“When we measure things, we miss the opportunity just to love one another and support each other through life’s hardest moments.”

-Michelle Steinke-Baumgard

Episode 47: Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, One Fit Widow

In 2009, at age thirty-six, Michelle Steinke-Baumgard became a widow with two young children. She turned to exercise as an outlet for grief and a way to handle stress. Not only did she drop more than 60 pounds, but she also found that she was healing. Michelle found it so powerful that she eventually quit her corporate VP job to become a fitness coach.

Michelle is co-founder of One Fit Widow and My1FitLife. She recently launched Live the List, which focuses on helping widows and widowers complete bucket list dreams to honor their late spouse while moving boldly into their future. Michelle’s overarching goal is to help people live a full, fit and intentional life beyond life’s hardest moments.

Michelle’s new book Healthy Healing, a guide to working out grief using the power of exercise and endorphins, published by Harper One, is now available.