This month's M.O.M is Melinda R!!!
When I bought this franchise back in 2014, Melinda was already a client. Since she's a teacher, I didn't get the pleasure of meeting her until we launched our Saturday classes. We love having her at class every Saturday! Her son Leo is a great assistant! She's also been coming to Body Back every week for a year and gets stronger every week.
1. How long have you been married?
Jeff and I will be celebrating our 9th anniversary in a month.
2. How did you meet?
We met on jdate (like match.com for Jews). It turned out that we knew many people in common and joked that someone eventually would have set us up.
3. How old are your kiddos?
My kids are Leo, who turned 6 yesterday, and Halley who recently turned 2.
4. What do you like to do as a family?
As a family, we like to play outside. Leo is involved in many activities so a lot of our weekend time is spent watching him together.
5. What is your favorite part of motherhood?
My favorite part of motherhood is that life is always busy and fun. Jeff and I always have something to be laughing about.
6. What is one piece of advice you would give a first time mom?
Advice for new mothers would be that everything is a phase (some phases last longer than others). I have never loved every moment, but even moments that were particularly hard (Leo was a terrible sleeper for a long time), nothing lasts forever. And ultimately, all the wonderful phases far outweigh and outshine the difficult ones.
7. How long have you been involved in SS?
I have been involved with SS for about 5 and a half years, since Leo was about 6 or 7 months.
8. What classes do you usually attend?
I usually attend class Saturday mornings at Tysons and Body Back on Thursday evenings. I'm not working this summer so planning on adding in a weekday Fairfax class!
9. What brought you to us?
I started going to class because I was great about exercising while on maternity leave and then went back to work and could not figure out how to work exercise back into my schedule. SS allowed me to a way to exercise and spend time with my baby.
10. Why do you stay?
I have continued going to SS because it still allows me a place to exercise and spend time with my kids at the same time. I also love the camaraderie and friendships I've made.
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