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Fitness Expert & Wellness Leader

Petra Kolber is an internationally renowned fitness expert and wellness leader who is known throughout the industry as a crusader for change and a beacon of authentic happiness. In her 25 years in the fitness world she has starred in and choreographed sixty award winning videos and fitness programs, and has spoken live to thousands of motivated followers. As a national workshop leader and keynote speaker she inspires people around the globe to stand up for their lives and live profoundly from their hearts. She has been a consultant and contributor to many national fitness magazines and has been named Fitness Crusader Of The Year by Health Magazine.

As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Her mission is to inspire people to move more and fear less, so that they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage muscle and build an inspired life, full of joy and gratitude.

In her spare time Petra is an aspiring DJ, a budding cook, an avid traveler, and podcast maven who feels deeply blessed on the mornings...

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Digital Media Manager

You’ll most often find Shelley eating chips and salsa, chasing around her 5-year-old, and writing about the salty and sweet seasons of life while standing up for women's health on her blog, @saltysweetseasons.Shelley is proud to be part of the FIT4MOM marketing team as the Digital Media Manager; she's the face behind FIT4MOM campaign content, blog + monthly newsletters, social calendars and content, corporate social media pages, is the F4M blog editor, and more! Working with brands like Roxy, Puma, Manitoba Harvest, COOLA, Fitness Magazine TV, and more, she's learned how to be an influencer as a millennial mama who also works and moms full-time.

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Director of Marketing and Communications

Mama to two little humans, Nicole Cox is fueled by coffee and a good Spotify playlist. As the Marketing and Communications Director at FIT4MOM, Nicole manages marketing, public relations, internal communications and local store marketing. She is also the face behind the All the things emails. Before joining the FIT4MOM marketing team, Nicole spent 8 years working in franchise marketing for both UPS and Jazzercise. While working at Jazzercise, she became a franchisee and taught group fitness classes for 7 years. She spent the first half of her career working in PR/Marketing for Northstar-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood ski resorts in Lake Tahoe. When she’s not working, Nicole tries to escape to a steep mountain or sandy beach whenever possible with her husband Joey and their two munchkins, Avery and Asher.

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Fitness Team Presenter

Jackie has loved being a part of the FIT4MOM family since she started her original franchise FIT4MOM Chicago after the birth of her first daughter in 2007. She is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor as well as Certified in all FIT4MOM Programs, TRX and Senior Fitness. While the owner of FIT4MOM Chicago Jackie was featured on WGN, FOX and NBC news as well as featured in the Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Parent Magazine and Family Times. Jackie was also named a Star Franchisee by CNBC in 2015. She has been a member of the fitness team since 2012. Jackie sold her business in 2016 when her family relocated to Madison, WI where she is now the Director of Pre/Postnatal Fitness at Harbor Athletic Club where they have launched FIT4MOM Madison.

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Chief Founding Mom

Lisa is our Chief Founding Mom. A self proclaimed idea monkey and #momboss, Lisa is passionate about helping women get out of overwhelm and in to a life of health and happiness. She is the author of Lean Mommy and The Empowered Mama, and hosts a podcast by the same name. A well-published author, Druxman has written on business for Entrepreneur and on motherhood for magazines such as Fit Pregnancy, Shape and more. Recognizing her entrepreneurship, Lisa has also been nominated for and received numerous honors from organizations such as the National Association of Women Business Owners for her unique and successful business. Druxman lives and relishes the FIT4MOM mission statement every day, “Helping moms make strides in fitness, motherhood and life.”

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VP, Fitness Programming

Shannon Fable, 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, is the VP of Fitness Programming for the FIT4MOM® franchise. For more than two decades, she has helped impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness, Schwinn®, Power Systems, ACE, Silver Sneakers, and BOSU® as a fitness business and programming consultant. An experienced educator, freelance writer, and certified Book Yourself Solid® Business Coach, she helps fitness entrepreneurs navigate the industry and make more money. Fable serves as the Chair of the ACE Board of Directors and is the founder and co-owner of GroupEx PRO®, a cloud-based group fitness management tool.

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Stroller Strides Program Manager and Presenter

Jamie is super blessed to be a part of the FIT4MOM family. Originally from Texas, Jamie is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters. She graduated from the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in NYC where she studied musical theatre, dance, and vocal performance. After over ten years performing in various musicals across the United States and Europe, Jamie transitioned to a career in the Health & Fitness Industry. She attained her AFAA Group Fitness Certification in 2003 and also has various other specialty certifications. Jamie has been an instructor for FIT4MOM since January 2010 most recently receiving Instructor of the Year honors in 2017. She has a tremendous passion for fitness and loves inspiring other moms to achieve their health and fitness goals.

