What happens during a Stroller Strong Moms class?
Workouts are an hour long. Class begins with a five minute dynamic warm-up followed by the core of the workout which includes intervals of running (walking if needed) and fitness stations that will focus on strength and conditioning exercises, many in the form of intervals such as HIIT, Tabatas, AMRAPs (or SLAMRAPs as we like to call them!), and more! The final 10-15 minutes of class takes place often near a playground, and focuses on strenghtening the core, the muscles that are used and abused during pregnancy and childbirth and while caring for your children. Class is challenging and our aim is to SWEAT LIKE A MOTHER. There are modifications for every exercise so moms of all fitness levels are challenged and feel comfortable.
What makes Stroller Strong Moms better than a local gym membership?
This program was created by a mama for mamas!! Moms can workout with their children so they don’t need to worry about leaving their children in someone else’s hands. Children also learn from mom that keeping fit and being healthy is an important part of life. Moms are able to motivate each other as they workout with other moms with similar fitness goals in a much less intimidating environment.
How do I register for class?
Your first class is free so you can just show up or register and sign the waiver ahead of time by clicking ‘sign up here’ on the affiliate webpage. Arrive at least 10 minutes before start time. We begin promptly and class will leave the warm-up area. Once you decide that Stroller Strong Moms is right for you, there are a few different payment plans to fit your needs.
How do I purchase a package of classes?
You may purchase classes at class with a check or you may use a credit card by following the prompts that are emailed to you after your first free class that will lead you to the secure online member management system. You will create a profile and be able to purchase plans and passes.
What do I need for class?
You need you, your child (or children), a stroller, a resistance band, and a set of hand weights (anywhere between 3 and 12 pounds each). The instructor will have extra resistance bands and weights for those who are trying class for the first time. You may use any type of stroller. An umbrella stroller is not recommended and a jogging stroller is recommended but not necessary. Just be sure the stroller you are using is sturdy. You must wear athletic shoes and bring a towel or mat for the ground exercises and plenty of water. A hat and/or sunblock are also highly recommended. A stroller cover or a light blanket or towel for clipping onto the stroller to protect your child from sun or rain may be useful. For older children, snacks and toys are a good idea as well.
What if the weather is bad?
We will only cancel classes in extreme weather conditions. Please check the facebook page for updates in the morning before class. We will post this information on the facebook page an hour before class begins.
What do I do if my baby gets fussy during class?
The beauty of a stroller fitness class is that we are all moms and we all understand. The first priority is the happiness of your baby. Tend to your baby first. Class will stop every few minutes for exercise stations, so you will be able to catch up with the group if you happen to get behind. We will provide music, books and fun for the children during class in order to minimize boredom and fussiness. Often times the interaction with other children, the entertainment of mom working out and the constant movement of the class from one spot to the next is enough to keep children happy.
When can I start class?
Once you are six weeks postpartum and your doctor has cleared you for exercise, you may begin attending Stroller Strong Moms.