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September Motivating MOM of the Month

We are so excited to announce our MOM (Motivating Mom of the Month) for September! Each month we take a moment to honor one of our local FIT4MOM LSBWK NoVa Moms for her efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle and for her dedication to the program. This month we honor Anna Woodham from our Burke village!

“Anna and her boys are a joy to have in class! Her smile brightens up everyone around her and we’re so grateful to have her as part of our village.”

~Sheila McCracken, Stroller Strides/Barre Instructor

“I absolutely love working out with Anna and her two little men! She always brightens our mornings with the best smile and laugh ever! Anna has amazing energy and always gives 110% of herself to reach her fitness goals! You are amazing, Mama! Keep going strong!”

~Candice Agustin, Stroller Strides Instructor

Who are the members of your family and where are you originally from?

I live with is my husband of 15 years, our two kids-ages 5 and 1, and our poodle. I’m originally from what used to be a small town in SC, just south of Charlotte.

When was your first Fit4Mom class and what do you remember about it?

My first class was November 2017, when our youngest was 3 months old. I remember Candice taught the class and I thought, “she has way too much energy for my sleep deprived self.” Haha!

Where can we find you? What is your Fit4Mom routine these days?

I love going to Burke Lake for stroller strides and barre. My goal is 3 classes a week. Sometimes I make it ;-)

What is your current job? Or what did you do before staying at home (if you don’t currently work outside the home)?

I’m at home now, and still a licensed social worker though not currently paid for that. I love non-profits, whether I’m getting a pay check for being there or I’m volunteering.

What are 3 of your favorite things?

Reading a good book, with a cup of coffee, and a gorgeous view.

You are given 4 hours of FREE babysitting. What would you do?

Read a good book, with a cup of coffee, and a gorgeous view.

What has being a mom taught you?

For most of my life, I’ve been an “in my head” person. Then came the boys. And they taught me that my body can be stronger than I knew.

What is your funniest or most embarrassing mommy moment so far?

I’m not sure about “most embarrassing,” but my almost-one-year-old pooped in the baby pool this summer, shutting it down on a Friday afternoon. I looked around us and wondered where all the brown leaves came from. Ewwww. Lucky for me a friend helped me clean up the baby while the pool employees cleaned up the pool.

Any words of wisdom for other moms?

I’ll pass on the wisdom a friend of with older kids gave me when my oldest was born, “You do you.”

What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM? What would you tell someone thinking about joining?

In the spirit of “you do you,” I’ll start by saying I’m an introvert who doesn’t generally like big group activities. I also needed out of the house and muscles to carry around my big chunk of a baby. Y’all, I didn’t have high hopes for going back for my second class. BUT, I loved it. My two favorite things are how much stronger I am now (thank you Candice and Sheila!) and how there’s room for everyone to come as they are.

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