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Baby steps will get you anywhere you want to go in life. –Lisa Druxman
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In 2001, Lisa Druxman became a mom and an entrepreneur. She was looking for a way to blend her passion for fitness with motherhood. “I decided to create a workout that I could do with my baby,” she recalls. “I didn’t want to miss a moment of his new life but also knew that I needed to take care of myself.” It was one beauty of a brainstorm. Lisa created an exercise routine for new moms and realized that other mothers would benefit from working together to restore their well-being.
Now she leads a business that brings exercise, companionship and support to tens of thousands of moms around the country. Stroller Strides grew over the years and added Fit4Baby (prenatal classes) and Body Back (classes for any stage of motherhood). All of the classes now make up the FIT4MOM brand. Lisa Druxman and FIT4MOM have been featured numerous times on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, The Montel Williams Show, Access Hollywood and profiled in magazines such as Entrepreneur, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Self and more.
The women who run the 1,500+ FIT4MOM class locations share Druxman’s passion for a business that gives top priority to family. “Our franchisees are not just fitness professionals. They are everyone from stay at home moms to teachers to nurses. So many moms are out there looking to have a business that’s supportive of motherhood.” Lisa Druxman, M.A. is a nationally recognized speaker and author and considered an expert in the field of fitness, particularly pre/postnatal fitness. She is best known for her outlook on raising healthy moms and healthy families.
Druxman earned her Master’s degree at San Diego State University in Psychology with an emphasis in exercise adherence and weight control. She created the weight management program, L.E.A.N. Mommy® (Learn Eating Awareness and Nutrition) which is also the name of her book, by Hachette Books.
Druxman was voted by NBC as one of “America’s Favorite Moms” in a nationwide contest. She has presented at international fitness conferences and many other engagements for moms, fitness professionals and business owners. She is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and is a certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. Lisa is involved in a number of charities including Postpartum Health Alliance, Healthy Child Healthy World and The Breast Cancer Fund.
Druxman is a well-published author and was the exclusive writer for Entrepreneur’s online Mompreneur column. She has received numerous awards, including Business Owner Of The Year from the National Association of Women Business Owners and Program Director Of The Year from IDEA, the world’s largest fitness association for fitness professionals.
Druxman lives and relishes the FIT4MOM mission statement every day, “Helping moms make strides in fitness, motherhood and life.” She lives in San Diego with her husband, son and daughter. For more information, go to www.lisadruxman.com.
We believe that our WHY may be as important as WHAT we do. Our WHY is our purpose. It’s WHY we get out of bed in the morning. It’s WHY we show up every day. Our WHY is to give women the strength for motherhood, at any stage of motherhood. What we do (our programs) serve as proof of what we believe in. We created our own manifesto as our declaration of what FIT4MOM believes, stands for and will offer you! This is who we are and this is what we believe in. Yes, we are a fitness program. But we are here to help you make strides in fitness, motherhood and life. We commit to you, in every class, to give you the strength for motherhood, and here’s how we are going to do it!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! After listening to your podcast episodes Dumping the Emotional Baggage and Being Beautiful, I felt compelled to purchase your newest book Insecurity Detox. Listening to your podcasts I felt they were meant for me to hear at that exact moment and were exactly what I needed to hear to push me out of a huge insecurity rut I have been battling for the last three years. I dragged my three little boys down to Barnes and Noble yesterday and snatched up the only copy left in the store. I am taking your advice to go through each detox slowly and mindfully. I have only completed the first one, but I am savoring the lesson. I cannot even begin to explain how profound the first writing activity was for me. I wrote my three biggest lies that surround my life and seeing them written out was so different from just hearing in my mind. And then to write down the exact opposite? So simple and so life changing. I teared up and really finally felt worthy of love. So much so that after spending the previous day at the beach judging my body and covering it up, I left my boys at home with my husband, went to the store, and bought a bikini! It was an amazing feeling to replace self judgement with confidence. I smile every time I think of the bikini and what it symbolizes for me. Your book and your podcast has begun to refill my life with hope and joy and the confidence I lost some years ago. Thank you again so, so much.
Just go take baby-steps in life!
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