Sometimes, mama needs a break too! Whether you are shamelessly putting the kids to bed an hour early, or neglecting your chore list (guilty!) we want to hear from Y O U! C O M M E N T below what show you are currently binge watching?
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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!more
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!more
Stroller Strides Instructor
Hi! I'm Rachel Keogan, an instructor for FIT4MOM Twin Ports!
I grew up in Duluth. After high school, I moved to Minneapolis to go to the U of M and start my teaching career. I met my husband, Mike, when I was back in Duluth for my summer break before grad school (we grew up two blocks away from each other and never met until that summer!). At that time, he was just finishing college and getting ready to move down to Minneapolis to start his career. After 5 years (10 for me) of living in the cities, we knew that our hearts belonged back home. So we moved back up here, got married in 2015 and here we are with our adventurous, hockey loving son, Lucas (born August 2016), and our English Bulldog Elle. I am an elementary school teacher, teaching 3rd grade. I absolutely love the excitement and unpredictability of those kiddos, and how everyday is a new adventure.
My first Stroller Strides class was in May of 2017. I have loved it ever since! The combination of having accountability of class and the village, fun during the workout and getting to have my little side kick along for the ride is what makes FIT4MOM the best place to workout. I am so excited to start my journey as an instructor!more
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!
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