Koivisto Family

Meet Lauren K., our August Mom of the Month!

I’m so excited to be nominated as August mom of the month!

I was born in Arlington, TX and lived there until I was 7 when I moved to OKC with my mom. I attended Oklahoma State University and decided living in OK was not for me so accepted a job in Jacksonville, FL after graduation. Shortly after accepting the role and just before graduation, I met my future husband, Gary. It was love at first sight as you say and we decided to try long distance. It wasn’t easy but a year and a half later, he moved to FL to be with me. We loved living close to the beach and traveling all around the east coast. We got engaged in Oct 2011 and were married in June 2012.

Shortly after, we said goodbye to FL and moved to San Antonio so my husband could attend USAF pilot training. I was lucky enough to transfer locations with my job but after a year in San Antonio, decided to pursue a new opportunity and work for a paper manufacturer. I am fortunate enough to work from home, calling on HEB and others selling private label toilet paper and paper towels. Go buy the Our Finest brand! J

In Sept 2015, we welcomed our daughter Raegan Makay. She is now a beautiful, loving and spirited (almost) 3 year old who constantly keeps us on our toes.

With my husband’s crazy schedule as a pilot and working from home, I was struggling to find a way to stay active, entertain a toddler, maintain a social life and be myself again. I was introduced to FIT4MOM by another member, Martha Madigan, who encouraged me to join a class to get out of the house with Raegan. I initially signed up for a pass with the North SA group but moved to Alamo Ranch/Helotes after Martha did. I am so glad I did! The workouts are wonderful and kick my booty but the FIT4MOM group is truly a lifesaver. I don’t know what I would do without my Saturday class and coffee chats! Even Raegan looks forward to our weekly workout and playing with her friends. You know you have a found a good thing when you try to rearrange your schedule to go extra classes during the week! Thank you to all the mamas. I’m so happy to be a part of this tribe!