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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!
We weren't done with just 1. We just welcomed Michael Scott in June 2017!

I have a cosmetology degree, but I am currently just enjoying time with my kiddos 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 kids. What more could I ask for!
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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!!
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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!

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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!

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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

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Facebook Updates

Let's talk about Run Club! You don't need to be a runner to join. You're not the first one. Caution: you may experience post run/walk euphoria, new friendships, a whole lot of positive encouragement and smiles along the way. There are a group of all different running levels waiting for you, ready to get you to achieve that goal you've been wanting to conquer! Kiddos are welcome in stroller or mamas are welcome to come solo. Drop-ins are available. Email: lisafilzen@fit4mom.com to register drop-in or for more information on Run Club

Did you know once a month our entire village is welcome to join us for a kidless night out, just us moms? It gives us time to laugh, have fun, recharge, and let loose every once in a while. All mama's are welcome whether you are a part of the village or waiting to try. We are here for you, waiting to meet you and welcome you into this amazing group of women (& kiddos) with open arms. Thank you SUPerior Paddle for letting a bunch of moms loose on island lake! We had a great time. FIT4MOM #ourvillage #yourvibeattractsyourtribe #momsnightout

What kiddo doesn't love bubbles?! Our Superior mamas & kiddos had a fun playgroup at Central Park after Stroller Barre this morning. FIT4MOM is not only great for mama with moms night out once a month, but also focusing on your babie(s) and connecting them to grow with other little ones.

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