Building MOMentum, One Park At A Time
Feeling that all moms should be able to have the opportunity and resources to exercise and care for themselves, Seattle natives Paige Green Dunn and Kelly Singer created momentum with the idea of bringing fitness equipment to the parks of Seattle and around America. The kids play under the watchful eye of mom while she gets in some exercise!
Based on the belief that healthy moms raise healthy families, momentum outdoor gyms were created specifically with moms in mind. Each momentum outdoor gym offers low-impact cardio equipment and strengthening machines that focus on the areas moms care about most: arms, abs, hips and thighs. momentum outdoor gyms require no electricity and every product is eco-friendly and powered by people. It’s an outdoor conservation-clean gym!
How We Work With Communities
“Can you imagine collaborating with fellow moms and neighbors to build a MOMentum Fitness Zone in your community? Can you imagine if your organization left a lasting impact on an underserved area to improve the health of mothers? MOMentum is the bridge between communities who have a need and corporations/organizations/individuals with resources and wnting to make an impact. We work in collaboration with city park departments and public space foundations to bring the project to life by project management, fundraising, and advocacy.
If you would like to bring MOMentum to your neighborhood, please fill out this form
Meet The Board
Kelly Singer is a “philanthropreneur” dedicated to improving maternal health in the US. She founded the business and brand, Sassy Fit, which provided online, in-studio, and in-home fitness programs for women which was acquired in 2011. Singer is a health and wellness blogger for Seattle Magazine and was the women’s wellness expert for Glamour Magazine. She lives in Seattle with her husband and son.
Paige Green Dunn is the co-founder of MOMentum. She is the author and creator of “The Mom Around Town” a blog dedicated to sharing the adventure, beauty and joy of modern motherhood. She’s a former Hollywood actress and is still enthusiastic about creating strong, healthy communities through film. Paige serves on the board of Medical Teams International and is active with the Junior League of Seattle. She lives in Bellevue and has a son and daughter.
Julie A. Nordstrom is a community volunteer. She has served on the board of Seattle Children's Home, University of Washington Medicine, and on the advisory board of Child Haven. Nordstrom has volunteered at Seattle Children's in several capacities. Nordstrom was formerly an associate for the law firm of Stafford, Frey, Cooper and Stewart, where she worked in the construction and surety division. She was also a law clerk for Justice James Dolliver of the Washington Supreme Court. She earned her law degree from Seattle University and her bachelor’s degree in political science from the UW.
Lisa is a General Manager for Audi Bellevue, an AutoNation dealership, and oversees all operations, processes and controls to run one of the top 15 Audi dealers in the country. She was previously a partner and worked for Barrier Audi a Barrier Motors dealership from October 1994 until October 22, 2015 when the company was sold to AutoNation. During her time with Barrier she worked very closely with community partners related to good health, education and the arts. While running a business Lisa realized it is very important to learn what it means to be a good steward to our community and how important it is to give back. Lisa is also an active member of Junior League of Seattle since 2010 where she has served as Sponsorship Chair since 2013. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her husband, friends and serving the community.
Amelia has worked in public policy reforms in Australia, across both the Federal and State Governments. She has experience designing and implementing legislative reforms to improve access to justice, developing robust budgets and public reporting against KPIs. Most recently Amelia has worked with a non profit preparing grant applications and other fundraising to support sustainable business ventures for women in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.
Joshua (Jay) Green III is chairman of Joshua Green Corporation (“JGC”), a private investment company holding a diversified stock portfolio, neighborhood shopping centers, office buildings, and other private market investments. Prominent among its holdings in private companies are JGC Food Co. LLC, PMI LLC, Far Bank Enterprises, Inc. and Urban Renaissance Group. JGC Food Co. LLC owns Cuizina Food Company, a producer of high end soups and sauces, and Harry’s Fresh Foods a Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer of premium refrigerated soups, entrées, sides and desserts and leading producer of innovative, chef-inspired products. PMI LLC manufactures, markets and designs innovative food and beverage solutions – Stanley and Aladdin being their two most recognizable brands. Far Bank Enterprises is comprised of Sage Manufacturing Company (“Sage”), a wholly-owned subsidiary specializing in top-of-the-line fly fishing rods and reels, Redington, and Rio Products International. Urban Renaissance Group, a commercial real estate company, engages in acquisition, development, asset management, property management, and ownership of residential, retail, and office properties in Washington and Oregon. He is also president and trustee of the Joshua Green Foundation. In addition to service on the boards of Virginia Mason Health System and Virginia Mason Foundation, he serves as a trustee of the ArtsFund, the ArtsFund Foundation, the Rhododendron Specie Foundation and an emeritus trustee of the Downtown Seattle Association.
Elizabeth Parsons Palmer is owner of Vine & Branch Naturals, a retail and wholesale manufacturer of nature inspired beauty products. She is also proprietor of an organic living website, livinglifeorganically.com, and a professional photographer. Along with the duties of motherhood, she teaches financial classes at her church, volunteers with the homeless including at The Salvation Army, and works with Paige Green Dunn. Elizabeth enjoys travelling, the outdoors and educating herself on new subjects.
Pam was born and raised in Seattle, as her father was Captain of Alaska Standard ship of Chevron Oil. Her career was banking, worked at Seattle First national bank, Seattle Trust and Savings, and Puget Sound mutual Bank. Now she serves her community and is involved in Committee of 33, PONCHO, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Science Center, Seattle Children's Hospital Guild, Seattle Garden Club, Virginia Mason Hospital and Foundation. She is also currently an Approved Horticulture Judge with Garden Club of America.
Marilyn McKenna is a writer, blogger, wife, mother of four and recovering good girl. In 2007, after being morbidly obese for 20+ years, she lost 120 lbs. and has kept it off ever since. She spends her time writing, developing crazy-good, yet fabulously healthy recipes for her website, training for triathlons and finding ways to redefine middle age. Her journey to fit and fearless has made her a passionate advocate for living by no one’s rules but her own.
Mario is an attorney practicing in Seattle. He attended Notre Dame Law School and his clients are the owners, officers, and/or directors of privately held companies who need creative and aggressive representation for disputes arising out of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of loyalty, minority oppression, conversion, accounting, wage claims, and unjust enrichment. He is a well-recognized complex commercial litigator, having been named a “Rising Star” by Washington Law and Politics for six consecutive years, from 2006-2012, in the area of Business Litigation. He served as the Chair of LHS&E’s Litigation Department from 2009-2013.