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  • Jaclyn Robertson

    Owner of FIT4MOM Falls Church Vienna

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

    I am mom to three mostly delightful kiddos, 8 ,6, and 4. Stroller Strides then FIT4MOM has been a part of my journey of motherhood ever since my oldest was an baby. I was new mom in search of friends and found them at my very first Stroller Strides class. While I love seeing moms get stronger, what I really love to see are the friendships that grow.

    Fun Fact: Jaclyn spends her days as a FIT4MOM franchise owner and instructor but spends her evenings acting with the local community theater company, Providence Players of Fairfax!

  • Amy Currier

    General Manager

    Certified Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, Strides 360 & Fit4Baby Instructor


    Amy is mom to two rambunctious boys. She is from AL and has been in the Northern Virginia area since 2008. She began her Stroller Strides journey in December 2015 as a new stay at home mom who needed mom friends. A week after her first class, she answered Jaclyn's email about adding more instructors to the team and she hasn't looked back since.


    Fun Fact about Amy: She studied Russian and the former Soviet Union in college and grad school and would love nothing more than to visit Central Asia.

    To contact Amy email her at amycurrier@fit4mom.com

    Watch Amy in action!


  • Lauren Surber

    Certified Body Back Pro & Body Back program Manager

    Lauren is the mom to a happy and active 1 year old boy! A native to the area, Lauren returned to Northern Virginia to begin her teaching career after attending college in Philadelphia. She is currently a literacy specialist in Fairfax County. She found this wonderful village while on maternity leave and knew when it was time to return to her job that she had to remain a part of this village that provided her with so much at such an important time in her life. As a college athlete, sports and exercise have always played an important role in her life and she is excited to now bring that passion for exercise to other wonderful moms.

    Fun Fact: Lauren was a competitive swimmer growing up and went to swim practice at 4 in the morning from 6th – 12th grade. To this day, her mom says she loved taking her. Lauren will encourage her son to find sports practices that occur after school!

  • Christina Lay

    Bio coming soon
  • Jeanine Bonds

    Certified Body Back & Body Ignite Pro

    I have been enjoying FIT4MOM for over eight years, when I started attending Stroller Strides classes regularly when my son was a baby. The classes were a "win-win," where I got to exercise and socialize with other moms, and my son had a built-in playdate with the other children.

    When my daughter was born three years later, life became much busier, and I found that I was sacrificing my workouts to get errands done while my son was in morning preschool. Body Back entered my life at exactly the right time. The 8-week journey of fitness and nutrition was truly life changing. For the first time since having both of my children I felt fit, strong and healthy. I loved the "me" time and found it very satisfying to knock out an incredible workout first thing in the morning and have the rest of the day to accomplish my other tasks. I am thrilled to be a Body Back instructor and coach for other moms! I am passionate about our FIT4MOM community and inspiring moms to find their healthiest and happiest selves! With that, I am “pumped” to add the Body Ignite strength training class to the schedule!




    Fun Fact: Jeanine was a BodyFlow instructor for over 10 years with Gold's Gym. BodyFlow is a class that incorporates yoga, tai chi and pilates. She gets to use her knowledge of simple yoga, stretching, and breathing in her monthly Mama Restore classes.


  • Najla Farooq

    Certified Fit4Baby, Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, and Body Back pro

    I am a mother of two; one energetic preschooler boy and a sweet and curious toddler girl. I moved to Fairfax in 2005 for college (GMU and Georgetown), got married & joined Stroller Strides while pregnant with my second in hopes of getting a chance to workout while still taking care of my son. I came back as soon as I was cleared by the Dr after delivering and started attending on a daily basis. I was surprised by the connections I made in the classes! I gained a lot of friends, support and experiences! These friendships are one of the big reasons why I became religious about attending classes regularly. Then one day one of the instructors asked me if I had ever considered becoming an instructor, which​ coincidentally ​was ​after a friend asked me the same question. The encouragement led me to go through with it and I am so happy I did! I love motivating and ​supporting others in reaching their goals, and doing all I can to help out! Most of all I love being a part of our village and look forward to more friendships, more laughters and great workouts!

    Fun Fact: I became scuba certified when I was 12 in Saudi Arabia! Haven't been diving in years but would love to explore the oceans around us in the near future.
  • Melissa Ramsey

    Certified Stroller Strides & Fit4Baby Fitness Instructor

    Melissa is mom to a very happy and active 1 year old son. She is a dietitian and has a passion for nutrition and exercise. After deciding to stay home with her son she discovered Stroller Strides and was hooked after her first class. She also enjoys hiking, biking or doing just about anything outside. Recently, Melissa had the opportunity to go on a rugged 4 day hike to Machu Picchu!

