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Nicole Kato

Kiana Tom

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Any mom will tell you that motherhood is busy, busy, busy. But Kiana Tom takes being busy (and successful) to a whole new level. She has been making waves in the fitness industry with ESPN shows such as Kiana’s Too Fit 2 Quit, Kiana’s Hot Summer Nights and Cross Training with Kiana, as well as Super Bowl Nightlife for ABC and Extreme Energy for ESPN 2.

Tom married Dennis Breshears, a fire chief for Los Angeles County, on Maui at the Grand Wailea. “When I filmed Kiana’s Flex Appeal at the Grand Wailea and saw the chapel along the ocean, I knew that if and when I got married, that was where it had to be,” says Tom, who was featured on MidWeek‘s cover July 18, 2001.

“Our wedding was spectacular, the entire chapel was lit by candles and it was a black-tie affair. More than 200 guests flew in from all over.”

Together, Tom and Breshears have two beautiful daughters, Anelalani (10), which means “angel of the sky” in Hawaiian, and Kiana Jr. (6), who is exactly like her mommy – everything fitness.

“After having children, my heart grew a million times,” Tom says. “I never knew I could love anyone as much as I do my kids. Of all the things I’ve accomplished in my life, my family is the best part of my life.

“I love being a wife and mom. I am so proud of my husband and my kids. I love teaching them to be healthy, loving, smart, responsible little fit kids.”

On Jan. 15, Tom launched Fit Mom TV Live!, which broadcasts live streaming workouts (that are totally free) for women from her outdoor fitness studio Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. PST at Kiana.com and FitMomTV.com.

“I was inspired to create Fit Mom TV after the birth of my second daughter,” Tom explains. “Long gone were the pre-kid, two-hour workouts. I was lucky to get 15 minutes to myself.”

As a busy mom, she realized that her regular workouts were not working and the routines she was used to were not able to get her body back into shape.

Tom’s experience as a busy mother inspired her to reach more people on a personal level in regard to fitness.

“The computer is intimate – you are one-on-one at your desk, living room, bedroom or office,” she says. “That is how Fit Mom TV was born.

“Watch from wherever you are, work out with us, feel good, look better.”

While her current ventures are keeping her busy, Tom still has big plans for her future. She’s hoping to get Fit Mom TV on television and is partnering with a top production company in L.A.

“I would also love to do another movie and kick Fit Mom booty!”

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