Our Team

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Owner- stacyhinkel@fit4mom.com

Stacy and her team are excited to help moms in and around Long Beach empower themselves, connect with other women, build their mommy "Village," and inspire positive energy. She believes in the "power of moms" and loves to physically challenge herself and others in a safe, supportive environment that encourages teamwork and healthy lifestyles.

Stacy's FIT4MOM journey began in June of 2011 when her daughter, Helena, was just 8 weeks old. She started as a client, became an instructor and then had the opportunity to purchase the business in December of 2011. Her son, Harrison, joined her on her FIT4MOM journey in May 2013.

Stacy is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer, Spinning instructor, Level 1 Crossfit Instructor, Stroller Strides Instructor, Fit4Baby Instructor, Stroller Barre Instructor, and Body Back Instructor. Her former jobs include wellness coordinator for Boeing Seal Beach and Long Beach and Director of Personal Training and Director of Education for CNI College in Orange, CA.

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Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre Manager- shannonshondeff@fit4mom.com

Shannon moved to Long Beach in May 2012 and lives in Belmont Heights. She has 2 children, Clare (born November 2014) and Hank (born October 2016). She attributes FIT4MOM Long Beach as the reason for not only getting back into pre-baby shape but also making meaningful friendships with other new moms within the community she lives in.

Shannon received her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and a minor in Sports Medicine from Pepperdine University. She wanted to help others through fitness/coaching and as a result she obtained her Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University. Shannon is excited to see you at Heartwell Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30p.m. and at Marina Vista Playground on Fridays at 9:15a.m.!

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Body Back Manager- monicaboogaard@fit4mom.com

Monica lives in Lakewood with her husband, Dirk, and their son, Gerrit (born May 12, 2013) and their daughter, Madelyn (born December 25th, 2014). She started attending Stroller Strides classes when Gerrit was 5 months old and knew instantly that she wanted to become an instructor.

Monica earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Cal Poly Pomona. After completing her degree, she spent a few years as a personal trainer, both at a gym and a private training studio before having to change focus and work for her family's business. She's excited to be back in the fitness field instructing classes at FIT4MOM Long Beach.

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Samantha is mother to Caden and Aubrey. You can find Samantha teaching Stroller Barre at Colorado Lagoon on Wednesdays.

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Bianca is a mother of two little guys, Zion and Abraham, and can be found running, playing basketball, baseball and playing soccer with her family. She has been apart of Fit4mom, Long Beach for over 6 years. "I love coming to Fit4mom classes because it gives me motivation to start my day strong and connect with other moms! My kids like to 'play' Stroller Strides and do exercises such as dips, push-ups and lunges together!" Bianca hopes to encourage mothers to workout with us, so that they may set a good example for healthy living for their families.

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Katie has been a member of Fit4Mom Long Beach for almost 6 years. She has two children, a girl who is 5 1/2 and a boy that is 2 1/2. Katie joined Fit4Mom Long Beach when her daughter was 8 weeks old and has loved both the fitness and friendship aspects that Fit4Mom Long Beach offers. Katie has been an instructor for 3 years. She has been a Stroller Strides instructor, a Body Back instructor, and is now the Body Back Enhanced instructor. Katie's passion for health and fitness, coupled with her teaching background, led her to become a certified instructor. She has been in the fitness industry for 16 years and a K-8 teacher for over 10 years. Katie's background and love of dance, theatre, exercise, and education has led her to where she is today. Katie believes in a active lifestyle and strives to create an environment that not only motivates but also empowers individuals to continually challenge themselves in a fun and rewarding way.

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Ashley lives in Lakewood with her husband, Bill, and their daughter, Avery (May 1, 2015). Ashley joined Fit4Mom Long Beach when Avery was two months old and knew that she found her "village". "I love working out with this supportive group of mommies. Being able to start our day outside among nature, and exercise with my child present was a big advantage that Fit4Mom offered. Avery has gained many friendships too! She loves the crafts and picnics following class."

After a year of being a member, Ashley was thrilled at the opportunity to instruct and motivate other moms in Stroller Strides. She can be found at Los Cerritos Park (Bixby Knolls) singing and reading to the kiddos while the mommies are making strides in fitness.

Ashley joins Krystal Duck in planning the monthly themed play dates, field trips, and Moms Night Out.

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Nikki is mama to Wyatt (born May 2015), a very rambunctious and curios boy! Nikki and Wyatt began attending stroller strides when Wyatt was four months old. Nikki believes Fit4Mom "not only gave her an avenue to continue a fit outdoor lifestyle that incorporated her son, but also gave her a tribe which allowed motherhood to be an exciting adventure!" Nikki believes Fit4Mom is a wonderful community of fitness, love and support... she hopes you'll join her for a class where you'll not only come away with sore glutes but also a new friend!

*Fit is not a destination, it is a way of life!*

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Rochelle moved to Long Beach in 2001 after graduating from college at Cal poly, San Luis Obispo. She graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree and currently works full-time as a Senior Project Manager. She has always been into fitness and dance, and has danced through high school and after college with various professional dance companies.


Rochelle's love of fitness brought her to FIT4MOM Long Beach when her son, Xander (born June 2015), was only six weeks old. From the first class, Rochelle recognized that this group was a welcoming group of amazing women, especially being a first-time mom with a ton of questions about raising a little human! This inspired her to become a Stroller Strides instructor and pay it forward to other moms.

Feel free to check out her class at Mothers Beach on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6 PM! Rochelle would love to meet you and your little one(s)!

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Tamsin, originally from Indiana, moved to California over 10 years ago after studying physical education at Ball State University. She became a personal trainer upon moving and has been doing so ever since. After meeting her husband she moved to Belmont Heights and had her daughter Adelyn. She found Fit 4 Moms after spotting stroller strides in the park & knew the wanted to be a part of the team and join the community. Tamsin teaches body back classes at Marine Vista Park. She loves the outdoors and she spends a lot of time at the local parks or in her garden.

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Playgroup Captain

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Rebecca grew up in southern CA and moved to Long Beach in January 2016. She has one daughter named Basil (born August 2015) and decided to join Fit4mom as a way to get back into shape and meet other moms in the area.

Rebecca is a Registered Dietitian and previously worked as a personal trainer before completing her undergrad in Nutrition & Dietetics at Cal State Northridge. She teaches stroller strides as a substitute for weekday instructors and rotates as a regular Saturday instructor at Colorado Lagoon.

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Amanda is the mother of twin girls, born in August 2014. She began her journey with Fit4Mom when they were five-months old. Finding childcare for two infants so she could exercise was a real challenge. A friend recommended Stroller Strides, and Amanda was instantly hooked! She loved the comradery and support she found from the Fit4Mom community. “We would go to Stroller Strides every morning. It gave me a place to take the girls. I needed a physical outlet, a social outlet, and my children were able to have playdates every day. It was a perfect daily outing for us!” As her children grew Amanda enjoyed taking Body Back classes. She enjoyed them so much you can now find her teaching them in the evenings.
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Janae moved to Long Beach in June 2013 with her husband, Justin. James was born shortly after, October 2013, and when he was six weeks old she attended her first Stroller Strides class. There, she met her best mama friends and knew Fit4Mom Long Beach was the place for support and acceptance as a new mom.

After James aged out from sitting in a stroller she started attending Body Back classes and literally got her body back. Janae was so inspired that she started teaching Body Back classes in December 2016. She is excited to see you for one of her heart pumping classes.

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