Shelley is proud mom to her 2 Wild & Wonderful "Littles": Elizabeth (4.5) and Alex(3). When not wrangling Littles, or assisting in the running of MetroWest Fit4Mom, Shelley is working side-by-side with her husband, Russ, restoring their 1920's home.
Now if you spend any amount of time with Shelley, you'll learn of the special "LOVE STORY" between she, Russ, and the AMAZING ski town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. If you can't find them working on their home, you'll find them either hiking or skiing. They are both PSIA Level 2 Ski Instructors and possess a shared love for telemark and off-piste skiing.
After relocating to the states, Shelley and Elizabeth (8wks) needed something to tie them to the MetroWest Boston area. After the first class, with former owner, Laura Kimball, her fate was sealed... SHE LOVED IT and WAS HOOKED!!!
Though Shakira may have gone to college and grad school in the Boston area... don't let her fool you, Shakira is 110% Brooklyn! (Just listen for when she drops the infamous "Gaah-head"!)
When Shakira isn't keeping Shelley or her Own Kiddos straight (Elias 7, Kalia 5, Seneva 3), she's running or working out with her husband Anthony. We ALL know these two are doing something right; they met in high school, finished colleges in different cities, got married, completed graduate school, ADDED THREE KIDS TO THE SCENE, and STILL LOVE & SPEAK to one another! Not only are she and Anthony keeping it "TLF"... Shakira somehow seeks out an extra minute here & there to work toward her PhD!
After Kalia joined the family, Shakira needed to find her "Mommy Tribe". She rolled into the mall with Elias 3 and Kalia 4 months, the winter of 2009 to attend classes 4 times or more a week... and still does so, to this day wearing a different hat.
Colleen is the BOMB-Digitty!
I have been involved with Stroller Strides for 6 years and have enjoyed it so much that I became an instructor last summer.
When not exercising with my kids in tow, I get my "strength for motherhood" in other ways. I enjoyed the challenge of participating in Body Back for 3 sessions and loved it! I also enjoy running and I'm currently training for a half marathon.
I live in Sherborn, MA with my husband Brendan and two boys, Liam (6) and Quinn (3), and black lab, Gertie (2).
Before children, I worked as a Reading Specialist and first grade teacher.