Hi, I'm Ruth, wife to Brian, mom to Calvin and Spencer. I'm originally from Portland, OR and I've also lived in Wisconsin for college and Shanghai, China, for a study abroad. I spent 10 years as a hairdresser before becoming a full-time mom. We moved to Texas from Portland in the spring of 2015, while I was 7 months pregnant with baby number two.
I grew up camping, hiking, and playing soccer and volleyball. I played soccer and ran track for Beloit College. I met my husband playing on a co-ed indoor soccer team! I love running, competition and challenging myself. I love cooking (not baking, that's all my husband. I just eat it!), travel/exploring new places, and playing board games. I love seeing the world through the eyes of my kids, I love spending time with good friends, and Harry Potter. That's me in a nutshell!
I had first heard about Fit4Mom while I was in the Northwest. A good friend of mine got involved and raved about it (she now owns the SW Portland franchise!), but I lived on the opposite side of the city, so I never went to a class with her. Fast forward to Texas with 2.5 month-old baby, 2.5 year old, and not knowing anyone. At the park I see a group of moms, kids, and strollers by the playscape. I ask if its an event, and I meet Lacey, our Austin franchise owner, who tells me all about the playdates, mom's nights out, and workouts. A few weeks later we moved to Pflugerville and I joined up! I was hooked. I had found my people! 5 months later I became an instructor, and I'm currently the instructor at Katherine Fleischer park in Wells Branch. I've made amazing friends and fantastic memories with Fit4Mom!
You can find Ruth teaching Stroller Strides at Katherine Fleischer Park. Check out our schedule for days and times!