I became a mom seven years ago. I couldn’t have been happier except for the fact that I was distraught at the idea of having to go back to work full time.
I loved working in the fitness industry but didn’t want someone else raising my baby. I was disappointed that there weren’t career opportunities that were supportive of motherhood.
During my maternity leave, I created a workout that I could do with Jacob (my son) as I didn’t want to spend a moment away from him. It was our best hour of the day.
The only problem was that I was overwhelmed with questions about motherhood. So, I created a class with other new moms. I knew I could help them get back in shape and they could help me with all the questions I had about sleep, nursing, etc.
I guess I wasn’t the only one looking to get back in shape and meet other new moms because my classes took off. Before long, I turned it in to a business. We are now the 17th fastest growing franchise with over 800 locations across the country.
It’s been a feel good business to share career opportunities with other new moms. But beyond that, I have felt blessed to inspire moms to be healthy role models for their children.
They are never too young. These babies listen and absorb our every word and action. I think that may be part of the success of the business.
What we won’t do for ourselves, we’ll do for our children.
Have you made any interesting career choices since becoming a mom? Do you have any helpful hints for new moms who don’t want to go back to their previous jobs?