No, any type of sturdy stroller is fine for the class. We do not recommend umbrella strollers, but any other stroller should be fine if you plan to power walk. If you are going to be doing any jogging, we do recommend a jogging stroller. A lot of moms use the infant carseat strapped in to a stroller until their little ones are older.
We welcome babies from 6 weeks and up -- and that is really more for mom's benefit. We want to make sure that mom has had plenty of time to recover after labor and delivery. As soon as your doctor gives you the ok to exercise again -- usually at your six week postpartum checkup -- you are welcome to attend class.
All stroller-age children are welcome to attend class! We’ve had children as old as 5 attend. As long as they fit in a seat in your stroller, you are good to go. All children must have a seat in a stroller to attend class.
No worries! Stroller Strides is a safe place. If your little one cries, you can stop your workout, take care of what you need to, and then join us again. You do not need to worry that they are bothering anyone else, because they aren’t! We’ve all been there.
Again, no worries! Just stop, take care of what you need to, and come back and join us when you are ready.
Absolutely! All of our classes are designed to be appropriate for all different levels of fitness. We offer modifications and challenges for everything, so you do what feels right for you. We’ve got moms who have been coming for years, and moms who are working out for the first time in their life -- Fit4Mom is a non-competitive, non-judgmental, safe place for all.
We recommend that you be at least three months postpartum before trying out the Body Back classes. These classes are taught at a higher intensity than Stroller Strides.
We offer Body Back BOOST and our Body Back 8-week session in the evenings and on weekends. Working moms have had great success with these programs!
Fit4Baby Prenatal is also held in the evening to accommodate working mamas-to-be.
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You do not need to sign up ahead of time for Stroller Strides classes. You will, however, need to arrive 5-10 minutes early to give your instructor time to sign you up. If you prefer to save time before class, you can quickly register online. After your first class, you DO NOT need to preregister for Stroller Strides.
You MUST register ahead of time for Body Back 8-week sessions and Fit4Baby.