When Ruth's youngest Spencer was just 3 months, she was at a local park and saw a group of women and strollers. She rolled up to ask if there was an event. It was a play group after a Stroller Strides class! She joined up and found her place. Three months later she became an instructor and several months after that she had her own park. She has been a Stroller Strides instructor now for two years and took over ownership of FIT4MOM SE Portland/Happy Valley at the end of 2017.
After growing up in Happy Valley, Ruth Braunhuber went off to Wisconsin for her degree in Asian Studies. She has spent time in China and when she returned to Portland she went to beauty school. Ruth spent 10 years as a hairstylist in SW Portland. She met her husband on a co-ed soccer team and they had their oldest boy Calvin in 2012. He had quite the birth experience, being born at 30 weeks and spending his first two months in the NICU. When she was pregnant with her second son Spencer her family received an opportunity to transfer to Austin for her husbands work. It meant she could stay home with the boys and they jumped on the opportunity.
Ruth says, "Fit4Mom has given me so much. I grew up in sports and played collegiate soccer. Stroller Strides gave me the opportunity to share that love of fitness with my kids. I did not know anyone when we moved to Austin and through Fit4Mom I found the most amazing, supportive group of women and friends. Through our play dates and Mom's Nights Out I have also had an introduction to all the fun things to do in Austin. Fit4Mom has all around enriched my life."
Tiffany is AFAA certified as well as holds FIT4MOM's Running, Stroller Strides and Body Back certifications. She is a born and raised Oregonian, she married her Kentucky gentleman six years ago. They have two little boys Kashtion who is 3 and Lucas is 2. Her life focuses on family, pets, traveling, food, reading and being a strong and healthy woman! Having two little boys keeps her busy and days are better when they choose to be active. Their family is often outdoors, playing soccer, camping and hiking, and this is what brought them to Fit4Mom. Tiffany is ecstatic to have a way to stay connected to other women, who have children and who want to get their bodies moving!! She strongly believes in you, in the power of this village and looks forward to getting to know each of you and leading you through your journey of a healthier life!
Lyndsay is mother to Robert and Declan, two very big and energetic toddlers that keep her on her feet! She joined Stroller Strides as a member in May of 2016, and joined our staff team as Village Captain in September of 2016. She exercises to keep up with her toddlers psychically, and loves our supportive village of moms to keep her strong mentally!more
I started doing stroller strides when my second child was 6 months old and it became clear that I wasn't going to be able to get to the gym anymore. I came for the workouts, but I stayed for the community of women who were also there because they wanted to find healthy lives without leaving their children behind. It's one of the best things I did for myself and my family postpartum!
Meredith is an energetic and silly mama of two lovely little ladies. She is a forever Oregonian with home just outside Portland and Happy Valley in Damascus. She attended her first Stroller Strides class when her oldest kiddo was just 3 months old. Very quickly she realized the power of being healthy through exercise and bonding with other moms traveling this crazy road we call motherhood. After 4 years of being a member of Fit4Mom Meredith started a new adventure of instructing Stroller Strides classes to help other mamas find the amazing benefits of the Stroller Strides ‘Village’. Meredith and family love spending time outdoors in the mud, having dance parties, cooking together, and practicing our burpee technique.more