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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Febuary Instructor Spotlights: Meet Christianna, Megan & Cindi!

Since November of 2011 we have welcomed 3 new Instructors to our Stroller Strides of Midtown Raleigh team and we're excited to formally introduce them to you!

Christianna Campbell
Christianna grew up in Raleigh and participated in sports her entire life- playing soccer and tennis and being a member of swimming and diving teams. She went to UNC-CH where she was an athletic trainer then earned Masters in Physical Therapy at ECU. She worked as an athletic trainer for pro soccer team in Hawaii (neat fact-one of her players won the tv show Survivor (Ethan Zohn)).

She and her husband, John, lived in Florida for the past 10 years before moving back to Raleigh last year. They have a 2 year old daughter named "Caroline" and a baby boy due this month!

Christianna and John enjoy doing triathlons and she has a 1/2 and full Ironman (2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike and 26.2 mile run) under her belt already. She loves anything outdoors: hiking, biking running, camping... and is a great addition to our team!

Megan Dosmann
Megan grew up in Southern California and moved to Chicago with her family during her Junior year of high school. In 2001, she graduated from the University of Illinois and has worked as an Occupational Therapist ever since.

She and her husband, Greg, were married in 2007 and welcomed their daughter, Avery Camryn, into their lives in September of 2009. Megan and Avery began attending Stroller Strides Chicago when Avery was just 7 weeks old where they made lots of good friends and enjoyed exercising together!

Megan, Greg, and Avery moved to Raleigh in January 2011. Before they even moved to Raleigh, Megan was beyond excited to learn that there was a Stroller Strides here too...they joined as soon as their BOB stroller arrived on the moving truck and have been consistent members since.

On February 2, 2012 (Groundhog's Day) they welcomed their second daughter, Brooke Danielle, to their family. Megan says, "I can't wait to spend time with my daughters while teaching them that exercise can be fun! Stroller Strides has been life changing for me and I look forward to giving back!"

Cindi Michaelson
Cindi was born and raised in a small town south of Rochester, NY. Prior to moving to Raleigh, she attended LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY with a major in Psychology and a concentration in Biology.

After college, she moved to Raleigh where her sister was living and only stayed for about 5 months because the world was calling!! She set out on a travel adventure that lasted 3 months. Her travels brought her to places such as England, Thailand, Bali, Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands. She actually flew around the world!

Once back in the States, she worked for a short time in Syracuse and then decided to move back to Raleigh. In 2006, while celebrating St. Patrick's Day at the Hibernian Pub, she met her husband, Mark. They were engaged on their 4 month anniversary and married by their 8 month anniversary!

On May 31, 2010 they welcomed Livvy Claire Michaelson into their lives! Cindi and her family currently live near Five Points in a small house that they completely renovated (doing the majority of the work themselves). As a family they enjoy traveling, time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, going to the NC Farmers Market and exercising. Cindi and Mark are currently training for our first half marathon!

Though Cindi has experience working in the non-profit sector and corporate America- her passion has always been fitness and health with a focus on pre and post natal women. Along with her new certification as a Stroller Strides Instructor she is also working toward being a certified Childbirth Educator. She says "I am so excited to be part of the Stroller Strides team and it is a pleasure getting to know all of you!"