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Director of San Diego

Monika is the Director of San Diego at FIT4MOM™. Monika came to us from lululemon athletica where she fell in love with leadership and people management. She takes a stand for her people, develops them and knows how to empower them to be successful. Her passion is seeing success and results though others!

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Run Club Program Manager & Babywearing Enthusiast

Lisa and her husband live in Oswego IL with their 5 kids; Aiden (15), Lucy (11), Knox (4) and Whitney and Griffin (2.5), as well as their 3 dogs. Lisa stumbled across FIT4MOM on Facebook trying to stay awake feeding her infant twins one night and jumped in feet first. She now runs a successful franchise in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago, that includes a studio in Oswego and classes throughout three other cities.Prior to that, Lisa completed her Bachelor in Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois. She has a Masters in Educational Leadership and Post-Grad work in Exercise and Health Science. She also holds her Group Fitness Certification through ACE, CPR Instructor, and is working on her Personal Training certificate through ACE. She was a high school PE teacher for 13 years and coached the competitive Varsity Dance Team for 8 years. She has now "retired" from teaching to focus on her career in FIT4MOM and her busy family.

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Fitness Professional and Author

Brett Klika, CSCS, is an award-winning fitness professional, author, and Co-Founder of SPIDERfit Kids, on online provider of youth fitness education and inspiration. With over 20 years of experience creating youth fitness programs, fitness DVD’s, and other resources for schools, athletic organizations, and the fitness industry, Brett continues to bring his knowledge and practical experience with the “power of play” to fitness educators around the world.

Brett consults with executives and Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson and Johnson, Deloitte, Marriot, and others on how to integrate health into the modern family’s busy lifestyle.

In 2013, Brett was recognized by the International Dance, Exercise, and Aerobics organization as “Personal Trainer of the Year”.

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International Fitness Presenter and Licensed Physical Therapist

Elizabeth Leeds received her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1998 and her clinical doctorate in 2009 from Boston University. Elizabeth's passion in fitness and wellness coupled with her own journey with a neuro-autoimmune issue and motherhood has confirmed her belief in looking at the individual as a whole and honoring his/her musculoskeletal and environmental factors.

Elizabeth's treatment techniques fuses her background in manual therapy, functional biomechanics, mat and reformer pilates, personal training, and holistic life coaching. She recognizes the stress of life and inadequate nutrition can perpetuate and accelerate any underlying musculoskeletal issue. Her hope is to empower the individual with the education and realistic tools to manage the musculoskeletal issues, in order to enhance the client's confidence, hope and vitality.

Elizabeth's free time is spent teaching in the fitness industry for GRAVITY and educating on prenatal and postpartum issues, as well as, care for the pelvic floor.

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Presenter Lead and Program 7 Manager

Jennifer Lungren started her journey with FIT4MOM in 2003 when she opened her Arlington-Alexandria, VA Stroller Strides franchise. Over the years she has grown in her fitness journey by becoming an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and certified in all the FIT4MOM programs. In 2014 she was awarded Corporate Instructor of the Year. Jennifer, has been part of the FIT4MOM Fitness team as a Master Trainer and Presenter for the past 6 years. She loves working with moms and learning about what really motivates them to reach their full potential in health and fitness. She is moms to Reagan (15), Julia (13), Jack (10) and Fiona (8).

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VP, Administration

Gina Maas is the Vice President of Administration at FIT4MOM™. Gina joined Stroller Strides in 2009, and quickly grew into a leadership role serving as the Director of San Diego for six years. Her strengths with creating structure, driving goals and leveraging resources are now strategically positioned to support all business departments at FIT4MOM, in addition to managing the revenue driving projects for the business. Gina loves spending every free moment with her husband Scott and their two incredible children, Henry and Jasper.

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Fitness & Wellness Educator

Jessica Matthews, M.S., is an award-winning fitness and wellness educator. She serves as assistant professor at Point Loma Nazarene University where she developed the Master of Kinesiology in Integrative Wellness program. She also is a senior advisor for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). As a national board-certified health and wellness coach (NBC-HWC) and longtime yoga teacher and exercise professional, Jessica is a sought after and trusted media resource, regularly contributing to numerous publications and media outlets, including CNN, The New York Times, Women’s Health and Oprah.com. Jessica is currently completing her doctorate in behavioral health with a focus on clinical integrated care and works within the Center for Integrative Medicine at UC San Diego.

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#VPAT of SF Resources, Education Manager for Lebert Fitness, and the Online Manager for Bruce and Mindy Mylrea

Jessica H. Maurer’s career consists of teaching in collegiate, corporate, and private venues as a certified ACE personal trainer and AFAA group fitness instructor. While her background is in dance, she has found her passion in fitness education, with a concentration in program development and social media. Jessica is the social media and online manager as well as a ghost-writer for several top and well-known fitness personalities. She has designed, created and implemented websites and blogs for large brands, private studios, and individuals. She is the VP of GroupEx PRO Operations, the #VPAT of SFResources, Education Manager for Lebert Fitness, and the Online Manager for Bruce and Mindy Mylrea.

