Nicole is a stay at home mom to two rambunctious boys, Liam age 5 and Owen age 4, and one beautiful little girl Alex age 7 months. She has a background in early childhood education. Nicole found Fit4Mom/Stroller Strides in October 2013 and instantly became hooked. She loved the sense of community she found with the other moms, and the friendships her boys made. She joined Running Mamas in March 2014 and completed her first 5k and 10k races. Nicole credits Stroller Strides and Running Mamas with completely changing her life physically. Nicole became certified to teach Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby in October 2014 and she is so excited to be part of the Stroller Strides of Raleigh team!more
Megan is a proud mother of her two daughters Payton ( turning 4 in
December) and Emerson (age 2). She was born and raised just outside of
Pittsburgh PA where she grew up participating in sports. She studied at Robert Morris University where she played collegiate
soccer and received a BS/BA in Hospitality Management. During her high
school and college athletic careers she grew very passionate for
fitness. While in her last semester of college she went on to obtain her
personal training certification through AFFA. Meg moved to
Raleigh NC in 2004 right out of college with her now husband.
Meg joined Stroller Strides in February 2011 when Payton was just 9 weeks old. She strongly believes that Stroller Strides has provided her with a sense of purpose and has surrounded her and her daughters with the most positive uplifting friends that have become more like family. With the help of Stroller Strides and the Running Mamas program Meg has been able to obtain goals that she never imagined she could, especially after having two babies. Being an athlete for most of her life she is amazed how much stronger mentally, physically, and emotionally she has become over the past 4 years.
Fitness, inspiring others, and being a role model to her children are just a few things Meg enjoys more than anything. She is thrilled as an instructor to finally be able to share this passion with other moms so they can do the same with their kids.
Stroller Strides/Body Back Instructor
Amanda attended a Stroller Strides free week in January of 2013 and never looked back! She has two children: Cullen - born in April of 2012, and Rory - born in April of 2015. After years of being the franchise playgroup captain, she went through training to join the Fit4Mom Western Wake instructor team in June of 2017. Her Body Back addiction began in January of 2017 and she recently added that to her instructor certifications! Amanda grew up in the small town of Clinton, NY and attended college and grad school in the Albany area before moving south in June of 2006. She holds a master's degree in education and taught middle school social studies in Apex for two years before returning to grad school at NC State and adding a degree in International Studies.
Amanda enjoys running, traveling, reading, and intense jigsaw puzzles (though she has mainly focused on the running since having children). She heads to her hometown every July to run the Boilermaker 15K alongside other members of her family and ran her first half marathon in 2016. Amanda loves the feeling she gets from working hard during Stroller Strides and Body Back workouts and enjoys meeting other moms with a passion for physical fitness!
Kimberly began attending Stroller Strides in January 2015 when her son, Bryce, was two months old, and was hooked after just one class. She loves the network of friends she has made since joining Stroller Strides, in addition to the challenging workouts. Bryce loves going to Stroller Strides as well, as he has friends that he loves to see and play with after each class.
Kimberly has a passion for personal wellness and is an avid runner. She completed the Marine Corps Marathon in 2013, along with numerous half marathons over the years as well. Kimberly has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has been drawn to physical fitness and teaching through her experiences working at outpatient physical therapy clinics. Kimberly was raised in Upstate New York, but moved to the Raleigh area from Northern Virginia in 2014 with her husband, John. Kimberly is devoted to her family and loves being a mom more than she ever could have imagined. Kimberly looks forward to meeting you and helping you meet your fitness goals!
Julie is mother to two energetic boys, Isaac (6) and Sam (3). After Sam was born, Julie briefly participated in Stroller Strides before returning to work full time. Looking for a new challenge in January 2015, she signed up for her first half marathon and began training with the Running Mamas. It was just what she needed, she had rediscovered this awesome group of moms whom she desperately needed, she had found her village!
Marisa joined Stroller Strides of Raleigh in May of 2011, when her son Christopher was 8 months old. It was
a life-saver. She quickly found she couldn't imagine life without the routine, workout,
and wonderful friends she found in Stroller Strides. She joined Running Mamas and completed her first
5k in the fall of 2011, and then ran her first and second half marathons in April
and October of the following year. In
the fall of 2012 she became certified to teach Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby, and Body
Back. She draws on her experience playing soccer in high
school and college and her time as an elementary school teacher to
create workouts. Now she's thrilled to be able to
bring the same sort of experience that she has had to other moms through
Strides and Body Back, helping them to reprioritize themselves, find the
and benefits of exercise, and bring them into an unbelievably supportive
community of moms.
Colette is grateful to be spending her days with her son, Lucien, born in April 2014. And she is thrilled to be joining the amazing team of instructors here at Fit4Mom Cary/Durham! Colette grew up in Chapel Hill, NC (go Heels!) and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009 with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught fourth grade for four years at Mills Park Elementary in Cary before Lucien was born. She is an avid runner and has completed four half marathons as well as numerous shorter races. As a child Colette was obsessed with horses and was active in Pony Club. Through high school, she taught younger children to ride. In recent years she has also coached summer swim teams and tutored many children. Two of her other passions are literacy and reading. In September 2014, when Lucien was 5 months old, Colette joined Stroller Strides and instantly loved the workouts and community of welcoming mamas. She thanks Stroller Strides for getting her back into pre-pregnancy shape and introducing her to many new friends for both herself and Lucien! Colette completed her Stroller Strides instructor certification in January 2015 and can't wait to share her passion for fitness and wellbeing with other moms and their babies.more