »

Instructor, Michelle Kadera: "I am so thankful to get the chance to work out along side this wonderful mama. You can just tell Leah's head is always in the right spot! Working hard, eating healthy and exercising are priorities in her life and there's no doubt she inspires our Stroller Strides mamas. Thank you for always coming to workout ready to give it your all. Your smile is contagious and your cool, calm and collect personality is so welcoming! Congrats Leah! You deserve this title!"

This month we recognize LEAH COX for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, LEAH," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Our family consists of my husband, Del Jr., our son Del III, our two pups Champ and Hotrod, and we have a baby on the way!

2. What is or was your career?

Almost four years ago, I started a company called Twisted Hangers where we specialize in making Personalized Wedding...

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October Mom of the Month - JENNIFER HARRIS »

Instructor, Shelley Hernandez : "Jennifer is truly beautiful inside and out. I appreciate her realness and dedication to fitness. She always knows how to make us laugh, is always smiling and is an all around Rockstar mom!"

This month we recognize JENNIFER HARRIS for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, JENNIFER," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Husband Gary, children Juliet (5), Audrey (4), Finn (2.5), and Grace (15 months)

2. What is or was your career?

I have a background in economic consulting and before staying home with my kids, I worked in real estate development in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Newport Beach.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I joined 3.5 years ago when my second daughter was 5 months. I had recently moved back to Fullerton to care for my mom during a serious...

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September Mom of the Month - LYNNE ENGLEHART »

Instructor, Oria Jacobs: "Lynne is always full of positive energy and ready to workout! Her smile lights up the group along with being such a loving Mommy to sweet Nicole!"

This month we recognize LYNNE ENGLEHART for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, LYNNE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My little family consists of Eddie, Nicole, myself, Spy, and Beauty.

2. What is or was your career?

I am a hairstylist.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I have been a member of SS for maybe 9 months. I love it because it keeps me active, gets us outside, and introduces me to wonderful women and children.

4. What is something that has surprised you about motherhood?

Becoming a mother is so amazing, rewarding and challenging at times. I never knew how much you could actually love someone!!...

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August Mom of the Month - JENNIFER AGUILAR »

Instructor, Jennifer Maloof: "Jen has been a go-getter ever since she began her Stroller Strides journey. Jen has dedicated herself to SS, has made many new friendships along the way AND has gotten her Body Back...all while still being a working mom. She is a true inspiration to motherhood! I love the sunshine that Jen & Hannah bring to Our Village. Keep up your awesomeness, mama!"

This month we recognize JENNIFER AGUILAR for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, JENNIFER," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Joel, myself and Hannah

2. What is or was your career?

I currently work part time as a registered nurse in the neonatal...

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July Mom of the Month - JULIA HOSHAW »

July Mom of the Month - JULIA HOSHAW

Instructor, Angela Bridgford: "Julia is always fun to have in class! She makes you laugh, is super sweet with the kids, and is a friend to all of the mommies. Julia works super hard at Stroller Strides, giving 100% every time she shows up! She is an inspiration to our mommies in her strength, but most importantly as a great mommy to Callen and an awesome wife to her hubby! We are blessed to have you a part of Our Village, Julia!"

This month we recognize JULIA HOSHAW for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, JULIA," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Myself, my husband Greg, Callen (1.5 yrs old)

2. What is or was your career?

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Int., as well as a child behavior specialist.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I have been a...

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June Mom of the Month - DENISE ISSA »

Instructor, Jessica Rosholm: "There is no way to do this amazing woman justice in a written paragraph, but I’m going to try. When I met Denise for the first time at Stroller Strides, I knew she was going to be something special. Denise has an incredibly kind heart and makes everyone feel comfortable in class. Denise not only participates in class regularly, she pushes herself to achieve her own personal fitness and health goals outside of class too. I never hear a complaint or an “I Can’t” out of her. I feel so lucky to have such a positive influence in my classes, and I cannot wait to see where this journey takes this amazing mom. Everyone who knows her at Stroller Strides is lucky to call her a friend. Without further ado, here is her take on motherhood, fitness and making it all work. We love you, Denise!"

