Prenatal fitness

Meet Your Instructor: Erin Williams

Have you ever taken a group fitness class where the instructor is an actual doctor? Nope? Well, neither had we until Erin Williams came around. 

Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska!

Current location: Jersey City, NJ

What is your background: I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and my Bachelor's Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Oregon State University. Additionally, I am a certified CrossFit Coach.

What do you do when you don't teach at FPC? When I am not teaching at FPC my primary focus is providing physical therapy to Pregnant and Postpartum women locally and online through my independent practice! I also coach a crossfit class for pregnant and postpartum women in Jersey City 2x/week.

What inspires you? What really energizes my soul is making movement and exercise safe and doable for all levels of fitness and time constraints. Being a mother is challenging enough and adding work on top of that can make self-care and fitness nearly impossible. I love waking up at 5AM to instruct a determined working mom through an exercise routine before she goes to work because it empowers her to be her best self and that gives me all the energy I need!

Describe your FPC "Challenge" class: My classes are designed to be scaled up or down depending on abilities and fitness level while getting a serious sweat on! My class flow tends to be energetic and challenging!

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to build and expand upon my degree as a physical therapist every single day, to never settle for knowing enough but always having a hunger to learn more. 

Current favorite song? Happier Ed Sheeran 

If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be and why? Probably a Moose because it reminds me of winter and home, both of which I love and miss!

Tell us something that not a lot of people know about you. I got married on a giant riverboat in Alaska to my high school sweetheart (2 years ago).

Erin's class, "Challenge" is on Thursday nights at 7PM.  It is pre/postnatal safe and 100% appropriate for partners, boyfriends, girlfriends, and best friends!

Meet Your Instructor: Maddy Wasserman

If you haven't taken Maddy's Signature class yet, you are missing out on some serious fun.  Here's a little more about her...including a mysterious story about winning "best dressed" at a taco festival?  Ummm, we promise to get our hands on that picture.  


Hometown- Ashland, Oregon

Current location- Williamsburg

What is your background-  In 2005 I attended massage school at the Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute in California. The following year I moved back to Oregon where I received a Bachelors degree in Communication and Culture while working full time for a Brewery start up. I spent 10+ years in the hospitality industry opening and running restaurants in Bend, Oregon and during that time I became a doula, I was trained through DONA (Doulas of North America) in 2010.  

In 2011 I became a certified Barre3 instructor and have been teaching group fitness for the past seven years.  In 2015 I trained with ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association)  to become a Childbirth Educator. And as of 2018, I am now a certified Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Specialist. 

What do you do when you don't teach at FPC- When I am not at FPC I am attending births, reading books or spending time with the people I love!

What inspires you- My clients! I love getting to know little tidbits about the people I am working with for inspiration of what they need in class.

Describe your FPC Signature class-  Curated with safety, driven by music, and full of education. 

What do you want to be when you grow up? A badass mama!

Current favorite song- Passionfruit (feat. Denham) - By The Golden Pony (It's a Drake remix!)

If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be and why- A wolf. I’m a leader and feel best with a crew of loving & like minded people, AKA my Wolf Pack. 

Tell us something that not a lot of people know about you- In 2011 I won "Best Dressed" at the Arizona Taco Festival, the prize was a 5' tall trophy with a taco on top! (Now I bet you want a pic...TBD)