    Fun Fact: I love sports; despite losing two teeth during a field hockey practice in high school (bet you can't guess which ones ;))

  • Carrie Schymanski

    Fit4Baby Lead Instructor

    Certified Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby pro

    Growing up in North Carolina, I played soccer and volleyball with many dance lessons mixed in. In 2004, I graduated from Virginia Tech and began teaching Special Education in Richmond. Now I stay at home with my daughter, Milla, and son, Reed. My husband Jason and I got married in 2009, and he enjoys coming to Stroller Strides on Saturdays and holidays :)

    Fit4Mom combines my love of getting exercise, singing, and meeting new people. I’m so excited to be a part of this team and help you have fun while working out!

    Fun Fact: I started playing guitar 2 years ago… Be on the lookout for some sing-a-long playdates after class :)

  • Sharon Mergler

    Certified Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, and Fit4Baby pro

    Hi! My name is Sharon and I am originally from Ohio where I graduated from THE Ohio State University! GO BUCKEYES! I moved to Northern Virginia to teach in a preschool autism class room. I taught for 9 years in McLean before having my daughter and son. After deciding to be a stay at home mama and after ACL surgery I discovered FIT4MOM in July 2016. I have always been an active person and this village has become a necessity in our lives! I love getting a great workout in while being around supportive friends and Josephine and Sawyer love meeting/playing with new friends.


    Fun Fact: I played a season on a community woman rugby team in college
  • Cyndi Bohlin

    Certified Body Back pro

    I’m Cyndi, mom to two wonderful kids, Audrey and Benjamin. I’ve lived in the D.C. area since graduating from UVA. Before having kids, I worked in nonprofit communications, primarily for the arts. My first experience with FIT4MOM was a Body Back class a friend (who is now an instructor!) encouraged me to try in 2016. As a stay-at-home mom to two young children, I was struggling to find any time for myself, especially for exercise. The challenging workout and supportive community immediately had me hooked! I’m thrilled to now be a FIT4MOM instructor and share my love of motherhood, fitness, and health with other women.

    Fun fact: I danced (ballet, modern, hip hop, and jazz) from childhood through college.


  • April Buckley

    Certified Body Back Pro

    April is the perfect example of a baseball mom. She has a son in elementary school and Little League. Her bonus son plays on his high school baseball team and also plays travel ball year-round. Most of her free time is spent at the ball field, but she grew up in Pittsburgh in a very sports-oriented family, so she doesn’t know any other way of life! Her weekdays are spent working as a financial analyst for the Federal Reserve, and Body Back is her much needed me-time. She started coming to classes in Spring 2017 and after doing Transformation in the Fall she joined the Fit4Mom Team as an instructor.

    April loves all the friends she has made through Fit4Mom and that her kiddo says she is strong. She loves hearing him say “this is why Mommy works out” when playing sports with him or carrying him and all of his stuff upstairs for the night. The workouts and support keep her sane and she likes being able to tap into her creative side when coming up with a good themed class!

    Fun Fact: April got to spend an evening with her favorite celebrity, The Rock, during a work event for her previous job working at a DC publishing company.
  • Jill Maguire

    Certified Body Back Pro

    A native Texan, and now longtime Virginia resident, Jill is mom to three lively children – an 8-year old boy, 6-year old girl, and 3-year old boy. She discovered Stroller Strides while on maternity leave with her youngest and was excited to find a challenging workout and supportive community. When a Body Back class opened up nearby, she tried it once and was hooked – uninterrupted time to focus on herself and demanding workouts. Body Back has been transformative – physically, mentally, and emotionally. So much so, that Jill trained to become a Body Back instructor to encourage and empower other moms to prioritize themselves and work toward their fitness and wellness goals. So while Jill is a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, by day (and sometimes by night!), she has happily found another role and is so proud to be a part of this team!

  • Julia Bounds

    Certified Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre, Fit4Baby Fitness Instructor & Body Back Pro


    Julia is mom to two energetic boys. She grew up in Nebraska and South America. Julia got her degree in Dance Performance, and spent years traveling, teaching, and performing. After more than a decade of living in New York, Julia and her family moved to Virginia. She left her leadership role in a technology company and welcomed her second son. New to the area, and in the throws of postpartum recovery, Julia signed up for her first Stroller Strides class. She discovered a welcoming community and challenging classes that motivate. Julia is grateful to have found FIT4MOM and the Village. She is thrilled to be a part of the team as an Instructor and to be able to inspire others, help moms connect, and provide great workouts!


    Fun Fact: Julia spent several months dancing on cruise ships!
  • Laura Beth Williams

    Certified Stroller Strides Pro.

    Mom of a curious & adventurous one-year-old and a seven-year-old golden retriever. She grew up in a small town in Southern Virginia. Laura Beth got her degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech and a Non-Profit Management certificate from Duke University. She works part-time for a small non-profit that focuses on improving school cultures to prevent violence, bullying, and teen suicide. Laura Beth enrolled in her first Stroller Strides class to meet other moms since her family doesn’t live close by and immediately knew she wanted to be a part of the village. Her passion for creating a caring and inclusive community translates into her classes.

