Our Team

Franchise Owner

Hi, I'm Lisa Filzen, the proud owner of FIT4MOM Twin Ports!

I am born and raised in Duluth. I married my high school sweetheart, Justin, in May 2013. Our "first" child has four legs and a furry tail. Yes, we are one of those couples that considers the Golden Retriever a child! We now have two more kids, Madison (born August 2014) and Jed (born June 2016). I

I came across FIT4MOM randomly on the internet and had an "a-ha" moment. The idea of a work out class with my daughter "along for the ride" struck me as brilliant. Since this type of work out class was not offered in the Duluth area, one thing led to another, and I decided to start it myself by joining the FIT4MOM team and opening a franchise. Since my first Stroller Strides class on June 12, 2015 I have grown my dreams for this business and don't want to stop! This village of mom's in the Twin Ports is amazing.

I graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato where I played on the golf team for four years and obtained a degree in Accounting. Shortly after graduating, I successfully received my CPA license and worked for my family's business, Moline Machinery, where I continue working part time now. My enthusiasm for fitness has come from my parents and family. I grew up golfing and playing hockey with my dad, brothers, and other family members. Now, I enjoy running races and triathlons with my mom. I have quickly learned that FIT4MOM is about more than just fitness, and I truly cannot imagine my journey through motherhood without this business and my village of moms in the Twin Ports!more

Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby Instructor & Play Group Captain

Hi, I'm Andrea Anderson.

I was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I moved to Duluth in 2008, when my husband accepted a job here.

I married the love of my life, Tom, in August of 2011. We enjoyed traveling and time with each other. And in July of 2014 our whole world changed, when our little Princess, Jenna Michelle was born!

I have a cosmetology degree, but I am currently just enjoying time with Jenna and teaching classes.

My first Stroller Strides class was at the Grand Opening in 2015 and fell in love right away. Working out, meeting new friends, and most importantly, a work out with my girl. What more could I ask for!more

Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, and Body Back Instructor

Hi! My name is Andrea Pfeiffer, instructor for FIT4MOM Twin Ports.

I was born and raised in Duluth, MN. I married my husband Jon in 2009 and we now have two boys, Axel and Felix, along with a dog, two cats, and a fish! It's a full house! I work full time for Cassandra Bail Bonds as a Bail Bond Agent. Growing up, I was always very active with swimming, soccer, dance, and I was on my High School Dance Team. After graduation, to stay active I got into Fitness Boxing, which I found was a great stress reliever! However, after having kids, it was getting tougher and tougher trying to find time to myself to keep up with workouts and such while working full-time and being a mom. I was getting out of shape fast and needed to do something about it. I stumbled across a Facebook post from a friend about Stroller Strides in June 2015 and decided to go check it out not really knowing much about it. After attending my first class, I immediately was hooked! Getting in a full body workout while being able to bring my kiddos along and entertaining them at the same time, plus having a village of moms to relate with is amazing and something I very much needed!

Fit4Mom Twin Ports has been so unbelievably great for myself and my kids as well, so when the opportunity came to help teach, I jumped right on it! I very much look forward to spreading the passion and love I have for Stroller Strides onto other mamas and their kiddos! Shout Yay for Stroller Strides!!

Run Club Coach, Stroller Strides and Body Back Instructor

Hi! I’m Randi Nyholm, instructor for FIT4MOM Twin Ports and Run Club Coach.

I live in Esko, MN and am married to my best friend, Mark. Together we are parents to Tucker, our furry son, and twins Cole and Allie. Growing up I was active, not necessarily athletic, but I was a member of our high school cross-country ski team and participated in various other activities. My fitness level and interest in athletic activities really took off within the last 5 years. I had never been a runner, in fact I thought it was silly, but I started running when our “first born” was a year old. As a young puppy he had a lot of energy and running was the fastest and most inexpensive way for us to exercise together. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I’ve run 3 half marathons and various 5k’s, but mostly I run because I love to spend time outside with Tucker and I truly enjoy the feeling of accomplishment that comes after a run of any length. I’m excited to start training with other Moms and to help you meet your goals!

When it first started, Stroller Strides intimidated me, but after some pressure from another Mom we started coming in November 2015 and now we’re hooked! I love the workout, but I also love getting to know the other Moms and the community that comes along with this great group. I’m so excited to bring Stroller Strides and Our Village to the Esko community!more

Stroller Strides & Body Back Instructor and Instructor Lead

Hi I'm Sara Marciniak, an instructor for FIT4MOM Twin Ports!

