La Fox—FitMama is inviting women to bring their families and their resolutions to the FitMama grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. at 1N254 LaFox Road, Unit E, in downtown La Fox. Ribbon-cutting will take place at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served and raffles will be offered, as well as a chance to meet the team of 16 Founding FitMamas.
Founder Erin Schaefer started FitMama Bootcamp in Elburn in May 2011 with a half-dozen local moms in a park in her neighborhood, and within months, FitMama grew by word of mouth to nearly 50 women. This prompted a recent expansion into the new indoor facility located in downtown LaFox. FitMama offers a variety of classes in addition to the bootcamp sessions, including yoga, pilates, Zumba and kickboxing. Childcare is also available for morning sessions for a small additional fee.
Since losing nearly 100 pounds with the help of a personal trainer, Erin has competed in nine triathlons (even one running barefoot) and a half marathon and is always eager to set further goals, including training for an Ironman 70.3 in 2012.
Erin is an NCSF Board Certified Personal Trainer with over 1,000 hours of training experience training women and men ranging in age from 15 to 75. She has experience with performance enhancement training for athletes, nutrition consultations, and is also a Power Plate specialist and is AED/CPR certified.
Erin is unlike any other trainer because of her ability to relate to clients who aren’t as fitness-focused as others. Her passion for training shows through in her vast knowledge of function and movement of the musculoskeletal system, how these are affected by past lifestyle habits and other factors, and the best methods for changing these for the greatest outcome.
A mother of two young children, she always emphasizes the importance of setting time aside for yourself to stay healthy and fit.
“I make my children the reason I workout, not the excuse not to,” she said.