Board Meeting:3rd Thursday every month
IBC Bank, 221 S Shoreline, 2nd floor at 9am
As a new mother, Jennifer Rock felt overwhelmed and struggled with postpartum depression. Even though her husband Curtis was concerned, she didn’t know how to communicate with him what she was feeling. She loved her babies, so why was she so sad?
A friend told her about a group of moms that met at Cole Park each morning to support each other while they pushed their babies in strollers. Stroller Strides provided a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment with other moms who understand what Jennifer was feeling. The program, part of the national franchise, Fit4Mom would turn out to be more than just the solution to her depression, it would become her passion.
Four years later, Jennifer bought the Fit4Mom franchise. She rented a studio and added programing like Body Back, a class designed for moms to improve overall nutrition and wellness by combining exercise and support. Sandra McCutchon joined the class 5 months ago. “I was looking for a community connection, someone to have my back on fitness.” Another mom, Hannah Harrison, said she came to meet other moms and make new relationships. The two laughed together they realized that Hannah had come for friends and found fitness, while Sandra had come for fitness and found friends.
Fit4Mom will celebrate its new home in Water Street Market on October 5th with a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening party. Everyone is invited to join the celebration and welcome another new business to Downtown Corpus Christi!