Welcome to FIT4MOM, Central Leeward Oahu

Monday, March 1, 2010

Meet the Trainers: Michaela

As most of you know, I am originally from the United Kingdom. I met my husband in the U.K. and we were married on the London Eye (a huge ferris wheel). I moved to the U.S. in 2005 and we moved to Hawaii in July 2008. I have one daughter, Saskia, who was born in Kansas City in September 2007.

As a child I hated exercise and always dreaded P.E. classes at school. I would do anything to sit on the sidelines and just watch. I started judo when I was twelve years old and eventually earned my black belt when I was seventeen. I continued with judo while at university and also took up rowing. Since then I have exercised on and off and finally took up running and mountain biking in my mid-20s. I actually met my husband at a local mountain bike club. My most recent fitness achievements were completing a triathlon this summer and training for and completing my first marathon.

I have been a member of Stroller Strides since September 2008 and I love it. I am in the best shape of my life and have made some wonderful friends. One of the greatest things about Stroller Strides is that the instructors really motivate me to push myself and provide advice and support along the way. I also love that I can workout with Saskia and am excited to see that she is learning about fitness as well. I am really looking forward to teaching Stroller Strides and helping other moms to reach their fitness goals and I can't wait to get to know more of you in class.