Cassie Tschida: October Mom of the Month

October 1, 2017

-Hometown: Grew up in Orland Park and currently resides in Yorkville.

-Fit4Mom Member since: October 2016

-Members of your Family: My husband, Matt, daughters Kaitlyn(2 1/2) and Ashlyn(15mos) and soon to be son, Brycen due end of October.

-Current/Previous Career: Previous career was a financial assistant in Chicago, but now I am a stay at home mom.

-How did you find Fit4Mom? Through my friend. I first tried it out in Geneva and loved the concept of it.

-What has Fit4Mom done for you (or meant to you)? It has empowered me to be a better and stronger mom. It gets me motivated in the mornings to leave my house. I love that I am able to workout, even with the kiddos.

-What was your childhood ambition? To work in the fashion industry and become a mother.

-What does motherhood mean to you? Motherhood is truly a remarkable gift and a privilege that I hold very close to my heart. To me, being a mother means to be fearless, to be a positive role model, to be a continuous cheerleader for every milestone my children will experience, to demonstrate the abundance of an unconditional love that has no end and to cherish countless memories that will last forever.

-What is your favorite exercise? I love anything to do with strength training.

-What is your proudest moment? Giving birth to my children. It's definitely a miracle.

-What are three of your favorite things (besides your family)? Shopping, fall and wine!!

-If we asked your partner what they think your best qualities are, what would they say? I think he would say that my best qualities are being a mother, the patience I have and the love I have for my children.

-Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us: I struggled with this one and can't think of anything good. I would have to say that the most surprising thing about me is that I've never been out of the country except for Canada and Mexico.