The Fit Bottomed Girls/Mamas are a team originally made up of Jennipher Walters and Erin Whitehead. While the pair is sometimes so twin-like it’s scary, they both bring different perspectives to the table. Due to the site’s increasing popularity, Jenn and Erin have expanded the team to include contributing writers, bringing new content and other fun, fresh perspectives to the site.
A Little About the FBMs
Erin Whitehead: Co-founder Erin has years of workout experience and is well versed in wellness news and trends, and brings a normal-gal mom approach to the mix. After having her daughter in 2010 and her son in early 2012, she’s trying to figure out how to fit fitness into a busy schedule and sharing her experiences along the way.
Erin has a journalism degree from the University of Kansas and is known for being a total word nerd. Born and raised in Topeka, Kan., Erin has settled in New Jersey after living—and loving—time spent in Lawrence, Kan., and Menlo Park, Calif. In her free time, Erin can be found hanging with her family. She loves reading and devouring entire seasons of TV shows in just days via Netflix.
Jennipher Walters: As co-founder of the site, Jenn has several fitness credentials under her belt: She is an ACE-certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach, and advanced health and fitness specialist, and an AFAA-certified group exercise instructor. Jenn has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MA in health journalism from the University of Minnesota. She has also written for numerous online publications including Shape magazine, Yahoo! Shine, SparkPeople and Diets in Review. In her free time, Jenn can be found challenging her husband to a wicked game of MarioKart on the Wii, chomping on kale, updating her 1960s-decorated home in Kansas City, Mo., doing CrossFit and running with her pup. Jenn is expecting her first child in February 2015 and couldn’t be more thrilled to add “Fit Bottomed Mama” to her resume!
Nicole Crawford: Nicole lives in Phoenix with her handsome husband and two sweet girls, ages 4 and 1 1/2. She received her masters degree in 2009 from the University of Leuven and is also an AFPA-certified pre- and post-natal fitness specialist. Right now she is completing her personal trainer certification with NASM, as well as DONA’s doula program. In her free time, Nicole enjoys many random hobbies, such as spinning (on a bike or a drop spindle), volunteering, hiking, brewing beer, cooking, and, of course, writing about all things motherhood. She has a blog at www.wellroundedmama.org where you can learn more about her. Really, she just loves babies.
Jessica Hutton: Jessica is a brand-new mom to son Miles, who came into the world on Valentine’s Day 2012 via an unplanned c-section. Jessica enjoys jogging, soccer, backpacking, boot camp and yoga, as well as cooking with her husband. She’s eager to see what her new status (and schedule) as a Fit Bottomed Mama will have in store for her—especially as she heads back to her office job as a traffic engineer. She plans to check in with us from time to time to share her experiences with surgery recovery, parenting and finding a healthy work-life balance. Jessica and her husband, Jim, live and work in Kansas City.
Dara Pierre-Louis: Dara is a stay-at-home mom and wife in Los Angeles. When she’s not laughing at the adventures that come along with running her own little multi-cultural empire (her husband is from the Caribbean), she’s writing about what it’s like being an actress/momager in a city known for chewing folks up and spitting them back out. She and her son spend the majority of their days playing outside enjoying the SoCal sun and smog. A self-professed recovering chocoholic, Dara is open and honest about her food, fitness and mommy struggles.
Jennifer Schlozman: Jenny is a former Weight Watchers Leader Ambassador, who lost 40 pounds pre-baby and 82 pounds post baby. A runner, triathlete and half-marathoner, she finds comfort in group workouts and loves finding new fit friends. Born and raised in the North suburbs of Chicago but now living in the Kansas City area, Jenny loves long walks in the sun, homemade meals, manicures, the sound of her husband’s voice and slow dancing with her little mister.
Kristen Seymour: Kristen Seymour is a freelance writer/editor/online media expert living in Gainesville, Fla. She balances her love of Mexican food and white wine with a steady diet of triathlons, volleyball and workout DVDs. She relies on her dogs to get her outside when she’s feeling lazy, and counts on Twitter to motivate her to hit the gym—works like a charm every time. She’s childfree by choice, but weighs in here from time to time on parenting and women’s health topics. When she’s not here, you can find her covering pets over at Vetstreet, at her personal blog, Jeez-o-petes or writing the occasional article for other outlets like TODAY.com and Specialty Food Magazine.
Currently, FBM is not looking to expand its team. If this changes, we’ll be sure to let you know!