Newport News, VA

Tidewater S.L.A.M.

Where We SLAM

Newport News Park

Newport News Park

13560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23603

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday | 10:00 – 11:00am

Newport News Park is one of the largest municipal parks (7,500+ acres) east of the Mississippi River, and is conveniently located right off of I-64 in the heart of the Virginia Peninsula in northern Newport News. The park offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, biking, mountain biking, picnicking, paddle boating, canoeing, archery and freshwater fishing. The park has several playgrounds for kids and plenty of open space to S.L.A.M.

Parking & Meeting Info

When you drive in the main entrance, off of Jefferson Street, take your first right. We meet at the park across from the Ranger Station. You can park near the playground or along the frisbee golf course. We meet in front of the two big pavilions next to the sand volleyball court.

 

Questions? Contact Sheena Richards

Williamsburg Veterans Park

Williamsburg Veterans Park

3793 Ironbound Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Monday & Wednesday | 10:00 – 11:00am

Veterans Park is a beautiful, 19-acre park in Williamsburg. It is the home to the amazing Kidsburg, a 30,000-square-foot lighted playground that features separate play areas for children ages 2-5 and 5-12, a ship replica, swing areas and a zip line. The beautiful, open grass fields, next to the playground, offer the perfect place to S.L.A.M.

Parking & Meeting Info

We park in the main parking lot right off of Ironbound Road. We meet next to the pavilion in the grassy area of the park, away from the playground.

Questions? Contact Sheena Richards

Veterans Park

Newport News Park

SLAM Boss

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Sheena Richards| sheena@sweatlikeamother.com

Sheena is a military wife and mom to three awesome kids. She is originally from a very small town in Northwest Iowa and has a love for running and fitness. She is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor and is First Aid and CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross. She holds a Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Certification. She has an MBA in Healthcare Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Medicine. After spending the past 14 years working in Radiology, she made the decision to start a new adventure and open Stroller Strong Moms Newport News, in hopes of bringing woman and kids together within her community.

Sheena first joined S.L.A.M. in the original S.L.A.M. city of Columbus, Georgia after she had her third baby in 2017. She was hooked from day 1. When the military moved her family to El Paso, TX she once again found her tribe and continued the S.L.A.M. life in El Paso where she found a passion for wanting to help others reach their fitness goals. The Army has now brought her and her family to Fort Eustis, Virginia. She is determined to bring the encouraging, supportive, and inspiring S.L.A.M. life to her new city in hopes of creating a group that is inclusive and welcoming to moms in all stages of motherhood. Sheena’s favorite ways to S.L.A.M. include running, HIIT workouts, and heavy weight training. Sheena is thrilled to get started and can’t wait to meet the moms and kids in Newport News and surrounding area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Newport News Team

Sheena Richards | Instructor & Owner | sheena@sweatlikeamother.com

Sheena is a military wife and mom to three awesome kids. She is originally from a very small town in Northwest Iowa and has a love for running and fitness. She is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor and is First Aid and CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross. She holds a Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Certification. She has an MBA in Healthcare Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Medicine. After spending the past 14 years working in Radiology, she made the decision to start a new adventure and open Stroller Strong Moms Newport News, in hopes of bringing woman and kids together within her community.

Sheena first joined S.L.A.M. in the original S.L.A.M. city of Columbus, Georgia after she had her third baby in 2017. She was hooked from day 1. When the military moved her family to El Paso, TX she once again found her tribe and continued the S.L.A.M. life in El Paso where she found a passion for wanting to help others reach their fitness goals. The Army has now brought her and her family to Fort Eustis, Virginia. She is determined to bring the encouraging, supportive, and inspiring S.L.A.M. life to her new city in hopes of creating a group that is inclusive and welcoming to moms in all stages of motherhood. Sheena’s favorite ways to S.L.A.M. include running, HIIT workouts, and heavy weight training. Sheena is thrilled to get started and can’t wait to meet the moms and kids in Newport News and surrounding area.

 
Ashlee Gitkos | Instructor
 
Ashlee is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and is CPR/AED certified. Growing up in Oklahoma, she always thought of herself as “athletically challenged.” She was in marching band all the way through college (Boomer Sooner!), which she’ll tell you takes more conditioning than you realize. Ashlee discovered fitness a few months into her first desk job and was hooked with the excitement that came from discovering what her body was capable of. Ashlee found SLAM in 2013 in Savannah, GA, before her first child turned 1. She fell in love with the SLAM village and the workouts that were both challenging and fun at the same time. Her high energy and enthusiasm for fitness are contagious. Ashlee and her husband have a daughter and two sons. Ashlee’s favorite ways to SLAM are burpees and sprints.