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August 2019: Tiffany Ollison

Tiffany is a bright light in our Body Back community. Her dedication and positive spirit are truly inspiring. She joined FIT4MOM after the birth of her second child and came to her first class with big goals. Throughout her journey, she never gave up on her goals or the other moms beside her in class. For her, victory means seeing everyone cross the finish line together. Whenever she's around we can count on her to make us laugh, cry and run extra laps to avoid burpees! Thank you for bringing that Tiffany Magic into our FIT4MOM community. We love you Tiffany!

Where are you originally from?

I am originally from Northern California, Madera.

Tell us about your little workout buddies!

My workout buddies are hard core and keep me motivated and inspired every day. Olivia is 4 turning 5 next month and her baby sister Peyton just turned 2 a week ago. I love that they check me on getting my workouts in!! They count down my squats and will plank with me!

How did you meet your husband?

Leon and I went to high school together and started dating after our 10 year reunion. So technically we've know each other since we were 14. Our first date I had temporarily moved home so it was like a sitcom where he picked me up at 7, met my parents and took me to dinner. 12 years together, 8 years married next month.

What's your favorite family activity?

Our favorite family activity currently is hotpic-ing... (hotel picnic)! We take the subway to a swanky hotel, sit in the lobby order appetizers and "special" drinks from the bar and people watch and chit chat. Right now the girls favorite hotel is the W. It’s surprisingly entertaining and frugal putting lol

Tell us a little about your career - pre or post baby.

I’m an entertainment law paralegal. Pre babies I was at SAG, then FOX and then laid off while 9 weeks pregnant with my second at Universal. While home for 2 years, I started a business doing staging for a investment company, interior design and small events. Recently I took a management position at Paramount Studios in the television legal department, turns out my business needs seed money!!

How did you find out about FIT4MOM and what classes do you attend?

My bestie Jessica Heeren was taking classes in Burbank and suggested I try it out when I had started running again. On the first day I puked, cried and FINISHED!!! I’ve been going ever since! I’m grateful for my Burbank mamas they keep me grounded. I try everything new that this amazing program offers (praying for ignite to come back). But for right now I’m committed to Tuesday and Thursday night in Burbank and Sunday mornings in Glendale whenever possible!

What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?

Community and the meditation. I’m inspired by all the instructors I’ve taken classes with; however it is the genuine care and non-judging fresh spirit of Nikki in Burbank that has me coming back when my legs are still noodles from the previous workout. I have a legit respect and kinship with these mamas and I work hard to not disappoint them. That says a lot for a girl who HATED working out in groups before this!

Do you have any big summer plans?

I married a summer baby and had 2 summer babies so my July - August is nothing but birthdays and celebrations! We will do Legoland for Leon & Peyton’s birthday, California Adventures for Olivia’s birthday, Santa Barbara for our Anniversary and I’m going to see Hamilton in San Francisco!

What is your proudest moment as a mom?

When I told my daughter I didn't want her to be a princess for Halloween I’d rather she was a super hero and she turned to me and said: mommy can’t girls be princesses and super heroes? Touché 3 year old Olivia...touché!!

Have you ever thought, gosh I can’t do this, and why?

Every day. At some point while being a wife or mom or employee I have absolutely thought this is too much. It is in moments of frustration that eventually pass or when I'm wrapped up in my feelings about ‘whatever’ thing that in hindsight didn’t matter. However, the clarity has come with experience and how I handled those situations.

How has becoming a mother changed you?

I’m younger at heart now!! I’m more patient and I’m more hopeful for some new aspect of the future with these girls and my hubby. It has enriched my life in more ways than words can say.

What advice would you give a new mom?

Hang in there. You’re not crazy. Yes, other moms feel the same way. My best advice for a new mom is to find like-minded mamas who tell you the truth. They are your people when you can text your purple nipple to in the middle of the night and ask is this normal??!! Keep those mamas close️.