Meet our December Motivational Mom of the Month, Blair Lauver!
Blair is one of our Body Back instructors and joined our team not that long ago. We're so happy she's a part of Our Village and we hope that if you haven't had the chance to meet her yet that you pop into a Body Back class sometime to say hello!
How did you find FIT4MOM Richmond and how long have you been a part of our village?
I have been a part of our village since the summer of this year. I have known Natalie for a few years from a local gym where we both taught classes. She needed a last minute sub for a Body Back class this past spring and I jumped in to help out. The ladies were lots of fun and put up with me, so here I am teaching some body back classes!
What do you love most about being part of this community?
All the mamas are SOOOO supportive of each other--I have seen this both online in the Our Village group as well as in class.
Who are you a (step) mom to?
Adam (32) and Todd (27)- They have been a part of my life since they were 9 and 4. They are both married and one is a dad and the other will be a dad come March. Also mom to my dog Bailey!
What is your favorite thing about being a (step) mom?
It has been AMAZING to watch them grow up into the young men, husbands, dad & dad to be that they are now. Watching the oldest with his new baby just melts my heart! When I think back to all their goofiness growing up, its amazing to see them today!
Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or one hundred duck-sized horses?
Ducks are creepy, so I don't like either option!
How do you stay fit when you're not working out with FIT4MOM?
In addition to teaching group exercise classes, I love working in the yard and walking and hiking with my dog.
How do you practice self-care?
I am almost completely chemical free in my house (cleaning products, laundry, lotion, make-up, etc.) I have been working on it for about 18 months and it is not easy! I also love to cook and make sure I have the freezer stocked with easy healthy meals that I can thaw and use as needed for when times are crazy (soups, turkey burgers, black bean burgers, mini meat loaves, etc). I don't have picky eaters at my house to deal with, so this is pretty easy for me!
Where did you grow up and how did you end up in Richmond?
I grew up in Richmond and never left!
What is the last great book or television series you've read/watched?
While I love to read and am usually reading more than one book, I needed something fun to watch over the summer. Not sure I should admit this-but I polished off the entire Gilmore Girls series.....yikes!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
If your five-year-old self suddenly found themselves inhabiting your current body, what would she do first?
Go find a jungle gym to climb on! Loved my jungle gym in the back yard when I was that age.
What are you most looking forward to this holiday?
You probably don't want me to answer this one!! I am a Christmas grinch, so I am not looking forward to the holidays! I have told my family my goal is to not be a grinch this year, so we will see!
Blair, thank you so much for being a part of Our Village, for your kick butt workouts ;) , for your humor, and for being a Gilmore Girls fan (I love that show!) Best of luck getting into the holiday spirit this year and resisting those Grinch like tendencies! 'Tis the Season after all!
- Natalie - xxx