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MOM of the Month: December

Welcome back to our monthly #MEETTHEMAMAS series where we feature our MAMAS here at FIT4MOM Folsom Lake. Today, let's meet our DECEMBER MOM: Mom Of the Month - a mama who embodies all that is FIT4MOM: Strong, Kind and Beautiful, inside and out.

Laura Chancellor is our December MOM!

Laura is mama to Jacob, a very handsome five month old. This hard working mama brings it to every class, her attitude and enthusiasm scream FIT4MOM! Her warm personality is contagious. She has that friendly smile that can connect with #allthemoms. It is evident that Laura loves being a mom, anyone around her can see and feel her positivity for motherhood. Laura is a welcomed new-ish addition to Our Village and we ADMIRE her heart and soul.

Let's meet our November MOM, Laura:

Hometown? I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Durham, California, a small town just south of Chico. My family still lives on our farm and raises cattle.

Tell us about who is in your family! My husband, Joe, and I met on Match.com four years ago and have our son Jacob (5 months). We also have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Nashville.

Current/previous career? I moved to Sacramento in 2004 to pursue a career in public relations/marketing/advertising. I worked in the industry for 12 years. I became a massage therapist five years ago, while still working in marketing, and ran my own massage therapy business. I still do some massage therapy as a side hustle but now I’m a stay at home mom to Jacob.

What was your childhood ambition? If you ask my mom it was to be a princess. I always wanted to do something with music. I played several instruments from about 10 years old up through high school and was a recording arts minor in college. Music is still a big part of my life.

What does motherhood mean to you? Motherhood is a crazy adventure. I always knew I wanted to have children, but I never knew what to expect from motherhood. It has been such a blessing in my life. Jacob is a joy and I love watching him learn and grow every day. God has entrusted me with such a wonderful little soul to nurture and grow in this crazy world. I love being a mom.

What is the furthest you have been away from home? The Netherlands. My dad moved here from Holland when he was five years old and his entire family is still there.

How did you find FIT4MOM? My neighbor, Lisa Johnson, told me about it and I was hooked!

How has FIT4MOM impacted your life? Fit4Mom has given me a tribe I never knew I needed. I love seeing everyone at class, connecting with other moms, talking through the challenges of motherhood and being around women who support each other. Plus we get in an awesome workout so it’s a total win. I’m so lucky to have this tribe.

Favorite exercise? My favorite type of exercise is running. I’m an ultra marathon runner so running is my comfortable place. When it comes to weight/workout exercises, I really enjoy planks and ab exercises.

Proudest moment? Besides marrying Joe and having Jacob, my proudest moment would be finishing the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run in 2015. What a magical experience!

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us! I performed in the half time show of the 1998 ProBowl in Hawaii with my cheerleading squad.