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Mama Highlight: Shelby Ellis

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

I started F4M about 18 months after having my third baby. Deb Gibbs invited me to try a class and I was hooked!

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

Tyler is six, loves to bake, and has recently started taking a skateboarding class. Cole, or Coco as we call him, is four and loves to play hockey outside our house every single day. Grayson is 19 months and is the sweetest baby brother and can totally keep up wit the big boys.

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

My husband, Cory, and I are high school sweethearts. We’ve been together 18 years and married for almost 10. Crazy, I know.

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

I taught 4th and 5th grade after college and until Tyler was four. It kept me very busy! My favorite grade was 4th with all of the Oregon history.

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

Thoughtful, compassionate, and creative.

Why are you passionate about FIT4MOM?

FIT4MOM has seriously changed my life. I never loved working out but now I look forward to seeing my friends and Megan’s kick ass 5:30 am workout! It has led me to do things I never thought I’d do, such as run Hood to Coast and a half marathon.

Tell us how Motherhood changed you?

Being a mom is the biggest joy and has completely changed my life. I hardly remember the days before kids. My heart is so full and even on its most challenging days, I know I can persevere and get through it. The little people in our lives are so worth it.

Why should a new mom join FIT4MOM Cedar Mill:

There are so many opportunities beyond just a work out. You get friends, activities, and support.