I began taking Stroller Strides classes in 2012, when my daughter, Stella, was just 6 weeks old. I became the owner of Fit4Mom Quad Cities in 2014. I have a background in physical therapy and transitioning to instructing Stroller Strides classes seemed like a natural fit for me! My husband and I welcomed Samuel in 2015. I am certified in Stroller Strides, Body Back, Fit4Baby and as a run instructor. I also enjoy traveling, playing tennis, working out and scrapbooking.
I am so excited Sarah is staying on with my team! Sarah grew up in the area. After living in Chicago for 8 years she moved back to the Quad Cities and now live in Moline with her husband Sean and 3 kids Nathan, Hannah and Lauren. Sarah joined Stroller Strides in the fall of 2008 and became an instructor in April 2009 while pregnant with Hannah. She love to run, work out, read and do crossword puzzles.more
Alicyn grew up in Southeast Indiana. She and her now husband, Walt, both attended Purdue University where she majored in Psychology and Child Development. She moved to the Quad Cities for his job in 2010 and shortly after got engaged and married in 2011. Alicyn joined a gym in 2012 and was approached by the group fitness coordinator to become ian instructor! She obtained her ACE certification in group fitness and has been enjoying instructing classes since then!
Alicyn and Walt welcomed son, Ellis, in March 2016. With becoming a first time mom, instructing classes and exercising was put on the back burner until a friend told her about Fit4mom! I was so happy I could get back into exercising and spend time with Ellis. She then obtained her Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre Certification! In her free time, I like to travel, hike, and spend time with family!
Amanda Allison was born and raised in Moline, where she currently lives with her husband Billy and son, Will. Amanda joined us as a member of Fit4Mom Quad Cities in October 2015, four months after she had Will. She has been an active member ever since and loves everything that Fit4Mom has to offer! She completed her stroller strides training in Spring of 2018! In addition to instructing Amanda has been the social media manager for FIT4MOM QC since Jan 2017. Amanda graduated from Western Illinois University in 2005 with a degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration. She has worked at various summer camps, park districts and in hotel conference center management and now is a stay at home mom to Will. In her free time, Amanda enjoys running, bike riding, camping, photography and painting!
Gretchen joined our team in August 2015 as our lead Body Back Instructor. She began taking Stroller Strides classes after the birth of her son, John in the spring of 2015. Gretchen is originally from Muscatine, IA, moving to Davenport in 2013 when she married her husband, Mike. Gretchen has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and in addition to teaching Body Back classes, she also works at Rock Valley Physical Therapy in Muscatine. Gretchen also enjoys running, biking, baking, and crafting.