Photo Credit: Shawna Vine Photography

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

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!

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!


Stroller Strides Instructor

Hi I’m Amanda Schmitz,

I live in Cloquet Minnesota, but I’m actually from another small little town, Carlton Minnesota not too far away.
I have a wonderful husband named Adam whom I married in 2015 and together we have a spunky little girl named Ella, born in November 2016.

I have been a Physical Therapist Assistant since 2014 and work primarily in skilled nursing facilities with the geriatric population.

I attended my first Stroller Strides class in October 2017 and instantly fell in love!
I think my daughter loves it just as much as I do since we started. Her favorite song has become “the firetruck song”, and insists on singing it daily along with trying to do jump squats!
It is so awesome not only being able to get a great workout in with my little one along for the ride, but to be apart of a village full of such amazing and encouraging women that inspire me daily.
I am so excited to start my journey as an instructor with the FIT4MOM Twin Ports team!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!


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!


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

We are counting down until May 2nd next week when our next session of FIT4BABY 🍼 BEGINS every Wednesday at 6:00pm. Embrace your growing baby, and build your village of friendship before your baby is even born with creative and fun exercises. End your exercise with relaxing meditation and uninterrupted time to connect by the lake as the sun is setting. 🌇 Our class combines cardio, strength, core, balance, stretching, and meditation tailored to ALL fitness levels through many different modifications safe for each trimester. The class is taught by pre and post natal certified fitness instructors that follow the latest ACOG guidelines for a safe + effective workout. Gain your strength for delivery and postpartum now, so you can bounce back to enjoying the summer and other things you love as quickly as possible. Interested? Fill out this form to get started! https://goo.gl/forms/qXN8SUAOScqbprgG3

We are cheering the ladies from our March/April Body Back Transformation Session on as the finish their session out STRONG!👊 They have spent the past few weeks bettering their bodies, their minds, and their nutrition. We know hard times come in waves, but they also eventually drift back out. If you're going through a rough patch, whether it's in your journey of motherhood, marriage, career, health, etc.....this too shall pass. Give back to yourself what your body deserves. You are stronger than you know and deserving of the whole wide world. ✌ #FIT4MOM

Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been.🙌 And understanding it can change your life, because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way. POST your last selfie and spread confidence!