Monterey

The Rugged Central Coast

Stroller Strong Moms Monterey

Sweat Like a Mother on the Beautiful Central Coast of California

The beautiful, rugged Central Coast of California is the perfect place to Sweat Like a Mother all year long! Stroller Strong Moms Monterey is one of the best ways to get a workout in with your kids on the Monterey Peninsula. Our instructors are all certified from nationally-recognized accreditations, including the American Council of Exercise Certified Group Fitness instructors, United States of America Weightlifting Sports Performance coach, and our yoga instructor holds a 200-hour Vinyasa certification from Hot Asana University.

We pride ourselves in offering challenging full-body workouts that get our athletes outside, moving, and most importantly, having fun. Our Monterey stroller fitness class is constantly varied and modifiable for every level of athlete. If you are a pregnant mom, a new mom, a seasoned mom, or a mom who has kids that have grown up and gone to school, Stroller Strong Moms Monterey has something to offer you!

Are you ready to Sweat Like a Mother, or as we like to say, SLAM? Join us! Your first class is always free!

Multiple Locations Across the Peninsula for You to SLAM

Stroller Strong Moms Monterey meets five days a week at various locations throughout Monterey and Salinas, which means there is always an opportunity for you to SLAM!

Our locations include:

  • Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove
    • The beautiful backdrop of the Pacific Ocean sets the tone for our SLAM class on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays! We utilize the open spaces, back volleyball courts, concrete pier, beach, Monterey Bay Recreation Trial, and various rocky inlets and outcroppings to get our sweat on. Each class ends at Caledonia Park, a block away from the beach. The fenced-in playground lets our kids play after our workouts. Class meets on the lawn at Lovers Point.
  • Toro Park in Salinas
    • Toro Park is a beautiful open space that is perfect for our SLAM classes. There are multiple running trials, outdoor fitness equipment, softball fields, volleyball courts, paved paths, hills, and playgrounds that create a unique environment to get our sweat on. Parking is outside of the park, and we meet in the large field directly in front of the entrance.

In addition to our regular SLAM classes, we also offer heavy weight days, track workouts, and yoga every other Friday at Lovers Point.

Are You Ready to Workout? Your First Class is Free! Join Today!

Our Monterey stroller fitness classes offer it all – the chance to get outside, get fit, and get together with other like-minded moms in a beautiful location on the Central Coast. Each month, Stroller Strong Moms Monterey also offers Mom’s Night Out events and regular playgroups. All you need to bring to class is a jogging stroller, yoga mat, towel, water, snacks and toys for your kids, and a desire to Sweat Like a Mother! If you do not have stroller-aged kids, that is ok! Join us anyway!

Your first class is free! Contact Stroller Strong Moms Monterey today to learn more!

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS | 9:30-10:30AM (every other Friday is Yoga!)

This park is located in Pacific Grove and has the most beautiful backdrop to get your SLAM on! There are plenty of great features including a large lawn, beach volleyball court, rocky outcrops, a concrete pier, and access to the beautiful coastal recreation trail. It is also a short distance to Berwick Park which offers another large lawn to SLAM! We finish class at Caledonia Park which is a block from Lovers Point and offers a fenced in playground for the SLAM kids to play! 

Parking & Start Location

There is a parking lot on Ocean View Boulevard and additional parking on the street and in a small lot towards the point. Class ends at Caledonia Park, so you can also park at the park and walk down to Lovers Point for the start of class.

 

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS | 9:30-10:30AM

Toro Park is a very large and beautiful park with features including two softball fields, multiple playgrounds, large fields, volleyball courts, hiking trails, paved paths, hills, stairs, a fitness trail and more! 

Parking & Start Location

The starting point will be in the large field straight ahead when you first enter the park. There are multiple parking lots surrounding the field.

