Mother FM’s Story

Welcome, I’m stoked you’re here!
My name is Fi Modderman – but I’m also ‘Mother FM.”

I’m a Kiwi Mother, fitness trainer, and health coach with big dreams to change the world.

Obsessed with: leaving my comfort zone, goldfish (because my husband won’t allow more than two cats  in the house – otherwise I’d totally be that crazy cat lady!) and helping people who are struggling in their bodies.

Formalities first:

I have ticked my educational boxes, first by studying to gain my Bachelor of Physical Education, majoring in Exercise Prescription and Management.

Deciding that I needed to build on my knowledge in order to help people further, I am now a Certified Health Coach, an Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practioner and Precision Nutrition certified in the making.

I believe that we should never stop learning though. So I’m always reading new books, watching documentaries, reading new science and doing my best to keep up with all the new information that comes out in the world!

I have always had an interest in the human body and movement, which is why I first decided to study for 4 years to gain my Physical Education degree. 

Interestingly, it was during this time at University, that I first started my battle with my body image and my weight. No longer having parents to buy and cook food and having to stand on my own two feet, meant I didn’t really know about what I was eating – or how much. So I would try to counteract the weight gain with long runs and heading to the gym.

I finished my degree and  went overseas at the age of 22 to work first, on a cruise ship, then on multiple superyachts.

The body weight battle continued there, as chefs would make the crew food. And I just couldn’t bring my willpower under control to stop eating too much! The hour long daily runs I would take myself on, were not enough to keep the weight off!

Who is Mother FM now?

I’m mostly known for being ‘that Fitness Mum.’ Hence my role as Mother FM.

By the time my youngest child was born, I had three kids under three! And yes, each and every one of them was planned – crazy but true!

I have a son, Jake (9) and two daughters Zoe (7) and Gia (6). 

Most days you can find me in my activewear either wearing it for it’s purpose while I’m working out, training a client or running my bootcamp – or because it’s comfortable as I hide behind my laptop working when the kids are at school!

My two cats and four fish tanks keep me company during the day. And when the 3pm school bell rings, I’m back into Mother-mode with kids activities, meal prep, bedtime routines and generally hanging out with my little people and husband.

Weekends are our time to explore and share the best or hidden parts of New Zealand as a family! 

New here? Check out a few of my favourite things.

I believe that getting your first meal of the day right and balanced, is one of the absolute keys to making great choices for the remainder of the day!

I have created The Ultimate Breakfast – a short course with recipes included, so that you can stop the guessing game on what a good breakfast entails.

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