Mom On A Mission – Lisa Druxman – USA
You know when you hear about those lightbulb moments? That’s what I had. I was on a stroller walk with my new baby and I was filled with the following thoughts…
“This is the best hour of my day. All moms should workout with their stroller.”
” I don’t know any mom who is happy with her body. I bet I could help them”
“I have so many questions about motherhood. Where am I going to get the answers?
” I so don’t want to leave Jacob to go back to work.”
And then the lightbulb lit.
I could start a stroller fitness workout. I can help moms get back in shape and they can help me with everything I need to know about being a mom. I even named it on that walk. Stroller Strides.
And that’s what I did. I started a stroller strides workout in my neighborhood. I just had a handful of moms but it quickly became my village. Apparently I wasn’t the only one looking for a village because the concept took off. I hired local fitness instructors to teach more classes in San Diego. I didn’t have to go back to my old work after all. By the end of the first year, we had 1,000 moms taking Stroller Strides classes. Within just a few months, we started getting calls from around the country; women were looking to join or start Stroller Strides. I didn’t know how I was going to do it but knew that I wanted all moms to get the support and strength we got from these classes. And I loved the idea of giving other women the career opportunity that I had in running Stroller Strides. So we decided to franchise the business.
So we decided to franchise the business. We now have nearly 2,000 class locations nationwide. And as my kids grew (now 15 and 11), so did the business. We added FIT4BABY, Stroller Barre, Body Back and even a run club for moms. We are now celebrating 15 years in business.
It has been an incredible journey and story along the way. But there is no overnight success. We have fallen down many a time and the lessons learned have often been hard ones. But when you have a passion and a purpose for what you do, you find a way around, over or under any obstacle that comes your way. We are big fans of Simon Sinek’s Start With Why. Our why is to give women the strength for motherhood. This isn’t just about sets and reps. This is about helping moms get out of overwhelm and in to a life that they love. All of our programs help moms achieve health and happiness at every stage of motherhood.
Know what I’ve learned over the last 15 years? That leadership in business is the same as leadership in family.
1. Be true to your values
2. Have a mission
3. Be focused on what’s important
4. Take full responsibility
5. Always be learning
About the Author
Nationally recognized as an expert in the field of fitness, particularly pre and postnatal, mompreneur Lisa Druxman is the creator of FIT4MOM®. Her programs such as Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby and Body Back are all part of the Fit4Mom family. The FIT4MOM franchise has consistently been ranked by numerous publications as one of the fastest growing franchises in the country. Lisa has created one of the top companies for moms to work for according to Working Mother magazine.
Lisa Druxman is a mom on a mission! It is her hope to inspire all moms to live a healthier life.
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