November Instructor Spotlight

"We love going to Candice’s classes! As soon as I tell my toddler we’re going to stroller strides she yells, “See Miss Candice!” and usually gives her a hug when we arrive too. Candice always brings tons of energy to her classes. I can count on a great workout, unique and seasonal songs, and maybe some extra dance moves thrown in too. She makes everyone feel comfortable and it’s easy to tell she loves what she does." – Rebecca Carlson, Burke Village Mama

"Candice is another of our Burke treasures! She thrives on making our mamas work and building our community. Even before she was an instructor, she was already the girl who worked hard at class and still had energy left over to cheer on and motivate the rest of us. I was so excited when she decided to join the team. She makes every class fun for moms and the kiddos. Everywhere we go, people oughta know—we love you, Candice!” – Jenny Bezos, Burke PGC

"Candice is kind, positive, and absolutely captivating. In fact, I'm pretty sure I do fit4mom just to hang out with her. She can turn anything into a song, whip your booty into shape, and soothe your baby at the same time. I feel so lucky to have unknowingly walked into one of her free classes two years ago. I can't imagine motherhood without her." – Sara Friedman, Burke Village Mama

1. Who are the members of your family

The Agustin family consists of my Hubby Pete, myself, Aurora (11), Anila (3), & Prinny the cat.

2. Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in NoVa

I am originally from Cary, NC and have been a VA resident for 7 years. Took some adjusting but I really feel at home now :)

3. Where do you typically teach?

My Fit4mom home base location is Burke Lake Park and Abiding Presence Church also in Burke. I really enjoy working out when I’m not teaching so you can usually find me floating around Springfield Mall, Lorton Link Family Fitness Studio & Potomac Mills Mall

4. Tell us your story about how/why you became an instructor for Fit4Mom LSBW NoVa.

I stumbled across Fit4mom-LSBWK through Facebook, after many years of searching for a moms group that did more than drink wine @ 10am (which also doesn’t sound like a bad idea but not what I needed at the time ;) Tried the free trial class at Springfield Mall and instantly fell in love with the exercise and community. Our Village Momma Bear Shannon, noticed how head over heels I was about joining classes and finding success in my wellness journey, she asked me to join the team and after some anxiety wondering if I could actually hang with the awesome instructors, I took the leap of faith and said yes! I couldn’t resist the chance to share the fit4mom mission with #allthemoms. I love my job! <3

5. What is your favorite thing to teach?

My FAVORITE program to teach is Stroller Strides for a couple of reasons. First is - I LOVE CHILDREN! I think they are the most precious thing life has to offer and I love spending time with the babies and the big kids! I love to watch them learn and grow! Second, I love to sing and be silly. Stroller Strides keeps me feeling feisty & young! And last, the full-body exercises have truly strengthened me and helped me get into the best shape of my life and I love sharing my fitness knowledge with other women through their own fitness journeys. Secretly, I would love to one day get certified in Body Back because I LOVE HIIT!

6. What is the BEST thing about being an instructor?

The best thing about being an instructor is forming the bonds with #allthemoms. Motherhood is real and it’s real tough. Fit4mom instructors are a special kind of people. We understand what the postnatal body needs and how it feels to balance womanhood, work-life, stay at home life, parenthood, married life, stress and wellness all bundled into one body because we’re there too. We get it! I truly feel like my life purpose outside of motherhood is relating, strengthening and uplifting all women. You can’t find this at a gym or on a DVD.

7. What is your WHY? Why do you keep doing what you do?

I keep going simply because I NEED THIS. Moms come to us because they need support, motivation, friendships, strength to get through motherhood. I stay because I need them just as much for the same reasons.

8. What is one of your current wellness goals?

My current wellness goal at the moment is cutting out caffeine ( so far so good, I haven’t had a soda/coffee, etc in 3 months and I’m loving how I feel! ) and taking more time to do the things I love. Like doing NOTHING sometimes! LOL

9. What is a fun fact that many may not know about you?

Fun fact about me - I’m a wild girl at heart! I love to go dancing, try new experiences and be spontaneous! Who wants to go get a tattoo?! Right now?! Hehe!

10. Anything else you'd like Our Village to know?

Something I would like to share with our village is never, EVER, be afraid to share your story. Our community is packed with women who are understanding, non-judgmental, supportive, beautiful-hearted people. I used to keep inside things about motherhood, married life, my personal life, all bottled up because I didn’t want to bother people with my dramas. Meeting you amazing people over 3 years ago has truly made me feel secure with who I am because of the support and love that you continue to give no matter what I have to bring to the table. I love you all so much from the bottom of my heart for always listening when I’m feeling a hot mess and hugging me when I’m feeling down. Thank you for having me Fit4mom fam. Love you!

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