Plenty of water, towel or yoga mat/blanket, sunscreen (for outdoor classes), baby essentials including snacks and/or toys for your little one(s), comfortable walking/running shoes (both Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre are traveling classes), appropriate exercise attire, and any kind of stroller that is more sturdy than an umbrella stroller.
You can begin attending class with your doctor's clearance to begin exercising, typically after your six week postpartum appointment. See you there, Mama!
Absolutely! We encourage expectant moms to continue to exercise throughout their pregnancies as long as everything has been approved by their physician. Instructors are qualified to lead our professionally designed pre/postnatal fitness programs that follow the latest American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines. We can modify any exercise that poses a challenge as you progress through your pregnancy. FIT4MOM® recommends you obtain your doctor’s approval prior to beginning Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre. If pregnant, please speak with your physician before your first day.
Exercise during pregnancy has proven beneficial and helps improve or increase the following:
Higher fatigue threshold
Posture and biomechanics
Self-esteem, sense of well-being
Your first Stroller Strides class is always FREE! This allows you to see first hand if Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre is a good fit for you and your little one! If you sign up here and create a profile, your first FREE class is automatically gifted to your account and you can come try us out!
In case of inclement weather, outdoor class locations may change. We strongly suggest that you pre enroll in any classes you want to attend here so you are notified of rain location changes one hour before class begins.
Absolutely not! Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre is for moms of ALL fitness levels. We meet for a warm up, then power walk, jog, or run to each exercise station. You exercise at the pace you feel most comfortable.
As a general guideline, when your baby can hold his/her head up, he/she can ride in a jogger. But, we suggest that you follow your own stroller manufacturer’s guidelines. You can use a head roll and bolster to make your baby even more secure. With shock absorbers and recline features, the age can be quite young.
Jogging strollers are not required. As long as the stroller is sturdy, not prone to tipping and all children can be safely strapped into their seats for the duration of class, it will work just fine! We suggest anything more sturdy than an umbrella stroller.
Babies are priority, so don't worry if your baby becomes fussy during class! Our classes are designed to keep the kids moving and engaged by incorporating songs and various props to keep them entertained. With that said, if you need to change, nurse or console your baby, please do so (remember, you are in good company). Kids will have good and bad days and we understand that. The kiddos learn the new routine of "Mommy's hour" and learn a few things during our workout too! Our team is always ready and willing to keep your stroller rocking or moving even if you are stationary.
Babies and kids can join you at Stroller Strides/Stroller Barre up to any age as long as they can still safely be buckled in the stroller. We recommend waiting until you have medical clearance from your physician (normally this is 6-8 weeks postpartum). Always obtain your doctor's permission before starting this or any other kind of exercise program.
That's okay! Sometimes babies cry. You will be in a group full of moms with their kids - we've all been there and we all get it. You're always able to do what you need to do to take care of your little one and, of course, we try to keep things moving so that the kids are happy and entertained.
We’ve got you, Mama! If you need to change, nurse or console your baby, please do so. Your instructor will make sure to provide you with comfort and discretion during class.
Safety is our first priority, so we do not allow kids to be out of the stroller during class, regardless of age.
Yes! On Stroller Strides on weekends are Family Stroller Strides classes! Your spouse is welcome to come to class free of charge as long as you have a membership or punch card with us. They will need to sign a paper waiver and use your resistance bands but their attendance is free!
Body Back is an hour just for you! Please make sure that you find child care for your little one(s) for all Body Back classes.
A yoga mat and water. You will be given a resistance band at your first class.
Body Back is a high-intensity interval training class. We cycle through cardio, strength and core for a full-body workout that provides a significant caloric afterburn for enhanced results.
No. We have all fitness levels in our classes! But these classes are designed to be tough! Our goal is to deliver a workout that will challenge any fitness level. It might not be easy, but we promise results by the end of your eight-week session if you put in the work!
Body Back is so much more than just another HIIT workout! We are a community of women where you will find support, encouragement, camaraderie and lifelong friendships. Through education, we help you create a healthier home and more active lifestyle for your family. We believe you should be empowered and encouraged to push past your perceived limits and find inner strength while building physical strength. We strive to build you up and put you first to create your BEST YOU.
For Body Back sessions, you must pre enroll to ensure your spot in the class. Our Body Back sessions sell out quickly, so you want to hold your spot by registering early! Discounts might also apply!
For HIIT Body Back Boost classes, pre enroll so your instructor knows to expect you and can contact you if there are any changes to the class. For some classes we require a minimum number of clients to be enrolled in order to offer that class. You can pre enroll here.
FIT4BABY is an hour just for you! Please make sure that you find child care for your little one(s) for all FIT4BABY classes.
A yoga mat and water! Anything else you need, we will provide!
The 60-minute workout includes cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility training designed for our prenatal client. Every FIT4BABY coach is certified in prenatal fitness and can take you through a workout safetly.
No. We have all fitness levels and all stages of pregnancy in our classes. All exercises are carefully selected to prepare your body for the many changes you will experience and follow the most up-to-date ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) guidelines.
FIT4BABY is a comprehensive program designed specifically for moms-to-be. You will find it’s so much more than just a workout! We are a community of moms where you will find support, encouragement, camaraderie and lifelong friendships.
Our Run Club coaches will lead you to your first mile! Whether it is your first mile ever, or your first mile post-baby, Run Club is appropriate for all levels.
Run Club is co-ed and stroller friendly. Any child that joins you for Run Club should be safely secured in a stroller. Spouses are welcome to join you but must sign up for Run Club as well. Friendly dogs on a leash are always welcome.
Running shoes and water are essential. Anything that you need you will notified of upon signing up.
As moms, we understand that life is about finding balance while nurturing our minds, bodies and spirits. Our FIT4MOM Our Village play groups and events was created with this aspiration in mind. You will build a tight community of moms to share advice, tips and most importantly, laughter. Support and connect with other moms through:
WEEKLY innovative & creative playgroups - fun for baby
MONTHLY entertaining Moms' Nights Out - this is your time
MONTHLY Mommy and Me play dates- get your kids involved in fun activities, special events for showers, births, meal trains, etc. for our members, "Moms with a Mission" activities to help better the community where you live and play. Join us and make a difference.
****You do NOT have to be a member of FIT4MOM to join the FIT4MOM Our Village Weekly Playgroup. All moms are welcome! This is a FREE group!
You can join Our Village on Facebook here!