FIT4MOM Tri-Cities Member of the Month - Samantha Mason

Samantha is one FIT4MOM Tri-Cities/Richland's Founding Moms, she has always been one of our biggest supporters and has a way of making motherhood look good! We are also excited to welcome Samantha as part of our Body Back team, as she will be putting her RD skills to work and helping our mamas through their 8 week transformation!

Name: Samantha Mason

Workout buddy/ies and age: Hadley 2.5 years, Emme 8 months

Originally from: Born in NY but moved to Richland right before I started 5th grade. Moved away for college, and settled back down here for good in 2012.

Favorite thing about FIT4MOM: I love the workouts and the friendships I've made, but it's also a lot of fun to watch my oldest daughter play with the other kids and get excited about going to class.

When did you join FIT4MOM? August 2015. #foundingmom

What is your current job? Or what did you do before staying at home? I'm a registered dietitian and work for Kadlec. I cut my hours way back after having kids but am fortunate that I can still dabble in it while mostly being home with my girls.

What is your favorite food? Chinese chicken salad and gummy bears.

What is your favorite beverage? Grande decaf pour over with a splash of cream

What is your favorite book? All The Light We Cannot See

You are given four free hours of babysitting, what would you do? Get a massage and a pedi then go out to dinner with my husband.

What is your dream kid free vacation? A European vacation-France, Italy, Germany, and England.

What is your dream family vacation? Renting a beachfront house in Hawaii.

How has becoming a mother changed you? I now leave the house without showering and with very little makeup on. It's also made me a lot more patient.

Fondest childhood memory? Hard to recall just one because growing up with 3 siblings we had a lot of fun. Road trips, camping, and waking up really early together on Christmas morning,

Your favorite "go to" family friendly recipe? Chicken Parmesan from The America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook.