Our Team

Devon has been an instructor for Stroller Strides for over 5 years and a member since the first day FIT4MOM came to the Cary area almost 6 years ago. She is a mom to three children, Coco, Finn and Audie. Devon is from Allentown, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Michigan and Lehigh University. She worked for AmeriCorps and in the travel industry after college, but then changed career goals when she decided to go to grad school to become an elementary school teacher. Devon started attending Stroller Strides classes when her daughter was 6 months old and she credits it with changing her life as a mother. Devon and her children have made many great friends and had countless wonderful experiences thanks to Stroller Strides, and she firmly believes she would have been lost as a stay at home mother had she not found Stroller Strides.

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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 Stroller Strides and Body Back, helping them to reprioritize themselves, find the joys and benefits of exercise, and bring them into an unbelievably supportive community of moms.

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Karen joined Stroller Strides in May 2012. She found out about Stroller Strides on meetup.com and signed up to be a member on her first day of class. Karen loved meeting so many moms and loved having her daughter, Annie, make friends. Karen always had a passion with exercise and running and has completed one full-marathon, five half-marathons, and over twenty 5k's/8k's/10k's. Karen became certified to teach Fit4Mom, Stroller Strides, and Stroller Barre in May 2013. Karen is very excited to teach, workout, run, play, and have fun with the awesome moms of Fit4Mom of Raleigh!

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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.

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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!

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Playgroup Captain and Run Club Organizer
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. She has spent the better part of her Stroller Strides years coordinating the group's meet up page and organizing fun activities for the little ones.

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!

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Ashley is a mother of 2 girls, Gracie age 3 and Kylie age 6 months. Ashley is originally from Oak Ridge, NC. She attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Nursing and a Minor in Chemistry. She worked as a registered nurse at UNC's hospital, caring for patients with cardiothoracic ailments and then later at PPD in the field of drug safety until her first daughter was born. Throughout college and the beginning of her nursing career, Ashley was an aerobics instructor, teaching a variety of classes including GI Jabb, kickboxing, spinning, jump rope, and abdominal classes. Since she was 4 years old, she has been a competitive swimmer, swimming on a variety of summer and year-round leagues, as well as coaching her native team in the summers during college. She has completed 2 half marathons, along with a variety of other 5K and 10K races.
She attended her first Stroller Strides class when Gracie was only 5 months old and then in February of 2013 became a regular attendee at the Streets of Southpoint in Durham. She instantly fell in love with the combination of a hard workout and great friends for her and her daughter. She says the friends at Stroller Strides helped her through the most rewarding, as well as the most difficult, times as a mother. She feels Stroller Strides helped her form her new identity as a mother, while also doing what she loved. She also credits Stroller Strides for keeping her in great shape during her second pregnancy. Pursuing her fitness further, she has joined our Body Back family and was instantly hooked to the high intensity and the small family feel. She is our newest Body Back instructor and will be teaching some outdoor traveling classes this spring!
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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.

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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!

Julie grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in horticulture. Her full time job is growing plants, but her passion is in fitness and exercise. She married her genius husband and lover, Wes, in 2005 and settled in Raleigh.
She hopes to use her passion for fitness to encourage others to reach their goals and be part of this amazing village of support that is Fit4Mom!

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I'm the proud mother to Camelia Grace and since becoming a SAHM have truly learned the meaning of unconditional love. I take pride in doing as much as I can for my daughter. Participating in Stroller Strides and then joining the Fit4Mom team, while being so fortunate to be able to stay home, has changed my life. I've met so many inspiring women and am loving every moment.

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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!

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