Karin Collins Owner FIT4MOM Marin and Fit4Baby/Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre/Body Back Instructor
Kiddo: Liv (March 2012)
Welcome Mamas! I am very excited to bring FIT4MOM into your life. The day I went into labor with my daughter was the same day I bought the FIT4MOM Marin Franchise. My nesting had finally come to an end. A few months before, I had searched on Google for inspiration to start my own business. I wanted to own a business that would be supportive of motherhood, and one in which I could spend as much time with my daughter as possible. Fitness and running have always been a big part of my life and I was hoping to create a job where I could be outdoors and active. I had recently completed a yoga certification and attained a culinary degree at Living Light Culinary School as a Raw Vegan Chef and Nutritionist Educator. While searching Google, Stroller Strides popped up. I thought that the concept of working out while engaging your child was pure genius. I knew immediately that this was my calling and I couldn´t wait to create a community here in Marin County for moms and their families. So, without ever having tried a class, I bought the franchise! When my daughter Liv was 3 months old I started our playgroup, and when she was 6 months old we held our grand opening in San Rafael. A month later, I had a second grand opening in Mill Valley for FIT4BABY and Stroller Strides. After a few months of teaching eight classes a week by myself I was able to hire my first instructor. In 2014, we had our third grand opening in San Anselmo, at which point we also added Stroller Barre and Body Back to our schedule.
Today, I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without my FIT4MOM mamas and their families. My husband Ron, Liv, and I have made so many incredible friends and we have received so much support. When I broke my ankle I had families volunteering to deliver meals for me for a whole month. They took me grocery shopping and even picked me up so that I could come to our classes! Their generosity of spirit goes to show that FIT4MOM is much more than just a workout; we are a community who remain dedicated to each other, through all of life’s joys as well as its hardships. I am extremely proud of FIT4MOM Marin. We are the sisterhood in motherhood that ALL moms need. And now, we have an awesome FIT4MOM Marin team helping to reach more women. Our village has blossomed into one big family. I know that I am very fortunate to have a dream job that allows me to include my family in everything FIT4MOM has to offer, from playgroups to mom’s and parent’s night out, family events, holiday parties and more. I am honored to be helping moms on their of journey to health and fitness. My passion and purpose is my family and to help moms gain "strength for motherhood, at any stage of motherhood".