Our Writers

Samantha McIntosh


Samantha is an unabashed shopaholic with a passion for fashion, beauty and a healthy lifestyle. She is a “stay-at-home mom” to her daughter, McKenzie and son, Charlie; but their busy social agendas find them rarely at home. Her pre-mom life included late nights in small offices, planning events and promoting companies through public relations, marketing and social media. While she claims “stay-at-home mom” as her occupation, she also spends her time teaching pre and postnatal fitness classes through FIT4MOM and works independently on marketing and events with companies in which she is passionate about their mission/purpose.

She may be an open book with an opinion on practically everything, but she’s the last to judge or push her views onto others. She is a firm believer in the adage “take what you want and leave the rest” and hopes others can find what she has to say helpful and inspiring, but more importantly, adaptable to their own life.

Katie Brenneman


Katie has spent the past six years dialing-in her health and fitness lifestyle. Now she shares these life-changing approaches with women who are ready to revamp their physical and financial well-being. Katie’s never met a workout she didn’t like whether it’s plyometrics, weight-training, yoga, pilates, or cardio-dance as long as she can get it done in 30 minutes or less! And while she loves to workout, Katie’s claim to fame is the joy she experiences in taking common unhealthy foods and dishes and innovating new methods for making them clean and nutritious. She believes in the 80/20 rule of balance. No one can and should be 100% perfect all the time. As such, Katie loves good food and fine wine and has discovered ways to incorporate both into her weekly meal plans.

Katie lives in Phoenix, AZ with her boyfriend Jon and two dogs Roger and Maddie. She holds a bachelors degree in Advertising from Northern Arizona University.

Ashley Breinholt


Ashley currently lives in Iowa with her husband and 4 beautiful children. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Arizona State University and is a certified fitness instructor. Ashley is the owner of FIT4MOM North Liberty and loves getting to help other moms make healthy choices and connect with each other.

In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, cooking, and cheering on her kids from the sidelines. Ashley doesn’t sit still for long and loves getting out to explore with her family and friends.