I live in the Duluth area and got married in 2013 to my husband, Matt. We have 2 black labs and 2 wonderful kids, Josephine and Finley that just light up our life!

I have been a Physical Therapist Assistant since 2010 specializing in orthopedics and pediatrics. I became a Certified Personal Trainer in 2012 and have helped many clients and taught a couple of fitness classes. We started coming to Lisa's Stroller Strides class when she first started them and my daughter and I love the great workout and meeting many new moms. I'm so excited to be instructing Stroller Strides and Body Back for FIT4MOM Twin Ports!more

Body Back and Stroller Strides Instructor and Marketing/Special Events Mama

Hi! I'm AJ Axtell, Instructor and Marketing Mama for FIT4MOM Twin Ports!

I have lived in Duluth's Lincoln Park Neighborhood since moving to Minnesota from Michigan in 2006. My husband, Nick, and I were married on the Vista Queen in 2011 and later welcomed our twins, Helmi and Iver, in 2015.

My profession is working as an Environmental Educator at WLSSD, but my passion is promoting a healthy lifestyle for myself, my family, and my community. FIT4MOM has been a critical part of my journey back to wellness and independence since becoming a mom. I enjoy sharing the many benefits of Stroller Strides, Run Club, Body Back, Stroller Barre, and Fit4Baby with Twin Ports moms!


Body Back Instructor

Hi I'm Courtney. I grew up in Duluth and continue to live here with my family. I'm married to my husband, Arnie, whom I've been with since I was 14! We've been married for 5 years and now have two beautiful children, Alexia and Dax.

I work at St. Lukes hospital as a respiratory therapist and I also assist coaching the East dance team. My first Stroller Strides class was the "preview" class with owner, Lisa Filzen, in 2015. I was hooked ever since! I then started Body Back after I had my son in September 2016, in which I became even more addicted. The women, the workouts and accountability is amazing.

I'm so excited to start teaching Body Back for FIT4MOM Twin Ports and to be a part of this amazing FIT4MOM team!


Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby Instructor and Social Media Mama

Hi! I’m Sarah Pohl,

After being born & raised and spending 10 years down south, I transplanted to Duluth, MN. After the initial shock of the cold, I fell in love with this city. I married my Eagle Talon car enthusiast husband, Matt, in 2012. Shortly after in 2013, we welcomed our first spirited child, Ara Belle, in the world! We added to the crazy when our second spirited child, Orion, was born in 2016.

I am a Cosmetologist, and also a contributor writer & sponsorship coordinator for Duluth Moms Blog. I love engaging in our community and the mamas within as often as I get to!

My first Stroller Strides class was the “preview” class the owner, Lisa, did with a few of her friends before the Grand Opening in 2015. After the Grand Opening, I was instantly addicted to the classes and always wanting more! I love developing relationships with the moms & kiddos and encouraging them that they can achieve anything they want to with our village. My kid’s love repeating the songs we sing and I am thrilled to be a member of the FIT4MOM Twin Ports team!

Photo credit: JaneCane Photography


Facebook Updates

::::BOB GIVEAWAY - THIS SATURDAY:::: We are so excited that one of our Mamas will be taking home this shiny, new FIT4MOM BOB Dualie at Saturday's 2 Year Anniversary Celebration. For a chance to win a Happy Family Gift Package and an extra entry into the BOB drawing, tell us why this BOB should be YOURS. We really want this gem to go to a good home. If you already have a spiffy double jogger, just post "I love my Stroller!". Winner will be drawn Friday at 7:30 pm.

Our Fit4Baby family hit the beach last night for a tough workout in the sand. Why? Their babies are the reason they are strengthening and challenging their bodies. They are exercising doing what they need to do to give their babies the best version of themselves, each and every day. Great job, ladies! (Our picture goes from right to left with who is the closest to their due date!)

We turn TWO! Stroller Strides Class + Playgroup

We turn TWO! Stroller Strides Class + Playgroup

Help us celebrate two wonderful years in the Twin Ports with a fun Stroller Strides class! All of our Stroller Strides instructors will be on staff and ready to lead you in an amazing Stroller Strides class. After, we will have some prizes for our members and fun activities for the kiddos! Grab a friend and join us!

::::WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE:::: Our 2 Year Anniversary Class is Happening THIS SATURDAY! Join us at Bayfront at 9:30 AM. For your chance to win a BOB Stroller Console and an Entry to win a BOB Dualie Stroller, invite FIVE friends to the event. You'll need to go to the event page, click share, and select invite friends. Choose Five Mamas that you think would have fun celebrating with us! Come back here to the Business Page and post "See You Saturday" when you've finished!

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