Two things we really love are being active and socializing with other Mamas. One thing that’s difficult is finding time for both! Well that’s where Fit4Mom comes in. Not only can you get a great workout with Moms and their kids, they’ve created an amazing community you can socialize with, get support, connect and plan play dates! Read all about the owner Elizabeth Kelley here!
How many children do you have and what are their ages?
I have three sons and a daughter. Reese is 12, Pierce is 9, Laila is 5 and Brooks is almost 3 (he will be 3 on 2/1).
How long have you lived in Pearland? What made you decide to live here?
We moved to Pearland in 2006. My husband and I were both working in the medical center at the time so it was a nice commute. We love the diversity and the friendliness of the people here as well as easy access to everything we need!
Where’s your favorite place to eat and/or shop in your Pearland?
I love to have lunch at the Four Friends Tea Room! Wonderful ladies who work there and the food is delicious! I am frugal so I also love to hit up the local resale shops, especially when shopping for my ever growing kids!
What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I was a NICU nurse at Texas Children’s Hospital for ten years starting right out of college caring for very sick and premature newborns. I am completely obsessed with babies (the smaller the better) and will take any opportunity that comes my way to grab some baby snuggles!
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
My mom of course, for being a wonderful example for me! And my many mom friends who will sit and agree with me while talking about how we have absolutely no idea what we are doing! I am inspired by and learn from them every day! My team of instructors and Our Village Captains literally keep me going week to week. They are boss moms who completely rock at motherhood and leadership!
How has the Pearland community been instrumental in getting you where you are now?
The city and people of Pearland have been so supportive of my business and my missions to help moms lead happier and healthier lives. From the city’s Parks & Recreation department to fellow local business owners and Pearland parents….everyone has been so helpful.
Where do you go locally for pampering or a Mom’s night out?
I don’t get out much (so many kids!) but I love to grab dinner with friends anywhere where cooking and cleanup doesn’t involve us! When I need a little TLC, I visit Martin Chiropractic and always leave feeling fantastic!
Please tell us about Fit4Mom:
FIT4MOM is a community of moms who support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy through postpartum and beyond, our fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind and spirit. We help mom find her fit! FIT4MOM Pearland offers five different programs encompassing all stages of motherhood: Fit4Baby, Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, Strides 360 and Body Back. Whether you are pregnant, stroller age children or older children, we have a program for you. We also offer playdates, moms night out and community service through Our Village Moms Club.
Where do you hold your classes:
We hold our outdoor classes at Southdown Park, Centennial Park and Independence Park. We hold our indoor classes at the Pearland Rec Center. First class is free to try and we love meeting new moms!
What days and times do you meet:
We have classes every day of the week! Mornings on Monday through Saturday and in the evenings on Sun/Tues/Wed/Thurs
Tell us about the group and community you’ve created in and outside of class:
FIT4MOM is so much more than a workout! You have to try it to truly understand. We are a “come as you are” community of moms who support each other every day during workouts and everything motherhood. We see each other through pregnancy, loss, illness, moves, new jobs, kids’ milestones, successes and failures. The sense of community is like nothing I have experienced before and I am honored to lead it. Working from home as a business owner, I feel like I get to experience working mom life and stay at home mom life at same time. It’s a challenging and unique opportunity but what a blessing!
I purchased and started the Pearland franchise in 2008 when my oldest son was 6 months old (he turns 12 this week!). I had no idea at the time the blessing FIT4MOM would be in my life and the number of moms I would have the privilege to meet and share in this journey of motherhood.