Moms Who Build

Reena Vokoun - Passion Fit (Episode #004)

Episode Summary

“It's that inner confidence, that inner gratitude, that deep sense of, ‘You know what, I'm happy with who I am. And yes, I might have areas that I want to improve on. And yes, I want to grow and learn, but that's life.’ And that's something to be celebrated, that you are going to keep growing and evolving as a person, but who you are today and who you are now is every bit as lovely.” —Reena Vokoun

Episode Notes

This episode features Reena Vokoun (@passionfitllc), founder and CEO of Passion Fit. Join Reena and I for a candid and heartfelt discussion about:

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Articles and Blog Posts by Reena Vokoun

Below are some articles and blog posts, written by Reena, that she and I referred to in Moms Who Build, Episode #004: 

Working Motherhood:

When You’re a Working Mom, Change Is the Only Constant

4 Tips for Better Sleep for Working Moms

Lessons on Entrepreneurship and Life from My Dad

4 Lessons I’m Teaching My Kids as an Entrepreneurial Working Mom

5 Ways Working Moms Get in Our Own Heads and How to Stop It

Positive Mindset:

Be Your Authentic Self – No Excuses, Apologies or Regrets

Pursue Your Passions, Be Fit and the Rest Will Follow…

Five Life Lessons I’ve Learned As a Woman from My Mom

My Personal Vision and Mission Statement

Take a Chance and Try Because You Never Know What Might Happen…


Self-Love vs. Self-Care and Why We Need Both

Tips Aim to Help Busy Moms Claim Some 'Me Time'

Family and Community:

Wellness Communities Offer Motivation to Stay Healthy

Connect With Your Community

What Does Family Mean to You?

Nutritious Meal Planning Benefits Busy Families

Wellness Tips for Parents

Why Are We So Overscheduled?

Corporate Wellness:

5 Ways You Can Have Higher Performing Employees by Adopting a Wellness-Centric Culture


How Do You Find Inner Peace?

Turn Inward When Navigating Through Change

Importance of Mindfulness for Children and Teens for Battling Stress

Mindfulness Broken Down into Four Concepts

Meditation App

For Kids: My Light Shines Bright

More About Reena Vokoun

Reena Vokoun

Reena is a writer, public speaker, activewear designer, online course creator, media spokesperson and award-winning fitness champion. She's a certified health and wellness expert in the areas of fitness, nutrition and behavior change coaching through the American Council on Exercise, Athletics and Fitness Association of America, American Heart Association and IDEA Fitness.

Reena graduated with a B.B.A. in Marketing and Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. in Advertising and Communications from Boston University. She spent 18 years in corporate America working in marketing, sales and business development roles for companies such as Google, Reebok, Yahoo and more.

In addition to running Passion Fit, she's a Women in Management Facilitator for Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and an Alumni Board Member for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.

Her own experiences and witnessing others, have shown her how much overwork and stress can impact your health and life. Therefore, she's passionate about educating others, especially professional women and moms and helping them take control of their lives in these areas. 

Today, she serves companies, nonprofits, universities, schools and the media through wellness education and training in the areas of fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, work-life balance, productivity and healthy lifestyles. Her Passion Fit products, services and content include online courses, wellness consulting/coaching, local fitness and dance classes, an activewear line, wellness retreats, workshops and speaking engagements, a YouTube channel of online videos, a blog and more.

She's featured regularly as a health contributor on the Fox KTVU news morning show, speaks to hundreds of people within various organizations and companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Intuit and Juniper Networks, shares her perspective on podcast interviews, writes a monthly health column for the Los Altos Town Crier and also writes for Thrive Global, Shape and Working Mother in addition to her own Passion Fit blog. Finally, as a mom, wife and first-generation-born Indian-American, she has a unique and holistic perspective to help others balance it