This month we recognize DENISE ISSA for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, DENISE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

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May Mom of the Month - NOELLE MAESTREJUAN »

Instructor, Krystal Ramirez: "Noelle is an amazing person, whose spirit shines every time she is in class. Her continued dedication to becoming a healthier person is an inspiration to all of the moms that she comes in contact with. Noelle has a kind and uplifting personality that brings joy to our group. We would not be the same without her and are blessed to have her and her family as part of our wonderful night time family."

This month we recognize NOELLE MAESTREJUAN for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, NOELLE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1.Who are the members of your family?

Me, Scott and Sloan

2.What is or was your career?

Preschool teacher

3.How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

1 year. Stroler strides/body back has changed my life in the most positive way and has given me the confidence to be the best mother I can...

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April Mom of the Month - NANCY QUINONEZ GATTO »

Instructor, Lauren Murty: "Nancy is one of those moms that is a blast to have in class! Whether she's making you laugh or offering words of encouragement, Nancy knows how to put a smile on our faces! :) It has been a pleasure getting to know her this past year and witnessing her fitness journey. Her dedication to her health and family are refreshing, and I can't wait to see how successful she is in reaching her Body Back goals. Way to go, Nancy! Keep up the great work, mama!"

This month we recognize NANCY GATTO for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, NANCY," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband, Stephen, our 18 month old, AnnaSophia, and our pooch, Mimi.

2. What is or was your career?

This is my 13th year teaching elementary school, but my first year teaching part-time, I love it!

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange...

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March Mom of the Month - COURTNEY VANDERLINDEN »

March Mom of the Month - COURNTEY VANDERLINDEN

Instructor, Michelle Kadera: "Courtney is such a hard worker who is determined to be healthy and fit! What a motivation she is to the Stroller Strides' mamas. Her easy going attitude, humble personality and positive aura is exactly why I chose her as our Mom of the Month. Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us, Courtney! "

This month we recognize COURTNEY VANDERLINDEN for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, COURTNEY," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Myself, my husband Loren, our daughter Brooklynn (18 months), and our chocolate labs Memphis & Missy (5)

2. What is or was your career?

Before I was a Mom I was an Assistant Golf Professional. I am hoping when B and my future kids are all in school maybe I can go back to doing that. Now I work part time for my Dad at our family's flooring & design...

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February Mom of the Month - MIRANDA YING »

February Mom of the Month - MIRANDA YING

Instructor, Shelley Hernandez: "Miranda always knows how to make us laugh! She is real, down to earth and an amazing mom. I always love seeing her in class! "

This month we recognize MIRANDA YING for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, MIRANDA," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Nordy (husband) Noemi (2yr old) Mila (8 mth old)

2. What is or was your career?

My career was, owned and operated a company for whole sale, consulting and design for footwear, I carried a few brands when I shut it down to be a SAHM. I am currently getting into rental property investments.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I have been a member of Stroller Strides since December 2012. Best decision I could have made as a new mom and a woman, it has been a great way to get...

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January Mom of the Month - ALICE AKIYAMA »

January Mom of the Month - ALICE AKIYAMA

Instructor, Oria Jacobs: "From the first time I met Alice, to even now, she has such a warm, inviting presence about her. She is such a dedicated mom who comes to work out and give it her all! Thank you, Alice, for being a part of our Stroller Strides Family!'"

This month we recognize ALICE AKIYAMA for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, ALICE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Thomas, our daughter Mia (17mos) and our mini schnauzer fur baby Sophie.

2. What is or was your career?

Before I became a SAHM, I worked for Union Bank for 11 years. My most recent position was Sr. Executive Assistant supporting the Vice Chairman.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I became a member of Stroller Strides in February of 2014. I get to work out with...

