Get to know one of our awesome Team Members, Mandy Welch! 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 August, we'll put the spotlight on Mandy Welch, Play Group Captain for our Springfield/Kingstowne Village.
“Mandy always has a variety of ways to entertain the kiddos during play group. She seems to really enjoy being Play Group Captain and is very inviting! Not to mention, she is an excellent baker!”
~Cassie Morrell, Springfield/Kingstowne/Lee District Stroller Strides Instructor
“I met Mandy at my first class at Springfield Town Center and now we are lucky enough to have her as our Play Group Captain! She is so genuinely kind, friendly, and welcoming to everyone. We love her organized and fun playgroups; there is always so much to do for everyone! It warms my heart to see how comfortable Mikey is with Mandy as well. He frequently crawls into her lap or pulls on her to say hello. Thank you for being so wonderful, Mandy!”
~Casey Applegate, Springfield Stroller Strides Mama
Read on to get to know more about Katie and her time with FIT4MOM LSBWK NoVa.
1. Who are the members of your family?
Myself, Andrew, and Natalie
2. Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in NoVa?
I have lived here 1 year.
3. What location is your Playgroup located?
Kingstowne and Springfield Mall
4. Tell us your story about how/why you became a Play Group Captain for Fit4Mom LSBW NoVa.
I became PGC because I wanted to help grow the tribe in which has helped me so much throughout this journey of motherhood.
5. What is your favorite class to take?
My favorite class to take is Stroller Strides!
6. What is the BEST thing about being a Play Group Captain?
favorite playgroup is when I get to provide snack. It gives me an excuse to bake and practice my decorating skills with a crowd who isn’t too harsh ;)
7. What is your WHY? Why do you keep doing what you do?
I always say fit4mom saved me. Being a new mom was really difficult and the adjustment was not easy. I stumbled across fit4mom and ever since then I have been a firm believer of their mission. The overwhelming support and kindness I have been shown amongst the group is why I keep doing what I do. If I can show one other new mom the same support I was shown and get her through those earliest months, I would consider being a PGC a success.
8. What is one of your current wellness goals?
My current wellness goal is to try and be able to run a mile. I don’t think I have ran one since middle school PE so I would like to be able to.
9. What is a fun fact that many may not know about you?
I would love to go cage diving with great white sharks.