Jenine is a dedicated Stroller Strides & Body Back mama, working out with us since the fall of 2016. Her adorable son, Gavin, is her sidekick. Jenine has shown so much dedication and love for FIT4MOM that she has decided to become a Stroller Strides instructor! Look for her to start teaching Stroller Strides in Durham and Morrisville later this month! Congratulations, Jenine!
Jenine is extremely hard working and is an inspiration to everyone around her. She has made great strides in fitness, motherhood, and life, and we are so thankful that she is an integral part of Our Village!
Join us in congratulating Jenine and read on to get to know her a little better!
Mom of the Month Questions:
Hometown (where you grew up): Merrick, NY
Current part of the Triangle that you live in: Morrisville
Education: Master's in HR Management & Labor Relations from New York Institute of Technology. B.A. in Psychology from Gettysburg College
Stroller Strides Member since: Sept 2016
Members of your Family: Husband, Jon and son, Gavin (19 months), there's also my cat, Miles.
Tell us about your children: Gavin's a calm, curious and happy guy. He loves puppies, hockey, music and reading books.
Current/previous Career: I spent the last 5 years as Director of HR for Vita Coco Coconut Water.
What was your childhood ambition? I wanted to be a judge- or a Rockette.
What does motherhood mean to you? It's an opportunity to be the best version of myself since I know my little one looks up to me and sees everything I do. It's being able to see the world through the eyes of a child and regain some of the excitement and appreciation for the little things.
What is the furthest you have been from home? I think it was Italy.
What has Stroller Strides & Body Back done for you (or meant to you)? It's been the perfect way to meet other moms and kids. Being new to an area is hard, Stroller Strides made it so much easier. It's also helped put me on a schedule. Additionally, Body Back was a great way to push my fitness to the next level.
What is your favorite exercise? Abs. All the abs.
What is your proudest moment? When Gavin started saying "thank you" before I consciously started teaching him to do that.
What are three of your favorite things (besides your family!)? Reading, girl's (or mom's) nights out, traveling
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us or makes you unique. I was a hair stand-in model for a celebrity (in a print ad). I can't say who though :)
If we asked your spouse what they think your best qualities are, what would they say? I'm loyal, determined and compassionate
What advice would you give to moms looking to get back into shape? Don't overthink it. Just start. Somewhere. Anywhere. It doesn't matter where you're at right now.