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About Fit Mom

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I’m Rachel.  Mother of 2 boys ages 6 and 3.  Married to Paul.

daddy + kids

I am an athlete. In my twenty years since graduating high school, I’ve been a marathon runner, bike racer, an am now an avid cross fitter. Fit Mom’s Blog was created with the intention of sharing what I’ve learned being an athlete. If I could offer one piece of inspiration, it would be that being fit is the best thing that’s ever happened to me and it’s a great way to live!

We are a Fit Family!  As a family we enjoy cross country skiing, cycling, and pretty much anything that involves “activity” for our young boys.  Flying paper airplanes for hours on end counts as activity for us!

Together with some of my truly amazing fit mom friends, I focus on getting a workout in with kids or without!  This is one of my all time favorites, as we are sprinting all out each with two kids in tow! (I’m on the left).

My 15 minutes of Fame!

My kids and I are featured on an Owater label.


My Day Job:

Teaching Physical Education and Yoga to kids ages 18 months to 12 years old at my kid’s school.

My Certifications:


200 hour Yoga Works Trained Teacher

Bachelor of Science, Physical Education

Contact Me:

Fitnessformommies (at) gmail (com).




41 Comments

41 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rebeca Schiller // Jan 11, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Rachel,

    I just read through your blog and I love it! I was wondering if you’d be interested to interview Denise Austin?

    This year, Denise is being honored by Woman’s Day and will receive a “Red Dress Award” for her the fight against heart disease through fitness.

    Please let me know if your interested.

    Best,

    Rebeca

  • 2 Cathy // Apr 24, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Hi, Love your website! I am looking to sell my business & I thought there might be a place where I can advertise that on your website. Can you contact me so we can discuss this. thanks so much! :) Cathy

  • 3 Dawn // May 5, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Awesome site. I’m adding you to my blog list.

  • 4 Alyssa // May 5, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Hello,

    I, too, am working on a campaign that could be great for your site! I am working with tennis greats Tracy Austin and Lindsay Davenport on a skin health and awareness campaign. Would you be interested in any information on this? Please let me know!

    Best,
    Alyssa

  • 5 Lois Smithers // Jun 10, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Hi!

    I can’t find a contact tab for you on the blog. Kindly contact me, please. Thanks!

    Lois Smithers

  • 6 Jill C. // Jun 24, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Hi Rachel,
    You’re blog is awesome. I’m checking it for inspriation for my first triathlon post baby in september. I wish we lived closer to work out together! Love the post on BPA free water bottles…always a concern and looking out for our health!
    Cheers,
    Jill C.

  • 7 Terry // Jun 30, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Hello,
    I love your blog…I look forward to it everyday. I thought you wrote about a pilates DVD by a woman named Sean ?
    and cannot find it. Can you help me. I want to add pilates to my workout and remembered thinking the video would work for me.
    Thanks,
    Terry

  • 8 Yuri | myTreadmillTrainer.com // Aug 25, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Hey Rachel,

    I’ve been following your blog for a few weeks now and I’m inspired by what you’re doing.

    If only my mom were as fit and determined as you.

    Since you’re into running and interval training, I was wondering if you’d like experience my Treadmill Trainer iPod running workouts.

    I guarantee you’ll never run alone after you try these out!

    Let me know.

    Yuri

  • 9 Kara from MamaSweat // Sep 18, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    How fun to find you! I’m relatively new to blogging but I’m blown away by how many other fit mamas there are out there. Motherhood can often feel isolating (especially when you’re trying to make fitness a priority and the neighbors think of you as a circus freak) but after starting my blog I’ve realized how many of us there are out there. See you around (in the blogosphere–perhaps a race someday!).

    Kara from MamaSweats last blog post..New Triathlete on the Scene

  • 10 Jeff // Sep 29, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Hello Rachel,
    I have enjoyed reading your blog and wanted to share our products with you, if you are interested.
    KINeSYS Performance sunscreens were designed for the athlete and picked up a great following with active moms.
    Please let me know where to send some samples and I’d be interested in your feedback and comments.
    Sincerely,
    Jeff

  • 11 Terri // Oct 3, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Hi Rachel,

    Good luck to you tomorrow – I’m glad we found out about each other on Run Faster!

    Wow, 3:30 is your goal – you are so much faster than me – I’ll be thinking about you!

