Team Member Spotlight ⭐
Get to know one of our awesome Team Members, Jenny Bezos!
We have an amazing, dedicated and talented team of moms here at FIT4MOM LSBWK NoVa, and we want you to get to know a little more about each one of them. So for February, we'll put the spotlight on Jenny Bezos, Playgroup Captain for our Burke Village for FIT4MOM LSBWK NoVa.
“Where to begin? It is hard for me to believe that Jenny and I met 3 ½ years ago already. I advertised my Lorton Station Grand Opening and Jenny was one of my first enrollments, however, she couldn’t come to the event due to another photo shoot commitment (she’s a photographer! Hit her up if you need family pics!). Both of us were excited to meet one another because our girls were only one month apart in age. Well, she came to the next class and indeed our little babes hit if off and so did their mamas!
Jenny showed up to every class, every MNO, every playgroup and every fieldtrip. She was committed to taking care of herself and making sure Arwen had a community of friends surrounding her. I was over the moon when Jenny finally signed up for Body Back – her hard work and determination gave her absolutely amazing results. I am so proud of her as a woman, a mother and friend. Our Burke Village lost our previous Play Group Captain due to a military move and that is when I asked Jenny if she would like to take over the task – and she did! Burke mamas are super grateful for all her craftiness and of course her baked goods & COFFEE! ☕ Thank you so much Jenny for being such an integral part of our village - we are lucky to have you!”
~Shannon L., Franchisee FIT4MOM LSBWK NoVa
Read on to get to know more about Jenny and her time with FIT4MOM LSBWK NoVa.
1. Who are the members of your family?
My husband Sal, Arwen (5), and Lorelei (2)
2. Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in NoVa?
I consider myself a native, now that I’ve been here for over 20 years. Before that, we were a Navy family, but still spent most of my childhood here or in the Tidewater area.
3. What do you do for our FIT4MOM LSBWK NoVa village?
I am your Burke Playgroup Captain/Coffee Procurer.
4. Tell us your story about how/why you became a PGC for Fit4Mom LSBWK NoVa.
Shannon told me to! There was an opening and I realized, sure, I CAN do that. I harnessed my inner craftiness, dusted off my coffee maker, and the rest is history.
5. What is your favorite playgroup activity?
I love putting together a keepsake craft as much as anyone, but my favorite activities are those like the “Build a Snowman” playgroup. You give the kids a simple goal and then watch them run with it and find new ways to play. These usually devolve into chaos, but we are lucky to have Abiding Presence that has a closed-off fellowship hall. The kids can have fun, and the moms can socialize without worrying too much about the craziness (but still keep an eye on their kids easily).
6. What is the BEST thing about being a PGC?
Having guinea pigs for trying new recipes. I mean, tapping back into my creative side! Once I have an idea, I have to figure out the most efficient and cost-effective way to execute it, but still make it fun and AWESOME.
7. What is your WHY? Why do you keep doing what you do?
I started Stroller Strides way back when for me, but I keep going for my girls. This is where they’ve made their best friends and found their first role models (us!). Before you know it, that little baby in your arms will be doing wall sits and burpees right next to you and make you so PROUD.
8. What is one of your current wellness goals?
My current wellness goal is to get back to Body Back classes regularly (so far, so good!).
9. What is a fun fact that many may not know about you?
I love origami! I was obsessed as a kid. I still have a stash of paper and books that I had forgotten about/lost in the mom routine. (hmmm playgroup idea…)
10. Anything else you'd like Our Village to know?
I’ve tried all the Fit4Mom programs (except Fit4Baby), so feel free to ask me questions about anything.
Jenny, thank you so much for your dedication to Our Village! Your coffee and after class treats are legendary and you create memories with amazing playgroups. Thanks for being part of our team!
Check back in March for our next team member spotlight.
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