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December Mom of the Month - VICTORIA KORNOFF »

Instructor, Jennifer Maloof: "'I love seeing Victoria stroll around the corner at Arroyo. She literally goes the extra mile to come to Stroller Strides. Victoria is always ready to work hard and gives her all. Her bright smile and infectious laugh brings so much joy to Our Village. Her son Jay has been so much fun to have at SS and now we look forward to having her twin girls join us in class. Your strength & commitment to Fit4Mom is an inspiration to us all! Keep up the great work Victoria!!"

This month we recognize VICTORIA for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, VICTORIA," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Mike, three year old son Jay, and twin girls that are seventeen months Vivianna and Makayla.

2. What is or was your career?

I worked in advertising for seven years as a Traffic Manager/ Studio Manager. Then I went back to school and received my Multiple...

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November Mom of the Month - LIS MITCHELL »

Instructor, Angela Bridgford: "I had the pleasure of getting to know Lis during our summer L.E.A.N. session this year. The one thing that stands out about her is the support she gives her mommy friends. She is the first to encourage and offer a kind word. On any given day, you can find her working hard at a morning Stroller Strides class and sippin' on a coffee with her mommy friends after class. She's a friend to all, and we love her for that! Thanks for your warm smile and kind heart, Lis! Mommies like you make Our Village the lovely, inviting group that it is!"

This month we recognize LIS for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, LIS," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My family includes my amazing husband Mike, the love of our life - Emma, and our 2 fur babies, Zoe and Sophie.

2. What is or was your career?

Before having Emma I worked for Bank of America as an Operations...

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October Mom of the Month - CECILIA LOZA »

October Mom of the Month - CECILIA LOZA

Instructor, Krystal Ramirez: "Cecilia is a dedicated mother and a wonderful addition to our Stroller Strides family. She pushes herself to be the best she can be, even while battling an injury. I am impressed every time I see her at the park. She is striving to be a better person and show her kiddos how to live a healthier lifestyle. "

This month we recognize CECILIA for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, CECILIA," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

The members of my family are my husband, Lucio, who is a wonderful husband and father, and my two beautiful sons, Lucio Andres (4 yrs. old), and my little angel, Christian, who is 8 months.

2. What is or was your career?

I taught first and second grade students for nearly 15 years at La Colima elementary in the East Whittier City School District. I was a dedicated and passionate...

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September Mom of the Month - HEATHER TABER »

September Mom of the Month - HEATHER TABER

Instructor, Lauren Murty: "It is such a pleasure to have Heather in class. Whether it's during Stroller Strides or Body Back, Heather's drive and determination not only motivate herself, but those other mamas around her! If you've ever been in a Stroller Strides class with Heather, then you know she's the mama leading the pack with all three kiddos in tow! Her dedication to strength, fitness, and motherhood are truly inspirational. We're so happy to have you as part of our family!"

This month we recognize HEATHER for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, HEATHER," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My incredible husband, Joe, is a wonderful father to our three kids: My spunky, smart redhead Dana (age 5), my super funny guy James (age 3) and my sweet baby Catherine (age 1).

2. What is or was your career?

I have a degree in...

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August Mom of the Month - KATIE MONROE »

August Mom of the Month - KATIE MONROE

Instructor, Shelley Hernandez: "Katie arrives at every class with a smile on her face and ready to push her body to it's full potential. Her kindness and patience towards her girls is inspiring. It is always physically motivating to have Katie in class!"

This month we recognize KATIE for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, KATIE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of our family? My husband Brandon, and our daughters Mya (almost 5 yrs) and Bryce (3 months)

2. What is your career? I am the Domestic Program Manager for Nightlight Christian Adoptions - I assist families and expectant parents that are considering an adoption.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides North Orange County and what has it done for you? I have been a member since August 2012. I wish that I had found Stroller Strides sooner because it has been a life saver for me....

