Coach Stella is a native of Northern Virginia and has watched not only the area change and grow, but the fitness industry as well.  After spending many years as a full-time mom, she entered back into the work force, with a purpose, as a physical education teacher for the Diocese of Arlington. 

 

In addition to a teaching certification, she holds several fitness certifications, and is currently enrolled in the RRCA certification program.

As a runner, athlete, and fitness lover her entire life, Stella became interested in RunFit Kidz as a way to introduce her students to the joys and the freedom that running has to offer.  In the classroom, she tries to instill in her students the importance of “fitness for life.” At home, she has successfully passed her love of fitness and competition onto her own four children, ages 15-21.


She is always looking forward to the “next season” where you’ll find her on a high school or college sideline, cheering on one of her own children. It is in this that she draws her greatest source of accomplishment and pride!

STELLA PUGLISE