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FIT4BABY Program Manager

Rachel McHale began her FIT4MOM journey in 2002 as a Stroller Strides participant and became a FIT4MOM instructor just a few months later. In 2003, Rachel opened the first East Coast franchise and discovered that helping women, specifically mothers, on their health and fitness journey is her life's passion. She currently owns a FIT4MOM franchise in Hawaii and enjoys teaching all of FIT4MOM's class formats. Rachel joined the FIT4MOM Fitness team in 2016 and is the Program Manager for both FIT4BABY and Run Club. She also holds a Group Fitness certification from ACE. Rachel is mother to Patrick (16), Megan (13), Sam (8), and Danielle (5).

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Body Back Program Manager and Presenter

J'Lynn entered the fitness industry as a FIT4MOM instructor in May of 2011. She taught Stroller Strides with her two boys for several years before adding Body Back to her resume of classes at FIT4MOM. In 2015, she was named FIT4MOM Instructor of the Year. J'Lynn's passion for inspiring and leading others lead her to a wide variety of fitness certifications, which she maintains today along with her roles on the FIT4MOM Fitness Team and Academy as Body Back Program Manager and Presenter. J'Lynn is a certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor and a graduate from Texas State University with degrees in both Exercise Sports Science and Nutrition.

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VP, Franchise Operations

Catherine Pike is the VP of Operations at FIT4MOM™.Catherine spent nine years at lululemon athletica advancing through leadership roles and earning an unprecedented three promotions within the first three years of her career. In her first role with lululemon as the general manager of the La Jolla location, Catherine lead a team that produced double digit comp growth. In her final role with lululemon Catherine was the Director of the Southwest US managing a business portfolio of over 40 stores producing approximately $300 million in annual revenue. Catherine holds a juris doctorate from the University of Denver and is licensed to practice law in California and Colorado.

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Fitness Team Presenter

Kristen Riolo has been a franchise owner and instructor with FIT4MOM since 2005 when she started teaching Stroller Strides classes in Westchester County, NY. She furthered her education and became certified in Body Back, Stroller Barre, Fit4Baby, Run Club through FIT4MOM and a Certified Personal Trainer through AFAA. In 2010, she was awarded FIT4MOM Franchisee of the year and in 2011 became a Presenter for the FIT4MOM Education and Training team. She is mom to Alexandra (14), Amanda (11), and Harrison (8) and loves supporting, empowering and motivating others.

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CEO

Ash Robinson is the CEO at FIT4MOM™ and the owner of the local FIT4MOM franchise in Chattanooga. As the founder of bon.fire culture consulting firm, Ash advocates for the health, well-being and leadership contribution of each person she meets. Through consulting with bon.fire, she has helped companies reach record-breaking performance and inspired hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs to achieve organic exponential growth.

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Transition Coach and Sales Consultant

Eryn Schnitzler is a Sales Consultant and Business Coach at FIT4MOM where Eryn leads the Franchise Sales Department, including overseeing franchise sales, business coaching, and territory modifications.

Before starting with FIT4MOM, Eryn spent 8 years as a speciality pharmaceutical representative in San Diego.

Eryn is a wine enthusiast and even holds a Certification of Wine Specialist from the Society of Wine Educators. She has two adorable boys, ages 1 & 4, and a fur baby named Bentley! She loves spending time at the beach as well as traveling with her family.

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Field Operations Manager, Program Lead for Stroller Barre & Strides 360

Lauren Shaver is the Stroller Barre Program Manager and a member of FIT4MOM’s Fitness Team. She is certified in Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, Body Back, FIT4BABY, and Run Club. She has been a FIT4MOM instructor since 2014 and continues to teach in San Diego, CA. Within the San Diego franchise Lauren is also the manager of marketing and enrollment and serves as an instructor mentor to FIT4MOM instructor trainees. She is mom to two boys who make her proud by showing off their walking lunges and nursery rhyme skills to anyone they encounter.

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Fitness Team Presenter

Laura began her journey with FIT4MOM in May of 2014 as a Stroller Strides instructor. In 2016 Laura purchased a FIT4MOM franchise in Northern Colorado. Today, her franchise operates in 4 different cities across Northern Colorado. Laura joined the FIT4MOM Fitness Team in 2016 and is currently a presenter for FIT4MOM. In addition to her FIT4MOM certifications, Laura holds a Group Fitness certification from ACE. When she is not busy reaching #allthemoms, Laura enjoys a career as a freelance classical soprano and sings with various groups in the Denver area. Laura is mom three beautiful children, Zach, Alice, and Charlotte.

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