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July Mom of the Month - ERIN CLARK »

July Mom of the Month - ERIN CLARK

Instructor, Sally Green: "I am beyond excited to recognize Erin Clark as mom of the month. Her dedication in Stroller Strides and LEAN mommy is inspirational. She always has a positive attitude and her presence in class always puts a smile on my face. Not only does she work hard throughout class but her amazing personality makes me so happy that she joined Stroller Strides. Thank you, Erin, for making us look good. Love ya, girl!"

This month we recognize ERIN for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, ERIN," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband, Mike, our 7 month old daughter, Hailey, and our 2 year old boxer-mix dog, Buster.

2. What is or was your career?

I direct and choreograph children’s musical theater productions. I am also enjoying my new job as a stay-at-home mommy!

3. How long have you been a member of...

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June Mom of the Month - STEPHANEE TURNER »

June Mom of the Month - STEPHANEE TURNER

Instructor, Michelle Kadera: "I chose Stephanee because of her dedication to working out, for one. Stephanie is at every Fullerton class with a smile on, ready to work out. From the moment she arrives to the end of a hard core workout, she is still smiling. Her positive energy, enthusiasm and caring personality makes it a joy to have her a part of Stroller Strides! Thank you, Stephanee, for the positive impact you have on our mommies and for lighting up our class!!"

This month we recognize STEPHANEE for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, STEPHANEE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband David (married for 7 years) and our daughter Catherine (10 months)

2. What is or was your career?

I am a piano instructor and work for a Christian non profit in leadership development.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller...

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May Mom of the Month - KRISTA FERNANDEZ »

Instructor, Oria Jacobs: "Krista is an inspiration to me the way she pushes herself during her workouts and always has a smile on her face while doing it! Additionally, while training her in Fit4Baby, I found out she played soccer growing up and would have never thought she started Stroller Strides after she found out she was pregnant with her second! Krista is one strong mama and a true athlete!"

This month we recognize KRISTA for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, KRISTA," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Ray, daughter Reagan (2) and baby boy Fernandez due on July 4th.

2. What is or was your career?

I was a claims assistant for a workers' comp company. Ever since my daughter was born, I've been lucky to be a stay at home mom.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I joined...

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April Mom of the Month - JENNIFER REINHARDT »

Instructor, Jennifer Maloof : "Jen has only been with us for a few short months, but has been committed 100% ever since her first class. She comes to class most days of the week and, not to mention, walks at least a mile to get to class (with hills), as well as participates in a Mommy & Me Yoga class with her sweet little man. Her devotion to fitness & motherhood is truly inspiring. Unfortunately, Jen will be leaving us soon as her family will be making a move back to Iowa. She is so saddened to leave SS, as it has been such an awesome outlet for her. She has even contemplated starting a franchise back in Iowa. Jen, it has been such a joy to have your postive energy in class. I wish you much luck as you continue to make great strides in fitness, even in the snow :) Your SS family will miss you!"

This month we recognize JENNIFER REINHARDT for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Fit4Mom Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, JENNIFER," for being part of our Stroller Strides...

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March Mom of the Month - LISA HIGGINBOTHAM »

Instructor, Angela Bridgford : "I have had the pleasure of knowing Lisa for a few years now through Stroller Strides & L.E.A.N. Mommy. It has been great to see her and the boys make deep, lifelong friendships with a few of our mommies. What I have appreciated most about Lisa is her care and concern for her fellow Stroller Strides' mamas. She is the first to jump in to encourage and support a mom when they are going through something pregnancy related. I value her knowledge and expertise--our own resident labor and delivery nurse!"

This month we recognize LISA HIGGINBOTHAM for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Stroller Strides Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, LISA," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

The members of my family include my husband, Derek, and our two boys, Ian who is three years old, and Nolan who is six months old.

2. What is or was your career?

I currently work as a registered nurse in...

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February Mom of the Month - JEANNE KALAYIL »

Instructor, Krystal Ramirez: "Jeanne has been working hard to create a fitness lifestyle for her whole family. She has continued to make fitness a priority even while pregnant. She has been an inspiration for our entire group. We are thrilled to have her as part of our night class family."