 

NO START UP FEES

MONTHLY UNLIMITED | $50/MONTH 

  • Perfect for attending class three or more times per week
  • Pregnant moms may suspend membership when baby arrives
  • You may cancel at any time with two weeks’ advance notice

MONTHLY UNLIMITED (TORO ONLY) | $40/MONTH 

  • For attending class Mondays and/or Wednesdays at Toro Park
  • Pregnant moms may suspend membership when baby arrives
  • You may cancel at any time with two weeks’ advance notice

10 CLASS PASS | $90

  • A great option for attending class once or twice a week
  • Expires 3 months after purchase

5 CLASS PASS | $50

  • Good for those planning to attend class once every or other week
  • Expires 2 months after purchase

SINGLE CLASS | $12

  • Single drop-in rate
  • Best for attending class less than once a week

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Lovers Point Park

Toro Park

Let's S.L.A.M.

January Events

9th: Donut Go MC Hammer SLAMer Class in PG 

10th: SLAM Challenge Assessment Day at Toro 

11th: SLAM Challenge Assessment Day in PG 

15th: MLK Day Field Trip Class to San Carlos Beach Park

17th: Fleet Feet Running Clinic & Shop Night MNO 

P.L.A.K. Playgroups: 9th, 23rd & 31st  

Yoga Like a Mother: 12th & 26th   

Your First Class is Complimentary

Monterey Instructors

ALEXA SMITH | email

Owner

Alexa has a master’s degree in Health and Physical Education and has been an ACE certified group fitness instructor since 2011. She is CPR/AED certified through AHA and holds a Sports Conditioning Specialty Certification as well as a Pre and Post-natal Fitness education. She has extensive experience coaching athletes in strength and conditioning and speed and agility as well as coaching children of all ages in soccer. With her fitness and coaching experience and an undergraduate degree in early childhood education, developing a fitness community for moms and their kiddos was the perfect fit for her. She created Stroller Strong Moms in Columbus in 2011 and it has since grown to so many new cities. She moved to Monterey in 2015 with her husband, Tony, and three children, Destry, Velzy and Zoya. Her favorite ways to SLAM are to swim, HIIT, run, play soccer, and sweat alongside all her fellow SSMs at class of course!

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KIM ZEPEDA

Kim is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and is CPR/ACLS/PALS certified. She also works full time as an ICU nurse. She has lived on the central coast for 7 years with her husband Chris and 2 year old son Lucas. Her favorite ways to SLAM are by exploring the trails of Monterey County, riding her Peloton bike, and of course sweating it out alongside her SLAM sisters!

SSM? Life changing. The instructors are highly professional and simply AMAZING mommas who know how it is. I have seen great changes in my body and strength, but for me, it goes above and beyond that: I have met motivational, positive, and inspirational mothers, and made lifelong friendships. All I can say is THANK YOU SSM for being an important part of my life and always making me sore.

Cristina

BREE SCURTI

Bree is a certified USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and holds a current CPR certification through AHA. Her athletic background includes competitive Olympic weightlifting, strength training, and CrossFit. She’s a freelance writer, mom to a toddler that doesn’t like to sleep, self-proclaimed foodie, Coast Guard spouse and ombudsman, and active SLAMIE. Bree joined Stroller Strong Moms in 2016 shortly after moving to Monterey and quickly found her niche of moms, athletes, and community on the Central Coast. When not SLAM’n, you can find her exploring the Monterey Peninsula for beaches (or food), lifting with her husband, or trying really hard to get her toddler to nap. She looks forward to being able to help moms reach their fitness goals and show them that being strong is beautiful.

ERIKA HOELSCHER

Yoga Instructor

Erika completed her 200-hour Vinyasa certification with Hot Asana Yoga University in North Carolina and is registered with Yoga Alliance. She is excited to join the SLAM family as a Yoga Teacher and looks forward to helping Slammies find their own strength, balance, mental clarity, and inner peace. Her classes are fun and playful, designed to feel good (yet still provide a challenge), with an emphasis on alignment and inclusivity. Through teaching, she hopes to inspire others to discover their own light, empowering them to open their hearts to find joy and compassion for themselves and the world around them. Erika is the mother of a beautiful little sassafras, Elowyn Mae (1.5). Her days are spent attempting to stay (mostly) sane (and occasionally washing her hair) as she navigates this crazy/beautiful ride called motherhood. When not slamming with her homies, she can be found hiking, gardening, exploring, sipping coffee and/or mimosas (sometimes simultaneously), and soaking up the central coast with her delightful husband, aforementioned toddler, and two 70lb fur children, Zoey and Myrtle.