Dani - LaGrange
I wanted to make sure to find a way to stay active during my pregnancy, and group exercise classes have always appealed to me. Little did I know that the best part of working out with the group would be to have other expecting moms to chat with, as we did our lunges and arm curls! I looked forward to the social aspect of the class each week, which made it easy to stay on track with my prenatal fitness plan.more
Joanna, La Grange area
"Stroller Strides has meant so much to me these last several months. From that welcoming first day till getting ready to head back to work, the class has provided friendships, a destination (and way to beat the winter blues), and given me confidence. I'm much stronger and am feeling so much better!"more
"Being an avid runner and not able to run much in my 2nd and 3rd trimesters, Fit4Baby has been a great way to keep me active. I look forward to each class and feel great afterwards! With only 8 weeks to go, I think Fit4Baby will help ease my delivery and my ability to bounce back quickly."more
"I wanted to maintain my fitness level during my second pregnancy and was excited to find a class so close to home. I signed up for the prenatal bootcamp at 19 weeks and continued until I was 39 weeks. This class helped me remain active and I felt awesome throughout my pregnancy. The great thing about this class is you can go at your own pace and I feel it really helps you prepare for delivery. Having an instructor with a young child and knowing what it felt like to be pregnant and how your body feels was helpful as well. I also liked connecting with other moms to offer advice and discuss what to expect during pregnancy. I have been able to bounce back a lot quicker the second time and have almost regained my figure and fitness level 3 months postpartum."more
Shana, La Grange area
"I started body back because I wanted a class that would challenge me physically and get me back on track with my eating habits. But it's become more than just a class... it's a community of women who come together to support and encourage each other. I've completed four rounds and I keep coming back for more! It really is one of the best decisions I've made...and a kick butt workout!!"more
Amanda M., La Grange
Initially, I found out about Body Back through my Meetup mom’s group Moms of Brookfield (the MOB). It was posted as a Meetup event, and I kind of ignored it because I’ve never been one to take a workout class due to my husband’s inability to consistently be home by a certain hour each week. But when I noticed my sister-in-law signed up for the class, I became very interested since my sister-in-law usually knows what she’s doing and if she thought the class was going to be worth it, maybe it was.
I remember the very first class. It had never hit me THAT HARD that I was THAT OUT OF SHAPE. I shouldn’t have been surprised. I’ve never been very athletic, let alone coordinated. I was not raised to know the importance of fitness. I got by. I’ve always been a bit “bigger,” and when my BMI went from “overweight” to “obese” and it stayed up there after having baby number two, I started to take it personally.
During the class, I found myself constantly checking the time. How could we be only 20 minutes into class? 35 minutes in?! I felt like I would not make it...more
Jennie, La Grange area