    Fun Fact: Laura Beth has been a stand-in actress for Jenna Dewan and others

  • Leah MacDonell

    Certified Body Back and Stroller Strides Pro

    Leah is a complete boy mom to two lovable little guys! Raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and a graduate of JMU, Leah has been in Northern Virginia since 2008. She found her village in Fit4Mom in March 2016 after joining Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre. During fall of 2017 she fell in love with Body Back as well. Exercise has played an important role in her life since a young age. She believe exercise is a vital part of being the best version of yourself - physically and emotionally- and to set a good example for little ones. As you know, little eyes are always watching!


    She is thrilled to be part of the Fit4Mom crew!


    Fun Fact: Leah joined the Peace Corps after college and served in the Dominican Republic.
  • Jenni Zamora-Nguyen

    Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Jenni is a mom to a sweet and sassy 5-year old daughter, and a Ninja Turtle loving 3-year old son. She can be found during the day as a number crunching Financial Analyst for a Government Contractor. She discovered Fit4Mom while on maternity leave, and became an active member joining the Body Back Transformation session. It was an amazing experience that helped refocus finding time to take care of “her” and finding a group of moms that understood all the mom struggles. She has always been an active person. She was a former lacrosse and field hockey player and referee and has ran multiple 5k/10k/Half Marathons. She loves being a part of the Village and helping moms achieve their fitness goals! Fun Fact: Jenni has been a bridesmaid in 12 weddings!
  • Jenna Amaral

    Bio coming soon
  • Melissa Scott

    Bio coming soon
  • Madeline Zavesky

    Certified Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby Instructor
    Hi there!
    I’m mom to three year old Drew! We have been attending Stroller Strides since he was about 8 months old. I was a new, working from home mom who wanted a group of women to tackle motherhood with! I have found such wonderful friends through Fit4Mom and see the motto “Strength in Motherhood” played out consistently in so many ways. We get a great workout in all while showing our babies staying active is both healthy and FUN. I can’t wait to meet you and your kiddo(s)!
  • Leanne Wright

    FIT4MOM run club coach

    Raised a Navy brat, Leanne was born in New Hampshire and subsequently moved 8 more times before attending the College of William and Mary. Having lived in Northern VA since 2004, Leanne found Fit4Mom when she was on maternity leave and looking for something to do with her now toddler son. She was immediately hooked on Stroller Strides, but also wanted to find a way to keep up her pre-baby running routine. So, she offered to start up Fit4Mom Run Club and now absolutely loves helping other moms reach the finish line!

    Fun fact: Leanne completed her first half marathon in 2008 in the Outer Banks, where she got sick both before (nerves) and after (overexertion) the race. Despite the rough time, she has gone on to complete 5 more half marathons and several shorter distance races.
  • Erin Maas

    Certified Stroller Strides Instructor

    I am Erin and I am mama to sweet and spirited Ayla. I joined FIT4MOM when my daughter was 2 months old as a way to get out of the house and hoping to meet some new friends. I was thrilled to find FIT4MOM and was completely hooked after one class. I grew up here in Northern Virginia and after graduating from James Madison University moved back to the area to teach first grade at my old elementary school. I love FIT4MOM because of the community it has created for me. I joined looking for a way to get my body moving again after a difficult pregnancy and delivery and found so much more. I am so grateful for the friends I’ve made, the ties I’ve created in my neighborhood, and the support that I’ve received from other moms since finding our village.

  • Lauren Blackburn

    Certified Body Back Pro

    Hi! I'm Lauren, mom to 1 year old named Preston. I moved to NOVA in 2013 from Richmond, VA to be with my now husband. By day, I work in Fairfax County as an Instructional Coach.
    I found Fit4Mom during my maternity leave and started taking Stroller Strides classes. Right as I returned to work, a Body Back Transformation session was starting. The session hooked me to Body Back and this amazing village of mamas and I have been taking classes ever since. When an opportunity came to train and teach Body Back, I was thrilled to give back to the community that has given her so much.
  • Mallary Hughes

    Certified Body Back Pro

    Mallary is mom to a very happy, curious and energetic almost 2 year old boy! Growing up military, she moved every couple of years to locations up and down the east coast. Despite changing where she called home, some things remained constant-a love of staying active and desire to meet and make new friends along the way. By joining various sports teams like soccer, cross country, and crew she not only stayed in good shape but found camaraderie amongst her teammates. Flash forward many years, and the same still rang true. While on maternity leave, one of the happiest yet sometimes hardest of times, Mallary realized that what she needed more than ever (besides sleep) was a way to release stress and get back in shape while making deep meaningful connections with other women who have experienced the same thing. She decided to try a free class and has been hooked ever since! Now as an instructor she can’t wait to help bring other moms to the same village that has brought her such a strong sense of physical, mental, and emotional wellness!