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Don’t let the holidays stress you out, FIT4MOM shows us how to manage it


Finding balance during the busy holiday season is not easy. With the stress of family commitments and all the tasty temptations during Thanksgiving, it’s important for moms to find ways to cope and de-stress. FIT4MOM is a wellness organization with programs designed specifically for mothers to help nurture their minds, bodies and spirits. Owner and instructor Melanie Gonzalez joined Hawaii Now host Jobeth Devera on set with FIT4MOM member Jessica Mays to share tips on how to manage the holiday madness.

Jessica Mays is a busy stay-at-home mom of four girls ages 11, 9, 5, and 4. When dealing with stress, she said, “during the holidays, or anytime really, I deal with stress by planning ahead as much as possible, and not overcommitting on activities or parties. It’s important to have clear communication with my husband on a budget, I take time for self-care (I love my Fit4Mom village!), and I drink lots of coffee!”

FIT4MOM is the nation’s largest wellness company designed for moms, by moms. Dedicated to the Strength In Motherhood, FIT4MOM provides programs, classes and support for mothers throughout every stage of motherhood. Mama can mentally and physically prepare for motherhood in FIT4BABY, regain her fitness with her little(s) by her side in Stroller Strides or Stroller Barre, or push herself through high intensity interval training and nutrition coaching in Body Back. In motherhood and fitness, women have the opportunity to be fully supported in a community exclusively for moms, every step of the way.

In more than 1,300 locations nationwide, FIT4MOM has built a real village of fitness professionals that nurture the total wellness of mothers. Equipping moms with the tools of self-care and connectedness, allowing her to find her own strength in motherhood, and evolve in the family and career of her choosing. With FIT4MOM women discover their greatest inner and physical strength, connect with like-minded mamas, and find a sisterhood in motherhood that is greatly lacking in today’s modern world. For more information visit or become a fan at

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