Rosemary has been following her passion for fitness since she worked out with her first Jane Fonda video in the VCR, legwarmers and all, circa 1985, and (thankfully) hasn’t looked back. Her biggest influence in her journey was when she discovered Bill Phillips and his Body For Life program in the early 2000’s. The combination of resistance training, HIIT cardio and healthful nutrition while eating 5-6 meals a day with a plan and a purpose created a powerful mental and physical transformation that she wanted to share with others. She enjoyed coaching others in her community and collaborating with other followers on the program on the message boards, even when the internet was at it’s infancy.
Rosemary graduated from Seton Hall University with a BA in Communications and although she had a demanding and successful career in video editing and production for over 15 years, she always did her best to keep fitness as a priority. She trained and competed in the Dublin Marathon with the Leukemia Society, the MS Jersey Shore Coast the Coast 170 mile bike ride from Sandy Hook to Cape May and various 5k and 10k races. Rosemary is also a horse owner and competed at many adult amateur eventing horse trials in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, including Fair Hill and Plantation Field.
When Rosemary became a Mom, she was determined to continue to make health and fitness a part of her growing family’s lifestyle. She worked at the YMCA as a personal trainer and TRX instructor. When she found Stroller Strides/Fit4Mom, she had found her calling. She is now and ACE Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise instructor, as well as having certifications from Stroller Strides (Fit4Baby, Stroller Strides, Body Back Pro), NETA Kettlebell, YMCA Pilates.
In addition to her Fit4Mom classes, personal training and group training services, Rosemary also hosts her local Plum Moms Club, which is free to any Mom in the community and includes playdates, Mom’s Nights Out and other events to help connect Moms in the Chester County, Pennsylvania area.
In the next year, Rosemary plans to expand her Fit4Mom schedule to include Stroller Barre classes, LEAN Awareness nutrition classes and 5K/10K running programs that will be open to the community.
In her spare time, Rosemary enjoys going on adventures with her husband, Scott, and her 2 children and hopes to get some time back in the saddle with her 20 year old QH/paint, Eagle.