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Meet Our Instructors: Allison Parker Colin

Meet Allison Parker Colin! Allison is one of the sweetest women you'll ever have the pleasure of working out with. She genuinely cares about all the amazing mamas around her and you'll know it right away.

You'll find Allison teaching Stroller Strides with her 3-year-old daughter Parker. She also teaches our newest program, Strides 360, solo (that's right mamas, this class can be done with or without the kiddos). As a former Kindergarten and 1st grade teacher, Allison has all the patience, tips and tricks to keep the little ones loving her classes!

Join us in getting to know Allison by reading a bit more about her here:

Hometown:

I was born and raised in Asheville, NC., a true North Carolina girl!

Family Members:

My amazing husband Brian and sweet 3-year-old daughter Parker. We also have a super sassy cat named Stitch!

Favorite exercise:

Strides 360 and anything that involves the ladder and SAQ (Speed Agility and Quickness) drills! They are so much fun and never get old!

Previous career:

I was lucky enough to teach Kindergarten and 1st grade for 10 years before having Parker. I love that FIT4MOM gives me an outlet for creativity and fun with kids!

Childhood Ambition:

I really wanted to be ballet dancer and a Radio City Rockette! Not very practical…but a girl can dream!

Proudest moment:

I know that this is probably so cliché but it truly was giving birth to our daughter!

Something that would surprise us:

I have an identical twin sister.

What is the farthest you have been away from home?

Europe! More specifically, London, Paris, and Barcelona. I would love to take Parker when she gets older.

What does motherhood mean to you?

Giving. Giving of yourself, your time, your energy, your love. Giving is so much more rewarding than receiving!

How did you find FIT4MOM?

When Parker was about 9 months old I decided that I needed to start to get into a more healthy routine. I knew that my sister had done a stroller fitness class when her son was tiny and I went in search for the same thing. A quick Google search took me to FIT4MOM and the results have been life changing!

How has FIT4MOM changed your life?

FIT4MOM has been so much more than fitness for me.

It is the place where I find strength in my body and other women’s stories. It is the place where I find friendship and understanding.

The place where I can truly find myself when, for a little while, I felt like I was lost to motherhood. FIT4MOM helped me to put myself back together in a way that is so much more than the sum of my parts.

Whew…this is deep, but I know that other mamas will understand and know that this journey called Motherhood is so worthwhile!