It’s our favorite time of the month... it’s time for our Mompreneur Spotlight! This series showcases different FIT4MOM franchisees each month so you can get to know the moms behind the Village; as our nationwide community would not exist without them. This month, we would like to introduce you to two amazing women who are dedicated to changing lives, one mama at a time. Say hello to Bekah and Susannah from FIT4MOM Greenville in South Carolina.
MOMPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT: Meet Bekah and Susannah; Owners of FIT4MOM Greenville
Alysia Page + Rebekah Hurley + Susannah Spate
1. What inspired you to embark on the journey of owning a FIT4MOM franchise?
We saw a need in our area for moms to have an opportunity to achieve their fitness goals while including their children; while also building a community of moms supporting each other in the same season of motherhood.
2. How long have you owned your franchise?
3. What appealed to you about the opportunity of opening a FIT4MOM franchise?
The flexibility that FIT4MOM offers to empowers women to be entrepreneurs while also being moms to little ones. What FIT4MOM offers to a community of moms isn’t something you find anywhere else. Watching moms take time for themselves while also building a support system is a really unique opportunity that isn’t offered elsewhere.
4. How has motherhood helped you become a mompreneur?
As a mom, you learn to do whatever it takes and you aren’t able to give up. You can’t just ‘call out’ of motherhood. We are setting an example for our little ones that you can do whatever you set your mind to. Our kids are our why. You can be a mom and also be a successful business owner, showing up for yourself and giving that opportunity to others.
5. What did you do before becoming a FIT4MOM franchise owner?
Bekah is a licensed cosmetologist who worked in a salon before having her first child and then transitioned to a stay-at-home mom. Susannah was a stay-at-home mom before deciding to open a FIT4MOM franchise.
6. How has being a FIT4MOM franchise owner helped you achieve your life or career goals?
It has given us the opportunity to have a career while also being moms. Both of us feel that we have something to offer our community outside of motherhood and FIT4MOM has given us that opportunity.
7. How do your own values align with FIT4MOM?
We both feel strongly that the fitness and community FIT4MOM offers can be an outlet for mothers to take care of themselves and build a support system that is so necessary in motherhood, while also spending time with their own children.
8. Where do you hold your classes? How can people sign up to take a class?
We offer Stroller Strides classes at Century Park and Runway Park in the Greer and Greenville area of South Carolina. You can sign up through our website!
9. Who are you a mom to?
Bekah is a mom to Alice (4), Teddy (2), and is expecting her third child any day now! Susannah is mom to Zeb (5), Violet, and Athena (2).
10. What advice do you have for other mamas who want to be a mompreneur?
You can do whatever you set your mind to. Being a mom is hard work and adding to it can feel like a circus sometimes... but you’ll never know what you could have succeeded in doing if you don’t try. Life is short and your children are only little for a short time. You don’t want to live your life asking yourself, “what if?”. Even if you try and fail, at least you tried and gave it your all!