Is this just an exercise group of moms that get together to walk?
These classes are no walk in the park... In just one hour you will get a complete head to toe workout that will have you feeling energized and looking fit! Classes are designed for ALL different fitness levels and are taught by certified instructors who are also moms. During our stations, we use resistance bands, open fields for drills or obstacles, benches or steps and anything in the environment to give you a great workout! Don't be surprised if you find yourself saying words like "burpee" or "plank" before long!
Can I join Stroller Strides if I am pregnant?
YES, YES, YES! We encourage expectant moms to continue to exercise through their pregnancy unless their doctor has advised otherwise. Instructors are trained in both pre and post natal fitness and follow the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines. We can modify any exercise that poses an issue as you progress through your pregnancy. Exercise during pregnancy helps improve or increase:
What do I need to bring to class?
Other than you, your baby, and your stroller, we suggest wearing comfortable exercise clothes and athletic shoes. Please bring plenty of water and a towel or yoga mat for our ground exercises. For outdoor classes please bring a hat and/or sunblock. Don't forget to pack baby some snacks or stroller toys for the ride too!
Do I need a jogger stroller?
NO! While we are BOB jogging stroller fanatics, just about any stroller will do. We do not recommend umbrella strollers since they are not very maneuverable and can tip easily.
How old does my baby have to be?
You must wait until until your baby is at least 6 weeks of age to begin class. Children can join for classes up to any age as long as they still enjoy a ride in the stroller and can be safely buckled in. If you are newly postpartum, always get your doctor's permission before starting this or any other kind of exercise program.
What if my baby gets fussy during class?
Our first priority is the happiness of your baby. Tend to your baby first. We stop every few minutes for body toning, so you can always catch up with us if you get behind. Our instructors will do their very best to make the class enjoyable for both you and your baby!
How long are the workouts?
The workouts are 1-hour. The class is usually set up with a 5-minute warm up followed by a 45-minute full body workout with the stroller that includes power walking, cardio blasts and body toning stations. The last 10 minutes is focused on core work and stretching.
I have some rare baby-free time...can I come without my child or if I don't have a baby?
Absolutely! FIT4MOM offers time for YOU! Bringing your child is not required for class. Come get a great workout child-free! Come be around women who enjoy working out and working together!
I haven't exercised in a long time...will I be able to do the class?
All exercises have modifications for any level of exerciser. Take it easy during your first class, and talk with your instructor about any additional concerns you have. We are here to support YOU and help you make individual strides in fitness, motherhood, and life!
What we do in the event of inclement weather?
Class will only be canceled in extreme weather conditions. You will receive an automated email at least 1-hour before class start time with an update or cancellation.
How do I start?
Join us for a complimentary class! Select a class location and date that interests you and you "enroll" for that class online. If you need additional help, call 919.278.7433 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.