May 29, 2017
Farewell to one of our wonderful team members Kathryn Knigge!
We have been so fortunate to have Kathryn as one of our Stroller Strides Instructors and Run Club Coach. We first met Kathryn at our Memorial Day event at Burke Lake Park in May 2016 (exactly one year ago!). She had found us on facebook and after the first class loved it so much that she asked to become an instructor right away. She knew she wanted to make a difference in mamas lives with our FIT4MOM passion. Kathryn first got certified as a Stroller Strides instructor in June; she led our Woodbridge Village on part time basis, then full time. And thanks to Kathryn we were able to launch our Run Club program in September 2016. You can tell Kathryn loves helping our moms reach their running goals and ultimately complete a 5K race.
She is also a full time employee for an editing firm and her work schedule has been flexible enough that she could be on our team. However, she is so good at her editor job, that she’s been promoted twice just this year; unfortunately this means her schedule is no longer manageable. Kathryn made the decision to step back from FIT4MOM in order to give her full attention to her company job. Congrats and well done! We will miss you dearly – thank you for everything you have done for our village.
~ Shannon L., Franchisee of FIT4MOM LSBWK NoVa
‘Kathryn was supportive and welcoming when I very nervously signed up for Run Club. I don't think I'll run a marathon in 2 hours, but I'm not afraid to run my first 5K at the end of the month! Thank you for your guidance and positive attitude, Kathryn.
~ Leanor A., Springfield Village
“Being a FIT4MOM Stroller Strides instructor and Running Club Coach has been such a rewarding experience. Seeing a mom who couldn't do a push up suddenly do 5, or seeing a mom move from the green tube to the red, or seeing a mom who never ran one mile run three miles. Every accomplishment they made I could see their confidence light up and I loved being a part of that positive change. I have met great friends and have loved founding the running club with this group. I'm so glad I grabbed this opportunity when I did!"
~ Kathryn K., Running Club Coach and Stroller Strides Instructor
Kathryn, thank you for everything you have brought to FIT4MOM LSBWK NoVa! Good luck to you in all of your future endeavors.
*Our next session of Run Club is coming this summer with new coach (but returning instructor), Becky Krispin. Stay tuned!