Regina Hord is a Florida native, born in Melbourne, Florida. She grew up partly in Georgia and partly in South Florida, spending a year in Hawaii somewhere in between. She's been living in Tampa for the past 7 years after coming here for college and settling down after graduating from USF and marrying her husband Jeff. She is a mom of two-year-old Jacob and five-year-old Jeffrey.
In 2012, when Jeffrey was 18 months old, Regina bought a FIT4MOM Franchise and it's been growing ever since. She loves the fact that she can bring moms together to gain the support they need from each other in this crazy journey though motherhood, while working out with their babies, making new friends and spending time with their little ones. Stroller Strides has changed her life and she loves sharing the program with other new moms, while working from home with her babies. Her favorite thing about Stroller Strides is teaching her boys that fitness is fun and doesn't have to be something you dread doing and she loves seeing FIT4MOM kids 'play Stroller Strides' outside of class.
Hey girls! My name is Amanda Hurst. I am originally from Florida, but was raised in Illinois. I ventured back down south for college where I met my husband, Chris, while attending UF to become an elementary school teacher. We have been blessed with two beautiful girls named Kara and Kina. Kara and I started Stroller Strides in April, 2013 when she was almost 8 months old. I was hooked from the second I started! Where else can you get a great workout while meeting other like-minded mamas and have your child along for the ride?! I taught kindergarten for almost 10 years and now am looking forward to the opportunity to combine my passion for fitness, love of motherhood and art of teaching into one terrific experience! Aside from being a mother, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, crafting, cooking, couponing, watching movies, shopping and traveling.more
Andrea holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from University of South FL and is a Certified Pre-natal and Post-natal Fitness Instructor with advanced training in the exclusive Fit4Mom Programs of Body Back, Fit4Baby and Stroller Barre.
Andrea is mommy to a spirited 4 year old girl and enjoys cooking, reading, going to farmers markets, traveling and doing yoga.more
Beverly Bass grew up in Maine. She moved to Florida to attend the University of Tampa, where she obtained a BS in Exercise Science. That is also where she met her husband, Chad. She continued her education to become an Occupational Therapist, through which she has helped many people regain function, independence, and quality of life. Along the way, she has continued with her passion for fitness, especially running. She has completed 6 marathons and helped coach running for several organizations.
Beverly is now the mother of 16 month old Hayden, and has another little one on the way. She is amazed by the powerful experience of motherhood, and has been moved by the connections made throughout the Fit4Mom community. Stroller Strides has helped her regain her sense of self, while allowing her to include her family in her fitness endeavors. She is excited to share these experiences with other moms, and to help empower them along this incredible journey.
Brielle Cannon grew up in Masaryktown, FL (1 hour north of Tampa) and has lived in the Tampa Bay Area her whole life. Brielle met her husband at Pasco-Hernando State College where she had a Volleyball scholarship. He had a mullet when they met, looked like a baseball player (he's only 5'10 and white but played basketball) and serenaded her on the guitar with a Chris Brown song and the rest is history. Brielle also attended St. Leo University, Trinity College and Rasmussen College. Before becoming a mom, Brielle was a Chiropractic Assistant and also worked for a Non-Profit Organization (A New Generation) going into High Schools to speak to kids about making healthy choices regarding sex and their futures. Brielle is mom to 6 month old Tucker and says being a mom is the best job in the world! Brielle started Stroller Strides when Tucker was 2 months old and fell in love with the program and the group of women instantly. After just 2 months of being in Stroller Strides, Brielle decided to pursue being an instructor. She is certified in prenatal and postnatal fitness. She is very excited to combine her love of being a mother with her passion for fitness and helping others!more
