Farel Hruska

San Marcos, CA 92078

With nearly 20 years’ experience as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and educator, Farel Hruska has been with FIT4MOM since March 2002. Joining founder Lisa Druxman shortly following the launch of Stroller Strides® - the first FIT4MOM program - Hruska has since become a leader in the company as the National Fitness Director. Hruska manages all fitness-related programs and initiatives for FIT4MOM, supporting thousands of instructors and franchisees nationwide in addition to supervising Instructor Certifications through the FIT4MOM Academy program for Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby®, Stroller Barre® and Body Back®. Hruska has presented at numerous fitness conferences including EMPOWER, FitFest, SCW and IDEA, covering the topic of pre- and post-natal fitness, and has won the FIT4MOM Instructor of the Year Award, as well as been nominated for IDEA Instructor of the Year four years in a row. Having been a regular contributor to Active.com for her expertise on moms returning to running or starting for the first time after having a baby, Hruska has been featured by numerous press outlets for her fitness expertise, including New York Times, WebMD, Women's Running Magazine, SheKnows.com, Pregnancy.com and many more. A national educator and presenter in pre- and post-natal and overall fitness education, Hruska is an approved Continuing Education Provider for ACE and AFAA. Hruska graduated from Pepperdine University and is the mother of three daughters.

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IDEA Author/Presentor
IDEA Member

About Me


  • BA, Communications, Pepperdine Univ

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Group Fitness Instructor
ACE - Personal Trainer
FIT4MOM® - Body Back® Instructor Certificate
FIT4MOM® - Stroller Strides® & Fit4Baby® Instructor Training
FIT4MOM® - Stroller Strides® Online Instructor Certificate
AFAA - Group Exercise Certification
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association

AED Certified

American Heart Association

Farel's Locations


1850 Diamond St, Suite 102
San Marcos, CA 92078

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, Varies

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Instructor of the Year

Languages Spoken




3 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by PHOEBE REED on Sep 25, 2013

    Farel is an amazing instructor. She teaches great classes & is constantly inspiring you to do your best. Her knowledge in classroom trainings is always up to date & very informative.

    Response by Farel Hruska on Sep 25, 2013

    Thank you, Phoebe!

  • by Kristy Fassio on Feb 04, 2011

    There are not enough words in the world to describe how amazing Farel is. Her smile is contagious, and you leave her knowing that you can take on anything and succeed!

  • by Kim Strassmann-Eagle on Jan 07, 2011

    I have had the privilege of attending many of Farel's classes and they are fantastic! She is very dedicated to her students and her career as a fitness professional!