This month we recognize JEANNE KALAYIL for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Stroller Strides Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, JEANNE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Phil-husband tommy -son

2. What is or was your career?

Engineer at Boeing Co.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I've been an official member only since December but I've been doing the 10 class pass for the past 6-9 months. I absolutely love the class. Soon after I started I became pregnant and still love coming to the class! It's the boost I need during the week. I also...

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January Mom of the Month - JENNIFER PRASAD »

Instructor, Jessica Merrell: "Jennifer always comes to workout with a smile. She is especially welcoming to all the new moms and and always does her best. We are so lucky to have Jennifer and her family be apart of our wonderful group."

This month we recognize JENNIFER PRASAD for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Stroller Strides Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, JENNIFER," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband, Justin, and my children, Julianna (3) and James (1) . . . We’re a “J” Family =)

2. What is or was your career?

I was a school teacher for 7 years but have taken off a few years to be a Stay at Home Mom.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

2 years. Joining Stroller Strides was the best thing I’ve done as a Stay at Home Mom. It first motivated me to simply “get out of the house.” Then, it broadened my entire...

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December Mom of the Month - SHELLEY HERNANDEZ »

Instructor, Lauren Murty: "It is such a pleasure to have Shelley in class. She always has a bright smile on her face and is very welcoming toward the new moms in our classes. On a fitness level, Shelley is always up for a challenge and gives each class 100%! I am so happy that Shelley has become apart of our Stroller Strides family. We are truly lucky to have such an awesome example of a mom that is making strides in fitness and motherhood! Way to go, Shelley!"

This month we recognize SHELLEY HERNANDEZ for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Stroller Strides Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, SHELLEY," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Myself, my husband Corey, Makenzie the little munchkin, Ember our 4 leg child and 3 chickens. Yes, we have chickens. We would have a whole farm if we could fit "everyone."

2. What is or was your career?

I was working as the Patient Services Manager of Physiotherapy Associates. 3....

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November Mom of the Month - RONI MURDOCK »

Instructor, Oria Jacobs: "It's been great teaching evening classes and getting to know the 'night time' mamas! Roni is one of those mamas I've had the pleasure to get to know. Roni is always so positive and motivated to start her workout when most of us are getting dinner ready. Her son, Henry, is always strapped and ready to stride it out with all of us, too."

This month we recognize RONI MURDOCK for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Stroller Strides Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, RONI," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband, Brett, our son, Henry (15 months) and myself.

2. What is or was your career?

I am a Palliative Outreach Liason and Gerontologist for St. Michael Hospice. I work with doctors, hospitals, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities and families that need end of life care for a patient or loved one.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides...

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October Mom of the Month - SARA MARSAC »

Instructor, Sally Green: "I've had the pleasure of seeing Sara in almost all of my classes. She always has a positive attitude and is ready to work hard. Her dedication to health and fitness is motivation to those around her. The way she continuously challenges herself in class is inspirational. I'm so happy to have her apart of the Fit4Mom family."

This month we recognize SARA MARSAC for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Stroller Strides Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, SARA," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Danny and son Dylan

2. What is or was your career?

I am an account manager for a Porcelain Tile manufacturer.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I have been a member for since July 2013. Stroller Strides has been wonderful for me as a working mother because it gives me an opportunity to...

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September Mom of the Month - HOLLY LEWIS »

Instructor, Angela Bridgford: "'I have had the awesome pleasure of getting to know Holly on a deeper level through L.E.A.N. Mommy classes and, of course, Stroller Strides. She has fully committed herself to lead a healthy lifestyle not only for herself, but for her husband and daughter. You will see Holly in class most days even when she's had a rough night! Holly inspires me as a mommy and friend. I am proud of her accomplishments and happy to witness them all!"

This month we recognize HOLLY LEWIS for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Stroller Strides Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, HOLLY," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband Ronnie and my daughter Jayden.

2. What is or was your career?

Before I became a mom I was a Customer Service Manager at BCBG Max Azria Corporate in LA.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you?...