Cary was born and raised in South Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida where she met her husband, Phil. After college they continued to live in Orlando where Cary worked in Real Estate. Then in late 2011 Phil’s job changed moving them with their dog, Bella, to Tampa. February 2013 they welcomed daughter, Olivia, and then a couple of months later Cary discovered Stroller Strides. “I was looking for a way to meet other moms while including my daughter and getting back into shape. Strollers Strides has definitely met that and more. I've made some great friendships and I love that Olivia is making future ones too!” Cary loved Stroller Strides so much she became an Instructor in 2014 and a Body Back Instructor in 2015. Cary also enjoys teaching and practicing yoga, relaxing by the pool, fishing, traveling and spending time with her family & friends.more
Christen is a Minnesota native that has lived in 5 states and returns to Tampa eight years after leaving to open restaurants in New England. It is there that she met her husband Jim, returned to school to finish her bachelor’s degree and began working in the non-profit sector and had 2 sons. Deciding it was best to raise the kids around family they traded in the blustery winters for some fun in the sun. She joined Stroller Strides in March of 2014 to lose the last of the “baby” weight and meet some other moms. She has been hooked ever since, completing her Body Back journey with FIT4MOM Tampa Bay and enjoying a new found love of running. She lives in Lutz with her husband, three year old Declan and 19 month old Finnley.more
Kelcey Yaeger was born and raised in Tampa. She attended The Salon Professional Academy and graduated as a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician while pregnant with her daughter Ava. As a single mom, she worked full time at JC Penny Salon and enjoyed making women feel beautiful and confident. Kelcey married her childhood sweetheart and soon after they welcomed their son, Joseph.
Health and fitness has always been a part of Kelcey's day to day life. She worked with a personal trainer for several years and also enjoyed Zumba, Cross Fit, and HIIT classes. She believes staying physically active is as important for the mind as it is for the body. Kelcey continued to stay physically active throughout both pregnancies. After Joseph was born, Kelcey struggled to get back into the fitness routine. Joseph had separation anxiety, so childcare at the gym was not a good fit. She attended a free stroller strides class on a whim and fell in love! She could get a challenging workout while interacting and bonding with her son. Even her six year old daughter loves to attend stroller strides classes. After being a regular client for six months, she realized Stroller Strides was not only her village, but her home. Kelcey is certified in pre-natal and post natal fitness and excited to share her passion and knowledge with other moms.
Kelsey was born and raised in Kansas and moved to Tampa in 2008. She met her husband, Ryan, while they were both working aboard the Serenade of the Seas. They just welcomed their son, Wyatt, in May of 2015 and couldn't be happier. Kelsey is a professional dancer who has always had a passion for fitness and well being. She started attending Stroller Strides classes when Wyatt was only 8 weeks old and fell in love. It allowed her to not only get back in shape to teach and perform again, it allowed her to connect with other moms and have a supportive environment to be a part of. When Kelsey isn't teaching Stroller Strides she is spending as much time as she can with her family, choreographing, performing, or teach dance at Victoria's School of Dance.more
Lauren is a Florida native, born in Jacksonville and raised in Tampa. In 2014, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. She currently has two children, her son Lyon and her 4-legged daughter Korra.
