Hey there! I’m Darcy, and I’m here to inspire you with the notion that you CAN have it all (without doing it all).
I’m a fitness professional, running coach, clean-eating connoisseur, United States Marine Corps veteran and mom of 3 awesome kids who know how to laugh at themselves (well, not the baby — he’s super serious). I created Fit Foodie Mom to give me a creative outlet after my second was born. Since then, I owned 7 locations of a popular fitness for moms franchise, I’ve trained hundreds of moms in fitness and (hopefully) inspired them to maintain a lifestyle of health and self-care, I’ve trained moms one-on-one to find their balance, I’ve made tons of quick and effective fitness videos, and I even decided to work full-time for one of my favorite companies!
Through all that, I felt it was important to maintain this blog, because I know moms need a friend to go to for advice like:
“How can I laugh at myself even when my household is sick and my dog is on a rampage?”,
“How can I love my body when I have a wrinkly, muffin-topped belly?”, and
“How can I eat healthy when my husband refuses to eat any vegetables?”
Shoot, Girl! I can help you with all of the above! I’m here for you. I love you. I am your friend through it all.
So… what can you expect from Fit Foodie Mom?
- Quick and effective workouts that leave you feeling energized, successful and svelte. <— have you ever seen that word written out?
- Delectable recipes that are also healthy.
- How-to’s for fun kid’s activities and parties (SO FUN!)
- Self-care and self-love mom-tivation (see what I did there?) so that YOU can be the best you. <– the one everyone loves!
So why should you trust me?
:: I have a ton of experience building my personal fitness through running 5ks to marathons, obstacle courses, tumbling, swimming, hiking and triathlon training;
:: I’m a mom with 3 tiny children and a husband who sustained a brain injury while deployed overseas when we were married only 3 years, so I’ve been through a bit…
:: I’m a Marine! I have the crazy growth experience of pushing my body beyond my preconceived limits through arduous United States Marine Corps physical training including rope climbing, obstacle courses, climbing over walls, running with gear + a rifle, hiking up to 15 miles with 80 lbs+ on my back, martial arts, extreme weather (up to 120-degrees and down to -4-degrees) fitness training, and more;
:: I have experience leading my USMC peers and subordinates in my free time and also as an appointed position;
:: I’ve received awards and honors, including a black belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, the USMC Steel Susan Award, mentioned as one of the 10 Great Fitness Blogs for Moms in the Healthy Moms Magazine and featured in Shape magazine.
:: I’m an ACE-certified personal trainer and a RRCA-certified running coach. I also have years of experience teaching classes in the areas of cardio kickboxing, dance fitness, spinning, HIIT, prenatal, postnatal, bootcamp games + barre/pilates/yoga mix
:: I’m a clean eating coach
And when I’m not coaching someone to sweat to the oldies or cut a rug, I can be found…
:: blasting out my rendition of pretty much any tune;
:: playing princesses and pirates with my kids; or
:: eating at Melting Pot… no really… I love that place.
Let’s be friends! Here are a few ways you can partner with me right this second:
:: Get my free road trip workouts (<15 min workouts you can do when time is tight)
:: Let me customize a running training plan for you
:: Train with me one-on-one or in a small group either locally or virtually (email email@example.com)
If you’re dying to know more, here are 9 things you don’t know about me…
1 – My sister is a mortician
2 – I previously worked as a hand model… totally for free
3 – I was a competitive cheerleader (explains the energy!)
4 – I was a news anchor and reporter for the local Malibu news station
5 – I’m incredibly clumsy, but have big feet, which means I trip a ton but rarely fall
6 – I was the president of my high school choir
7 – I used to sit in on Capitol Hill meetings on a weekly basis
8 – I’ve legally constructed and detonated my own demolitions
9 – Working with robots used to be the norm for me