Instructor Blog


"Nicole is a Motivator. She is always there to encourage someone to pick up the pace or pump a few more reps out." - Amber McGrath, F4M Temple•Belton Owner

Teaches: Stroller Strides

Hometown: Austin, TX

Mom to: Peyton (currently 17 months old)

How did you first get introduced to Fit4Mom? When Peyton was 3 months old we were pretty desperate to get out of the house and meet other mamas. I started looking online and found the facebook group for Fit4Mom. We joined as part of an April 2016 special that Amber was doing and we LOVED it! We've barely missed a day since!

"Nicole is a LEADER. She is never afraid to jump in and be first in a hill sprint or give her all in a competition. In Body Back®, she never let herself or anyone else quit. She is friendly and fun, I can't wait to work with her!"- Amber

What made you want to become an instructor? I'm not exaggerating when I say that Fit4Mom changed my life. It made such a huge difference to be...

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F4M Temple/Belton is proud to announce our newest baby strider!

Heidi Jane Huffines

5/10/17 @ 3:27a

7lbs 10oz

19.5 in

Proud Parents:

Ben & Stacey Huffines

Proud BIG Sister:

Lydia Huffines (2.5 years)

Fun Facts:

~Big Sis Lydia took 28hrs to arrive

~Little Sis Heidi took less than 2hrs!

(Stacey credits this "crazy fast" L&D to F4M work outs!)

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Recipe from

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup Soy milk or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup Rolled oats
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Flaxseeds...
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Many of us wear Fitbits or other fitness trackers. Some of us see a more drastic difference in our resting HR and our max HR when we are participating in the same exercise. Why would this be? What other factors go into this calculation?

The differences between individual’s resting heart rate and maximum heart rate when participating in the same exercise can be due to many factors. A few of those factors can be age, fitness level, stress level, and the intensity at which the workouts are being performed. Despite the differences, a person’s heart rate is an indicator of how hard their heart is working. Aerobic workouts (utilizing oxygen) focus on improving one’s cardiorespiratory system (cardiovascular and respiratory system) so that the body can efficiently utilize oxygen.

During aerobic exercise, checking one’s heart rate against their maximum heart rate (formula = 220 - age) will give the individual an indication of the level of intensity at which they are working out. This intensity level will indicate whether they are in the “fat-burning...



1/2 Banana (frozen)

1 C Kale

1 Date (pitted)

1/4 Orange

1/8 C Almonds (chopped)

1/8 C Almond Milk

LL's "2 cents":

*Store Kale, Orange, & Banana in freezer bag for easy prep

*Add H20 to thin consistency

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