The Fit Bottomed Girls/Mamas are a team originally made up of Jennipher Walters and Erin Whitehead.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 a new business partner, Kristen Seymour, and contributing writers, bringing new content and other fun, fresh perspectives to the site.
A Little About the FBMs
Erin Whitehead: After having three kids in less than five years, co-founder Erin is trying to figure out how to fit fitness into a busy schedule and sharing her experiences along the way. Erin is an ACE-certified personal trainer and has a journalism degree from the University of Kansas. She’s a bit of a word nerd and pun enthusiast. Born and raised in Kansas, Erin has settled in New Jersey after living—and loving—time spent in the Bay Area. Her time these days is spent with her kiddos and husband, working or sleeping. She loves reading if she can stay awake and really loves Netflix.
Jennipher Walters: As co-founder of the site and co-author of The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet, Jenn has several fitness credentials under her belt: She is an ACE-certified personal trainer, health 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, The Huffington Post, SparkPeople and Diets in Review. In her free time, Jenn can be found doing CrossFit-style workouts with her husband, making a mean green smoothie, running with her pup and snuggling with her daughter.
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.
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.
Kara Kramer writes over at It’s a Dog Lick Baby World, a sometimes funny and a lot of times inappropriate blog about running, kids, and working full time after being a SAHM. She loves pun-based humor and anything to do with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and she’s run multiple ultra marathons, including two 50-mile races. Kara has a MA in Political Science, but she promises to not write about political stuff and a BA in English, but she promises to not mock grammar mistakes in comments. Kara lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, one insane hound dog, and a cat named Cat Mittons.
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. She recently added a girl to her family mix.
Currently, FBM is not looking to expand its team. If this changes, we’ll be sure to let you know!