    Terris last blog post..“Anyone can run 20 miles, it’s the last 6.2 that make you a marathoner.”

  • 12 runlikeagirl // Oct 4, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Yeah Rachel!! Another goal met, way to go!!!

    Chip Time 03:59:10

    runlikeagirls last blog post..35 days to go…

  • 13 First Time Mom // Oct 6, 2008 at 2:56 am

    Hi there! I’ve been reading so much about acai berry and its many uses. Is implementing acai into your diet ok if you’re nursing?

  • 14 bill eager // Oct 13, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Rachel,
    Happy Monday! I am a certified yoga instructor who loves all things “healthy”. I have just launched a web site that can really help moms stay healthy and save money doing it.

    http://www.MarketLodge.com

    In three minutes anyone can create a personal health and fitness, or mom based market place and share it with their friends. Users get 10% discount on any products from their healthy store and a 10% commission on products their friends purchase so it’s a real win-win… and we have fantastic health, yoga and “mom” products.

  • 15 Mayra // Oct 18, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    I have never ran a marathon and interested in doing so for the next year. Do you have a group or can you refer me to group that can help train me?

  • 16 Gone shoe shopping… // Oct 23, 2008 at 4:16 am

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  • 17 Jane // Nov 20, 2008 at 4:16 am

    Hi there! I thought you and your readers might be interested to know that B.O.B is holding a contest every month to win a new BOB stroller. You can check it out on the website at http://www.bobgear.com.

  • 18 Sari Anderson // Nov 21, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Great site and information! I love to see moms getting after it. Keep it up!

    Sari Andersons last blog post..Preparations

  • 19 Hannah // Dec 12, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Hi Rachel,
    I just happened on your site from a comment on back in skinny jeans. Noticed you are into cycling:) I have a question for you. I enjoy taking spinning classes and am considering buying my own spinning bike. Do you know much about them or could you direct me to any resources that you know of? I know they are a pretty hefty investment, but I’ve seen a wide variety of prices and brands, so I’m curious about my options.
    Thanks.

    Hannahs last blog post..Hmm it smells like cookies in here!

  • 20 Your life in front of you // Dec 30, 2008 at 5:48 am

    [...] 2008 comes to a close, I’ve come to realize how much I’ve learned this year. On the About Fit Mommy page, I listed all my 2008 goals that included bike racing, running races, triathlon and of course [...]

  • 21 Dima // Jan 25, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Hello Rachel, I’m Dima, I have some questions to you, can ve contact by email ?

  • 22 Niki // Feb 7, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Knee inflammation – I’d like to recommend the http://store.tptherapy.com/
    for the Quadballer, or even the Total body Kit. Bilateral knee issues vanished (after a lot of sweating and pain upon said Quadballer – ouch! but it’s worth it!)
    and the TP ball works piriformis miracles I did not know I needed.
    Good luck!

  • 23 Fit Mommy // Feb 9, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Man oh man, if everything weren’t so expensive and the economy was better, I’d be all over this product!

  • 24 Leyla // Apr 1, 2009 at 1:29 am

    We have so much in common…..I too run marathons and love fitness. I need to keep reading to hear your recommendation on running shoes.

  • 25 stephanie tara // Apr 30, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    i love your site ! bravo :)
    im also very curious to hear how you are enjoying the yogaworks training….i practice at YW san francisco – and have considered their training…
    terrific site, blog, spirit !

  • 26 Jenny // May 27, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Hi, I just wanted to compliment you on a great site. You have a lot of great ideas for fruit nutrition on the site like your Sambazon contest. I love fruit! So I like when others do too!

  • 27 deb // Aug 5, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Just became certified as a personal trainer myself (NASM). Now trying to get clients and work. Fun. Good luck with your yoga.

    I do not run (more than a minute during my HIIT) but I love, love, love working with weights. I kinda envy you folks who can take your workouts out on the road easily.

  • 28 jena schuster // Sep 15, 2009 at 4:56 am

    Rachel, wondering if you have tried the Hoo Ha Ride Glide….and what you think. We started Reflect Sports for women to have products developed especially for them….all natural chamois cream and a sulfate free swim hair care line…i would love to hear what you thought about the product.

