No. Just about any kind of stroller will work as long as it is not prone to tipping (we suggest no umbrella strollers).
Absolutely not! Stroller Strides is for moms of all fitness levels. We meet for a warm up, then power walk OR run to the next station. Most times the instructor will send the running moms on a longer path than the walking moms so everyone meets at the next station simultaneously. You exercise at the pace you feel most comfortable, but don't be surprised if you find yourself running a marathon before long!
YES, YES, YES! We encourage expectant mothers to continue to exercise through their pregnancy as long as it has been approved by their physician. Instructors are trained in both pre- and post-natal fitness and follow the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) fitness guidelines.
We can modify any exercise that poses an issue as you progress through your pregnancy. Stroller Strides does require a Doctor's approval prior to beginning Stroller Strides if you are pregnant.
Exercise during pregnancy helps improve or increase:
With your Doctor's clearance to begin exercising, after your six week post-partum appointment you may begin attending class!
At Stroller Strides, your children are our priority, so don't worry if yours is fussy! Our classes are designed to keep the kids moving and we engage them by incorporating songs into our exercise moves and use props to keep them entertained. With that being said, if you need to change your baby, nurse or console them then please do so - remember, you are in good company! Kids will have good and not-so-good, we completely understand! We assure you they will get used to "Mommy's hour" and will be entertained during our workout too! The example you are setting for them by seeing Mommy exercise is priceless! You are impacting their lives on fitness at an early age and you should be proud to do so.
YES! Yes!! In fact, we have moms who attend the workout with NO kids in tow! Stroller Strides works for woman in ANY stage of motherhood!
Click the sidebar link on this website marked "FREE CLASS" and sign up! It's that easy! We look forward to Striding with you!!