Lauren believes fitness is the key to a happy and healthy life. She has been doing Muay Thai for 5 years, CrossFit for 3 years, and has dabbled in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Krav Maga. After having her son in October of 2015, she realized she wanted to find a way to incorporate him into her workouts. Enter: Stroller Strides. It only took a few classes for her to realize it was more than just a workout; it was also a village of moms who provided support and advice. She knew then that she wanted to help empower other moms to reach their goals.more
Lori is a long distance runner with a passion for fitness. She and her husband were blessed with a beautiful little boy, Tripp, in 2015 and he loves to ride along in Mommy's stroller as she runs and teaches Stroller Strides. Lori teaches at our Brandon location and at at the Wesley Chapel location.more
Hi! I'm Meghan Horst. I grew up in the Orlando area and moved to Tampa in 2005 after graduating from the University of Florida. My husband and I welcomed our little Valentine, Jackson, on February 14th, 2014. I joined stroller strides when Jackson was 3 months old and immediately loved the combination of getting a great workout and interacting with like-minded, fun, and energetic mommas. Since Stroller Strides was such a wonderful experience for Jackson and me, I had to join the Fit4mom team! I am also a work-at-home mom and small-business owner of an auto transport company. In my free time I enjoy baking, going to the beach, stand up paddle boarding, traveling, and spending time with friends, family and my two favorite boys!more
I am a new proud mommy to my angel Levi James. I grew up in the Florida Keys and moved to the Tampa area about 6 years ago. I have a strong passion for health and fitness and sharing it with others it what I love to do ! My husband, son, and I love to travel, go on hikes, explore the outdoors, and love anything to do with he sun, sand, and water !more
Hi! My name is Samantha and I grew up in the Clearwater/ Dunedin area. After graduating high school I moved to California, then to New York City, then back to California where I met my husband. After we became pregnant with our son Hudson I moved us back here so I could be close to family. While living out of state I went to college for business management and I also attended culinary school. I have worn many different hats career wise, but have really fallen in love with fitness and am extremely excited to join the fit4mom team! I started coming to stroller strides at Countryside 4 days a week when Hudson was 8 weeks old and immediately became hooked and decided to make the trip to Westshore twice a week so I could go as often as possible! I know what this can mean for moms, and I am so excited and blessed to have the opportunity to bring this into more people's lives!more
Our Village Co-Captain: Westshore Plaza
Hi! I'm Melissa. I was born and raised in Miami, graduated from Bucknell in Pennsylvania, and lived in DC for 6 years. My husband and I moved to Tampa in January 2014 from Baton Rouge, LA when I was 7 months pregnant. While living in Baton Rouge, I ran a homeless shelter for children, which challenged, fulfilled, and consumed me. Moving to Tampa and becoming a stay at home mom were difficult changes for me, but when I joined stroller strides in 2015, I met some really great moms. Stroller strides is something I look forward to each week and I'm excited about organizing fun events!more
Our Village Captain: Westfield Citrus Park
Hi, my name is Brittany Kirby. I was born and raised in Tampa and I love it here! I moved away for about 12 years and I couldn't wait to get back. There's so much to do here and I LOVE being close to the water. I graduated with a business degree from UF in 2008. I've always worked in the food/hospitality industry, with my most recent job being a catering manager at a hotel.
My son, Fisher, was born in September 2012. Since then, I have been a stay at home mom. I love it more than anything! I couldn't imagine not spending everyday with Fisher.
I started Stroller Strides in July 2013. I love being part of such an awesome group of Mommas. It keeps me motivated to come to class and to stay healthy. The best part is, I get to bring Fisher and he gets to meet some great friends his age. And I love watching him do Stroller Strides exercises at home while counting or singing.
In my free time, I love to cook, go to the beach, shop (without a toddler), visit new places, and hang out with my awesome little family.more
Meal Train Mama
Paola was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. She moved to Sarasota, FL when she was 15. She learned English and finished high school there.
Right after graduation she moved to Tampa to go to USF. She completed a bachelors in nursing and met the love of her life, Javier, while both were attending a dorm Bible study. A little after finishing her degree she married Javier.
Paola worked for Tampa General Hospital for 4 years as a registered nurse in the cardiovascular department. She loved working with the eldery during those years.
Paola is a mother of 2 (Lucas and Noemi) and is very passionate about taking full time care of them and teaching them about God's love and grace for everyone.
She joined stroller strides in May 2013 and loveeesss it so very much.
One of the things she likes the most about Stroller Strides is the sense of community the group radiates and how easy it is to make friends there.more
Our Village Co-Captain: Westshore Plaza
Laura is a Florida native, born and raised in St. Petersburg. She started doing Stroller Strides in spring of 2014 after winning a free month in a raffle at Hyde Park Village. She loves being able to workout with her toddler and spending time with fun, smart moms.
She's an environmental science major who spent several years as a conservation analyst for an engineering company before working as an elementary school science coach part-time. She's currently a stay-at-home mom, and lives in Tampa with her husband Cameron, her son Jack, three rescue cats, and a German Shepherdmore