October 2018: Hasmik Hayrapetyan

We are thrilled to introduce you to our October Mom of the Month, Hasmik Hayrapetyan! For over two years she has been coming with her boys to Stroller Strides and working out with us! She is an incredible mom to three little boys. She is an inspiration in class, because she always works hard and her journey to fitness has been slow, steady and transformative! We've watched her get stronger, leaner and more confident. She is a wonderful friend, always supporting the other moms in class, offering kind words, encouragement and genuine curiosity for her mom friends. She is also unstoppable! She recently started a new business as a makeup artist and we have all had a chance to follow her incredible looks on Instagram @hasmik_mua We are so proud to know Hasmik, to be inspired by her and to watch her make so many strides in fitness, motherhood and life!

Where are you originally from?

I am from Armenia 🇦🇲

Tell us about your little workout buddies!

I have three nice, smart boys. Each of them has a unique personality. My oldest boy is very organized and helps me a lot. My middle one is very active and asks a lot of questions. The smallest is very quiet, strong and friendly.

How did you choose their names?

My oldest son’s name is Hamlet. That is his grandpa's name. I picked my younger son’s name Davit myself. I love his name! My smallest son’s name is Alex. My older boys picked his name.

How did you meet your partner?

I met with him at my job 15 years ago. We worked together in the same company.

What's your favorite thing to do on a "date night?"

There are a lot of things we like to do when we have a chance to be together with no kids. I prefer to go to a concert, have a romantic dinner, or go bowling!

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

I finished my Masters Degree in Accounting while working at an IT company as an QA tester. Right before my smallest one was born, I was a bookkeeper. Recently, I studied makeup artistry and have started a new career as a makeup artist!

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

I was walking with my baby in the park and saw a big group of moms who were working out with their babies in the strollers. I was about to approach them to ask how I could join, when one of the moms invited me to join! I have been working out with moms in Stroller Strides for two years now.

What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?

I like there everything! It's the right workout for moms and a good environment for kids. The instructors are perfect and the park where we work out is great.

What is your favorite family activity?

We like to have picnics and we enjoy the ocean and fun activities on the beach. We try to visit kid-friendly places where our whole family can have fun!

What is your proudest moment as a mom?

I am proud to be raising three smart, handsome and talented boys. They always try to do their best and be successful!

What has been the most challenging part of motherhood?

It's challenging to make fresh, healthy meals every day for my boys, to keep them busy with different type of classes and to stay awake and take care of them all night!

How has becoming a mother changed you?

I first think about my children and then myself.

What advice would you give a new mom?

Follow to your heart and do what you think is right for your baby. You are the best for your baby. Do not forget to take care of yourself as well.