Our Team

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Owner- 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), and currently expecting her 3rd, Nora (due August 2018). 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 certified in Fit4Baby, Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre and Body Back.

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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 Fusion at El Dorado Park on Mondays.

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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 2015) and son, Forrest (March 2018). 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 Mother's Beach singing and reading to the kiddos while the mommies are making strides in fitness.

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Nikki is mama to Wyatt (born May 2015), a very rambunctious and curious 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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Amy was born and raised in SoCal and moved to the city of Long Beach in 2012. She has two kiddos- Everett (born in 2012) and Caroline (born in 2014). Amy has lost 60+ pounds since joining the FIT4MOM family and has made great friends while doing so! You can find her at El Dorado Park Tues/Thurs mornings at 9:30am instructing Body Back.

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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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Cate lives in Belmont Shore with her partner and their daughter, Madeline (January 2016). Cate took her first FIT4MOM Long Beach class at the encouragement of a friend who also recently had a baby around the same age of Madeline. Having exercised throughout her pregnancy (her last spin class was the day before her due date), she was looking for a place to work out while being able to bring her daughter along. FIT4MOM Long Beach was the perfect match, and ended up being so much more than a workout. It has turned into her “Village,” and place where she and Madeline have met most of their Mom and baby friends. Cate is a certified FIT4MOM Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre instructor as well as a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. She has taken additional classes in Women’s Fitness, focusing on prenatal and postpartum fitness. You can find her teaching at Colorado Lagoon on Wednesdays at 9:30am and Saturdays at 9:15am. She looks forward to seeing you in class!

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Kai lives in Rose Park with her husband Tom, son Jack (May 2017), and fur baby George (Nov 2013). She started attending Stroller Strides when her family moved to Long Beach and she wanted to combine exercise, mothering, and a social life into one big package. A recreational athlete her whole life, she found her true passion for fitness and group exercise after becoming a mom. She joined the FIT4MOM team to motivate and inspire other moms to prioritize their own health and fitness, which she strongly believes will make you a better mother.
Kai became a certified pre- and post-natal group fitness instructor for Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby at the beginning of 2018.

She is excited to help you reach your goals and walk with you on your journey of building "Strength in Motherhood." You can find Kai instructing Stroller Strides on Tuesdays at Mother's Beach.

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Ligia is a full-time working wife to husband Dustin, and mommy of Benjamin (March 2016). She started with our program in early 2016 taking the Body-Back classes on Saturdays, but now makes time to attend weekday early morning classes at 5:30AM! She credits FIT4MOM for getting her out of her PPD slump, thanks to the support of the other great ladies and the motivating workouts. She hopes to “pass it forward” to all those who attend her classes by motivating them to stay fit with her fun and inspired workouts.

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Micaela (Mikki) moved to Long Beach in January 2016 with her Husband, Fernando. Shortly after the move their first child Roman arrived (April 2016). Mikki initially joined FIT4MOM to get back in shape and have a safe place for her son while doing so. After coming to class is when she realized that FIT4MOM was more than an incredible workout but a “village” of mommies and kiddos that support and accept you. Having a passion for a healthy lifestyle and admiring the core values of FIT4MOM she was thrilled to become an instructor. Mikki is certified in Fit4Baby and Stroller Strides. You can find her at Heartwell Park on Tuesday evenings!

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Veronica lives in Signal Hill with her husband (Harrison) and baby boy Asher (August 2017). She graduated from Cal State Long Beach in Communication Studies and always had a passion for people and fitness! Very shortly after having her baby she started attending FIT4MOM Long Beach and felt at home. Having a supportive community along with getting outside and working out makes a positive impact on her week! Overall, she has a passion for living a healthy lifestyle! Veronica is certified in Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby. You can find Veronica at Mother’s Beach on Thursday mornings at 9:15!

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