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July Mom of the Month: Emily Chandler

FIT4MOM Twin Ports

Summertime and Duluth is HOT. We're absolutely loving this warm weather and sunshine, and we are feeling extra thankful for all of the moms in Our Village who show up at class to take care of themselves, regardless of how sweaty and gross we all are. Moms who Stride together, Sweat together.

This month, we're featuring Emily Chandler as July's Mom of the Month. Let's get to know Emily!


I am from Duluth, and I always knew I wanted to stick around to raise my kids in this beautiful city. My little family includes my husband Nate, our children Charlotte (3.5) and Henry (2), and my fur-baby Hero.

My favorite exercise is a long ride on my bike. Nothing clears my mind and invigorates me more. As long as I have childcare, I am up for a ride anytime!

My favorite Fit4Mom exercise is Matilda the Gorilla because my kids think it’s hilarious, and I love hearing them giggle.

For my career, I work as a Pharmacist managing new drugs in clinical trials. Proudest momma moments are when my children demonstrate kindness, love, and selflessness.

Something that would surprise some people is my nerdy hobby of training and trialing my dogs in obedience and agility for the past 23 years. I also enjoy learning about heathy eating and cooking, minimalism, personal finance, and positive parenting. (I love podcasts, so send me ALL of your favorites!)

The farthest I have been from home is to beautiful New Zealand to visit my friends in college.

I discovered Fit4Mom because Lisa and I grew up together as neighbors and friends, and my sister-in-law Robyn was loving it, so I had to check it out.

I stayed because it has helped me to become the healthiest version of myself and it has connected me to a village of amazing and inspiring moms. It’s hard making new friends as an adult and as a mom, especially for introverted and socially awkward people like myself! I am grateful for Fit4Mom for the community and healthy, supportive place to be no matter how hard it can be to get out the door.

Thanks for letting us get to know you a little better Emily! We are so thankful to have you as part of our village. Also, can we just say that you are #hairgoals? Seriously, your hair ALWAYS looks amazing. If you could tell us your secret, that would be great!