Our Team

Jody has been the proud owner of the FIT4MOM franchise in Wilmington area since August of 2007. Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Jody moved to Wilmington in 1996 to attend UNCW where she got degrees in marine biology and secondary education. She worked in that field until her son, Roman, was born in May 2007 at which time she decided she wanted to stay home with him full time. Jody saw Lisa Druxman, founder of FIT4MOM (then Stroller Strides), on the Today show and immediately thought it would be a perfect fit for her. It blended her already existing love of exercise with her ever-growing passion for supporting new moms and allowed her to stay home with Roman. Jody and her husband Jarimy welcomed their son, Griffin, New Year's Eve 2015 and she has come full circle in her journey as a mom. Jody is nationally certified through FIT4MOM as a Fit4Baby, Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre and Body Back instructor as well as a Run Club Coach.

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Melinda U. Finch was born and raised in Starkville, MS. My interests growing up included musical theater, cheerleading, the symphony orchestra, cross country and various sports(so I was not very busy;)). I graduated with honors from Mississippi State University with my degree in Health and Physical Education. Soon after college, I became a Flight Attendant with Delta Airlines for 13 years. I started that journey in Atlanta, GA then made my home in Brooklyn, NY for many years. I taught and substitute taught in MS, GA and NY public schools along the way. This was eye opening to say the least! After moving to Wilmington in 2008, I found my soon to be husband! Jeff and I married in 2009, and we welcomed our son, Mason, in July of 2011. Awesomeness!!! Then, I found my Fit4Mom family:). I have taught Stroller Strides here for 5 years, and I will soon start my Fit4Mom Body Back chapter. I feel so fortunate to have found and be a part of such an amazing team!!!! more

I'm Leslie, wife to Bryce and mom to my girls Laney and Adalyn! I have been a part of FIT4MOM Wilmington Area since 2016 and became an instructor in 2017 after I decided to stay at home with my daughters. I started attending classes for the workouts, but stayed for the community. I love meeting other moms in the same stage of life who are supportive and encouraging. My hope is that you will also find 'your village' at FIT4MOM!more

Kayla is originally from Manchester, NH, she got cold and moved south to Wilmington on a whim. She met her husband Charles here and now has a rambunctious son Charlie. Kayla has a Bachelor's degree from Simmons College in Public Health and Nutrition. She is an animal lover-- she has a cat Millie Mouse and a dog Bear. She is excited to join the Fit4mom team as a Stroller Strides instructor and can't wait to meet all of you.more

Breni became involved in FIT4MOM’s BodyBack class in 2012 when her son was 6 months old. She loved the programs FIT4MOM offered so much that she became nationally certified as a BodyBack and Fit4Baby instructor in 2017. Breni has both a BA & MA in Psychology. She also received her Child Sleep Consultant Certification in 2015. Prior to becoming a Child Sleep Consultant, she spent 18 years in the Human Resources field. Breni is a proud wife and mom of two beautiful children. When her family isn’t sleeping, they love to spend time at the beach, the park or enjoy family time together.more

Christy has been a part of the FIT4MOM family since spring 2011. Originally from Orlando, Florida, Christy and her husband, David, made their way to Wilmington where she started her career as a professor of sociology and criminology at UNCW. Having always been an avid runner, she was excited to find Stroller Stride classes after the birth of her son, Sawyer. It was the perfect opportunity to get back in shape and more importantly, connect with other moms, especially first-time moms like herself. After her first class, she was hooked. After returning to work, she found a new love, BODY BACK! The energy, intensity, and fun of these workouts was just what she needed to take her fitness to the next level. With the birth of her daughter, Aubrey, she was able to re-join Stroller Strides while on leave from work and truly loved it all over again. Now, Christy is excited to have the chance to share her knowledge and passion for fitness for the mind, body, and soul as a Certified Body Back instructor and Running Club Coach.

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Christine is mom to Cat (5) and Robbie (4) and has been active in Fit4Mom since Cat was 6 weeks old. First in Stroller Strides, next in Body Back, and now, as a Run Coach. A runner for 20 years, she has run everything from 5K to 50K, but her favorite distance is the half marathon. During the day, she works as a Physician Assistant, acting as a medial monitor for clinical trials. When she’s not running or working, Christine can be found playing dinosaurs, or at the beach! more