Hi, I’m Melissa and I have been living in Hawaii for a year now. The Army moved us here after some fun tours in Maryland, Germany, Virginia, Florida and Washington State. My husband Brennan and I have been married 10 ½ years. We met in our home state of Massachusetts, at UMASS Amherst. We have two beautiful children, Colin who is 5 and Kaitlyn who is 3.
When we moved to Hawaii I knew I couldn’t continue down this track and teach my children this unhealthy lifestyle of mine. A good friend recommended Stroller Strides to me. I was skeptical at first, unsure of what it was exactly. My first class was all it took, I was hooked! How on earth could all these ladies do push-up after push-up and I can’t even do one? I could not run a lap and I could not do squats without resting. But despite my initial insecurities of being the slowest and the weakest in class, I reminded myself that I needed this change.