We are excited to announce our MOM (Motivating Mom of the Month) for May! Each month we take a moment to recognize one of our local FIT4MOM® Palos Verdes & San Pedro mamas for her hard work and dedication to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Meet Carina Ruiz. Carina is our Motivating Mom of the Month for May! Carina is an inspiration for our entire village. Carina is mama to Layla and Madilynn and is a wonderful part of our village!
"Carina is one of our amazing Body Back® mamas. She always comes to class ready to workout, ready to push herself to her limits. Her squats, push-ups, and planks are absolutely amazing! She is one STRONG mama! "- Instructor Jen
We asked Carina a few questions, and here is what she had to say:
Who are the members of your family?
Jed, Layla (5), and Madilynn (1 1/2)
When did you come to your first FIT4MOM® Palos Verdes & San Pedro workout and who or what got you there?
I started my first class in January 2018. I started because I wanted to gain muscle and build up my stamina back to where it used to be before kids. I saw advertisements for FIT4MOM® on Instagram and Facebook and I took it as a sign to stop making excuses and just commit to getting back to where I want to be physically.
What is your FIT4MOM® why - what keeps you coming to workout, keeps you involved?
My why is to make sure that with everything I have on my plate, to make sure I always make time for myself, to workout through the stress of everyday life, and to be the best mom I can be when I allow myself to do something for myself.
What is one of your favorite exercises you have done with FIT4MOM®?
I really love doing squats, all forms of them.
- Favorite workout song? 80's music usually
- Best snack before a workout? Granola bar or banana
- Most delicious dessert you have ever had? Milano Cookies
- I feel like ____________ after a FIT4MOM® workout. Recharged
Before I had kids, I said I would never _________________ but now I ________________________. Before I had kids, I said I would never "let my kids sleep in bed with me" but now "my youngest sleeps with me every night."
Any advice for other moms out there?
My advice is that no matter where you start to not be discouraged because you may not be as physically fit as you once were, and to keep going even when you feel like working out is the last thing you want to do.