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  • Sophie Van Hees

    Hi, I’m Sophie!

    Mom, wife, stepmom, seasoned expat, fiery redhead, certified yoga instructor, and French teacher.

    Originally from Belgium, I have lived in three continents before moving to Seattle for love. Earlier this year I moved to Northern Virginia with my blended multicultural family: Dutch hubby, American step kids and melting-pot babies. Eliott is 13, Vera 9. Saskia was born in April 2019 and Georges (yes, with an “s”) in May 2020. 13 months apart, yep.

    Yoga came into my life as I was living in Southeast Asia. Living an uprooted life was exciting, but stressful, and had taken a toll on my lower back. I first took it as physical therapy; it then grew on me. My high-energy, full hearted, scattered self had to learn that strength on its own was not enough to get through the life I wanted, I needed balance, flexibility and a centered and quiet mind to welcome struggles and changes as growth opportunities.

    I joined Fit4mom in May 2019 in the suburbs of Seattle with my newborn daughter Saskia. I had seen something similar in the show Jane the Virgin, and was merely looking for a way to work out without having to pay for a babysitter. I was hooked right away, would not shut up about it. My mom and friends back home are jealous of Stroller Strides. I wanted to become an instructor from the get-go. We moved to Dunn Loring in March, and I joined this village as soon as the in person classes resumed. This village has been such an amazing bowl of fresh air and unconditional support through these trying times.

    I can’t wait to give back by sharing my yoga practice and eventually maybe a few French songs on the plaza!

  • Jaclyn Robertson

    Owner of FIT4MOM Falls Church Vienna Fairfax and mom of three

    Certified Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, & Fit4Baby Fitness Instructor, Body Back Pro, FIT4MOM certified 360 & running coach

    Why FIT4MOM? I have been a client for ten years, joining the Stroller Strides location in Santa Monica, CA after my oldest daughter was born. At that point, I needed exercise and I desperately needed mom friends. As a client, I never dreamed that this silly little thing called Stroller Strides could actually be more than just something I did with my daughter. When my family relocated to my home state when my daughter was toddler and my son was a newborn, I snatched up the Houston franchise when it became available to purchase. It was the scariest thing I have ever done! I had no background in fitness and had no clue how to run a business but I knew that if I needed FIT4MOM, then other moms did too.
    We relocated again, this time for good, to Falls Church, VA and I had the opportunity to take over this village. Starting over from scratch with a newborn and two preschoolers in a brand new home was actually the scariest thing I have ever done ;) Moving here wasn't something I could have envisoned, but this village of moms is exactly where I was meant to be all along. We offer kick-butt fitness classes for all moms, but it's the village and community that makes us the best.

    FIT4MOM changed my life, and if you give us a try...we'll do the same for you!

  • Victoria Poe

    Bio coming soon
  • Jackie Malkes

    Certified Body Boost and Yoga Instructor

    Jackie is mom to 2 young boys. She is originally from Philadelphia and has been a Northern Virginia resident since 2014. She began her Stroller Strides journey in December 2017 as a new mom who needed mom friends. She then started Boost and during her second pregnancy started Fit4Baby during the pandemic. After things settled down with having two kiddos, Jackie decided to join the Fit4Mom team as a Boost instructor. During the day, Jackie works for a software company.

    Fun Fact about Jackie: She loves traveling -- with and without kids, she in 2019 pre-pandemic, she visited family in Europe and ventured to Morocco with her toddler!

  • Lisa Gross

    Certified Stroller Barre, Strides 360, and Fit4Baby Instructor

    Lisa is mom to Ezra and Wes. She began her time with Fit4Mom right before the pandemic looking to meet other moms and continued working out with baby Ezra virtually, continuing throughout her next pregnancy, as well!

    Lisa has a background in early childhood education and art and loves meeting all of the mamas and littles in our village.
  • Cheryl Tsang

    Hi everyone! I’m Cheryl, mom to Nathan and wife to Danny. I am a Southern Californian, San Antonion, and now a Northern Virginian. I joined Fit4Mom when I was pregnant and am so glad I am a part of the Falls Church Vienna Fairfax village!
    I have made some really great friends, found so many mamas to help on the motherhood journey, and can’t forget the fun workouts! I am excited to welcome you into our village!
  • Briauna Dingman

    Bio coming soon
  • Sarah Semendinger

    Bio coming soon