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August Mom of the Month - MICHELLE CONARD »

Instructor, Jen Maloof : "Michelle has been a joy to have in class. She always has a smile on her face and ready to get her workout on. She has definitely made strides in motherhood as a first time mom & in fitness. Keep up the great work Michelle!"

This month we recognize MICHELLE CONARD for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Stroller Strides Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, MICHELLE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

My husband/hero, Dustin, and my daughter, Eliana (1)

2. What is or was your career?

I was a Payroll/HR Manager for twelve years, but I am now a Stay At Home Mommy!

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I have been a member of Stroller Strides for about 7 or 8 months. It has done wonderful things for me....not only has it helped me loose some of that baby weight, I so enjoyed putting on when I was...

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July Mom of the Month - LINDSAY DAIGNAULT »

Instructor, Krystal Ramirez: "Lindsay works hard and is dedicated to improving her health through fitness. She is a supportive friend to all the other moms in our group. I can't wait to see her continuing improvement in the months to come."

This month we recognize LINDSAY for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Stroller Strides Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, LINDSAY," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

The members of my family are my husband Michael, my son Hudson who is 13 months, and my daughter Kennedy who is 4 1/2.

2. What is or was your career?

I work 2 days a week as a hair stylist.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you?

I have been a member for almost 2 years. I have made friendships that will last a lifetime and have lost some of my baby weight whole having a great time!

4. What is something that has surprised...

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June Mom of the Month - KATHLEEN PIERRO »

Instructor, Lauren Murty : "Kathleen always shows up to class ready to work out and push herself to the next level. Watching Kathleen push herself during her workouts to reach her personal best while simultaneously entertaining Zeke is truly inspirational! It's Kathleen's dedication to making strides in fitness and motherhood that encourages so many of our Stroller Strides' mamas! Thank you, Kathleen, for being an example of 'fitness for mom, fun for baby."

This month we recognize KATHLEEN PIERRO for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Stroller Strides Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, KATHLEEN," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Myself, My husband Danny and our son Zeke (1)

2. What is or was your career? I am now a full time mama. For 10 years I worked for a non-profit organization called Camp Bravo and Bravo Student Travel that specialized in Performing Arts Education for middle school and High School...

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May Mom of the Month - LAURA BRENES »

Instructor, Oria Jacobs: "Laura is a Wonderful Mother, Wife, Friend and Person. I've really enjoyed getting to know her. She definitely tries to find balance in all that she does....being a Wife, a Mommy to 2 little one's, working out...all along with a chaotic and demanding work schedule. I admire her love for all she does and her sense of humor to go with it."

This month we recognize LAURA BRENES for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Stroller Strides Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, LAURA," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

Me, my husband MaynRad, my son Carlo (3 in June), and my daughter Eva (8 months).

2. What is or was your career?

I am a freelance French Horn player. I play live music in different orchestras around the LA area, and teach at the University of Redlands. I do a lot of recording for movies, tv, and video games. You can hear me on some of the movies out right now.... “Oz, the Great and...

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April Mom of the Month - CHRISTINE BAYAN »

Instructor, Jessica Merrell: "Christine is so sweet! She comes to class happy and ready to workout with her sweet Ava! Christine is super fun to have around and always so kind and helpful to all the moms and kiddos. We love having her apart of our Stroller Strides family! Keep up the great work Christine, and continue making strides in fitness, motherhood and life! "

This month we recognize CHRISTINE BAYAN for her accomplishment and dedication to fitness, motherhood and life! Our Brea, Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda Stroller Strides Team would like to say, "THANK YOU, CHRISTINE," for being part of our Stroller Strides family!

1. Who are the members of your family?

DJ (husband) & Ava (13 months)

2. What is or was your career? I was an elementary teacher but now a full-time mom.

3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides of North Orange County and what has it done for you? I've been a member for 10 months. Stroller Strides has given me a group of friends that support me through all the stages of motherhood. It...

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