Mama Highlight: Mary Schuld

Mary Schuld

How long have you been a part of F4M & what got you started?

I’ve been a member of Fit4Mom for 3 years! We used to live in NE by Grant Park. I was working full time and Henry was 1.5 years old. I had a random Thursday off of work and went on a walk through Grant Park with Henry. While walking through the park, I noticed a group of women working out with their kids in strollers. As the group ran past, every person similed at me. It made me feel like I could be a part of that strong mom group, so I googled “Grant Park stroller workout” and signed up! Luckily, around the same time, I transitioned to working part-time, so had a couple weekdays to join Stroller Strides.

Names & ages of your children? Share one fun thing about each!

Henry Schuld - 4.5 years old. Loves Star Wars and Batman. Oliver Schuld - 1.5 years old. Loves to dance.

Who is your spouse? How long have you been together?

I am married to Matt Schuld. We met in 2008 at a mutual friend’s Halloween party and married in 2011 in Portland.

Before joining our village and before having children, what kept you busy?

Full-time work as a project manager at Standard Insurance Company kept me busy before kids. Now I am a part-time change manager/project manager for PeopleFirm. I also love to bake, knit, take pictures, and craft.

What are 3 words a good friend would use to describe you?

Loyal, polite, fun

Why are you passionate about FIT4MOM?

Fit4Mom is a great way to stay healthy and in shape, with little ones in tow. Fit4Mom is also a wonderful community of strong, supportive women. I feel proud to be a part of this group.

Tell us how Motherhood changed you?

Through motherhood I have a new perspective and ability to see the bigger picture. I have learned what is really important in life and how to let other things go. And my heart has grown tremendously!

Why should a new mom join FIT4MOM Cedar Mill:

A new mom should join Fit4Mom because of the variety of workout styles and options, the ability to take your kids with you to workout, and the strong community of women!