Ashley Papanikolas discovered FIT4MOM shortly after her first son was born in St. Louis. As a new mom with few “mom friends,” she took the classes religiously, finding it a great outlet to connect with other moms, socialize her baby and get back into pre-baby shape. After taking the class again when she moved to Downers Grove, Ashley decided to re-visit her fitness roots and start teaching FIT4MOM classes.
Currently a certified Body Back instructor, Ashley channels her fitness background while building her classes. She has three years of group fitness experience and taught several class formats. Additionally, she led new instructor training and instructor evaluations for University of Missouri’s TigerX program. She is in the process of renewing her AFAA certification to continue to build her fitness education.
Ashley loves to connect with other moms at Stroller Strides with her two crazy boys – Camden (1) and Chase (3) and at Body Back (without her kids!) and hopes to pass on her love for fitness and FIT4MOM to other moms on their fitness and motherhood journeys.