SLAM Nation!!! Hannah Conser here! I’m a proud Army wife, mother to 3 rambunctious boys, SLAMaholic, AND I’m SO thrilled to have the opportunity to bring SLAM to the Manhattan, KS area! Since my very first SLAM class back in the spring of 2016 I’ve been hooked!
Growing up I was always active in some way. As a child I was a competitive gymnast and played soccer. Then in high school I ran cross country and track. Once I became a mother I lost my groove with fitness. My second son was about 6 months old when SLAM Fairbanks was just opening. I remember going to the very first preview class feeling nervous. I didn’t know anyone very well and the entire situation intimidated me! I was out of shape and I knew it but I mustered up the courage and went. At the end of class I remember laying on my mat, completely exhausted, but so thrilled knowing that THIS is where I belonged.
After just a few months with my SLAM Fairbanks tribe the Army said it was time to move. I was so thankful to find out that we were headed to the place where SLAM was born! We relocated to the Columbus, GA area and before the boxes were unpacked I was going to class – told ya, SLAMaholic! Just a few months later I had the amazing opportunity to become an instructor. It was a job that I completely fell in love with and it really pushed me out of my comfort zone. I bettered myself, became a better mother, stronger athlete, and truly learned the value of having a tribe. I am so thankful for the 2 years I spent there.
My family recently relocated to the Manhattan, KS area and I quickly realized that I could not live without SLAM in my life. Through Stroller Strong Moms I was not only able to get a great workout, but I was also able to show my boys the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. What I wasn’t expecting was the community that rallied around my kids and I. Other moms loved my children as their own and reassured me on the hard ‘mom-ing’ days. They pushed me beyond what I thought were my limits, they celebrated my victories and supported me through life’s inevitable trials. I am sure there is no force stronger than a mother determined to succeed and once you add a community behind her, she is unstoppable! I can’t wait to share my passion for fitness and build the Manhattan SLAM tribe!
So, Manhattan area, what do you say? Are you ready to get your SLAM on?! Let’s do this!