Jennifer McColpin was at my first Stroller Strides and my first Body Back class. I can’t begin to explain the joy this lady brings to class. She would probably describe herself as humble, as a village, we’d describe her as enchanting. Jenny lives in Portland with her husband Derek, their daughter Eliana (2 years old) and they’re counting down the days until baby #2 joins them this March!
She describes motherhood as, “So many things. It means everything to me. A lot of hard work, love, learning a lot about myself, stretching, growing, joy, exhaustion, wonderfulness and vulnerability. Having my heart walk around outside my body.” We’re so lucky that Jenny found us, lucky that she went to a Stroller Strides class before she even had children! Thank you to her friend who was an instructor in San Antonio!
If you don’t already know, Jenny is a Registered nurse as well as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. This girl’s heart is out to give it her all. She has spent time volunteering in Montana and spent six months living with Catholic nuns in Kenya while volunteering.
We love everything Jenny has to say about her workout… so we’re going to pass it on to you, “Stroller Strides has done a lot for me. It has given me the opportunity to form mama friendships and have support on this mama journey. It has helped me stay consistent in working out/taking care of myself, feeling strong during one of the most challenging times in my life to make that happen and made it fun! It has provided Eliana a space to interact with other kiddos, make friends and have fun. And has provided me space to bring Elie to work out with me, to set a good example for her in working out and taking care of herself.”
Her husband helps us put words to the enchanting feeling you get when around Jenny – “authentic, compassionate, perseverant and kind. She is a great mom and a great nurse. I’m lucky to have her in my life!”
Thank you, Derek for sharing your wife with us and thank you, Jennifer for being you! We can’t wait to meet baby soon!