January Member of the Month – Stacy Lyons

Everyone at S.L.A.M. Columbia loves Stacy and everything she does for our babies! She invites everyone to her home for play dates and brings amazing structured activities that moms and babies can learn from. She’s a true friend and and an incredible mom and athlete. All of us feel lucky to know Stacy and grow with her.
“I started coming to SLAM because I grew up playing sports but never really figured out before SLAM how to do that with kids. I had gotten hurt playing soccer in Rec leagues in my 20’s and it just wasn’t practical anymore to continue doing that with kids. My first day at SLAM I was apprehensive…but it was the community that made me want to stay. I love being in shape and I figured out by coming to SLAM that I really needed that accountability and encouragement.
We have two sons: 4 and 6 years, and before I came to SLAM we were on vacation and my son was baffled by watching my sister exercise. I was really sad to realize that he had never seen someone exercise like that. SLAM changed all of that. My sons get to see me take care of myself, and they have enjoyed learning how to exercise as well!
SLAM also allows me to use my skills as a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist to run a playgroup with the moms and kids. I get to use my passion in life in a way that helps also build our community at SLAM each week.
There are so many ways to get involved at SLAM that benefit your mind, body, and spirit, and I am thankful for my SLAMily!”