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Instructor Spotlight: Katie Taves

1. Who are the members of your family?

Myself, Kurt (hubs), Grayson (5.5), Conor (2.5)

2. Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in NoVa?

Originally from Va Beach area and have lived in NoVa almost 10 years

3. How did you find FIT4MOM SouthWest NoVa?

Quick google search after having my first child. Like many mamas, I was looking for something to get out of the house and back into a fitness routine.

4. Where and what do you typically teach?

Stroller Strides @ STC and KSC

Stroller Barre @ STC

5. Tell us your story about how/why you became an instructor for Fit4Mom SouthWest NoVa.

I was a faithful class attendee for about a year before I decided to take the plunge and become an instructor. I've always loved group fitness and used to teach Zumba (fun fact) so had some experience with the instructing aspect. I knew being an instructor would keep me coming to class and being an active part of our village!

6. What is your favorite thing to teach?

That's tough, but I have to say Barre- love the burn.

7. What is the BEST thing about being an instructor?

Helping mamas feel strong and take care of themselves for 1 hour. Also getting cute baby smiles is a plus.

8. What is your WHY? Why do you keep doing what you do?

Instructing energizes me! I love seeing the mamas taking care of themselves, trying something new, and pushing just a little bit more.

9. What is one of your current wellness goals?

I'm a lover of all things cardio, but I'm trying to make it a point to incorporate 1-2 strength-focused workouts in each week.

10. Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?

Hmm, I don't think so. I can teach a class on the fly, if that counts :)

11. What is your most used item for your workouts?

Definitely the bands

12. Anything else you'd like Our Mama tribe to know?

I'm going to miss this Village! It has been a huge part of mine, Grayson's, and Conor's life for the last 5 years. This chapter ending is bittersweet.