Last summer, I was contacted to photograph a summer kick off event for the local Fit4Mom Issaquah Sammamish Snoqualmie Ridge. These types are sessions are not my normal workflow but I love being involved in the community. I had never heard of Fit4Mom before. After talking with Brittany, I just got a feeling that this was something I wanted to know more about. Eventually I came to find out, this is an amazing group of mamas who get together to exercise and be better and healthier.
Summer Kick-Off Day
The day of the event finally arrived and I packed up my camera and headed to Lake Sammamish State Park. I love this park. It’s just so pretty and only a few minutes from my house. It was a great day for pictures, not too cold and nice cloud cover. Once I arrived I met Katy, the owner and she let me know what she was looking for in the event and I was off.
Fit4Mom has a group of mamas that are instructors. Some of them teach Stroller Strides, where you can bring your kids and work out, and some that teach Body Back, which are kid free. Once the event began a few of the instructors broke off and separated the participants into groups and were basically teaching large classes outside at the park. It was pretty cool. But I think the thing that I really saw was the connection these moms had with each other and the instructors. The sense of community was truly overwhelming. And even myself as a newcomer was welcomed and included. Granted I was not working out but I felt so honored to be there and a part of this event.
What to do Next
After the event was over I had a chance to chat with Katy some more. It is no wonder her group was so amazing. She has such a magnetic personality. She is kind, funny, motivated and passionate about what she does. But her love for creating this community and helping mamas be the best they can be is definitely what makes this group what it is. I decided to try out some classes. I signed up for Body Back because I thought it would be fun. And let’s be real here – I had no desire to workout with my daughter ….as wonderful as she is. LOL These classes were amazing and the community is even better.
Check out some images from the day!
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