This Is My Story

MICHELLE STEINKE-BAUMGARD is a mother, remarried widow, and IFPA Certified Personal Trainer and IFPA Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist. After losing her husband Mitch in 2009, she turned to exercise as an outlet for grief and a way to handle stress. Michelle found it so powerful that she eventually quit her corporate VP job to become a fitness coach. Since then Michelle has been featured in Fitness, Shape, and Woman’s World, and has contributed articles to Prevention Magazine, The Huffington Post, and countless other media outlets. As co-founder of One Fit Widow, My1FitLife, and Live the List Nonprofit, Michelle is focused 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. She lives in Montana with her family.