  • 29 Julie E // Oct 4, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    I was just looking for some pictures on the Marathon. I am looking for Dr. Kris hansen, when I came across your Page. I’m excited t find you. We are educating other’s on the New NextFit Keychain Trainer.. The keychain was launched April of this year, you can train with jeff Galloway, and kathy Smith, plus 40 more world top trainers. I can send you information on it.. Please let me know. And i would like to use some of your postings on my website, if that would be okay! I will always link them back to your page.. Can you direct me to where I could find the stats on his division 10 I do believe..

  • 30 Julia // Oct 13, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Hello,

    My name is Julia Stegmeir, Marketing Coordinator for Pathway Genomics, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company located in San Diego (www.pathway.com).

    I read your blog posts and thought you might be interested in our new DNA kit. I’m reaching out to a small number of influential writers/bloggers to see if they would be interested in trying out our service and writing about their experience.

    If you are interested, please let me know. Thank you!

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  • 31 kristy wunder // Oct 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I love you’r sight I recently got trained for kids yoga instructer.I would love to work with teenage girl’s and teach yoga as a preventative measure for cancer.I also have two boy’s that keep me buzy !you’r an inspiration!

  • 32 Rachelle-kigo footwear // Nov 3, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Hi Rachel,
    Love the site – I’m a fit mom too, so really enjoy browsing your experiences! I’m a partner in a new woman-owned footwear company that is getting a lot of great attention as an alternative to the Vibram Five Fingers and other minimalist shoes – ours are great b/c they come in a cute Mary Jane style. They’re being run in, hiked in, traveled in, worn for general comfort – and are doing well in all categories. I’d love to talk with you about a product review (read: I want to give you free shoes :) . Hope you’ll shoot me an email. Have a great day!
    Rachelle

  • 33 New “About” Page // Nov 16, 2009 at 4:45 am

    [...] just wanted to let you know that I rewrote my “About Fit Mom” page.  As I’ve learned through writing this blog for over two years now, things [...]

  • 34 Sufferfest – The Downward Spiral // Nov 28, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    [...] is a guest post written by Penny (my amazing workout buddy on my about page) who spent 7 years as a professional downhiller and is a 2 time National Champion and a Bronze [...]

  • 35 Warrior Yoga by Trudie Styler // Jan 27, 2010 at 4:40 am

    [...] Guest Post Written by Penny (my amazing workout buddy). [...]

  • 36 Jen // Aug 22, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Great blog ! Inspiring to see how much you have done and how developed your blog is – we’re just getting our started.

  • 37 Alana // Sep 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Do you have any personal experience with Phentramin-D? Thinking about trying it. If anyone has any experience or feedback regarding onPhentramin-D please comment! I’m desperate to lose 20 lbs to get back to me pre-babies weight?

  • 38 Aubrey // Dec 31, 2010 at 5:14 am

    I heart your blog. I am a cross fit mom too.

  • 39 Michelle Mandel // Jan 2, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Hi Rachel/Fit Mom!

    Enjoyed perusing your site. Congrats! A hello and proposition of sorts.

    I just subscribed to your blog and wanted to introduce myself. As well as introduce you to my new blog ~ an energetic and heartful blog (and foundation) inspired by yoga for modern women (who also happen to be Moms).

    This is simply one part of a few things coming down the pike, one of them being the how to be a walking Momtra book.

    http://howtobeawalkingmomtra.wordpress.com

    If you enjoy the blog and mission and/or get something from it, would you like to mention or introduce the site to your readers please?

    I am just finishing up a Yogaworks 200 hr training so we have that and a love of yoga and running (and fitness overall) in common.

    If you have the time or desire, would love to have you contribute once I get to that point on the blog as well.

    Let me know if you have any thoughts on sharing the blog with your readers, as after reading some of your posts, I really think they would appreciate and connect with what how to be a walking Momtra has to say, not to mention really benefit from the practical side of the writing and tips too.

    If you have any other ideas or tips, I’d love to hear them.

    Much love and continued success!
    Michelle/Walking Momtra on facebook and http://twitter.com/#!/walkingmomtra

  • 40 Jeff Dostal // Mar 18, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Rachel, what’s your opinion on women doing P90X. A friend of mine is a chiropractor and he thinks it’s too hard on a woman’s body.

  • 41 Rex @ epoxy garage floor // May 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Hi Rachel,
    It’s me again. You really have a nice blog. Very wonderful!

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