Bethesda Magazine | March-April 2017

Family Portrait: Meet the Redmonds

From tennis and basketball to running and soccer, the Bethesda family knows how to stay active

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Photo by Liz Lynch

Terry and Kellie Redmond in their Bethesda home with  daughters Ava (left) and Macie. 

Keeping fit runs in the family for Bethesda’s Kellie and Terry Redmond and their daughters, Ava, 11, and Macie, 9. They might be some of the biggest fans of the Thomas S. Wootton High School cross-country and spring track teams, which Kellie has coached for the past 11 years. When the family isn’t playing sports or outside with their dog, Parker, they enjoy kicking back together and watching favorite movies such as Elf.

On the Move: Kellie also teaches boot camps and exercise classes in her home through her business T.E.A.M. Fit. Terry, who owns a medical-device company, keeps active too, often shooting hoops and playing tennis with friends. The girls play basketball in a Montgomery County Recreation league and soccer through Montgomery Soccer.

Food Matters: For the past three years, Kellie has chosen to eat vegan for health reasons. She’ll usually prepare dinner—like a stir-fry or a tortilla soup—and plate her portion before adding meat. And Terry likes to fire up the grill and make his wife portobello mushrooms.

Travel Bug: From campsites with bears to lizard-infested cabins, Kellie and Terry survived the wild when they traveled across the country and in Canada during the summer of 2003, before they got married. “[After that,] we figured we could survive a marriage,” Kellie says. Since then, family vacations have included Germany and Cape May, New Jersey, and annual trips to Michigan, where Kellie grew up.

Reward Points: Four years ago, Kellie started a recess running club that meets once a week at Kensington Parkwood Elementary School. Depending on their ages, kids run a certain number of laps around the field and earn running shoe charms if they meet their goals. Kellie says she loves to see the kids show off the charms—“it’s something that motivates them and that they can feel good about.”